There are two sayings that I love: “abs are not made in the gym, they are made in the kitchen” and “you can’t out-train a bad diet”, Both so true!! As the owner of a gym, and a fitness fanatic myself, the working out part is easy for me because I LOVE it. It is the diet part that I struggle with at times, especially during the holiday months.
So, I usually take the month of January to get back on track with my diet, and by diet I mean what I consume. It is a good time of the year to re-asses your health and fitness goals.
I want to stress that you really need to commit to both exercise and a healthy diet in order to lose unwanted body fat and to feel good. I believe in eating real whole foods to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight. This means no crazy diets, not replacing foods with all liquid meals, not cutting carbs or protein….Just eating real food. Try to cut out as much packaged, processed foods and drinks that contain additives, preservatives and other chemicles as you can.
If you learn what foods to eat for fuel and endurance and cut out the “crap” like processed foods, sugars, white flours, etc., you will began to make lifelong changes that will give you the results that you are looking for.
Ultimately, balance is key to a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. Find the balance that works for you, that you can make work. Find people that are like minded to surround yourself with, this will make your journey in health that much more attainable.