Calories in VS calories out, that is a pretty well known concept, if you burn more calories than what you eat, you more than likely to lose weight. Unfortunately most people tend to overestimate the number of calories they burn during their workout and tend to underestimate the number of calories they tend to eat. More often than not many people tend to eat more not less after a very punishing workout, as the general believe that after a tough workout you deserve to spoil yourself with a big fatty meal.  Your personal trainer should be able to help you with your meal plans, as well as with your post workout snacks.

Let’s us examine the number of calories in some of the popular foods, and how much exercise it will require to prevent the after effects of eating these foods not expand your waist line.

Just two bananas will have approximately 181 calories, and will require 52 minutes of walking or 21 minutes of cycling to be able to burn of all of those calories.

We all tend to enjoy a bit of chocolate, but one typical chocolate bar contains 244 calories and can take 30 minutes of jogging  or over 36 minutes of swimming just to burn of that little treat.

In Australia, Coca-Cola is still one of the most popular drinks, as the matter of fact it is one of the top 5 items to be purchased in the supermarket. Well one 1.125 ltr bottle of coca-cola will set you back a massive 538 calories. Just to get rid of those calories you will need to walk for 2 hours and 34 minutes, alternatively you can jog for 1 hour and 34 minutes or cycle for one hour.

Always try to be realistic when it comes down to your calorie intake and make sure to ask your personal trainer to assist you with your meal plan.  It is important to have a very balanced and nutritious diet that you can enjoy and not feel too restricted with and can maintain as part of your overall healthy lifestyle.