Six Simple Rules

Posted: February 5, 2013 by Justin M. Strawn in Encouragement
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Don’t try to over complicate things. That’s the best piece of health and fitness tip anyone can give you. That being said, here are six simple rules to follow. You can’t beat ’em.

1. Eat at least 1,000 calories a day

This will keep you from going into starvation mode. Some people get so desperate to lose weight, they cut their calorie intake down to almost nothing. If your body gets less than 1,000 calories a day, it will think you’re starving and start storing all the calories and fat the next time you eat. That leads to weight gain, even though you are eating so little.

2. Push yourself

When it feels like you can’t do anymore, do it anyway. Your body won’t allow you to do any more than it can handle. Know your limits, there is a time to stop and rest, but if you are maintaining good form when exercising, you haven’t reached that point yet. Once your form goes south, that’s when you take a break.

3. Make realistic goals

If you set your sights too high, you will get disappointed. There is nothing wrong with being ambitious, but there is a line between ambitious and unrealistic. Know where that line is. If you set goals that you have no chance of meeting, you’re more likely to give up.

4. Be positive

When you have bad days, don’t let it get you down. Ink about the progress you have made. Just because you have an occasional hiccup now and then doesn’t mean you need to be down on yourself.

5. Don’t fad diet

I plan to write about all the different diet plans out there at some point, but if it sounds ridiculous, it probably is. Use your common sense when eating and you should be good.

6. You’re awesome

Don’t forget that. No matter what you weigh or how you feel, remember that you’re an awesome person regardless of any of that

Have a great day ladies and gentlemen and may all of your fitness dreams come true.

Justin

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