Yes, I have asked these questions. While trying to maintain my weight and improve my overall fitness, I do a lot of reading. Other times I research the questions because friends and co-workers ask me. I want to be able to give them the best answers. Answers backed up by experts. And guess what? There are experts that will answer each of the above questions differently. It is easy to be confused by the information, but losing weight, gaining strength, and being fit is simple.
Eat Right! Exercise! Get Plenty of Rest!
Does that mean that you should not ask these questions? Of course not! Will you find conflicting answers? Absolutely! As Tony Schober points out in his article, 90% of the recommendations actually work. This really should not be a surprise. We are each different (thankfully). What works for you might not work for me and vice versa. My goals are probably different than yours. Your daily schedule is probably different than mine. Yes, there are some pretty ridiculous ideas out there, so you do need to use a little common sense. If something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
Quit Looking for A Program!There is a lot of information easily available on the Internet today. There is also a lot of misinformation and pure opinion. If you are looking for a quick way to get fit and just want someone to give you a program, you can find one. For example, here are titles of a few articles I read in the last few months.
- The Truth About Carbs
- Nutrient Timing
- Practical Approach to Healthy Eating
- How to Eat Less - Lose Weight By Eating More
- Should Men and Women Eat Differently?
- How to Get Slim - Portion Size
- Swimming for Fitness
- 10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism
- Keys to Successful Workouts