Exercising machines promise you “sculpted abs” as well as a “bikini-ready physique,” but as the majority of active fitness enthusiasts know, a diet would be the important ingredient to a terrific body.
Experts say diet is about 80% of getting the body you want to have.
Working out and enjoying a well deserved snack is a wonderful thing and something that keeps some people on their goal. Knowing what foods to eat before a workout and planning what little treat you may have after your workout may work for you. Note – immediately following a workout, it is recommended to consume a protein shake and not high-sugary foods such as dried fruit.
Now I can admit there are some people out there that can consume 2 pieces of cake per day and drink sodas that have 6-packs, but even so, their insides are screaming due to the poor dietary choices. For those with super fast metabolisms and incredible genes, you have been blessed but cursed at the same time. Just because you can have flat abs after eating 4 slices of extra cheese pizza doesn’t mean you should. Whether you choose to eat organic foods or not, is your personal business, but the point is to consume healthy foods that compliment your fitness training.
Looking great and feeling great are two entirely different things. Living in Miami Beach for 6 years, I witnessed some of the most fit people on earth, the surgery sculpted beauty queens and the gym rats, and also the ‘skinny fat’ people. For those of you who don’t know what skinny fat means, it is someone who is very skinny due to a lack of eating, but with zero muscle tone – hence the phrase ‘skinny fat’.
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