All scientific studies clearly say that the most important ingredient for a long and healthy life is to: ingesting less calories. That’s eating less and eating smarter. Chewing properly, fasting a few times a year, balancing diets. All of that helps maximize the return of investment on the food you eat. Let’s not stop there.
Being fat has absolutely no benefits. Being fat is way harder than being non-fat. You’re always concerned with what you’re going to eat because you’re always hungry. So instead of deep thinking more important stuff, you’ll be thinking about food. You’re also more likely to get cancer, diabetes and heart diseases. The cost of living is also higher, you get tired a lot faster. And you have a narrower choice of the opposite sex.
Working out will not only help you burn calories, but during that chemical burning of the calories, electrical energy is produced and the lymphatic system is put into motion. That means that exercising actually feels amazing!
There’s a common myth that says it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you exercise. In reality you can actually substitute dieting with exercising and the viceversa. Up to a point. That point relies on balance, which most of us don’t have. We don’t have time to eat healthy and we don’t have time to exercise. The good news is they’re both simple.
Take running for example. I’m not sure if you’re the kind of person that’s ever had a new year’s resolution to lose weight, and have a transformation, but I was. I started off with a one month subscription to a running track. The weather was cold in November, and so I only went for three sessions until I gave up. Giving up felt awful. I would find excuses every weekday and tell myself that I’d go during the weekend. But then I’d stay late on Friday night so as to wake up late. I’d do the same on Saturday night too. I wasn’t doing it on purpose, I just felt an anxiety towards going to bed early. However I thought about it, I could never get myself to look forward to go and run again. My subconsciousness was telling me something. I wasn’t ready for this. I had to change something else.
I knew that losing weight was half-part working out and half-part dieting. So after failing the first one, I changed my priority to lose weight through dieting first, then go to the gym and also take some classes of wrestling and combat sport.
It took me about 15 days to rewire my eating habits towards dissociated eating. But I did it and actually was easy enough after first 8 days ( that 8 days were crushing). After that, I didn’t feel hungry anymore, I just lost weight and gained energy. I’ve literally improved my calorie conversion ratio.
Working out should be incremental. Always do some walking, stretching and basic aerobics to warm up your muscles. Always stretch. Then try planking. Just plank for a minute or two. The effects of planking are unbelievable. In one minute your heart rate goes up. In two minutes you start to feel all the muscles in your body. After three minutes of planking you start sweating and trembling. That’s it, your three minute workout without even moving.
After you’ve mastered 3-minute-planks you can do mostly anything. Just remember: warming up and stretching are very important because they keep you away from injuries. Don’t hesitate to join online forums on health and fitness. There are lots of such places with many beautiful and inspiring people ready to lend you a piece of advice. Team up and get up!