While I realize everyone’s goals are different. I think it’s safe to say most people who follow my blog want to look and more importantly, FEEL their best. If that’s not what you want, then this particular article probably isn’t for you… But I doubt that’s the case! =)

I read a status on my Facebook newsfeed today by an acquaintance, which inspired this post. I don’t think I’ve ever confronted this issue head-on, surprisingly enough. It’s a pretty common mindset… “I worked out… now I can eat whatever I want!” Unless you want to undo all of your hard work, this isn’t the case! Ever heard the saying “abs are made in the kitchen”? Well it’s true! Results are 80% nutrition. If you aren’t eating to meet your goals, you’re wasting the hard work you put forth in the gym!

Does this way of thinking sound like anyone you know? Perhaps even yourself? If it is, there is an important reality you need to face.

You CANNOT out-train a bad diet. You can’t eat tons of unhealthy junk food all the time, and expect to feel and look fantastic. Just because you worked out, does not mean you should go out and eat a greasy burger and that pint of Ben & Jerry’s… Unless of course you want to undo all of your hard work! While Olympic level athletes like Michael Phelps who burn upwards of 12,000 calories a day might need to eat these kinds of foods to keep their energy levels up, it is unlikely that you need to. Of course it’s fine to indulge every once in awhile, but keep in mind that doing so frequently is going to significantly hinder your progress.

Here are my tips for eating well after a workout!!!…

This post is posted on Friday 27 July 2012.
Currently has 2,964 notes
Tagged as: fitblr    fitspo    fitspiration    fit    fitness    goals    health    healthy    abs    tone    toned    lean    strong    muscle    workout    exercise    junk food    healthy food    food    post workout nutrition    nutrition    diet    chicken    fish    muffin topless    muffin-topless    muffintop-less    muffintopless   
2,964 notes   -   Show notes
  1. megzfitness reblogged this from itty-bitty-fittyme
  2. itty-bitty-fittyme reblogged this from thequadproject
  3. thequadproject reblogged this from organicphysiques
  4. desiredfitness reblogged this from muffintop-less
  5. youhavetoseethetruebeauty reblogged this from fitnessforlife3
  6. leftyscatchersmitt reblogged this from muffintop-less
  7. iwillbeyourfitspo reblogged this from hihiskinnythighs
  8. crossfitmotivate reblogged this from muffintop-less and added:
    Very very well written. Abs truly are made in the kitchen.
  9. latinoamericabitch reblogged this from inspirationpics4life
  10. brendan-sky reblogged this from having-a-healthy-lifestyle
  11. behappyybefitt reblogged this from lovecarbs-hatecardio
  12. tastydeb reblogged this from whatimsupposedtokeeptomyself
  13. panther-07 reblogged this from init2fitit
  14. init2fitit reblogged this from cmegetfit
  15. cmegetfit reblogged this from organicphysiques
  16. queen-eliz reblogged this from having-a-healthy-lifestyle
  17. waitfooriit reblogged this from buttsandbarbells
  18. vivala-raza reblogged this from fit-strong-and-hott
  19. brookiefacefitness reblogged this from pleasestayfit
  20. pleasestayfit reblogged this from notasupersaiyan-yet
  21. hinkypunk465 reblogged this from caligymrat
  22. caligymrat reblogged this from 3nd0rphinz
  23. maleahjohnson reblogged this from lilhabenero
  24. ssstayfittt reblogged this from lilhabenero
  25. aubrianakay reblogged this from lilhabenero and added:
  26. lilhabenero reblogged this from organicphysiques
  27. thesuburbanzookeeper reblogged this from running-my-own-race
  28. fitnessgirljustdoit reblogged this from thisthingcalledexercise
  29. fkcnvia reblogged this from intheshadowsofacloset
  30. wolf-predator reblogged this from liftingforchange
  31. myfitnessluv reblogged this from donthopexworkforit and added:
    Goaaal !
  32. juniorfitmiss reblogged this from thebarbelles
  33. sassofftheass reblogged this from trying-trying-her-best
  34. trying-trying-her-best reblogged this from beautifulthingsawaityou