Fitness is such a flexible, personal concept that it’s difficult to claim anything is for certain. Diets can feel like an impossible element when trying to be healthy. We all have our personal tastes, routines, and allergies. Science can provide us with some hard facts about dieting that can keep things simple. The calories you take in should be less than the calories you burn on any given day. Doing so means weight loss, weight gain, or maintaining your weight. Fad diets you may find involving creams, cleansing products, and supplements often work only to get rid of water weight and muscle without any of the fat that is causing health issues.
Regarding the original question of which diet is right for you, it’s less about picking and choosing from an extensive list of advice that might sound unique or fast, and more about making your diet. Finding your own diet means keeping healthy habits and behaviors in mind, including:
- Knowing how to control your portions
- Eating food that comes from most (if not all) food groups
- Promoting weight loss (or gain) that is slow and steady
- Getting to eat snacks between some meals
- No supplement reliance
- Having small portions of foods/drinks you enjoy
- Drinking a lot of water
Dieting does not have to be some dreadful, daily thing. You don’t have to starve yourself or feel any real pain to change your eating habits meaningfully. Much like exercise, you can make it fun and exciting. Having a realistic goal that you care about with your diet can work wonders. Are you dieting because you want to feel better throughout the day, or do you just want to lose a lot of weight at once? Is this diet something you are comfortable following with for the rest of your life?
Finally, a good diet should also help encourage you to exercise, since working out and eating well go hand-in-hand for the ultimate positive lifestyle shift. When you work out in a group, you spend time with like-minded people who can also provide you with more personalized advice or anecdotes on how their diets have helped them. If you’re looking for a group fitness program in South Florida that can help you find a great workout with your new, enjoyable diet, try a free class with us at PumpFit Club and see what we have to offer!