I get lots of email from people who complain because they do fitness programs like P90X, Insanity, ChaLEAN Extreme and more, but don’t seem to get results. I always ask that fitness defining question: are you following the nutrition plan that came with your Beachbody fitness program? Usually the answer is NO! Let me tell you that if you want a better, slimmer body, you need good food in your body. You need to clear out all the junk food in your kitchen to help you avoid all temptation. Working out alone is NOT going to get you the body you want. Eating right and exercise go hand in hand.
If you want that flat stomach or 6-packs abs you must eat right. If you ignore this one simple rule then you are not taking the time to reach your fitness goal.
Start by taking a look deep inside your refrigerator. Most people don’t even know what’s in the fridge! Clean out that fridge and reorganize it. Next, move on to your pantry and hit up your “treat” drawer. It has to go!
If your food is made of “bad” foods, then get rid of it and start over. Bad foods include many different types of refined processed carbohydrates like white flours found in white bread. You may also be surprised to learn that high fructose corn syrup is found in sodas, cereals, oatmeals, candy bars, salad dressing, crackers and much more.
Refined carbohydrates cause your blood sugar level to spike giving you a rush of energy. Then of course you crash! It is this process that can cause you to gain weight!
On the other hand, unrefined or non-processed carbohydrates such as whole wheat bread, wheat crackers and shredded wheat provide you with more nutritional content. These “good” carbohydrates provide a constant stream of energy helping maintain energy levels and avoiding weight gain. Don’t forget about your veggies and lean meats!
Also, get in the habit of reading food labels, look at the calories and the ingredients of all the food you buy! You would be surprised at the ingredients of many of the food you buy!
There is no miracle cure to get in great shape. Getting fit takes hard work – you need to eat healthy and exercise. You may think that new diet fads and crazy machines are the quick way to looking good but these “quick fixes” hardly ever work and don’t give lasting results.
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