Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Nutrition versus Activity
People often make the promise to get started on exercising to lose weight, get healthier, reach fitness goals, and usually have a time frame attached to that promise (on Mon, next week, at the start of the new year, etc). We all know it takes a lot of dedication and consistency to reach our goals, to make changes, change our lives, improve our health. It is not rocket science, I promise. And although some people may disagree, my advice to people who are going from poor eating habits and no activity to wanting to see changes in their body's, from how they look to how they function, and everything in between, is to start by CLEANING UP YOUR EATING HABITS. Don't get me wrong, both components are necessary for change, and they do go hand in hand, BUT nutrition is huge. Just by making changes in your diet, you will get results! Stop drinking alcohol, stop drinking soda, eliminate processed foods, eat fresh, choose lean proteins (chicken, turkey, fish), stop eating fast food, cut out sugars, the list goes on and on. Once you make those changes and can do it regularly then get moving!!! Before you know it, you will have more energy, you will sleep better, your clothes will fit better, and your body will completely transform!