Today it’s myth number 5-you can eat as much as you want as long as you exercise.
This one in most certainly false. Your weight is a two sided equation, energy in versus energy out. Even if you are exercising lots, a surplus in energy will always be stored as fat. The only way to maintain a healthy weight is to match what you expend with what you take in. If you need to lose weight than you will have to take in less than you put in! Quite simple really. Yes exercise will help tremendously in increasing the output, so that if you can exercise AND eat well then you will get smaller. But even if you burn 1000 calories a day and eat 1200 calories a day extra then you will get fatter. Many personal trainers in London preach the importance of reducing fat, but this is a generalisation. We NEED good fats (vegetable oils and fish oils) but it’s the man made and animal fats that are bad for us and will make US fat. It’s just as important to avoid processed carbohydrates and refined sugars. No mater how much exercise you do you still need good varied and natural foods. Have a look at out personal trainer guide to nutrition on the Knowledge page of this site.