Consistency is something that is often over looked in weight loss and health and fitness goals. Most people believe that by eating sensibly and exercising you will be able to lose weight and regain that control that you were looking for. While that may be true, it could take some time to achieve these goals. Being consistent both in terms of eating and exercising will help your body to shift that unwanted weight more quickly and help you achieve your goals.
Having consistency in your eating is one way of helping to lose weight. Keeping your diet consistent will teach your body to know what is coming and be more effective at managing calorie intake and weight. Again it is important to keep the diet balanced so that you don’t binge on carbohydrates or protein sources.
A good tip for managing your eating habits and diet is to have a plan of attack and to stick to it! If you plan your meals, plan what they will consist of and then stick to it. Again, your body will be able to more effectively control weight and help you during exercise. A problem a lot of people have during dieting is binging and snacking on treats as a form of reward for your good work. While you may well deserve it, it will also be a stumbling block in achieving your goal. Planning treats into your diet is a much more effective way of doing this.
Regarding exercise, there is plenty you can do to help stay consistent. First and most important is to set aside at least 30 minutes each day to do it. You’ll never fit your exercise into your day if you don’t plan it in – most people’s lives are far too busy to do so. The time can vary from one week to the next but make sure you plan it in. Next you can split this time between cardio and strength training. The body doesn’t require much more than 30 minutes of cardio a day so the rest of the time can be used to keep it interesting and try out more intense exercises. Keeping this mix will help improve your results and meet your goals much sooner. It is important to consistently vary your workouts.
Exercising every single day is good but not when it is the same every time. Your body will peak too early and your results will begin to slow. Changing the exercises will keep your body needing to react and also keep it interesting for you.
To achieve permanent weight loss consistency in dieting and exercising is crucial; the body is using what you eat to exercise and cannot store it as fat and gain weight. Consistency should help improve your overall health, help achieve your weight goals and start to form good strong muscle tissue.