No worries, I workout so I can eat anything I want

If only this were true!

Have you ever heard someone say this? Or perhaps you've said this to yourself?

The numbers in the graphic are mere approximations. It all depending on your body weight, lean body mass, type of exercises, and effort, your calorie expenditure might be above or below 600 Calories in one hour and 1,800 Calories worth of food consumed in one hour might be a very modest guess. The main point is that no matter how hard you work out, it's still far easier to eat back the calories burned off plus a good deal more.

In this scenario, you find yourself in a net 1,200 Calorie surplus? If you continue to eat this way, and you'll find several pounds of extra body fat on your frame in a few weeks. Sure, you could eat whatever you wanted in high school and stay thin as a rail. But unfortunately, you're not 17 anymore, and even if you work out around the clock, you can't transform your body if you regularly give in to cravings, high-fat foods, and sweet treats.

The truth is, flat abs are made in the kitchen, and no amount of cardio and crunches can sculpt a sleek physique if you maintain an unhealthy diet. Exercise is not an excuse to eat whatever you want!

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