The notion that you can out-train a bad diet is a popular one.
After all, if you are putting in the hard work at the gym, you should be able to enjoy the occasional cheat meal, right?
Well – the answer to the question of “Can You Out-Train A Bad Diet?” is probably no.
One of the biggest reasons is because it is extremely difficult to “burn off” extra calories consumed!
Here’s a recent example from last weekend:
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On Friday, I had dinner at Chipotle. I ordered a chicken burrito bowl and chips. I also had a non-alcoholic beer with it.
Total calories: 1201
Carbs: 160 grams
Protein: 59 grams
Fat: 36 grams
Then, on Saturday morning, I went out and rucked / ran for two hours, covering about 10 miles with around 15 or 20 pounds in my backpack.
Total calories burned: 1331
It took me about 15 minutes to eat that dinner, and while I enjoyed it, it took me almost TWO HOURS of sustained, decent intensity cardio to burn it off!!
You can’t out-train a bad diet unless you’re practising like this every day.
When I was in NFL training camp, we had to practice five to six hours every day in the heat and humidity of Wisconsin summers – yes, in that situation, I ate as much as possible and I was still losing weight.
But for 99% of the population who have a regular daily activity, out-training a bad diet just isn’t going to cut it.
The bottom line is, if you actually want to see results from your fitness journey, you need to start paying attention to your diet.
-Forest and the FVT Team
PS – Our PT Jump Start program includes a personalized nutrition strategy session where we will help you come up with a customized meal plan to help you reach your goals. Click the link and fill out the form below to learn more: