Adding exercise is always a good thing. But it is not enough if you want OPTIMAL RESULTS.
A lot of people want “good abs.” There is still a misconception that you can “ab crunch” or “sit up” your way to good abs.
Truth be told, you might already have a good set of abs but they are hidden under a layer of “insulation” a.k.a. bodyfat.
YOU CANNOT OUTWORK A BAD DIET AND POOR LIFESTYLE HABITS outside of the gym.
A lot of people still think that they can kill themselves in the gym but completely ignore what they eat and still should get ripped.
Not going to happen.
3 MUST DOs FOR OPTIMAL WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS
So here are 3 things you must SOW if you want to REAP the benefits of a jaw dropping transformation.
1. Clean up your nutrition – Everyone pretty much has a good idea of what foods are nutritious and which ones are not. The more ingredients something has the more processed it is. So if the ingredient list looks like a novel, skip it.
Eat more fruits and vegetables and quality protein from eggs, meat, and fish to help prevent muscle loss and stabilize blood sugar. This helps you burn fat and maintain a healthy weight.
Also in this category drink a lot of water – at least 8 glasses per day to help flush out toxic substances and promote healthier digestion.
Yes this takes a little more work but it is worth it. I see people who are disciplined about getting to the gym but totally neglect their food and that is the #1 reason why they never look any different even though they hit the gym all the time. This is 70-80% of your results so put some time into shopping, cooking and prepping meals and snacks and you will look and feel much better.
2. Utilize core supplementation – I’m not talking about the latest koo-koo berry root from Dr. Oz, but I am talking about a good multivitamin, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium magnesium/vitamin D and a probiotic for digestive health.
These all help fill in gaps we leave from incomplete nutrition and makes sure your body is getting the optimal dosage of micro nutrients. This helps us get energy from food, protect cells, boost immunity and allow the body’s processes to work more efficiently. Unless you have an organic vegetable garden you eat from 7-11 times per day, you probably aren’t
getting all you can from your food.
3. Manage sleep and stress – When we neglect sleep and are chronically stressed we mess up our hormones. This can kill our health in many different ways. So make sure you work on getting at least 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night.
Stress won’t go away so we have to have things in place to manage it. Find healthy outlets other than booze and junk food, to calm your mind and body.
HOW DO YOU MAKE IT ALL WORK?
Think of yourself like a battery. If you do these things it’s like hooking up to the charger. If you don’t you will burn out.
I know, I know.
It seems overwhelming. You might say I need to do all these things and don’t know where to start.
It is a process so respect that it is a marathon not a sprint.
Rome wasn’t built in one day and neither is a healthy lifestyle.
Pick one thing to focus on each month and make that the emphasis.
Like eating an elephant..
One bite at a time.
Dedicated to your results!
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P.S. We are launching a special Facebook coaching group called “Get Fit With Erik” on June 1st. We will be featuring a habit of the month plus a daily exercise plan as well as accountability check ins. You can join it now by clicking here.