We all know people that make being healthy appear inactive. They are always definite, they never come away that crazy weight gain around the holidays, and they always have more energy than everyone else.
So what’s their secret?
You’d be so surprised to hear how simple it is you may not believe it. But rest assured, follow these simple rules that I teach all my personal training clientsto follow and you will not only look great all the time, but you’ll feel great to!
Healthy people make fresh vegetables and some fruit the primary component of all their meals.
Some of you will read this and have a collective ‘sigh’. What your mama told you was right; you need to eat your fruits and veggies.
People have an easier time keeping their weight in check when they eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies.
The reason why: Fruits and veggies have the highest nutrient count of any foods with the lowest amount of calories. What that means is you will feel fuller and have more energy without adding a lot of extra calories. So ditch those junky ‘100 calorie’ type snacks that have no nutritional value and leave you feeling more hungry 10 minutes later.
Recently I had nearly all my personal training clients wanting to get bikini sexy for the beautiful summer we enjoy here in Ventura-which is an awesome beach town in southern California.
I said its simple, eat 2 cups of fresh veggies with each food first, then eat certain protein and complicated carbohydrates. Most thought it was too simple to work. But they found unanimously that they felt full, satisfied and energetic while dramatically cutting their calories and reaching their goals of being beach ready!
Healthy people do exercise they enjoy!
If you’ve had a hard time being consistent with your exercise routine, it may not be because you don’t have the time or energy. It’s probably because you haven’t found a type of exercise you like doing.
Listen even among my hard core personal training clients who LOVE working exclude at the gymnasium , it’s really all about developing your life outside the gym.
Again, being in Ventura California it affords my clients opportunities to train for a mud run, hiking, surfing,doing a hard bike ride or something similar.
Working out in an environment you enjoy will make all the difference and keep you committed. It will also help you want to focus on cross training (like working out in the gym with a personal trainer) to make you better at your sport.
Surprise! Healthy people DO NOT diet!
You’ll find that healthy people don’t follow the latest trendy diet plan or miracle cleanse.
The reason why?
they don’t need to because they are always eating healthy, getting a lot of fresh veggies grass fed/ wild caught protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates from whole foods.
Oh, and they only indulge in drinking alcohol and dessert’s sometimes, NOT in the night-time!
This is the approach I teach all my personal training clients at my studio- Get Cut Fitness. No gimmicks, no restrictions just a well-balanced long term lifestyle approach that works now and forever.
When you do these simple things on a daily basis, you will never feel a need to go on a short-term rapid weight loss diet. Besides short term diets have been proven to make you weigh more in the long term then you did when you started.