We all have to balance between counting calories and burning calories — but the whole counting calories thing is a much more important part of the balancing act.
I’ve mentioned it countless times in the past, but it’s a fact that’s repeated by many people: the calories you count and the amount of food you eat is much more important than the calories you burn during exercise.
It comes down to value — something everyone can appreciate it.
As an example of value, consider that it takes five to ten minutes to drink a can of Dr. Pepper. That’s 150 calories consumed in a matter of a few minutes, probably as other calories are consumed, as well. That 150 calories will take fifteen minutes or so of moderate activity (brisk walk, elliptical, etc) to burn off.
Drinking a Dr. Pepper is just an example — I’ve got no problems with the doctor — it’s just one of the countless ways you can effortlessly limit the calories you consume, which will greatly affect the calories you need to burn (or not).