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Entry from June 07, 2012
“You can’t out-exercise a bad diet”

"You can’t out-exercise a bad/poor diet” means that if one’s diet is poor, then exercise will not overcome that. “We all know that it is very difficult to out-exercise a bad diet” has been cited in print since at least 2006 and the adage quickly became popular on the Internet. The saying’s origin is unknown.

“Fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition. You can’t outrun your fork” is a similar saying.

T Nation
3-22-2006, 03:23 PM
We all know that it is very difficult to out-exercise a bad diet.

6 March 2007, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), “A big loser makes a great role model” by Erika Gonzalez:
I had to learn that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet.

T Nation
07-22-2007, 08:37 AM
Of course it’s your diet. I can’t remember who first said it, but you can’t out exercise a poor diet. If you want to get leaner, it’s all about what you put in your mouth.

10:10 Wellness
May 18, 2008
Travel Well!
There’s a saying in the fitness industry: “You can’t out-exercise a bad diet.” So no matter how often you hit the hotel gym (and not many travelers do at all), you won’t be able to fight off weight gain if you continue to down processed foods and sugary beverages.

Fitness Overhaul
You Can’t Out Exercise A Bad Diet
by on February 28, 2010
No matter what type of diet or what type of exercises that you are doing, losing weight all comes down to creating a caloric deficit. To do this you can decrease your calories by eating less or exercising more. Between the two, decreasing your calories through diet is by far the best way to cause a calorie deficit. In reality, you just can’t out exercise a bad diet.

Sorry…You Can’t Out Exercise a Bad Diet
Posted on March 12, 2010 by Kelly Turner
There was an article published on TIME magazine’s website entitled “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin” that got my Under Armour in a bunch.  The article claimed that exercise was pointless when trying to lose weight because exercise increases your appetite, causing you to over eat, and thus, not lose weight.

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When it comes to weight loss, you can’t out-exercise a bad diet.

Naperville Sun (Aurora, IL)
Nicki Anderson ponders working out harder or eating healthier
By Nicki Anderson May 21, 2012 6:26PM
There is no doubt we aren’t nearly as active as we were at least 40 years ago. Compound that with the quality of foods that we’re eating, more sugar and fat in our diet, and it’s literally a recipe for disaster. As more research surfaces, the adage, “You can’t out exercise a bad diet,” has never been more fitting. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Thursday, June 07, 2012 • Permalink



Posted by ismail khalil  on  06/15  at  05:20 PM

People want to lose weight they should take healthy and proper diet, because you can’t out exercise a bad diet.

Posted by slimquick  on  06/30  at  02:25 AM

Thats why a lots of people in the fitness industry like to make things seem difficult when if fact it is very simple good diet/exercise lose weight bad diet/exercise do not lose weight simple really

Posted by kevin  on  07/25  at  01:44 AM

A bad/poor diet is harmful for muscle maximization. It is true Instead of we can’t out-exercise a bad/poor diet. Really it is difficult true. Thanks!

Posted by Roose Taylor  on  07/26  at  03:51 AM

The beneficial effect of exercise on the cardiovascular system is well documented. There is a direct relation between physical inactivity and cardiovascular mortality, and physical inactivity is an independent risk factor for the development of coronary artery disease. Thanks.

Posted by hcg 1234  on  07/28  at  07:51 AM

Inappropriate exercise can do more harm than good, with the definition of inappropriate varying according to the individual. For many activities, especially running and cycling, there are significant injuries that occur with poorly regimented exercise schedules. Thanks.

Posted by http://www.reinventingaging.org/diet/sensa/sensa/  on  08/14  at  03:59 AM

Ha ha, it’s hilarious how so many people casually overlook this idea.  This statement may be simple on the surface level, but when put into implementation, it’s tremendously valuable.

Yes, it is impossible to out-exercise a bad diet.  Just because you ran an hour on the treadmill, and did 20 sets of pull ups doesn’t give you the right to hit up the drive thru. 

My former workout partner was one of the most intense guys I’ve ever seen perform in the gym.  But right after, while I was downing a protein shake, he was getting ready to grab burger king. 

His post workout meals consisted of fast food. 

What was the result?  Well he’s my former workout partner for a reason.  He quit due to frustration. 

Nutrition is king, exercise comes second.

Posted by How To Lose Stubborn Belly Fat  on  09/05  at  06:44 PM

Yeah… You are absolutely right, I agree with you because for growth year diet should be proper, due to any reason you are not able to take your full diet than you should not do exercise.

Posted by Harborbreeze ceiling fans  on  09/12  at  12:59 AM

Yes, very true post really you should not do exercise because it can be harmful for your health. I suggest you should take perfect diet and get fit body.

Posted by lifefitness  on  09/14  at  02:11 AM

If you eat too much how can you will be overweight again. So you should have a proper diet. Beside that you also do exercise everyday.

Posted by Peter | Water aerobics equipment  on  09/23  at  04:16 AM

This saying is definitely true. Some people think that just because they exercise, they can eat what they want after their training. Then they complain that they don’t get any results…

Posted by Gael  on  09/30  at  06:28 AM

cardio worksouts are like, swimming, biking, walking, running, hiking, jogging, etc. Should be done at least 30 minutes minimum Hope this helps! good luck!
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