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12 Apr 2004

What exercise WHEN after a bad meal?
Can you please explain how my body would use excess energy I've eaten. For eg. Say I eat sugar and ice-scream the evening before and plan on working it off at the gym the next day, should I do high or low intensity exercise to burn off the excess. I understand you use carbs for high intesity exercise, but it's been eaten a few hours before and I dont know if its been turned into fat already. How long does it take to be turned into fat and what execise do you suggest I do the day after a bad meal. Strength training or high intensity cardio?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Chanel
The human body is more than a combustion engine, so if your overall energy intake has not been excessive, then eating those 'sin foods' may not make any difference. It is also impossible to predict how soon or how much energy will be stored as fat because this depends on so many factors - your age, your gender, your level of activity, your basic metabolic rate, your general level of exercise, etc, etc. So do your usual exercise and just don't make a habit of eating the foods that cause you guilt.
Best regards
DietDoc
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