Got ready with full energy to achieve your weight loss goal, but not able to figure out what should be in the priority list.
We are always stuck in the never-ending debate in mind while choosing the best strategy. Confusion is due to varied claims on a single thing. Some claim one thing best while some consider as the worst.
Deciding the best is a complicated task but you need not live the complication.
An exact percentage in impossible to predict but on a rough estimation, nutrition take 80 percent credit leaving 20 percent to exercise.
Many questions will arise with this estimation. Exercise is responsible for fat burn, then why exercise is only 20 percent. How nutrition is considered 20 percent when the nutrition is the root cause of the problem(many consider nutrition is the problem).
Questions will arise and you will have confusion while choosing.
As mentioned earlier, the estimation of nutrition and exercise is around 80 and 20 percent. As it’s rough estimation, the figure may differ, nutrition (70-80%) and for exercise (20-30% ). Whatever may be the exact figure it doesn’t matter, just you need to use both to get faster and better result.
Better the combination, faster the result.
To understand why nutrients play additional benefits in accomplishing the weight loss goal and better way to use exercise; we need to explore more.
Why Nutrition Plays Lead Role?
For any fitness goal, both nutrition and exercise are important, consider both rather than neglecting any of them.
But for achieving those goals, you need to take extra care about nutrition. Your goal depends on the nutrients and food choice.
Better you nourish your body, the better it will react. With quality nutrients, the body will work at its optimum level. Fat burns, muscle growth is quick, energy level allows to enjoy life, and many more changes happens with the focus on nutrition.
Instead of nutrition contributes 70-80 percent result, many people consider it as the root cause of the problem. As they consider nutrition as the problem, they start to skip meals, cut calorie than required, they follow many other practices.
The things that are the real help are considered an evil, making tough for people to make right and get benefit from those routines.
How Careless Eating Can Nullifies Your Exercise or Active Lifestyle
It’s a common issue that even being active throughout the day and daily workout routine, they aren’t able to achieve their desired weight loss goal.
Workout routine and an active lifestyle are the best way to boost fat loss and to maintain the achieved weight loss, but it won’t be helpful if they take nutrition lightly.
Everything is about calories and considered the culprit.
The calorie is not the problem it is the source of energy, but they can become when not handled properly.
A popular saying, burn more calorie than you eat to lose weight. To lose weight, eating fewer calories than utilized is a great strategy.
Due to this saying, people are cutting calorie below the daily required intake. Eating more and even less than required, both cause problem.
Eat More: Eat more calorie than you required or burn, rest will be stored as fat.
Eat Less: Eat less than required, the hormonal imbalance will make you crave for calorie. The longer you resist, the craving level will increase. Willpower is a limited resource and it will out soon. You won’t be able to resist the urge and eat calorie dense foods.
How can careless eating nullify the active lifestyle effort?
2-3 slices of pizza can provide around 500 calories depending on the ingredients and size, but it will require 60 minutes of cycling to burn around 200-300 calories.
If you drink a sweetened drink with 140 calories after a walk, you lose the benefits of 30 minutes walk.
There are foods loaded with calories which can become a hurdle in your progress.
It will take around 5-10 minutes to consume a huge amount of calories but it requires lots of efforts to burn.
If you keep eating extra calories than required then those calories will be stored as fat.
What happens when you spend burning fat in the gym for hours and end up eating calorie-dense foods?
All your effort go into waste is the single reason to take care of nutrition. All your hours of hard work ruins within few minutes of unhealthy food choice.
Better your food choice, better the result. The day you cut the need of the body to deposit calorie as fat from that time body burn fat for metabolic activity, active lifestyle, and fitness routine.
A faster result is possible only when you focus on eating a balanced diet.
Tip To Eat Without Exceeding Calorie And Without Starving
Eating healthy and limiting calorie (required) is not tough if you follow the strategies mentioned below.
1. Eat High-thermic Foods
If you want to lose weight, first you need to make right food and nutrient choice.
One nutrient that can help you feel full for longer and help to burn calorie, is protein. Whatever may be your goal; weight loss, muscle gain or lean body; protein will prove beneficial.
Focus on including protein-rich foods in your diet, as they high thermic nutrient and burn calories during digestion.
Note: Protein is important then it doesn’t mean you can choose any food that contains protein. Choose healthy and lean protein source.
2. Focus on Macronutrient Intake
The choice of food to eat depends on the macronutrients content. The focus should be to eat food rich in protein, fiber, complex carbohydrate and healthy fats.
Choose foods depending on its macronutrients and you won’t find tough to lose weight and maintain them.
3. Eat Low Calorie Foods
Your goal should be to cut unwanted calories rather than required calorie. Problem is the excess calorie.
The solution for eating required calorie is eating lots of low-calorie foods. Food rich in fiber is filling and provide low calorie. Even contain foods that have a high water content.
4. Eat When You Feel Hunger And Stop When You Feel Full
It’s common that major follow the routine planned or referred by someone else. Planning a routine without listening to the body can be the worst mistake.
A plan or routine should be followed to stay on track and be accountable, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore body’s signal.
You will see a growth in energy level from the day you listen to your body.
Body handles complex functions, working day and night to improve immunity and protecting from health issues. It takes care of every complex function, but to carry on the process it needs good nutrients.
Better the nutrition you provide to your body, better it functions. The better it functions, the healthy, fit and lean you stay. Same is it with your weight loss goal, provide it with healthy nutrients and smoother is to achieve your weight loss goal.
The body needs nutrients, and it needs to convey its demand requirements to us so we provide it at the right time.
Hunger and satiety are the signal body are indicated when it needs food and when it had received enough.
Listen to the body, eat healthy foods when you feel slight hunger before it reaches to craving. When your body feels it’s full, then again listen to it and stop eating.
By listening to the body’s signal you will provide it nutrients at the right time and even prevent overeating.
Is there any need to set priority fitness routine?
Nutrition is the most important part of weight loss and other health goals but that doesn’t mean you can neglect fitness routine. The fitness routine is important instead of its 20 percent contribution.
Healthy nutrition will speed up the weight loss process but fitness routine will help to build stronger and lean body. A fitness routine can’t be ignored it the way we train our body to get into our desired shape.
Your goal may be weight loss and energy gain, fitness will the best way to train in that way.
A goal to increase strength and stamina can be achieved by with fitness routine.
Whatever may be the fitness goal you want to achieve, fitness routine can be adapted to achieve those goals.
A fitness routine will train your body and cells to adapt as per your need, but nutrition will be required to nourish those cells to get bigger and stronger.
Whatever goal you may choose, but to achieve them you need to have a perfect balance in nutrition and fitness routine.
80 percent result is through nutrition but that doesn’t mean fitness routine should be ignored. Faster and a better result is possible only with a good combination.
Don’t take lightly any of them as it can delay your progress and even ruin the effort. Make the smart choice with nutrition and even focus on the fitness routine.