You Can’t Outswing a Doughnut

Right now we are coming to the end of the first week of our New Year’s Challenge. People participating asked me for a fourth one because they wanted a little extra in their Resolutions kickstart – and that’s great. BUT…

You can’t outswing a doughnut. I know, I know. Trust me, if I had my way I could eat whatever I want and work it off in the gym. It just (unfortunately) doesn’t work that way.

Don’t get me wrong – you will never get the physique you want without exercise but diet is the major player in fat loss. Trying to burn off extra meals and drinks doesn’t work in the long run and then it puts us in a vicious cycle of thinking of eating something off plan as a sin and exercise as a punishment.

So what is the answer?

  • Try to consistently make better choices. What is the good, better and best choice in the situation?
  • Think of your food as fuel. Because it is. What is going to better nourish your body?
  • Eat slowly and to 80% full.

And if you want to sweat an extra day this week, by all means do an extra workout. But don’t do it so you can fall face first into cake tonight.

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