When Steve was in high school he worked at Burger King. Every time he went on a date, he knew exactly how many hours he’d have to work to afford to take the girl out. At that time he got minimum wage – which was not much. His dates were a lot more valuable to him as it would require a certain amount of work to accomplish.
This is EXACTLY how we should look at eating.
When you eat, you should know exactly how much work it will take to erase that meal. If you power walk or jog, you can average about 100 calories per mile as a rough estimate. However, for BCx and Steve’s kickboxing classes people burn 500-700 calories. One Panera Pastry can cost you one kickboxing class – and when I weigh that out, it’s rarely worth it.
No matter how you burn the calories, it’s good to know how to convert food to exercise – like money. You don’t shop in a foreign country without knowing how your American dollars convert to the foreign money. This helps you make better decisions and shop wiser. Otherwise, you may spend too much without even knowing it.
KNOW what you are eating and reach your goals faster!