Skinny or Toned? The difference between dieting and cardio and WEIGHTLIFTING, dieting, and cardio is the difference between skinny mush and a lean, toned body. Weightlifting with a certain intensity will add definition to your body and increase your metabolism. To simply lose weight, one must eat less and move more. So, after you've plateaued, do you move even more OR eat even less? There's only so much time in your day and only so little you can eat. That's a tough decision. What if you could eat MORE, do MORE, and look BETTER? Here's where weightlifting comes in...
Often, people diet by cutting food from their diet, but is this really a good idea? The answer is no. The foods we eat affect our energy, our moods, and, of course, our health. Cutting too much food from your diet is disadvantageous when coupled with your everyday exercise. So, if cutting food from the diet isn't the solution, what is? How will you know what you need?
Just about anyone could benefit from nutritional counseling, but this type of counseling can be particularly helpful for those who are trying to lose weight. The journey to fitness is a long and arduous one, but you don't have to travel alone. Before you start, take time to reflect on your current and previous habits. This will better help you prepare for the journey ahead. These are a few signs that you should look into nutritional counseling while on your weight loss journey.
There is no doubt aerobic exercise is important for overall health. We don't want to diminish its significance. However, if you want to get into the best shape of your life, weightlifting is more important than cardio. As we age, it is often not our aerobic health that causes us to become debilitated. It is the loss of muscle mass and bone density that causes issues as we get older. Only weightlifting will build muscle and increase bone density.
You might have heard a lot of talk about meal plans and how they can help you lose weight. However, you still might not fully understand the value of working with a nutritionist and coming up with daily meal plans to follow. Doing so can make a big difference in your life and your weight loss plan; these are just three of the main benefits that you'll enjoy if you work with a professional and get in the habit of making -- and following -- a meal plan.
When it comes to thinking about the benefits of exercising, especially the goals you would LOVE to achieve, what do you think about? “How do I go about it?”… “How many days a week should I do resistance training?”… “How many times per week & how long should I do cardio?”… “Are there any supplements that will help me burn fat more effectively?” Sound familiar? Well, the most important aspect of getting on the road to a healthier & better looking YOU is to be diligent and go after your long-term goals one step at a time! Be sure to set aside time AT LEAST 3 days per week to hit the gym and do cardio!
Trial and error in the fitness world is a very frustrating venture! One of the most frustrating experiments is trying to discover which macronutrient is best for your fitness goals. There are so many variations in fitness levels, activity levels, activities, body types, and absorption of nutrients between one person to the next. No singular diet will work for everyone! We want to remind you that trial and error is a HUGE part of transforming your body from flabby to fit!
Don’t look back; you may never see how far you have come… Even the strong falter… Blah, blah, blah! What happens when you are on your 500th step, and your feet are tired and aching?