Can you be your healthiest if you have only a healthy diet, but no fitness program of regular exercise? The answer is no. The same is true if you workout regularly, but fill your body with junk food. You need both a healthy diet and a program of regular exercise to look and feel your best. There’s a saying that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. That’s true whether you’re trying to lose weight or just get healthy. You need the proper nutrition and controlled caloric intake that a healthy diet provides.
Eating healthy means making smarter choices.
Eating healthy isn’t really dieting. Once you learn how to make smarter choices, there’s no calorie or carb counting. There’s no magical food and you can still eat your favorite foods, just not as frequently and with portion control in mind. No matter how hard you’re working out, if you stop at the pizza or burger shack afterward for a burger, fries or pizza and a beer or shake, you’ll still gain weight! You’d have to workout for hours to burn all the calories in that meal.
Eating healthy provides all the nutrients you need to build the body you want.
If you want to build muscle tissue faster, you won’t do it by eating candy bars. You need a good source of protein in your diet to help you do it. Everyone has different goals and while eating healthy has some basics, we help you choose the food you need for the nutrients to attain your goal, whether it’s shedding weight, putting on weight or building muscles and getting fit.
That doesn’t mean you don’t have to exercise.
Healthy eating is a top priority, but it won’t keep you in shape as you age and won’t give you all the benefits exercising regularly offers. Those include lowering the potential for serious conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and even osteoporosis. In fact, one study shows that exercising not only helps maintain bone density better than some medications for osteoporosis, but it also can help reverse some of the changes and make them stronger.
- Living healthy also means getting adequate sleep. While you’ll sleep better when you workout, sticking with a sleep schedule is also important. Adequate sleep helps with weight control and lowers the risk of heart disease.
- What you drink also counts toward a healthy diet. Soft drinks and sugary drinks provide empty calories and can even add to the risk of serious conditions. Even diet soda can cause visceral fat. It’s fat around the abdomen.
- Make sure you stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. You need at least eight 8-ounce glasses each day. Sometime, dehydration makes you think you’re hungry when you’re really just thirsty.
- If you’re choosing a healthier lifestyle, focus on all the benefits and how good you feel, not on what you have to give up. Body Sculptors can help you with a healthy menu of delicious food that will make you glad you chose healthy eating.