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Why eating right is as important as working out

March, 2020

If you feel like you are struggling to lose weight or just maintain a good level of fitness, you might want to look into your diet.

Even though many adults now go to the gym or are taking up jogging and other forms of exercise, we aren’t as active as a population as we once were. It is well documented how important exercising is to your health and just short bouts of activity every day can have big effects on your overall wellbeing.

But does this on its own mean that you are going to lose weight or keep yourself in shape?

Exercise increases your appetite

Anyone that heads to the gym or goes out for a run knows that their appetite is significantly increased after it.

This is because exercise burns calories so your body is crying out to replace them. Working out will also make you dehydrated which further contributes to that hungry feeling.

The problem is that when we are hungry after working out we just want something to eat there and then. This can mean that we reach for unhealthy foods and something that is going to fill us up as quickly as possible which can cause problems.

Working out won’t help you lose weight on its own

There is a common misconception that if you exercise regularly then you can pretty much eat what you want. This one of the many myths that come with trying to lose weight.

Even if you exercise every day if you have an unhealthy diet you probably aren’t going to get the results that you want. Eating the correct foods is as important as working out because the two complement each other and work in tandem.

You need to implement a proper diet and run that alongside your exercise regime to get the best results. A problem that a lot of people come across is that they aren’t sure of what eating the right foods actually consists of.

How do you ‘eat right?’

Do a quick Google search and you’ll find countless articles telling you what the right food is to eat if you want to reach your goals.

Rather than going for the latest fads and popular diets, you should instead focus your attention on reducing your calorie intake if it is pretty high and using this alongside a good exercise routine. Instead of completely cutting out the foods you enjoy, eat them in moderation. In fact, moderation is the key to a healthy diet.

Eating the right kinds of food is as important as remaining active. Using the services of a personal trainer means that you get much more than just an exercise plan because PT’s like me have the right qualifications to give out nutritional advice.

This means that as well as having a targeted plan to keep fit and active you’ll also benefit from expert advice on how to eat better which will contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

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