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    Exercise and fat loss - 4/ You can't out-train a bad diet

    It's a long article and the various sub-sections are almost worthy of being a thread unto-itself.

    So, I'll reproduce the whole article over 4 threads so you can skip to the relevant section for you.

    Also, it's an opinion piece, rather then a medical finding.

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    Struggling to get results from exercise? Here's some hard truths you might need to hear.

    Exercise and fat loss are sensitive subjects to broach, even for personal trainers.
    There are uncomfortable truths every trainer has needed to drop on clients who struggle to get results.

    Here is some advice you probably don't want to hear — but probably need to.
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    4/ You can't out-train a bad diet

    Sure, you might be active every day, doing a mix of muscle-strengthening work, cardio and high-intensity training.

    But if your diet is rubbish, it will either amount to nothing, or you won't see enough results to warrant all that hard work.
    It's really easy to overestimate how many calories we burn through exercise and underestimate the number we eat.

    My favourite way of getting an honest picture of a client's diet is for them to keep a seven-day food diary.
    I suggest you give it a try.
    Write down everything that passes your lips — no cheating and no changing what you eat.

    This exercise always drops a painful truth-bomb on us, because we forget all the mindless snacking and boredom
    eating we automatically do, which adds up.

    By the way, alcohol is hands-down the biggest, sneakiest saboteur. (Don't shoot the messenger).

    While regular exercise is critically important to all aspects of health, when it comes to fat loss, healthy eating is king.

    Aim to consume fewer calories than you expend, so at the end of every week you're in a kilojoule deficit.
    This is the law of thermodynamics and you cannot argue with it, no matter what supplement-peddling salesmen tell you.

    The healthiest, most sustainable way to be in a deficit is to eat mostly highly nutritious, lower-calorie foods,
    plus burn kilojoules through regular exercise.

    I know, it's not very sexy or exciting.

    But it's the truth.

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    1/ http://teakdoor.com/health-fitness-a...ml#post3570982 (Exercise and fat loss - 1/ Being thin won't solve your problems)
    2/ http://teakdoor.com/health-fitness-a...ml#post3570983 (Exercise and fat loss - 2/ Exercise isn't a punishment it's a privilege)
    3/ http://teakdoor.com/health-fitness-a...ml#post3570987 (Exercise and fat loss - 3/ Sleep is the key to pretty much everything)
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    If you are already in good shape, and regular exercise is part of your job requirement, then you can at least maintain a level of fitness required for your job.
    The military ethos is work hard play hard. Some enjoy one side of that equation, but do not last long if it's all play.
    Knowing this enables you to either pay it forward, or self flagellate for recent indiscretions.
    I carried this ethos with me into civilian life, until early onset osteo-arthritis cut me down to swimming and cycling only. Hey Ho.
    Heart of Gold and a Knob of butter.

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    So burn off more calories than you consume if you want to lose weight.

    Stunning insight.

    Can't wait for the other three threads.

    I find the various health benefits of smoking vs eating yoghurt to be a particularly thorny issue.

    Hope that's covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    You can't out-train a bad diet[/SIZE]

    Sure, you might be active every day, doing a mix of muscle-strengthening work, cardio and high-intensity training.

    But if your diet is rubbish, it will either amount to nothing, or you won't see enough results to warrant all that hard work.
    It's really easy to overestimate how many calories we burn through exercise and underestimate the number we eat.
    So true.

    It's that term: "Diet is everything."

    Calories are noted but we know that all calories are not the same.

    I've never focused on "burning calories" through exercise but rather how many are consumed in a day (making no notes or details on the number). Just by the feel of the body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    Just by the feel of the body.
    I bet your body feels all soft and flabby though, fatty.

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    Bullshit to that shite,

    I smash Pints everyday and I'm perfect in body.

    1oo baht At happy hour. Not long to go actually.

    4.00 PM at the Hospital.

    Brains fuked but life aint perfect huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    "Diet is everything."
    Except that it isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    "Diet is everything."
    Except that it isn't.
    That's an ol' bodybuilding term.

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    I am not in Jail AntRobertson's Avatar
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    Except that it isn't.

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    Eat less, move more.

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    You can't outrain a bad diet - this phrase is here below also.

    Good OP, by the way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    Just by the feel of the body.
    I bet your body feels all soft and flabby though, fatty.
    You obviously haven't been following his 20 minutes per day pensioners workout.

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