Can you out train a bad diet?

Good morning.

You have probably heard that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% training, or 90-10, 75-25, or some other combination.

Whatever the split might be, it’s an attempt to quantify the contributive effort from nutrition and training to getting a body recomposition result.

You and I know that it’s 100% energy balance, whereby a deficit must be created and maintained to elicit the loss of body fat.

However, not everyone reads these emails, which leads to questions such as: can you out train a bad diet?

My answer: it depends.

But it doesn’t depend on the food you eat and training you do. 

It depends on the definition of a bad diet.

Tom Fitzgerald