If you have a fitness trainer providing you with personal training, he or she would likely be the first one to agree that dieting and exercise always go hand in hand. You may still get results from doing aerobic exercise or weight lifting faithfully, but the absence of diet is guaranteed to slow down your progress and prevent you from losing weight or improving your physical condition as quickly as possible.
Regardless of whether you are enrolled in a program for men’s fitness or women’s fitness, all the tips listed below are guaranteed to enhance the results of every training session you complete.
Never work out on an empty stomach.
It has been said again and again, but this advice bears repeating because a lot of people still insist of doing otherwise. Dieting has never been and never will be synonymous to starving. If you exercise on an empty stomach, you are forcing your body to burn muscles instead of fats taken from your most recent meal. You should eat and finish a healthy meal at least thirty minutes before you meet with your personal trainer, and you are guaranteed to burn all the calories you have consume from your last meal – and beyond that.
Never work out on a full stomach.
Conversely, it is also not ideal to work on a full stomach. Not only does it slow down your movements but it can also dangerously lead to stomach ulcers and other types of digestive problems. Eat moderately before your workout session and focus on consuming foods that are light but filling at the same time.
Don’t skip meals.
There are two reasons for you not to skip meals as a way of dieting – even if the strategy seems to work for you.
Firstly, skipping meals does not work for everyone. It does not work for those people who only end up hungrier because of it and usually succumb at the end of the day to indulging their food cravings to the extremes. Skipping meals is just another term or form of starvation and you already know what the opinions of experts are about this.
Secondly, skipping meals does work for some types of people – usually those with iron self-control. On one hand, they’re to be congratulated for being very self-disciplined. On the other, what they’re doing also happens to be dangerously unhealthy and may lead to ulcer, dyspepsia, and other medical complications.
Either way, skipping meals for dieting is simply not worth the potential hassles it comes with.
Take it one day at a time.
Dieting asks a lot from the ordinary man or woman. It requires you to turn your back on your favorite food and your favorite restaurants. When you think about all the rules that come with dieting – and the tips above are just the tip of the iceberg (no pun intended) – then it is easy to find yourself discouraged. You should not, however, let this get to you. If you strive hard to think of dieting requirements one day at a time, you will eventually realize that you have also managed to achieve your fitness objectives one at a time.
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