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The Simple Ways of Exercising and Eating That Create a Successful Life
By Guy Blews
I don't give a flying pizza how much you weigh if you look good - but I do give a damn when you look bad because you're fat, even if you are as light as a feather (which, of course, is not actually possible).
We have all been fed a big fat lie, a 'miseducation', a bunch of processed trash, when it comes to diet, health, exercise and weight.
We are made to think that losing five pounds will make all the difference, so we think we should stop eating. We are made to feel that there is something wrong if we don't finish all of the food on the plate, so we eat too much. We are taught to eat three heavy meals a day and we are led to believe that exhausting ourselves to the point of agony is the optimum workout.
Allow me to re-educate you:
Muscle is heavier than fat - so you might weigh more and look better.
If you eat all the food in front of you, three meals a day, then you mess up your metabolism by overloading the system which cannot process the excessive amounts consumed by the time you get to the next meal. By doing this, your body gets used to needing more food and so it takes more to fill you up and you look fat because you cannot digest what you eat and then your body will store it, so, actually you are fat. If you then try to diet, your body doesn't understand the change and therefore it stores more food (fat) because it is used to feeling full and has a panic attack that makes you look and feel even worse than you did before.
If, on the other hand, you eat a little bit at a time, all of the time, then you keep the engine running and the system works smoothly, it doesn't have to start from cold every time you sit down to eat - it's like a train that is kept racing along by putting coal into the furnace constantly. We are taught the opposite, we are 'miseducated' into waiting until the train has stopped and only then do we decide to fill up with fuel so it has to kick start itself all over again until it comes to another slow, grinding halt which needs to be kick started once more - this makes absolutely no sense, it simply exhausts the system and creates a stagnated metabolism.
What we should do is eat less, more often, snack, graze and see the benefits. By doing this we allow our body to digest constantly and we allow ourselves a more varied diet, we have the ability to consume sweet, sour, bitter, wonderful, heavy and light foods because our body is readily able to process whatever we consume. Ideally we should eat protein, vegetables and carbohydrates on a regular basis, we should drink plenty of water as it hydrates, transports the waste and cleanses our system, and we should only treat ourselves with the 'bad stuff' irregularly.
Working out should include weights, stretching (perhaps yoga), some cardiovascular training and some resistance training (sit ups, push ups, squats). The key to any diet and exercise is constant variation. Goodness should become a lifestyle. It may require discipline, but it will, in the long run, create a more painless existence. Be consistent with your workout regime, but vary the workouts to keep the body agile and flexible.
If you workout regularly, if you park at the far end of the parking lot and you use the stairs instead of the elevator, then there is no need to beat yourself up and strain your muscles to injury point when working out. Workout well but do not push yourself too hard, you do not want to damage your body, you want to enhance it. Rather than getting annoyed when you forget something at the other end of the house or office, look at it as an opportunity to be more healthy, to exercise, to freshen your mind.
The benefits of being active and eating well will run through your physical, your mental, your financial and your sexual life. You will feel better, you will have more energy, you will become more efficient and you will succeed more often because you will be more persistent in your pursuit of excellence.
Exercise is an elixir for all parts of your life; if you eat properly and considerately you will want to exercise regularly, and once you exercise regularly you will find that you feel better about yourself which will enhance your day to day existence, creating a balanced life brimming with confidence that will lead to you becoming more attractive which results in successful attempts at finding strong, loving and long-lasting relationships.
Be constant with your exercise. It will positively influence your entire life.
Guy Blews is the author of 'Marriage & How To Avoid It' and the instigator of Realistic Relationships. He has a blog at http://www.RealisticRelationships.com where he looks at the overall effect of a life in order to create a stronger individual who will be completely successful. His latest book is entitled 'Realistic Relationships' and is available at his website.
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