In order to do that, you must burn more calories than you consume. This is going to be really hard to do if you’re eating Fettuccini Alfredo.
It drives me crazy when people totally NEGATE EVERYTHING they do in the gym!
This is what I mean when I say “You’ve just NEGATED your workout”.
That slice of pizza you just ate was about 300 calories (this is low-balling it by the way), so the 30 minutes worth of moderate stepping you did on the Step Machine DOESN’T EVEN COUNT! (30 minutes of moderate stepping burns approximately 350 calories)
The 6 pack of beer you drank had about 600 calories in total, so… IT’S LIKE YOU DIDN’T EVEN SPEND AN HOUR ON THE ROW MACHINE! (60 minutes of moderate rowing burns approximately 600 calories)
You are going to have to play another game of Raquetball to burn off that side order of french fries, because on average, a side of fries (again, low-balling it right now) contains about 300 calories. Not to mention, those are 300 calories that are total CRAP! (On Average, 1 game of Raquetball burns approximately 300 calories)
What’s the difference between 300 calories worth of Ice Cream as opposed to 300 calories worth of Quinoa with some veggies? The answer is simple! One of them is going to make you fat, and the other is going to provide you with hardcore nutrients to help you BURN fat and energize you throughout your day.
Quality of calories: 1 gram of fat takes 9 calories to burn. 1 gram of carbs takes 4 calories to burn. 1 gram of protein takes 4 calories to burn. HMM…. I’m no genius, but it seems like if you eat foods throughout the day that are loaded with fat, it will take you much LONGER to burn that off of you than if you were to eat foods containing very little fat.
Muffins (don’t laugh) used to be my vice. I LOVED muffins. Until one day I saw how many calories (around 600) were in these things. As the flashbacks of me huffing and puffing with sweat dripping down my face staring at the red numbers on the treadmill flashed across my mind I literally wanted to fall to my knees and curse the heavens. Something a little bigger than the size of my fist (which I wanted to punch through a wall) just NEGATED MY CARDIO SESSION!!! DAMN YOU MUFFIN!!!
You worked your ass off at the gym, so why put your ass back on as soon as you leave?
Enjoy your salad!