“Killer abs are made in the kitchen not in the studio”
Whilst it may not be what you want to hear, nearly 80% of our body composition relates to our diet.
You could work out for up to three hours a day, but if you go home and eat poorly than, most of that hard work will have gone to waste.
It is very easy to fall into the trap off thinking that you are working out enough to warrant that dessert or takeaway, however if you are working towards real weight loss goals you will start to become disillusioned when you don’t see a change in your body.
It is important to think holistically about things. By eating right, you can maintain a healthy weight. However exercise is necessary to challenge your muscles, protect joints from injury, tone your physique, and maintain many of the bodies systems including your bones and cardiovascular system. Exercise is essential to help slow down the aging process.
The purpose of exercise is to increase your metabolism, and build muscle mass. This helps assist the body to burn more calories, as muscle requires more energy than fat.
Starting an exercise routine does help you make better food choices in some instances. If you have worked hard to burn off unwanted kilojoules you may think about replacing that sweet buttery muffin with a crisp apple.
There is so much conflicting information out there about which diet to choose… Paleo, gluten free, low carb, no carb, high fat, no fat, 80/20…
But it really is a much simpler equation than which diet to follow. If you are trying to lose weight your energy output needs to be greater than the energy input. With nutrient dense food your best options for nutrition, avoiding low fat high sugar options. The best way to increase your energy output is through regular exercise and Pilates is off course a great exercise choice as it keeps your muscles guessing, which allows you to burn more calories.
Do Pilates to eat better and look better.