Thanks for that! #4 was always my downfall in the past, I finally realized why just working out wasn't making a dent in the number on the scale. I've finally gotten the nutrition part of the equation :)
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2,953 1/17/13 7:23 A
Yes I agree with the article you post and I have calorie cycled for years....I am always training for a race it seems. I think the link within the article regarding Nutrition is great....I printed it for my Quick Reference Binder. One of the most interesting thing I read is that I am drinking to little water even at 94 oz a day. To quote:
In order to know how much water your body needs a day, just multiply your lean body weight by .66. This would indicate how many ounces of water you need in a day.
Thanks so much for the post....actually I look specifically for your posts as they always contain a great nugget of fitness info!
L4K - such a good point! I was shocked when I first learned how long it would take to burn off some of my favorite foods, like ben & jerry's, pizza, etc. Definitely can NOT exercise your way out of a bad diet!
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523 1/14/13 1:16 P
Thank you! I this article is especially good as a reminder and knowledge for new members. It irritates me when people justify eating a doughnut by "I ran a mile today, I deserve it!" and THEN justify that extra bowl of pasta, and THEN justify adding a couple ounces of extra cheese... Exercise is amazing, but- Great bodies don't just happen in the gym, they happen in the kitchen!
So far as trying to lose weight with exercise and thinking that you can eat whatever so long as you exercise, I found out the hard way that you cannot exercise your way out of a diet with too many calories. You can eat 400 calories in a few minutes, but it'll take you an hour of cardio to burn it off.
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