There are various philosophies for nutrition and fitness. But i can share 10 tips or basic rules which if followed religiously can yield great results for everybody.
Say no to industrial sugar
Get plenty of sleep (at least 8 hours a day)
Lack of sleep can cause stress, mood swings and irregular hunger pangs. Certain hormones produced due to lack of sleep make us feel hungry at irregular intervals.
Secretion of cortisol which is a stress hormone, gives rise to frequent hunger pangs and inhibits fat loss. Even though stress cannot always be avoided, it can be dealt with in a more organized way by listing out the tasks and challenges for the day every morning. Be sure to include small meditation sessions of 2-3 minutes max throughout the day.
Drink plenty of water
Water has the power to maintain our body’s vitals and beautiful skin.
Regular physical activity
Inculcate a habit of working out in your routine. Mark your calendar and make sure to workout 2-3 times a week as a beginner and 4-5 times a week as an advanced fitness enthusiast. Find a sport or source of fitness workout that brings you joy and satisfaction, irrelevant to whether you’re a beginner or an advanced fitness enthusiast.
Indulge sometime of your fitness regime in weight training for strength and firm function of the body. Sticking to cardio machines will only make your body slimmer.
Eat well and relish your meals
Eat to satisfy your hunger, but only the right things. Eating the right mix of proteins and vegetables can help you lose weight without any sweat. Eating too little or starving yourself only leads to more stress and food cravings. Furthermore it harms the body’s metabolism.
Eat intuitively Listen to the signals that your body sends out. East to satisfy your hunger and not your appetite. “Hunger” is the body’s need for food and “appetite” is the hunger of the mind.
Get rid of the weighing scale
Knowing your approximate weight is enough to keep you going. Understand the feeling that body gives you and not the numbers on the scales. Take a look at yourself in the mirror and work towards the kind of body you desire. Also understand that muscles weigh more than fat. So sometimes the scales might throw high numbers after intense muscle training. Don’t let that mislead you-get rid of the scales.
Find your role models Find your fitness role models and let them motivate you along your fitness journey. Don’t mistake this for comparison. Admiring someone’s physique and looking up to them only helps you set targets for yourself and motivates you to achieve them.
Remember this- mostly we only see the superficial demeanour of a person and not whether or not they are as happy and healthy on the inside.
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