Exercise Vs diet Vs general health.
Most people in the western world have a preference for losing fat. This might be an understatement for the obese, a fair point for someone who is body sculpting, and an understatement for someone who is obsessed with their body fat percentage.
So, if you are planning to lose fat, what should you do? Eat the right foods? Take supplements? Exercise more? Eat “superfoods”?
The answer is yes…
To all of the above.
We now know that diet is the most important factor in weight loss. Some people say that the ratio is 60% diet 20% exercise and 20% rest and recovery. This seems like an accurate assessment although it is impossible to put exact percentages on these factors.
We love the gym, but diet is more important.
The important message is that diet is the most important, and that rest and recovery is important too. Many people focus on the exercise part of the equation and this leads to frustration, over-training and injury.
Whilst focusing on a healthy diet will result in the fastest weight reduction results, sooner or later you will either plateau
In topics of physical personal development, we can break down categories. For example, there is a difference between fitness and body weight. Someone who has a body fat percentage of 25% can be more healthy and fit that someone with a body fat percentage of 10%.
But who cares about these imaginary people? Lets focus on YOU. Lets think about what you can do to enjoy a better life. A life that you have created for yourself. No-one can create this life for you. All of the motivational books in the world, and healthy recipes are worthless without your own involvement. Dedication and spirit of wellness and adventure.
Adventure? Yes, becoming more self-aware, dedicated and disciplined will lead to you seeing life as an exciting adventure. Because once you realize that you can achieve self-mastery, you can achieve anything worthwhile.
Self-mastery should be the most important and valuable goal in your life, for it is the foundation of every other goal that you might work towards.
Do you really think that you can build a company if you
Do you really think that you can control your finances when you cant even control a junk food addiction.
Get the idea?
So what is most important? Diet, exercise? or Rest and recovery? Well, lets assume that if you get the exercise and diet right, the rest and recovery will be easy…
Keep eating more healthy food, keep eating less junk food, and exercise moderately…
That one sentence if followed is more valuable than all of the diet books in the world, as long as you stick to that one sentence every week. Just keep going.