If you are in shape, you are probably used to being asked “How do you do it?” They are, of course, talking about how you manage to stay in shape.
If you are among those that are asking this question, then you might still be in the dark, wondering what fit people do to maintain their weight. Well, here are some great tips that may be useful in getting you to your fitness goals.
#1. They Don’t Diet
Fit people will rarely follow a diet plan. Instead, they will choose a diet that works for them and stick to it.
Although you can follow a health guru’s advice to try and come up with a day to day menu that has the right balance of proteins, vegetables and dairy, the best thing is to do what feels right. If you are looking and feeling good, it’s likely that you found a balance that works for you.
#2. They Exercise Regularly
Some common excuses people make when it comes to dieting is that they just don’t have the time. Fit people always find the time to exercise. In fact, they probably have a set time every day when they exercise. That way they don’t have to think about scheduling and taking time out of their busy days for workouts.
Hint: The best time to exercise is first thing in the morning. Then you don’t have to worry about trying to fit workouts in after things start piling up.
#3. They Stay Active
Even when fit people are outside the gym, they try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They take the stairs instead of the elevator. They don’t worry about getting the spot that is closest to the mall. They choose recreational activities that will help them stay in shape. These activities are all effective in maintaining a healthy body weight.
#4. They Are Healthier All Around
A fit person doesn’t merely concentrate on diet and exercise. They focus on all over health. This includes a good night’s sleep that will help them get the most out of their workouts. They try to limit stress that can lead to overeating and an accumulation of belly fat. It’s likely they don’t smoke or drink both of which can negatively affect metabolism, health and athletic performance.
#5. They Indulge
When you see a fit person, you might think that they never eat food that’s high in fat or unhealthy in any way. However, this is not necessarily the case.
Most diet experts advise dieters to indulge every once in a while. This keeps feelings of deprivation at bay so you aren’t as likely to go off your diet permanently.
Most fit people understand this and indulge in moderation keeping to a schedule of when to binge and when not to binge.
#6. They Find an Exercise They Enjoy
If you are avoiding working out because you don’t enjoy it, it’s time to find an exercise that works for you. Most fit people have found a routine that they have fun doing. It’s also a good idea to switch things up so you don’t get bored by doing the same things over and over.
#7. They Have Friends That Hold Them Accountable
It’s much easier to stay fit if you spend time with other fit people. If your family prioritizes fitness, it’s likely you will all engage in healthy eating habits making it difficult for you to binge out on junk food on a regular basis.
Now that you know what it takes to be fit, what changes will you be making to maintain a healthy weight?