Stay Fit by Following These Diet and Exercise Recommendations for Men
Posted Jul 13 2013 11:18am
That twenty year old framed photograph of yourself hung right above your headboard wearing only your good old pair of tight denims and cowboy boots in the middle of summer takes you to a place where you used to be conscious about your weight and when you used to live with fear of losing your precious rock-hard six pack abs. Fast forward to ten years later and you now have a bloated size 36 waistline with patches of flabby adipose hanging in all the wrong places. What happened to being self-conscious? Did you just let go of your diet and exercise regimen because you found a way to overcome your fear of gaining weight?
Without much being said, obviously outward appearance doesn’t have an impact on you now. And this explains why you’ve relinquished dieting and exercising all together. Given that you’ve braved ridicule and mockery what concerns me the most is the fact that you’ve also unknowingly let go of your health. Being overweight or obese can put you at a great risk of acquiring obesity related diseases such as type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This is not to imply that you go crazy lifting weights and pound on the treadmill all day. All you need is a little shoving towards the right direction.
Below is a list of recommendations suitable for men who are in dire need of guidance when it comes to diet and exercise.
1. Don’t even think about skipping breakfast. If you think skipping breakfast will make you lose weight then you’ll be damned to know that skipping the most important meal of the day increases your risk of obesity by 450 percent. You need all the calories you can get to last throughout the day but it is also necessary that you eat wisely. A bowl of whole grain cereal, a slice of wheat bread and low fat milk/skimmed milk should do it.
2. Include protein in all three meals. Consuming foods rich in protein triggers a process called protein synthesis. This is the time when muscle is being built up
3. If you do have to squeeze in snacks make sure that you’re wary about its caloric content. A healthy yogurt or a non-fat ice cream will make you feel less guilty about snacking.
4. Cut back on sugar and salt and eat more fruits and vegetables. Drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated and to make you feel full.
5. Watch your portion sizes. It would be best if you use small plates during meal time.
1. It’s not enough to enjoy sports by sitting across your television set. Go out there and engage in sports that you are interested in. Losing weight doesn’t have to feel like a chore. You can actually lose weight and exercise while having fun.
2. Do cardio thirty minutes in a day and slowly lengthen your exercise time in succeeding weeks. Cardio can be done through running, biking, swimming, dancing, etc. If you find it boring to run alone then grab a friend to run with you.
3. Get involved in the gym. Being in the gym puts pressure on you because your instructor will dutifully check up on your and monitor your progress.
Don’t get disappointed if you still won’t fit into your old jeans but be happy that you’re actually doing something about your weight and your health.
Florence Aguilar – A registered nurse working for NaturalTongkatali.com , is an avid health writer who keeps herself abreast of the latest research and studies on Tongkat Ali Extract and Health Topics. He believes in the benefits of continued learning and aims to inspire and make the world a better place for both men and women through her writings.