Training + Great Diet = NO Results?
“But I train so much and I don’t see any progress!”
“It’s BECAUSE you train that much you don’t see any progress.”
Another conversation in the gym.
You know what happens to me when I train a lot and don’t rest enough? Don’t recovery enough for my training and life?
I start craving all kinds of food, exhausting my will power. I start getting cranky. I start feeling the least like working on more challenging projects. My creativity refuses to cooperate. I start complaining. I even start wanting to NOT train! I lose the joy of movement! The joy of living! My energy goes way way down!
There are hard-working people, who stick to their diet religiously, and they train hard, pushing themselves every single workout honestly and … they don’t get the results they want — they don’t get fitter, or leaner, they don’t put on more muscles, they don’t feel better. They usually get results initially, when they start the program and then the progress stops. No matter how hard they train and how strict their diet is. It feels like they are running some race all the time. The progress stops. Fatigue, frustration and possibly injures are building up.
The outstanding results you want come from training, eating and living in a state of balance.
Train enough to see the progress, to challenge yourself. But not too much to injury yourself, adding more and more stress to your already challenging life.
Recover enough for your training and your lifestyle to release the built-up stress and exhaustion. But not too much to stop the progress from happening.
Eat enough to cover your unique body’s needs — for training, for life, for health. But not too much to get fat, sick and old, not too little to exhaust yourself and have no energy for progress in training, for life, to rebuild health, that is spent daily.
How do you find that balance in everything? That balance, that so few people find ever?
Only those, who take the time to experiment, to mindfully learn from daily health practice, daily training, from mistakes and successes, only those few get to find that elusive balance.
Recovery for training is just as important as training itself.
In fact, the more intense you train — the more time you need to recover. Yes, you’ll get fitter and will be able to do more as a result of your training, but you’ll also need more time to recover to see further progress.
And did you know that being under-recovered, putting your body and mind under more and more stress, that builds up, prevents you from losing fat? Prevents you from successfully following a sensible diet?
How is that?
In the state of stress your body burns glucose (blood sugar) and muscles for fuel, more than it burns your fat. Because in the state of stress your body needs energy — fast! And glucose is a faster fuel, compared to fat. That’s why it’s almost impossible to build lean muscle (or keep it), burning fat, when you over train all the time.
Plus burning glucose instead of fat as your main fuel source keeps you craving all kinds of foods all the time.
More Stress (training is stress) = Cravings and Never-Ending Hunger (and not for broccoli unfortunately)
Something you need to give up, if you want exercise and training to give you the cosmetic results you seek — for lean beautiful physique and ideal body weight — the idea, that you can burn off your bad diet.
It’s not only about calories. — One bagel will take you about 2 hours of running to burn off. Might be not a smart time investment!
It’s about hormones produced, because of the bad diet.
It’s about nutrient deficiencies.
It’s about chronic inflammation and stress, that bad diet causes.
Trying to burn off your bad diet is the stupidest thing you can do for yourself. You might as well officially confirm to yourself — “I don’t care about my health, youthfulness and quality of my life. I just want to enjoy any food I want right now.”
Is this you? …
Want to take your training to another level?
Want to look as lean as you possibly can? Fit, strong and sexy?
Train hard. Rest enough to recover.
Stop burning off your bad diet. Eat healthy-mindfully
Healthy living trivia
You don’t get healthy and stay healthy.
HEALTH is a DAILY PRACTICE. One bite at a time.