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The secret to weight loss

Posted on: October 27, 2010

“I’ll just work out later.”

It’s a common phrase heard around the lunch table. You can eat whatever you want as long as you go to the gym later, right? Wrong.

This is actually a very backwards way at looking at your nutrition. The truth is that you can’t out train a bad diet. It’s true that by working out you’re helping your body burn extra calories that were consumed throughout the day in order to speed up weight loss, but by eating right to begin with, you’re going to get faster and better results.

Start thinking about your nutrition as 80 percent of the battle.

Running on the treadmill will not reverse the fact you just had a burrito the size of an infant. When you go to the gas station, you only fill up your car with the amount it needs to get to a full tank, right? You would never sit there squeezing the pump with gas overflowing down your car. Your body is the exact same way. Eat what you need to “fuel up” and save the rest for later.

In reality, losing weight is a math equation. If everything about losing weight confuses you, I want you to walk away with one thought: eat a little less, move a little more.

That’s it, that’s the big secret to weight loss.

Creating a deficit of calories will in fact make your body drop those stubborn pounds. One pound is 3,500 calories. How do you burn 3,500 calories? Again, eat less and move more.

Everyday, consume a little less calories than you have been and work out. That will ensure that you are taking in fewer calories and burning an extra 500 calories a day. Multiply that by seven and you have a pound a week.

It’s the best start.

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