Practice Moderation

 

When you practice moderation at the dinner table, you’ll find you get all you want and still maintain a healthy weight. Dieting doesn’t work. Practicing moderation does. When you diet, you only eat specific foods and say farewell to some of your favorites or your comfort foods. Practicing moderation is different. It’s a matter of eating healthy almost all of the time, but still allowing for a few bites of your favorites or one indulgent meal occasionally.

Eating in moderation doesn’t leave you feeling deprived or guilty.

That order order of mashed potatoes and gravy may not be “diet-friendly,” but could be a comfort food that will help you make it through a breakup or job loss. If you’re dieting, it might these types of comfort foods could spell disaster, unless you cut back on the portions and only a fraction of what you otherwise might put on your plate. You can eat it without feeling guilty and still have the comfort it brings to you. When these disasters occur, don’t forget to go to the gym and workout. A brisk workout can also lift your spirits and burn calories in the process.

Working out in moderation.

Working out in moderation has nothing to do with pushing yourself as hard as possible. It has more to do with making sure your body has a day of rest to heal between workouts. You don’t have to spend every waking hour in the gym to get results. In fact, sometimes it can be counterproductive. Working with a personal trainer will help you identify the sweet spot where you get the maximum benefits in the minimum amount of time.

Get rest, but do it in moderation.

People jump at the chance to improve their health when it doesn’t require extra effort. That’s why some people go overboard when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Seven to eight hours sleep each night is important, any less than that can contribute to poor health and low energy levels. However, just like food, drink and exercise, enough is enough when it comes to sleep. If you’re getting more than 9 hours of sleep each night and you’re over the age of 12, get a physical first to see if there’s something physically wrong. You could also be suffering from depression and a program of regular exercise can help lift it.

Rather than stuffing yourself at a meal, consider being more moderate and divide your portions to two smaller meals. You can use the second meal as a snack and not have the bloated feeling you get from eating all the food at once.

When boosting your workout to the next level, make sure you’re using the proper form. Working with a personal trainer can help. If you’re not ready to move up, often it shows by causing you to make adjustments in form that can cause injury.

Dieting in moderation is also important. If you cut back on calorie intake, make certain it’s not to restrictive. Too few calories can put your body into starvation mode, where it lowers the metabolism to save calories, making weight loss even harder.

Include other activities in your life besides work and working out in the gym. Don’t neglect family and friends and maintain a well balanced life for maximum happiness.


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