Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Biggest Nutritional Mistakes People Make (#3)

#3:  Believing Exercise Can Make Up For Unhealthy Eating

Oh boy....if I had a nickel for every time someone described their incredibly over-loaded exercise regimen and their inability to lose weight, get strong, lean out, sleep better, get rid of achy joints, find motivation (should I go on?) - I would be living a carefree life in Fiji!
Exercise most definitely has a place in our pursuit of optimal health (although even that goes unchecked and ridiculously executed!). 

It will NOT, however, eliminate the effects unhealthy foods are having on your gut health and inflammation issues.   Although a consistent exercise program can have a positive impact on insulin sensitivity, it will NOT negate the impact when eating a plate full of syrup-laden pancakes. Exercise has absolutely nothing to do with our biochemistry - but guess what does?  Yep - our diet. 
You know the load of trans-fat that you consumed when you ate the side of french fries with that burger?   Exercise will NOT magically vaporize that trans-fat when you spend 30-40 minutes exercising, it will NOT reverse the impact on metabolic derangement.

Exercise can be a supplement to your healthy diet, but certainly not a replacement.

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