You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet
You may have heard the quote, “You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet.” It is a common misconception that some have that one can eat whatever they want as long as they exercise; that by doing that, they will simply burn it off.
Think of your body like a machine; one that requires fuel to function. If you put a bunch of bad fuel into an engine, it won’t work properly, and can potentially cause significant damage. This is equivalent to eating junk food. You can try to burn it off with exercise but it would take a considerable amount to do that, and your body needs good fuel (i.e. nutritious food) to be able to function well. The more you try to fuel your body with unhealthy food, the more harm you are doing to your ‘machine.’
Pizza!!! I do like to splurge every now and then but I don’t make it a habit!
I like to think of my own body as a super-expensive quality machine. Since I want my machine to last a long time, I really do eat pretty darn healthy… most of the time. Yes, I do cheat now and then — I am human after all — but I don’t make it a habit!
This is a sample of what I eat in a day:
Breakfast #1 (pre-workout): Greek yogurt with 2 tbsp peanut butter and 2 tbsp flax meal
Breakfast #2 (post-workout): 1 egg, 2 strips of bacon, a couple slices of cheese or avocado (preferred but I can’t always get them), 1/2 apple or other fruit
Lunch: Buffalo chicken salad
Snack (post-workout): Nuts (almonds are my favorite!)
Dinner: Salisbury steak served with broccoli
Dessert (rarely): 2 small squares of dark chocolate (82%)