It´s not that hard to enjoy social life when you want to make fitness part of your life.
Don´t let your life revolve around training and nutrition, they are tools to help you live a better and healthier life not to make your life more stressful, we´re here to enjoy life and live to the fullest and the only way to blend fitness into your life is to follow a nutrition plan that is flexible, that gives you the freedom to eat whatever you want when you´re with friends and family without feeling guilty and develop good daily habits like working out every day.
We all love food and we must have the freedom to eat those favorite dishes, snacks or desserts without feeling guilty. Many people who follow strict diet plans to lose weight are afraid of going out to parties, meetings or family reunions because they can´t eat what they want, this makes them feel so bad and in a certain point they end eating that what they´ve been thinking about and they eat the whole box or bag.
If you´re starting it may be difficult but once you develop new habits and behaviors it will be so simple to achieve any goal and sustain it, if you are in good shape and your health is great you don´t need to make fitness so stressful you can just stay with the basics with time you´ll find it easier to make healthier decisions, you enjoy life a lot more and fitness will become second nature for you.
To make fitness work for you, you need to keep everything simple for nutrition, training, mindset, sleep and stress. You must develop the habit of working out one hour every day, if you want to do more exercise it´s up to you, the type of exercise or training program you follow will vary according to your goals. Once you develop the habit of working out half of the work is already done just keep changing your workouts to fit your goals and more importantly to keep it fun and challenging.
For nutrition the simplest way to make it enjoyable is to keep it simple, stop over thinking and over complicating things, avoid processed foods as much as possible and stay with real, natural, fresh foods. This is the most effective and simple way to achieve any goal and to sustain it, it may be hard if your diet right now is based on junk food but once you get used to it, you´ll start feeling better and you´ll make healthier choices.
Try to get more quality sleep every night at least 6 hour sometimes we´re sleeping 7 or 8 hours but when we wake up we don´t feel rested, it´s important to focus on quality and to really rest and recover. Take some time every morning to meditate which is a tool that will help you lower stress and keep a positive attitude.
Even when you´re going to develop the habit of eating real, natural foods you have the freedom to eat your favorite dishes, snacks, desserts and junk food every now and then. You can go to all those parties, meetings and reunions with friends and family and eat what you want, some eat have their favorite dish or snack every week and call it cheat meal, you don´t have to call it cheat meal. You can have your favorite dish or dessert once a week or maybe twice a week, or once a month, this depends of you and your body.
How your body handles carbohydrates, trans fats and all the chemicals in processed foods varies from one person to another, you may have your favorite candy bar every day and maintain an awesome physique, sadly this is not possible for all of us. You just need to realize that you can still have it maybe one time per week.
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