If I workout I can eat whatever I want? TRUE OR FALSE?

If I workout I can eat whatever I want? TRUE OR FALSE? 

You workout every day— so that means you can eat whatever you want? Is this a true of false statement? 

The Truth: You can easily out-eat your exercising. It’s essential to both work out and eat right for successful weight-loss and to maintain good health.

A lot of people seem to think putting in the hours at the gym entitles them to eat whatever they want: After all, they're working out — so they must be healthy, right? To put it the best way possible, NO … this is by far not the truth— here are some reasons why.


Weight loss is about calories in versus calories out. If your goal is to lose weight, you should be counting and logging the calories you’re consuming and the calories you’re burning on a daily basis — aiming for a calorie deficit by the end of the day. So, if you work out on the treadmill for a hour and burn 500 calories and then chow down on more than one slice of pizza (at least 500 calories) — You ate just as many calories as you burned. Plus, you’re refueling your body with refined carbohydrates and will probably be hungry again in the next hour or two.


You can’t fuel your body with junk and expect it to perform. Just like you wouldn’t expect your car to run without proper fuel, you can’t expect your body to perform with junky fuel. Processed carbohydrates, sugar, or soda only give you a sugar high. They do not give your body the building blocks that it needs to perform in the gym or life.


You won’t have the motivation to train if you aren’t eating right. Diet and exercise are a feedback loop. When you eat well, you are more motivated to move, and when you move you are more motivated to eat well.

To sum all of this up, the key to a healthy lifestyle is eating whole, real foods and exercising on a regular basis (three to four times a week)! Make them both a healthy relationship and not something that is miserable. 

Which supplements to avoid and which ones might actually help

It boils down to this: supplements can help add to your healthy lifestyle! But above all, EAT RIGHT, drink lots of water, get plenty of rest, and keep believing in yourself to see a healthy change that lasts. 

Nine ways to move past the soreness and get back to your workouts

Nine ways to move past the soreness and get back to your workouts

Whether you started exercising for the first time this past week or you just started back after a break, you're probably "feeling the love" from your workouts. Soreness is to be expected but doesn't have to hold you back! Here are nine tips on stretching and how to move past the soreness so you can get back to your next workout! 

Temple Challenge aims to get MOV residents into shape

Temple Challenge 9 will kick off Tuesday with a slate of new classes and a proclamation from Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce. The kickoff event will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Elite Sports Center, 2000 First Ave. in Parkersburg.

Temple Challenge is described as a unique fitness program which doesn’t require any upfront equipment costs and which features a workout that can accommodate those just starting out as well as those looking for advanced strength training.

Ten ways to create a massive WOW in 2018

Ten ways to create a massive WOW in 2018

Every article. Nearly every post on social media. Everywhere you look, people are doing it. New Year's Resolutions. I should eat better this year. I want to start working out. I need to get healthy. I have to give up sweets. The week between Christmas and New Year's is notorious for giving people just enough space to figure out what it is they want to change in the next year. 

And while we absolutely think fitness should be on your list for 2018 goals, we also hope you'll realize that fitness isn't a stand-alone goal. Our health (and the degree to which we are healthy), depends on so much more than calories in and out.