Our starting point today is well , that the secret ingredient to healthy eating is Mindfulness.
(And well ..consistency.)
The secret to achieving your visualized physique is tightly stringed to your “Diet”. It has been rightly said that fitness is sketched on a phenomenon which is 20% workout and 80% diet. It’s a hard fact to digest, but an interesting truth to learn about.
Defining nourishment goals
Let us dissect this fact to know why our diet is more important than just a workout.
Is it clean eating, muscle building or weight management that you want to achieve.
Next is knowing where the hindrances to achieve your goal are.
So, has there been a time when you ran the extra mile pushing and crossing your limit with a hope to lose more weight? Or joined a hot yoga class to get those abs in shape. Probably so, Everyone has gone through that phase. However, when you reach home your stomachs all gripping with hunger, ready to devour anything in sight, you end up craving, and that extra mile goes to waste. After all this, we question ourselves on why can’t we see any difference in our weight or health goal?
Define the goal & the problems in your way to achieving them.
Plan those Meals!
The most hidden fact about fitness is that your diet is your Hero!
If suppose it’s weight loss you want, a successful key to losing weight is to take in fewer calories than what you burn. To lose a pound, you’d probably need to achieve a 3,500 calorie deficit. If you’re following the 80/20 rule, this means you’d want to hit for about 750 calories burned through exercise, and the rest cut through dietary changes. But it so commonly happens that after your workout you’re so dead hungry that you don’t mind stopping by the chat-wala just near your gym to grab a small bite. However, that may probably serve your hunger for that moment but will leave your #Fitnessgoals unfulfilled.
Plan those meals & those snacks to avoid derailing your good efforts by mindless eating. Order groceries in advance & prepare that post workout smoothie (or keep fridge stocked with healthy fruits, veggies for snacking!).
Meal Prep & include Seasonal Fruits & Veggies in your Diet
Your diet totally depends on the kind of person you are, the place you reside at as well as the kind of fitness goals you have set. However, the priority factor to be followed on your road to fitness is getting rid of all your junk food habits. Secondly include a lot of good carbohydrates in your diet and increase your water intake to at least 2 liters a day, as carbohydrates provide the fuel for your body to exercise more and water acts as your hydration partner. You could also supplement water with our Coconut Water to help you shed some extra kilos along with hydrating you.
Include proteins like Lentils, Curd, Paneer, Eggs, etc. as a compulsory food to all your diet routines especially if you plan to follow the 80/20 fitness routine.
It’s good to make an extra batch of dal or staples or hummus that you can store to consume in the next 3 days.
Now, as you’ve got yourself educated about this fact, the key point to take home today is that your workout has its own place and it is contributing its bit to your health and physique, however, it is almost handicap without a healthy and balanced diet.
So start today, in fact, start now! Say goodbye to all your junk food habits and make way for a healthy and balanced diet. Hope you have gained some tips on how to balance your diet and exercise. Eat Clean. Stay Lean.
Check out our article about the 80/20 Diet Rule to know more about nutrition & weight goal management.
Also, dont forget to Track Progress & Celebrate!