Many people think to be healthier and lose weight they must hit the gym and exercise for many hours in a day. This is true to some point, however if you do not change you eating habits into healthier ones, you will never lose weight. If you continue to eat high sugary foods that are highly processed then you will need to run an upwards of 4 miles a day just to burn off that one food. If you enjoy your “super sized” meals, you will need to run a marathon to work that off.
Another good point on eating healthy food would be healthier food will increase your energy giving your more energy to work out. Although we do need to exercise to live a healthier lifestyle, exercise alone is not the answer. In fact, expert nutritionists and personal trainers alike say that you should be following the 80-20 rule. That is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. Even a personal trainer that gets paid when people exercise wants you to be mindful of what you eat verses how hard you work out!
In fact, if you have not exercised in a long time (or ever), you should be starting your routine slow and not push too hard, this can cause injury. Yes, you do want to push yourself once you have been working out for awhile.
Focus on eating whole foods first, and adding a little exercise in everyday, like walking, swimming, yoga, zumba and then you will see results!!
While exercise alone can not help you lose weight, eating a healthy diet rich in real whole foods along with a exercise will lead you to a healthier lifestyle and you will be a slimmer you in no time!
Also stay away from that diet soda as well, read my previous blog here for more information on that.
Stay healthy my friends!! 🙂