The human body is a really sophisticated machine but pretty easy to understand. If your goal is to have a completely different body than you have right now, you have to understand that no magic pill will accomplish that for you. Any type of change is hard and can be confusing at some point. The main purpose of this information you are about to receive is to help you understand the work and dedication you need to generate to modify what you already have at this point in your life.
First of all, you need to find out which foods make you feel good and don’t, what type of exercises you feel generates the most benefits, and how to assimilate them with the goal you set upon yourself. Don’t be fooled by so-called experts that recommend eating small meals with certain ingredients in them, they will tell you to avoid fats, carbohydrates and certain meals in general, also, please don’t listen to T.V infomercials that say 30 minutes of daily activity is enough to get fit because it’s all a big fat lie.
Each body is different, it doesn’t matter if you have a lean or a full physique, what works for you will not work for your friends or siblings, take some time to think and write everything that you ate yesterday or if you can remember everything that you ate last week, at the same time think about the days when you felt better or had more energy than others, by doing this you will narrow out which foods have a better effect on your body and the ones that don’t. If you find out that chicken makes you feel less bloated than meat, you should eat more chicken! If you discover that broccoli makes you feel bad, but potatoes do the opposite, then eat more potatoes, easy as that.
Once you figured out what foods have the best effect on your body, you need to figure out how much of those foods you will eat while satisfying your daily macronutrient needs. Carbohydrates, Proteins, and fats are the three big macronutrients that your diet is made of. You need to have all of them in your body because it can’t function without them; therefore, if your nutritionist told you to avoid all fats, he’s wrong. All he is going to do is confuse your body and make it function abnormally. The recommended ratio of macros is 50% protein, 35% carbs, and 15% fats, it doesn’t matter if you consume more protein than carbs one day and more carbs than protein on the other, if you want to get in the best shape of your life you need to play around and see what works for you, diet is 50% of the game, the other 50% is divided between physical exercise and rest.
So now that you figured out what food works for you and how much you need to eat, all you need to figure out is an exercise plan. It doesn’t matter if you don’t go to the gym, the point of exercising is burning off excess calories, it doesn’t matter if you’re going to practice running, swimming, cycling, etc. they all work great, but if you want to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time you might want to give the gym a try, it’s not expensive, it will make you feel better, and you will look great.
If your diet is on track, you don’t need to exercise on the weekends, some experts agree that working out without rest days is worse than not exercising at all, just like diet, exercise has its limits, but this doesn’t mean you’re going to go easy on yourself at the gym, it’s the total opposite. Don’t forget that your body will not change in a week or even a month, changes are gradual and they will come but be patient, before you know it a few years will have passed and you will be in the best shape of your life, so now get off of your computer screen and go to the gym!