You Can’t Exercise Your Way Out of Poor Nutrition!

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group crunchingHow many times have you eaten something marginal or really bad, and promised you would “work it off” tomorrow? The problem with that is we often don’t and then we are left with the “food-coma” and loggy feeling and an extra layer of fat deposited on our tummy. If you could just exercise and not care about what you eat, how much time could you really spend exercising? Isn’t it easier to just eat good stuff (lean protein, fruit, veggies, high-fiber foods) than constantly have to make up for the eating the bad? If we want to Be Lean and Strong at Any Age, we have to exercise some discipline. I still eat the occasional dark-chocolate brownie, and even some ice-cream, but it is a rare occurrence. I trained myself to give-up the really sugary foods and anything fried, years ago! So, when I do indulge, I actually feel a stomach-upset and have to stop after one bite.
The exercise has to be daily as we must exercise one hour a day just to maintain our weight, if we don’t change our nutrition. It is all a balancing-act. Just know that you are not the only one.

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4 thoughts on “You Can’t Exercise Your Way Out of Poor Nutrition!

  1. skybunnies

    I’ve definitely been guilty of eating something I shouldn’t have and then promising myself that I’ll “work it off” in the next training session, but I’ve learnt that you should not every feel guilty after eating uncleanly because that’s the quickest way to develop a bad relationship with food and can lead to eating disorders, etc.
    Yesterday, I had a burger with fat chips as the first cheat meal in a month and a half and I made sure I enjoyed every second without the guilt factor or worrying it’ll go straight to my waist.
    I have to say, I missed it but I have really been enjoying clean food and think I’ve gotten my fix until at least after my competition in March 🙂

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    1. debdutcher

      Hello Sky,

      As I don’t compete, I probably indulge more than I should. I completely agree with you, when you indulge — give in and really enjoy it! Your body will be able to tolerate and release the fats and toxins as long as you have a clean diet for the next few days. Is this your first competition? Good luck!

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      1. skybunnies

        Really enjoy your articles Deb and your tips are so helpful. Yes, it’s my first comp- apparently I’m going to either hate it or love it, I’m hoping it’s the later!

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      2. Deborah Dutcher

        You are a sweetie, Sky! I am working on an article on what vitamins help maintain muscle tone. Would that be of interest to you?

        How do you get all your cool pictures on your blog? I am trying to make mine more exciting. (I have a lot to learn about this social media/blogging..)

        I am working with a few competitors heading to their first competition. Do you have a bikini-modeling coach? Check out my Facebook page for info on Noelle’s team and how she is coaching them. She brought a judge in and he helped them hone their poses. I posted some of the pictures of the coaching session.

        http://www.facebook.com/EnergyUnlimitedCoach.

        If you like my page that would be great!

        Take care,

        Deb

        Deb Dutcher, Energy Unlimited Coach 925-418-4493 office; 650-400-2612 cell http://www.energyunlimitedcoach.com http://www.energyunlimited.usana.com Take Care of Yourself! Be Lean and Strong at Any Age!

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