Calorie Cheating

Just a quick post today; something that was shared with me recently by Double J. While I was aware of why it’s so important to stick with your nutritional program, this supporting math really reinforces my convictions.

Let’s say you cheat on your caloric intake by +100 every day.  Over the course of the year, that equals an extra 10lbs.
100 * 365 = 36,500 calories = ~10lbs (there are 3500 calories in one pound of fat)
That’s just from eating 100 extra calories per day. That is equivalent to a few doritos, some of a chocolate bar, a few candies, those last french fries, many other things. It doesn’t take much. Disturbing isn’t it?
Snacking leads to obesity. Period. Our bodies aren’t meant to process most of the crap we put into it. It doesn’t know what to do with it, how to convert it to useful energy, so instead, our systems convert all this garbage into stored energy, which essentially means fat. If you must snack, snack on raw green vegetables – peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, etc, etc. No seasonings. Enjoy the natural flavour as it was intended to be.
The math there is much simpler:
One pound of fat = 3500 calories = 500 less calories per day over 7 days
Really though, the choice is up to you.


CHOICE A = enjoy that extra chocolate bar or bag of chips each day and gain an extra 10 lbs each and every year of your life


CHOICE B = snack on green vegetables and watch your body become a fat burning furnace, shedding 1 – 2 lbs per week just by engaging in proper nutrition
Since there obviously isn’t much of a choice, I’ve taken the liberty of making it even easier for you to decide.

2 responses to “Calorie Cheating

  1. Always a good read, Roc! I’m really enjoying these tips and the recipes you write (have yet to try one though :/ )

    But was wondering, and you might very well have covered this topic already, what is your take on the ‘fresh vegetable vs frozen vegetable’? I’ve heard chefs say ‘Use only the freshest of fresh!’ and other say ‘Use frozen vegerables! Since they are frozen immideatly after they are picked will they store the nutritient better’

    Sorry if there is any bad english. Its my 2nd language 🙂

    • I didn’t see any bad English.

      To me, it’s all about how the food is prepared. If you buy fresh, or frozen, then fry them up, slather on some butter, and eat it, you’ve missed the point.

      Ok, let’s try boiling our veggies. Wrong. You see that water that changed colour? That’s all your nutrition.

      For me, veggies come in two ways: raw and steamed

      Raw obviously loses no taste or nutritional value.

      Steamed, less obviously, loses no taste or nutritional value. The only difference is that it’s hot.

      Fresh or frozen? Research the company, the farm, how and when they grow and package. There is a lot that goes on with food we should all know about.

      I will do fresh and frozen, depending on the product, and the company. For example, nearly all my broccoli florets are in frozen bags, same with my protein shake berries. Why? Simply because I buy in bulk and don’t want it to go bad.

      I hope this helps you out.

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