Many of us believe that exercising gives us a licence to eat fatty foods with no adverse effects.
NO, say the experts…
Any effective exercise habit must be supported by the right food. Bad nutrition can hinder performance, leaving you sluggish and eventually, making you ill.
When you are burning an average of 250 kcal per day through your workout, you can refill those calories by a diminutive consumption of 2 chapattis with 1 tablespoon of oil. So leave aside a pizza or a burger. This would not only refill you up with the calories lost, but would also supersaturate you to a level where double the exercise would be required to loose that weight.
If we understand the logic of diet and workout theoretically, they work with a policy of togetherness. Not only results are achieved but also they are sustainable.
When a weight loss diet is given based on calorie counting, the thumb rule is to provide a caloric deficit in order to attain an individual’s target goal.
To understand this scientifically, one has to be given a negative caloric balance. This means individual’s caloric expenditure should be more than the caloric intake. In other words only if an individual’s intake is controlled will his exercise show results. Hence we say, diet and exercise are two sides of the same coin.
A caloric deficiency of 3500 kcal per week is equivalent to a weight loss of 1 pound. Thus, doing the math correctly, 500 kcal per day should be the target caloric deficiency to attain the weekly weight loss. Exercise specialists and nutritionists bring about this weight loss by a healthy balance of attaining 250 kcal deficiency from exercise and the rest 250 kcal from diet.
Thus, on one hand, excess of either diet or exercise would lead to a non-sustainable weight loss, and on the other, avoiding either one would result in an unhealthy path to achieving an individuals target goal