Can you “exercise off” a bad diet?

If you work out hard enough, can you “burn off” that weekend of off-the-rails eating?

Seriously, what are your thoughts?

Ponder this:

It would be hard to do a higher calorie burning “workout” than running a marathon, wouldn’t you agree?

I mean, you’re lacing up your shoes and running for TWENTY SIX PLUS MILES!

You would think that kind of massive effort would result in at least a little bit of weight loss, right?

Well, it turns out that running a full marathon burns just 2600 calories:

That might sound like a lot, but consider this:

You actually need to burn at least 3500 calories to lose a single pound of body fat.

Which means that running 26.2 miles doesn’t even burn enough calories to melt ONE MEASLY POUND!

Add to that, hit up the pizza place or burger joint, along with a couple / few beers to “reward” yourself for a job well done,
and you’re easily erasing all of your hard work.

The bottom line is, if you want to shed body fat, you need to train AND eat right to get the results. There is no way around it.

If you’re looking for a diet plan that that’s based on sound science AND a track record of client success, I recommend you check out FVT. Fill out our contact form at the link below to try our 3-session PT jump start today:

-Forest and the FVT Team

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