You Can't Outrun Your Fork
With today's processed foods and home delivery, it is now extremely easy to eat far more calories per hour than you could ever dream of burning off through exercise. So, a lot of fitness goals involve some time to restructure your eating habits.
We can't tell you exactly what to eat - but we have three suggestions:
- This may seem odd, but the Brazilian food guide is receiving rave reviews from globally noted nutritionists. It can be downloaded here. A Google search will reveal several articles pointing-out the issues surrounding the Canadian and American food guides, plus the strengths of Brazils.
- Read the Canada Food Guide. There is a lot of information, but with some well-noted issues, on a variety of nutrition topics, available here. A summary of the issues surrounding this guide can be found here.
- For more information on nutrition see www.lesliebeck.com or Dr. Yoni Freedhoff's site at http://www.weightymatters.ca
Some basic facts about food and weight loss:
- You have to burn more calories than you eat to lose weight.
- One pound of fat-loss requires 3500 calories of exercise
- 1-hour on a treadmill = 700 calories
- 5-hours on a treadmill = 1 pound of fat
- You can eat a blueberry scone with a white-chocolate mocha and have consumed 850 calories in just 10 minutes.
So, you can spend all day on a treadmill and still not get ahead, or you can watch what you eat and spend less time at the gym.