Whenever I have joined a gym, I would tell the instructor on the first day that I wish to lose 5 kgs weight in one month.We all love quick results right 🙂 ? So I always dream to become a hottie in a quickie 😛
The instructor would always smile and ask me about my eating and sleeping habits. Rarely has an instructor asked me for how many hours have I been working out !
He would then guide me what to eat and what not to eat. My thoughts “ Oooh God, I wanted to hear about my workout schedule and he is giving me a diet regime, I haven’t paid the gymn fees for this “!
The incident came as a surprise to me a few years back but after so many years of struggle to lose weight, I have embraced the fact that you cannot exercise out a bad diet, period!
Then why do we spend so much in the gymn ? Don’t worry, I am not asking you to stop going to gymn 😛 ! Exercising is important, it’s like icing on the cake ! But what if there’s no cake ? Diet is synonymous to cake here. Without proper healthy nutrition, exercise can’t do much. This is an understated fact.
Some people say that Weight Loss is 80% Diet and 20% Exercise. Some say that Abs are made in kitchen, not gymn ! This is true to a great extent. The ratio of diet and exercise in weight loss varies from person to person. For some people, the ratio can be 70:30 or 60:40. It’s difficult to decipher an ideal ratio. Observe your body, listen to it, see what works for you !
I am a 70:30 person. I sometimes cheat on my diet but I make sure I compensate for it later. So ladies, I cannot emphasize enough how important is nutrition to be healthy and fit.
Here’s a quick note on the importance of diet and exercise –
- Eat healthy to be fit
- Exercise to become fitter
- If you give in to after exercise cravings and have a donut, please read note 1. :d. You are doing more harm to your body with your after exercise cravings !
Which is your ideal ratio of diet and exercise in weight loss ?