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Fitness And Dieting: What You Must Know

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With regards to living a long and healthy life, there are two necessary ingredients: diet and fitness. Even though some believe that they’re one thing all together, nothing could possibly be more wrong. It’s very possible to have a perfectly healthy diet with deplorable fitness habits. It is equally possible to be very physically fit with less than savory eating habits.

There is a clever little line from the Jimmy Buffet song “Fruitcakes” when his ‘lady’ is lamenting:

“I treat my body like a temple

You treat yours like a tent”

I can not help but think of this line whenever I think about all the people all over the world who’re doing these garbage in, garbage out diet plans hoping to get the weight loss success of those who are endorsing these products.

To be completely honest, it’s possible to shed extra pounds through diet alone. It is not easy but possible. It is also possible to generally be physically fit and also have a few unwanted pounds hanging around. To a large degree we are the food we eat. If we consume a high fat low substance diet our bodies are going to lack the fuel necessary to burn the fat. At the same time if we aren’t providing our bodies with all the tools it needs to build muscle it doesn’t matter how many weights we lift.

When it comes to dieting and fitness, the greatest results are achieved when they work together rather than separately. Use your fitness routine to lose excess calories and make use of your diet plan to be able to properly provide your whole body the nutrients and fuel it needs to build muscle. I’ve heard many times in my life that a pound of muscle weighs less than a pound of fat. Even though this is not the case at all, a pound is a pound regardless; a pound of muscle occupies less space on your body compared to a pound of fat. Pound for pound, I would prefer mine be composed of muscle than fat. Dieting alone does not build muscle and that is something you will be wise to remember in your efforts.

Its also wise to realize that as you’re building muscle you may be shedding inches while not showing a great deal of progress on the scale. It’s very important that you remember this throughout the weight loss process. Don’t measure how well you’re progressing from the scales alone or else you will achieve misleading results. The thing is that far too many people do just this and become frustrated and quit when they’re actually making progress. Don’t let yourself to be a victim on the scales. Look in the mirror, try on your tight pants, and measure your waistline. Measure your success by how you are feeling after climbing a flight of stairs not by how many pounds fell of the scale this week.

By incorporating fitness into your diet routine you are also enabling your whole body to burn off any extra calories it’s possible you have consumed during the day. This means that if you want to enjoy a small ‘cheat’ during your day, you can make up for it by burning a few more calories than normal at night. This is not something that should happen often but an occasional occurrence isn’t going to make or break your daily diet.

You should also look at dieting and fitness as a ball and glove type of relationship. While you can play ball without the glove, it seems to work so much better when you have both. Diet and fitness when combined can produce fantastic weight loss results for those who take them both seriously. The one thing to remember is that neither works as well alone and neither will work unless you are willing to do the work. You need to make this a priority in your life in order to achieve the absolute best results.

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