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Nutrition And Exercise

You answered:
"I know that just another 'diet' won't do it. I need to try something new."
"I think that better nutrition and exercise will both help me to lose weight."

Here's what you should know:

You've discovered the truth about nutrition and exercise

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  • You are one of the lucky few. Lucky -- or smart -- or insightful.
  • In any event you have discovered two of the truest truths in weight loss. One, that anther "diet" won't help you. And two, that better nutrition and exercise will help you lose weight.
  • Diets are artificial.
  • They take weight off too fast so they damage your metabolism.
  • They don't give your body the nutrition you need, so they tear you down.
  • They make false promises, so they betray you.
  • And they don't give you a plan you can live with, so they leave you worse off than when you started with nowhere to turn.
  • You could make a case that diets are a major factor in the current obesity epidemic. There's a lot of truth in that.

The key -- improved nutrition

OK. So what will work for you? Rather than a diet, you need to improve your nutrition.

Nutrition is two things: energy and raw materials.

So you need food that is a high quality energy source. And you need food that provides the building blocks -- lean protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.

The good part is that the foods that give you proper building blocks also give you high quality energy.

Stay close to source

Eat foods that are as close as possible to their source. In other words, if it came out of the ground it still looks like it came out of the ground.

The emphasis is on fresh food, vegetables, some fruits, whole grains, lean meats, dairy. Food that your body has to work to digest.

And not foods that make you fat -- like potato chips, french fries, doughnuts, candy, Coke, and alcohol.

The energy stream

Now, not only do you need high quality energy and raw materials, but you need them in a steady stream. Not 3 meals a day -- that's too long between meals.

Definitely not skipped breakfast and huge dinners. No. You just need meal after meal after meal. A little something to eat every two, three hours.

Not a lot each time -- just enough to keep you from being hungry. But you've got to keep the engine running.

Movement is life

What about exercise? Well, you can't live without it. When you stop exercising you start deteriorating. That's a fact. Your body just falls apart. It's that simple.

But get in some exercise and what happens? You lose weight. You are healthier. Sexier. Happier. And you live longer. Not too bad, right?

But listen, you've got to do it right. And most people just don't do it right.

From idle to exhausted

There are two extremes to exercise. The first one is some version of, "I've got to get in shape today." Well that's never going to work.

You can't get in shape in a day, or a week or a month. All that's going to do is overwork your system. Cause you to collapse. Make you say, "I just don't like to exercise."

Of course you don't like to exercise if it half kills you!

What's the other extreme? It's plodding. You know, like on a treadmill. Plodding along. Week after week. Month after month. The same slow pointless exercise. If you can even call it exercise. Mostly it is a waste of time.

So no wonder you say, "Exercise doesn't work for me!"

Well, too much or not enough, it's the same result. Which is no result -- no benefit from exercise.

Exercise that works for you

What you are looking for in exercise is the "sweet spot." It's not so hard it kills you off. And not so easy you don't get anywhere.

So look, what you do is this: Start easy so you don't kill yourself, but then move up. Take a couple weeks, get warmed up a little. Maybe take some walks. Get some air in your lungs.

But then you have to step it up a little. Each day, each workout you have to move it up -- challenge yourself a little more.

Because your body is used to what you are doing. It adapts to your nutrition and exercise. And when your body adapts you don't make any progress.

One step at a time

It's not complicated. But there are some things that really work. These are the things you should do:

  • Keep records. Weigh yourself everyday. And then be sure to keep a graph.
  • You need a log book. You'll at least double your results with a log book.
  • Start with any kind of exercise. Walking is fine.
  • But you'll soon need to make sure you are getting a good cardio workout.
  • Walking might be fine for you for a long time. But you change over time. Make sure your nutrition and exercise change with you.
  • Then you need some resistance training -- you know, something to build up your muscles. If you don't you'll get weak...and flabby...and saggy.
  • And when you get older you tend to fall and have a hard time taking care of yourself. It's no joke. It can mean the difference between you living and...

Well, you get the idea.

The result?

Now, do these things, nutrition and exercise, a steady supply of high quality energy and something to stimulate your heart and muscles and nervous system, and you'll do fine. You'll be able to have the body you want.

It will take some time. But you'll get there. And this time you'll stay there. Now, won't that be something?

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