Almost everybody wants to look and feel healthier nowadays. With obesity rates too high to believe, it’s nice to hear that many people are jumping on the fitness wagon. I hope by reading some of my upcoming articles you can feel more comfortable about eating healthy and stepping foot in the gym.
Before starting, understand that getting into shape or changing your diet is nothing to take lightly. You won’t make any noticeable progress by drinking diet soda or eating the newest microwavable meal. If you’re serious about losing (or gaining) a few pounds, it can easily be accomplished within a few months with some hard work and determination. But don’t let me intimidate you, once you see the first sign of results you’ll fall in love with the idea of getting healthy.
A great way to start is by buying a small journal and writing down what you eat (and drink) throughout the day. Don’t make any changes to your diet yet, you need a control variable first in this equation. I’ve heard too many times “I eat healthy and I still gain weight!” or “I eat all the time but am still too skinny!” You won’t truly know what your habits are until you write them down. If you want to get aggressive.. write down the calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat content next to each meal. This will be important later on to make substantial progress in your diet.
MORE TO COME FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON:
Follow along in my upcoming articles to learn more about an effective diet and how to properly exercise for your goals. My next couple articles will talk specifically how to maintain a comfortable diet during the holidays and how to make realistic new year's resolutions. Thanks for reading!
-Sam Meinders: Get Fit
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