I get told all the time from people “I’ve been working out but I just am not losing much weight”. My first question is always, “What does your diet look like?” Usually the response is something in regards to they are still eating the same, and eating crap.
Working out without eating right is like putting a brand new set of tires on car that won’t start. It’s almost pointless. Almost. Now working out is always good, if you are not going to change your diet, still workout, you will at least be healthier.
But if you are looking to change your body you really have to focus on diet. It’s a huge part of getting in shape. I firmly believe fitness is 75% diet. You have to monitor what you take in. Because exercise can only take you so far by itself. Hugh Jackman in addition to training like crazy for the Wolverine movies ate broccoli, brown rice, and chicken like 5 meals a day. He wanted to barf all the time.
It takes sacrificing some of your tastebuds and learning to like new foods. Your body won’t like you for awhile, you will be tempted to reach for the same old sweets, chips, and sodas, but don’t. Stick with it for a month till it becomes habit. Once it becomes habit then start branching off and trying other new healthy things. You will find you feel better, look better, and are getting closer to your goals.
Don’t get frustrated over slow results either. Society everywhere tells us there is a “quick fix” to get in shape. Wrap this thing around your body, take this miracle pill. It’s bull crap. It’s someone trying to make money. Eating clean and working out will get you in shape, it just may take some time. For some even years who are at a very unhealthy place, but that is extreme cases.
You can do this!