Is “Exercise Entitlement” The Reason You Can’t Seem To Lose Weight?

by Jenny Gaal, Fitness Director

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Nothing works up a good appetite like an intense sweat session. But does a hard workout give you license to eat whatever you want?  No!!  While you know deep down that indulging in a 600-calorie protein shake can undo all of your hard work, it’s still easy to feel like you’ve earned a treat. However, working out is not a justification to indulge. Don’t forget that running three miles at a 10-minute mile pace only burns about 300 calories—the amount in one doughnut. Research indicates that people underestimate the amount they eat by about 30 to 40 percent. So rewarding yourself with food is a dangerous habit.  Next time you’re pushing yourself through boot camp class, instead of calculating how many scoops of ice cream you’ve “earned,” focus on enjoying the moment, taking satisfaction in a job well done, and treating your body with the love and respect it deserves.fitness ftigue