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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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!
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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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