You’re sitting in your office thinking about lunch and debating if you should take the healthy route or cave in and grab a quick samosa from the office cafeteria. You have to hit gym later in the day so you can just burn off the samosa if you give in to the temptation. Anyhow the beach season is far too away and how much harm can one or two samosas really do? As unrealistic as it may sound, the samosa is capable of a lot more harm as even the gym session is not going to make it magically disappear. Sadly, you can’t out-exercise a bad diet, regardless of how many workouts you cram into one day and how much we wish this to be true.
We have all been fed the importance of working out over and over again however many people overemphasize the importance of the gym while undervaluing the importance of a healthy diet resulting in a grueling gym schedule and bad food habits. No matter how many hours you put in at the gym, you’re not going to bring out your muscles and definition unless you have the right diet. But if you haven’t realized it by now abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym. Eating well is one of the best ways you can take care of yourself and those who depend on you. What you eat makes a big difference in the way you look and feel.
When it comes to improving your diet or trying to manage your weight, it’s important to remember that our bodies respond differently to different foods, depending on genetics and other health factors. We need to talk about over-consuming starches and sugars, because these guys are the enemies in the war on belly fat. When you consume high amounts of these types of food, insulin levels increase, and this can create a hormonal reaction that’s detrimental to fat loss. A better way to stay accountable is to keep an eye on the total calories you are consuming which will include carbohydrates but also fats and protein too.
In order to reduce your body fat and bring out the muscle definition you’ve been working hard on, you have to be eating the right foods at the right amount of calories. The guideline maintenance calorie amount for men is 2,500 and 2,000 for women; however you can’t shed the pounds without eating at a slight deficit to this. In order to eat fewer calories and avoid the pangs of hunger, you should be aiming to make small reductions to your calories so your body can adjust. Eating clean means no ready meals, no convenience foods, no traditional snacks and definitely no fast food! Instead, look to eat whole and natural foods, free from artificial colorings, flavorings and sweeteners. Because these foods aren’t packed with preservatives and chemicals which add on extra calories, you can eat much more of them, which will leave you feeling satisfied for longer.
Remember, creating good eating habits is the key to your success to shape up and for life in general. Eat healthy and eat smart always.