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can you work off "bad" food?(6 posts)

can you work off "bad" food?Gall
Oct 16, 2002 5:10 PM
hello again....

i m trying to lose some inches around the waist. i m trying like heck to eat somewhat healthy.

anyhows... i enjoy a nice cheesesteak and fast food once in a while. so does it work to eat this nasty type of food and then go for a casual ride, walk or run to kinda burn off what you just took in?

thanks!
as long as you burn more than you expendweiwentg
Oct 16, 2002 5:12 PM
your weight will go down.
personally, I stuff myself after a hard ride.
isn't what you burn what you expend?triple shot espresso
Oct 18, 2002 8:08 AM
I know what you going for. Calories are calories no matter the source. However, food with little nutritional value does nothing for you and can be detrimental in the very long run.
let me rephraseweiwentg
Oct 18, 2002 9:32 AM
as long as you burn more than your intake, and you're not intaking too much junk, you're fine. fwiw, I eat a not insignificant amount of junk food, and am fine.
Current thoughtsrtyszko
Oct 17, 2002 8:00 AM
A lot of the current thinking in this field talks about average intake and such. In other words, going nuts once in a while is okay as long as somewhere down the road you balance it with a time when you back off your average intake. What's worked for me is knowing that if I eat a lot of crap some day that I'll really have to go without on another, and knowing that has made me really double think that ice cream sundae.

Surf the net and you'll find some good stuff on this from Andrew Weil and others.

Just remember that diets work best when you exercise along with it, so even if its for just 20 min on a stationary bike, keep up the riding!

Bob
Nasty food = nasty health. NMSpunout
Oct 18, 2002 6:40 AM