There's a popular belief postulating that you can eat anything you want as long as you exercise and burn those calories off.
The idea behind is that you just have to do some math.
He's the breakdown: losing pounds happens when you have a caloric deficit; you won’t gain weight if you eat fewer calories than you burn. Or better, if you eat as many calories as you burn you won’t gain nor lose a single gram.
By following this theory one needs to take careful note of the number of calories in the foods eaten, as well as the number of calories burned during the workout routine...and the job is done.
On the other side, what you eat is also important.
Many have pointed out that calories counting may not be enough; as it’s crucial to find a perfect balance of macros (i.e., fats, protein, and carbs) and also to be sure to get all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are so important for perfect health.
Personally, I believe that it’s important to eat foods that will benefit your body, especially if you engage in intense physical activity.
You want (and need) foods that fuel your body throughout your day and will help you build a stronger, healthier body. Right amount of calories but, most of all, right foods!
Some pro-athletes may seem to eat anything they like, but that’s almost never the case. Usually, they follow a prescribed (and strict) diet for their level of activity.
It might look like just as calories counting but it’s always so much more elaborate and rigorous than that.
What about you? Do you think you can really eat whatever you want as long as workout?
Or do you reckon it’s much more important to take into considerations also all the other variables?
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