Explaining Why You Can't Shed Those Pesky Pounds
Oftentimes, people eat healthy, exercise on a regular basis and still do not lose weight. They wonder, “What am I doing wrong?” While there is no clear cut answer and each person's body chemistry is unique, oftentimes the explanation for this conundrum is a bit more straightforward than one would imagine.
The truth is, too many people are “eating back” the calories that they've burned while exercising. There is little point to exercising in an intense manner if you’re going to immediately replace the calories you worked so hard to burn.
It is imperative that you make an attempt to keep an accurate count of how many calories you actually burn during your workouts. This way, you'll know how much food you can eat to still make your exercise session worthwhile. All too often, people use exercise as an excuse to eatsalty, fatty and sweet foods or drinks. You'll be right back at square one if you replace the calories you've burned through exercise with food and drink.
The same is true of indulging today with the promise of working it off tomorrow. You can't lose weight with such a mindset. You can only hope to maintain your current weight if you are constantly replacing calories.
Don't Completely Avoid Food After Working Out
It is important to note that the body does need nourishment after a workout. Yet, you must choose these foods and drinks very carefully. Go for something packed with protein and carbohydrates, like a banana, trail mix, quinoa or granola. This way, your body will be able to replenish itself, but you won't overload it with calories that reverse all the progress you just made with a workout.
If you are looking to shed some pounds and get more toned, it is time to join the Downtown Athletic Club. We have an array of machines, classes and personal trainers that will get you in shape. Lean on our personal trainers to help you determine exactly how much you can eat after your workout in order to keep the weight off. Drop on by today to take a look at our state of the art facility.