A lot of people have it backwards. In order to get your health to where it should be, you need to first start with a proper diet. Picture this, if you are running a marathon every day, (over-exaggerate, but just for this example) but then you go to McDonalds and get 15 Big Macs and slam them into your stomach, you absolutely negate all that running you did on that day.
So yes, don’t believe whatever anyone else says if they say otherwise. Your diet has to be rock solid to be able to not only lose weight, but to increase your overall fitness as well.
You Can Do Nothing and Still Lose Weight
Yes, another thing that you just read. If you were to sit on your couch for 6 months and only eat the absolute necessary food to survive, by the time your rear end left the seat 6 months later, you would be easily 100+ pounds lighter.
Make sure you are counting those calories. If you are eating too many calories in a day you won’t lose weight. You can literally lose weight eating nothing but McDonalds all day. As long as you don’t eat excess calories and manage it, so that it is below the daily recommended, you will be just fine.
A lot of people will read this and have an incredibly hard time believing it. The crazy thing about that is they would rather spend $100’s on different diet programs, workout routines and whatever else. The cool thing about cutting down your calories is: it’s easy, saves you money and is something that you can do every day without the aid of a trained professional.
It Gets Easier the Further You Take It
Yes, at first eating less is always hard. Our bodies train us to eat until we’re full and then some. This is a basic survival instinct of our bodies. But, what you need to realize is that at first your body is lying to you. And if you block out the cravings you will be well on your way to better health.