When trying to lose weight, exercise is only half the battle. The other half is found in the kitchen. If your eating habits are not so great, then you are sabotaging all of the hard work you’ve been doing exercising. This will only lead to disappointment and despair because you’ve been working out so hard, but, you just aren’t seeing the results you thought you would.
Taking a look at the above chart, you will see that it takes a LOT of exercise, just to burn off the calories of a seemingly small meal or snack. I don’t know about you, but, I don’t love soda enough to do almost an hour of lunges for each one! And, that glazed donut in the break room is not worth 88 minutes of crunches to me…yikes!
One pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories, therefore; to lose one pound a week, you need a deficit of 500 calories a day. Take a look at your daily habits to see where you can make some improvements. Do you drink 4 sodas a day? If so, you could replace those with water, and you are well over your 500 calorie deficit!
The next time you are toying with the notion of getting that large order of French fries, ask yourself if you really want to do 524 burpees. Chances are, the answer is no, then you just saved yourself 500 calories and the torture of everyone’s most dreaded exercise!
“Take care of your body…it’s the only place you have to live.”