You cannot out-exercise a bad diet. Period. You cannot out-run, out-lift, out-yoga, out-dance, out-bike, or out-swim a bad diet. You are going to hear us say this a lot in our conversations and you can learn the science that backs this up in VIVE.

Ninety-five percent of what you eat determines your weight. The average American adult consumes 3,770 calories a day. In general, women are advised to consume 2,000 calories a day while men are advised to consume 2,400 calories. That means the average American is at a 1,400-1,800 calorie surplus every single day.

To burn off this surplus of calories, someone running a 10-minute mile, which is about average, would burn 600 calories in an hour according to That means you would have to run three hours a day to burn up the daily calorie surplus. Do any of us have the time or energy to run three hours a day every day? To just burn one can of soda, which is about 100 calories, you would have to do 10 minutes of jumping rope or 20 minutes of walking at a three-mile-per-hour pace.

Exercise has benefits for everything from our cardiovascular to our emotional health, but it was never meant to be the means to lose weight.

VIVE Alchemy is a different approach to food and exercise. Exercise should be enjoyable and  build you up, not break you down. Discover how you are designed to fill up with nutrients and let your body naturally rid itself of toxins, waste and excess weight.

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