Diet and exercise: how to get the right balance

Dieting and exercise are usually cited as two key things for weight loss.

Neither dieting nor exercise comes easily for most people keen to lose weight. And finding the right balance between diet and exercise almost seems impossible.

However, here are some tips to achieve that elusive balance between exercise and right diet, if you have a strong desire to lose weight.

First, note that most dieting and exercise plans devised independent of each other and this is a major problem why diet and exercise don’t work well.

Why? A poorly planned diet and exercise regimen usually leads to less than substantial weight loss results. It is not difficult to forecast what will likely happen in this kind of situation.

Poor results lead to frustration, and frustration leads to giving up. If you have tried to diet and exercise in the past, you may have experienced this disappointing cycle.

Here’s what to do to avoid frustration in getting leaner.

To achieve your weight loss goals, design your meal choices in coordination with your exercise regimen. This will allow your body to utilize the correct nutrients, to the maximum extent, to make your exercise efforts as effective as possible.

How to achieve optimum diet for weight loss?

First, remove unhealthy snacks from your eating habits. This does not mean you can’t snack, but rather that healthy snack choices will help your dieting and exercise regimen become more effective.

The easiest way to understand the harm that junk food causes, let’s look at the calories. Here is good example of the number of minutes a person would have to exercise in order to negate the consumption of unhealthy snacks:

If you were to eat the serving size of one ounce of Pringles, your caloric intake would be 150 calories, 14 grams of carbohydrates, and 10 grams of fat. Taken together, this means that you would have to either: walk for 43 minutes, or run for 18.

While potato chips may be tasty, they are not the right choice for an individual striving to lose weight.

Once you have armed yourself with the food value breakdowns of the foods you eat, you can begin to cut out those food choices that do nothing for your body. Again, it’s important to realize that dieting and exercise must be accomplished together in order to be effective.

As the potato chip example shows, our food choices are vitally important to our exercise results. There are other food items worth paying attention to that are high in calories, like Starbucks coffee. The takeaway from these breakdowns: that small indulgence, taken with all of the others, equals weight gain. The last thing a person attempting a diet and exercise regimen wants is to negate their hard work simply because they are not aware of the negative effect of some of their food choices.

I hope this example drives the point well: successful dieting and exercise is not beyond your reach.

If you are serious about losing weight, educate yourself on the nutritional value of the foods you eat. Next, chose a diet plan that is right for you.

There are countless resources available for those willing to seriously attempt weight loss.

For those individuals who feel they are too busy to take on the added task of educating themselves on, shopping for, and then preparing healthy meals, consider a meal delivery service.


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