Well it’s nothing new but every so often I gain weight (not necessarily around festival time) but you know happens, mostly I used to be able to handle it but this time I wasn’t really able to control my expanding waist. So obviously I took the traditional route, I joined a gym. As most of you would know, you have to let know your goals and accordingly, they set up a plan for you. My goal like so many others is to lose weight, and the expert there during conversation very politely pointed out that, if I wish to accomplish my dream it’s 70% maintain healthy eating habits and only 30% workout. Now, this is the man selling exercise and gym strategies for good health, but even he stressed on food habits, frankly speaking, we all know this is the truth, however, before calling it the holy grail, let’s understand the reasoning behind it.
Let’s start with the obvious that only needs common sense, let’s imagine you worked out a lot in gym, sweated your very glands out, and burned tons of calories, then after that you goaded on sugary snacks, processed cheese, potato fries, and anything and everything that you could put your hands on. What do you think will happen? Chances are you will end up gaining weight rather than losing. Hence eating a balanced diet is precursory to weight loss.
Next up, exercising increases appetite, which means chances are you would want to consume more, now as explained before grabbing anything will not result in weight loss. Ergo eating right remains the key to achieve weight loss. There is a reason why there are pre and post-workout meals. In order to even burn the calories, you need to operate on something, and once you are through with your session, you need to provide some nourishment in order to function for the remainder of your day. Let me elaborate, the other day after my workout I went without anything, and didn’t have much before-hand as well, the result was my muscles became stiff, so much so, next morning I was operating as a puppet. Obviously, I no longer go without my meals, and obviously healthy stuff only.
Now so many people would have told you and even my history personally reflects the fact that a person may lose weight but sustaining that weight loss and not gaining it back are the peak struggles of health enthusiasts. Research has shown that those who follow balanced eating habits and continue exercising are the ones who achieve this magnanimous feat. Ergo this goes to show that exercising is important and plays a pivotal role in weight loss but it’s the healthy eating habits that drive this wagon to the station, parks it there successfully and services it efficiently.
So, what are you waiting for, strap yourself on the balanced diet wheel and begin your weight loss journey.