Exercising, eating clean, still not losing weight? If So, Read On….
Eating clean, exercising often, and still not able to do away with those extra pounds? The truth is eating clean and exercising regularly are relative and broad category statements. We all know deep inside that we can make that extra effort of course correction, but we are only wishing for it not doing it. Blame it to the Friday night alcohol, weekend binge eating, acute work level-stress or in some cases starvation diet plans we have created.
Fitness or wellness is a lifestyle which is to be looked at in a long-term perspective. Fitness is a Marathon not a sprint. The true essence of Healthy Living is felt by an individual when he ditches the scales, starts loving his workout and eats food to fuel the body not the mind.
Common Mistakes to blame for your frustration
Exercising routine is just like our personal life; the best of things happens to those who walk out of their comfort zone. if you have been doing the same routine repeatedly since a long time your body probably has got used to it.
Are you doing a steady walk on treadmill? You ride the bicycle while chatting with your neighbors? If you are just walking around and not intensifying your workout regime, you might be running around in circles. You need to make a shift in your ambitious range, such as moving from a 10 to 12 on treadmill, from Manual to resistance on Cross trainer, from 3 set sessions to 6 set (light weight session). The key is to break the plateau of adaptation. Overtime as you engage in the same level of activity along with the same diet you don’t increase the energy expenditure in a linear way.
While the thought of challenge and intensity sounds good, make sure to create gradual spikes. Don’t go out for a cross country tomorrow when the maximum you have done a treadmill is 10 minutes.
Physical activity is just 20% of the game, Food defines 80% of the reality.
For starters before we read this we have assumed all forms of sugar, packed, processed food to be unhealthy and they are not even in contention for a discussion.
In this fast-paced environment, the desire of instant gratification has made us millennials think a lot about food, and unfortunately marketing gimmicks have exploited it. A lot of people who are new in this modern-day fitness industry look towards carbohydrates as the devil in weight loss. As the popular saying “experience is a hard teacher which takes the test first and gives the lesson later”; we all end up realizing it’s natures best recovery drug. The portion size of each component goes like this Carbohydrates (45% of DV), Protein (35% of DV) and Fats (20% of DV).
If what you have been doing is working for you, you would be not be reading this. If it is not ask yourself few questions?
- Are you eating the right stuff?
- Are you always thinking about food? (DITCH THE DIET’s)
- Are you really keeping yourself hydrated?
- Do you feel sluggish most of the day?
- Is your workout Intensity too low or too High?
- Do you need a routine change?
- Do you need a diet change?
The answer to all these questions will help you find the way of course correction. There is no homogeneous diet plan that can be applied to all. For example sake someone who is a runner will need a different set of diet as compared to a lifter.
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Hi!! My name is Manu Arora and I am a full-time health and fitness blogger living in Delhi, India. Somehow I made my passion for fitness inculcated into my Work Profile. My goal with my blog and videos is to enable your passion for healthy management of Work-Life Balance.