How to balance between diet and exercise

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Published: May 23, 2019

Diet and exercise are core to good health. By eating properly you are depriving your body of all those unhealthy items. And by exercising regularly you help your body stay strong and fit. But, the balance between diet and exercise can be a tricky thing. Doing one or the other will produce very little result. Eating too little will make the exercises hard and unproductive. While exercising while eating unhealthy food will produce very little result. So, you need to try and lead an active and balanced lifestyle if you want to meet your goals. And here is how to properly balance your diet and your workout routine.

It’s sometimes hard to balance between diet and exercise

balance between diet and exercise
It’s sometimes difficult to balance between diet and exercise

Every start is difficult. And you too will probably find it very difficult to find the right balance between an active lifestyle and your dietary preferences. When you reduce your sugar and fat intake you will most definitely feel cravings. But, you need to stay strong and stick to your diet. Over time it will get easier. And in no time you will not only be in better shape. You will also wonder how could you ever had eaten all that greasy food. You will feel better, have more energy and a clearer mind.

The balance between diet and exercise isn’t always the same

Before we dive a little bit deeper in the subject of balance between diet and exercise you need to understand that every person is different. Some might require a more strict diet with lighter exercises while others will be able to achieve their goals with a stronger diet. It’s all up to the individual. That’s where personal trainers come into play. They are professionals who know how to help you meet your goals. They can help you establish a healthy diet and a good exercise plan.

Consult a nutritionist for a good balance between diet and exercise

You should consult a nutritionist for better results

If you are just starting with your diet and your exercises, it’s a good idea to visit a nutritionist. Every human body is different. And every human body needs a different diet to be healthy. So, with the help of a nutritionist set up your weekly meal plan. Professional nutritionists will take into account any previous health issues you might have had. And will teach you how to properly balance your meals as well as how to avoid unhealthy food. It’s a great first start that will set you on a path of healthy exercise and lifestyle.

Also, consult your fitness trainer

A nutritionist can give you some great advice when it comes to losing weight. But, they can’t provide you will the whole picture. Since you will be working out, the best person to go to for advice is your fitness trainer Dubai. He or she will be the one setting up your exercise plan. And as a trained professional will be able to properly balance between diet and exercise. Your trainer will take into account your current condition, advice from your nutritionist as well as your plan of exercise. That way you will have all the information needed to reach your goals.

Making your own diet plan

Making your dietary plan on your own can sometimes be tricky. And even dangerous. So, if you don’t have a personal fitness trainer yet, you need to create your workout plan slowly. Over time you will see what works and what doesn’t. One good place to start when making your diet is the food pyramid. It’s a great reference point to daily recommended amounts of proteins, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Your personal needs and preferences will probably vary, depending on many factors. But, after experimenting a little bit you will be able to find the perfect balance for you.

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Your diet should reflect your exercises for best results

Your diet should be made according to your exercises

Every exercise is different. And every person is different. So, you can’t have the same diet for many different workouts. Doing Zumba Dubai is vastly different exercise than doing weight lifting. Therefore, your diet needs to reflect your exercises. The best guide in this will be your personal trainer. But, if you don’t have one, you need to take it easy until you find the right balance between diet and exercise. And as time goes on,

Eat several small meals a day

We are all used to a three-meal diet. But, it’s not always as healthy as it sounds. Eating six to seven small meals throughout the day will have much better results. It will boost your metabolism. Which leads to faster and healthier weight loss. As well as many other health benefits. Also, that way you will be able to much better schedule your meals. So you will be able to have meals both before and after your workout. You should eat a meal that consists mostly of carbs just before the workout. That way you will have the energy needed for a good exercise. And after the workout, you should have a meal high in protein. That way your body will be able to recover much faster after a workout.  

Drink plenty of water

The human body is mostly made up of water. And we need it throughout the day to keep hydrated. Especially when doing exercises. So, make sure that you drink plenty of water. The recommended amount is 8 glasses of water per day. And make sure that you drink at least one glass of water after your workout.

Make your exercises stimulating to properly balance between diet and exercise

In order to stay in shape, we need to burn the calories that we took during our meals. So, your exercise plan should be stimulating enough to spend what you ate. If you get bored in the gym you can always go out for a run. Or go have a swim.

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Start with light exercises and gradually increase the intensity

Make gradual changes

The important thing to remember is to take it slow if you are just starting. Don’t over exert yourself, as that will only make things worse. Make gradual changes to both your diet and your exercises. In the beginning, you can do a couple of short workouts throughout the day. Instead of doing the one really long one.

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