When it comes to being fit and maintaining a desirable weight one should not think of these two out comes alone, but see a synergy between the two components that make them interdependent upon one another. For example you can go on a diet, cut back on your caloric intake and lose a few pounds. aBut if you are not exercising in addition to reducing your calories consumed, a large part of your weight lose is likely to include muscle mass. And conversely, if you weight train alone without adding in a reduction of food intake you’ll likely firm up but not lose any weight.
So it makes sense for us to see fitness and diet synergy as our approach toward achieving a healthy you. We should view the combined ingredients of fitness and diet as a prescription that can lead to a long and happy life. Losing any extra girth that you are carrying around and reaching a healthier weight can improve your confidence and lift your mood as well. The best way to start on your way to improved weight maintenance is to keep a food journal. By keeping track of what you are eating you can gain a better understanding of what you’re eating habits are, and how you can go about improving your food choices to better utilize the calories you consume.
Most of us are not eating enough fruits, vegetables and protein. You should try and include these in every meal. You’ll find plenty of fiber in these food choices that will have you feeling fuller longer without over consuming excess calories. And you will find they provide valuable nutrition for your body. The greatest beverage choice on any table is crystal clear water, make sure that you drink a total of 64 ounces of water daily. You can drink it in any quantity that you choose as long as you get your daily fill. It will help keep you hydrated throughout the day and you’ll find you eat less if you get sufficient water. As you make healthier food choices don’t deny yourself the occasional dessert, you will be more inclined to maintain healthy eating habits if you don’t deprive yourself of a treat now and then.
As you set about on your exercise regimen aim to work out five days a week, using a combination of cardio activity and weight training. A stationary bike or a tread mill will give you an excellent cardiovascular workout. Try and do 30minutes a day, if you cannot initially do thirty minutes build up to it by doing 10minutes here and ten minutes there until you can reach the full 30 minutes. Lift light weights at least twice a week and you are on the success track. Adherence to these tips will have you synergistically combining fitness and diet for the better.