How many times do we set our fitness goals? Enough to lose the count, right? How many times have you made the plans just to give up halfway? If the answer is too many times, I can definitely help you set yourself onto the right path. All you need is a few tricks!
All these tips and tricks about nutrition and exercise, are some of the things that the professionals and experts swear by. All of these things are the changes that will benefit you for a long time, some of them might take some time to get used to, but always remember why you set out to do these things in the first place.
Think more about muscles and less about weight & inches!
Take a look at these amazing differences in appearance of Jared Leto and Sylvester Stallone. In the picture, both of them have similar height and weight (70 inches / 205 lbs).That makes it clear! Your aim should be to reduce the percentage of fat and to increase muscle rather than to lose weight. Getting proper nutrition and exercising regularly will be a better plan.
Don’t forget the ‘1:1:4’ ratio!
The consumption of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates should be in the 1:1:4 ratio- 1g of protein, 1g of fat, and 4g of carbohydrates per 1kg of your body weight would be suggested. Not only that, but you should also try to include all the necessary nutrients in your regular diet.
Romantic lighting with soothing music will also help!
That’s right! Soft lighting is known to decrease appetite. Just play some soothing music to calm your mind, and you’ll be good to go. Also, remember not to watch TV during your meals, as it is known to encourage overconsumption of food.
Photographing yourself won’t do any harm!
According to recent studies, people who stick to proper nutrition & exercise and take full body pictures regularly usually achieve the body they desire. The photographic evidence of how the fat is decreasing will motivate you to continue on and not give up until you reach your goal.
Plug in some energetic music while you’re at it!
Many studies show that some energetic music can motivate us to move more and hence burn more fat. Music with a speed of 120-140 beats per minute is recommended while exercising as it distracts you from fatigue and stress.
A diary can be your best friend!
You don’t need to go into the details of your diet and exercise! Writing about your problems will help you destress. A study explained that people who spend 15 minutes every day scribbling down their worries into their diary can lose around 2.2 lbs in 3 months without any dieting. Well, that might be because we tend to overeat when we are stressed.
Fish oil supplements are the way to go!
Fish oil is very beneficial for the body. A study conducted in Japan concluded that it reduces inflammation, prevents cardiovascular diseases, and helps to burn fat. A person who exercises regularly should definitely look into taking this supplement regularly.
Over-exercising is harmful to your health!
Studies show that after about 45 minutes of weight training the body begins to produce increased amounts of cortisol, a stress hormone that destroys muscle. Constant high levels of cortisol slow down the metabolism and contribute to obesity. Eating a few hours properly before exercising, and separating one-hour training sessions into two 30-minute sessions will help avoid this disaster.
There you have it, folks! Now that you’re in on the secrets, are you ready to start again?