How Much Is TOO Much (Food)?


As a fitness instructor and personal trainer how I would LOVE to say that if you work out an hour each day the pounds will fall off or even stay away, but that simply NOT the case. Exercise is just a small part (I tell my clients 10%) of the weight loss. There’s a MUCH larger factor and it’s WAY more important in your overall health and that’s what you put into your mouth, Duh!


There is NO “typical” workout, but to give you an example, a person who weighs 150 lbs and is running at 6.0 MPH will burn approximately 600 Calories in ONE HOUR. Did you know that’s just the amount of calories in ONE McDonalds Quarter Pounder with Bacon and Cheese? So, if there are two people, one runs eats the McDonald’s burger and another who choses not to eat that burger and didn’t run at all…the net net is the same. Does that make sense? The effect of not eating the burger or running for an ENTIRE HOUR and eating the burger is mathmatically the same (now this doesn’t factor in benefits to the musculo-skeletal system or ill effects of the burger, just the math, people).

SO many times I hear students and clients saying, “working out makes me SO hungry!” and YES it should if you’re doing it correctly, but the choices you make are so very important. Fruits and veggies are not only crucial to the diet for nutritional purposes, but they help to make the body feel full without an excess of calories.


Calories BurnedI’ve done this for you before, but here’s the deal. First you need to know the answer to the question, what is a Calorie? A Calorie is a unit of energy. It’s the energy that it takes to raise 1 kilogram of water one degree Celcius. It’s a bit technical, but the takeaway is that a Calories is ENERGY! To lose one pound of fat you need to burn 3500 Calories. This is a BIG number to lose one pound and more effective and efficient to decrease your Caloric intake with food than Caloric output with exercise. I teach 20+ classes per week and if I’m not mindful with what I eat I can easily pack on the pounds (sad but true)!

To get the full story on how to calculate YOUR numbers of how many calories you need to eat per day click HERE!

If you’re interested in working with me to help you find your ideal weight you can find out how to do that HERE.

Have an amazing day!