You can’t out exercise a bad diet. This is one of the most common fitness facts I go over with my clients because so many people – including myself!- WANT and wish we could eat whatever we want and simply burn it off the next day but unfortunatley that’s not how it works and here’s why…
1. If you keep eating convenient, packaged foods after you’ve amped up your exercise game then it’s likely you’ll gain mass altogether and not the mass you want to gain. You’ll gain muscle but maintain or add to your fat weight creating a bigger physique versus the tighter, toned one you’re going for.
2. If you’re killing your workouts and eating poorly you won’t want to contine your workouts the way you would if you were eating clean. That’s because your body requires a certain energy that only clean foods can provide so if you’re not fueling yourself properly you’ll feel lethargic and incapable of performing your best.
3. You’re not a pro athlete who exercises for a living. You give your workouts 1hr about 4-6x ‘s per week which is not enough to burn all calories from the pizza, cake, beer & fries you’re consuming on a regular basis. These things are okay in moderation- I find it helps to follow the 80/20 plan to keep myself in check.
So keep it clean and remember that you’ll eat whatever is in your fridge & pantry so plan ahead and stock up on REAL FOOD to keep around you. This way you’ll avoid temptation to indulge, you’ll feel better and more energetic and you’ll see the results from your workouts much faster too!