Keeping in shape is no easy feat. Millions of Americans struggle to stay fit and keep in shape. While it can be challenging to find time to work out and keep on track, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few tips that can help you stay in shape.
Finding the Right Workout Plan
If you’re not sure what workouts to do, don’t worry. Experts agree that there are a few basic things that you should do when getting yourself in shape. By simply sticking to a couple of these things and making them a part of your routine, you will find it easier to stay in shape.
Eat Well and Consume Enough Protein
While working out can help with muscle gains and fat loss, it doesn’t mean that you can eat anything, and the pounds will melt off. The saying “you are what you eat” definitely applies here. It would help if you consumed enough protein for your body to function correctly and keep up with any muscle mass lost during weight loss or workout sessions. Eat enough healthy fats such as nuts, fish oils, and flax seeds daily so that the body can absorb fat more efficiently rather than storing it as fat.
Most experts agree that exercising six days a week is better than none when it comes to staying fit. A good schedule would be three times per week on non-consecutive days or four times per week on consecutive days or two times on non-consecutive days, followed by three on consecutive days or two times on non-consecutive days followed by one workout on consecutive days (your choice). If possible, work out outside, and if weather permits, get some sun every day because being outdoors increases vitamin D, a healthy fat that helps with weight management.
Don’t skip meals
Most dieters do not eat their main meals and snacks simultaneously; this leads to overconsumption of calories and a lack of nutrients. It is recommended to have three main meals and two smaller snacks throughout the day- these should be low in calories, high in protein, and high in carbohydrates (carbs). So plan your workouts around these meals so you can get enough energy to get through them. You will also avoid overeating at your next meal because you are anticipating your next workout getting up soon.
Keep wholesome foods on hand.
Keeping healthy foods available for consumption when having a snack or meal away from home or traveling is essential. Don’t forget to pack some nuts, fruits, cheese slices, and hemp milk (also known as hemp protein).