You’ve no doubt heard of the 80/20 rule before. Exercise accounts for 20% and diet accounts for 80% of your results. Here’s what to do: a) burn more energy than you consume. Admittedly this is sometimes hard to define! b) eat more foods that stabilise your blood sugar to reduce cravings and overeating. Avoid added sugar and the many versions of it c) prioritize high-quality protein and vegetables at every meal even breakfast! d) organise your environment for success, plan out your grocery shopping each week and also your meals. e) Avoid ALCOHOL. It will not only add unwanted calories, it will weaken your resolve and add no nutrients to your daily requirement. f) Go easy on so-called CHEAT MEALS. The general concept of “cheat” meals and “clean” eating can lead to guilt and general negativity around what should be a celebration and an opportunity to deliver health and vitality at each meal.
The Ultimate Beach Body in 30 Days… just won’t happen. So if you’re after a ‘Quick Fix” program, realise that rapid change is often unrealistic, highly stressful and often dangerous. Our approach to a transformation program is a smart and understated one. Overcoming an unhealthy diet and poor exercise habits can take a lot longer than 30 days even if it is a good start. To be fair, lasting body changes may take 6 to 18 months. Are you up for the Get Fit Slow Plan…. the one that creates change that will last a lifetime?
In 2013, the total cost burden of physical inactivity on the Australian economy was $805 million, including $640 million in direct costs and $165 million in productivity losses. By now it’s over a billion dollars, with an unknown multiplier effect in healthcare. But if the health of the economy doesn’t motivate you, maybe it’s your own health that does. Either invest now or pay heavily later.
A sedentary lifestyle coupled with an unhealthy diet and no regular exercise will strip years off your life and end up costing you thousands in medical expenses. Change your life today with a call to Best Practice PT.
At Best Practice PT we are University Qualified Fitness and Health Practitioners. We have a quality system that ensures best practice assessments, plans and trainings. Plus we’ve integrated several technology hacks to make your progress more visible, accountable and scientific. You could say we deliver Smart Training to get you better results.
Abs. Everyone wants them. But do they REALLY? If you want visible abs you need to be roughly sub 12% body fat for men and sub 18% body fat for women. If you want to reach these body fat percentage levels then it is safe to say that you cannot get away with drinking alcohol, whilst trying to achieve that goal, which might take 6-12 months depending on your starting point REPEAT: You will be a teetotally whilst trying to get abs, not to mention eating a very strict diet. So if you aren’t willing to cut the daily beer or red wine and sharpen up your diet to an unsociable degree, then you don’t really want abs.
Most of our clients report the main advantage of a successful exercise program is ‘Feeling Good’. We’d hasten to add that body fat loss and the accompanying spike in energy will help you; age better, improve your lifestyle and simply become a better partner or parent to hang out with.
The way you perceive the world shapes your thoughts, your thoughts become actions, and your actions create your physical reality. If you haven’t been getting the results you want then it might be time to change your paradigm. It won’t be easy and it’s not without risk. But it’s the only way if you want something different to what you are currently getting. You must become pleasure-AVOIDING in the short term with the long-term goal of perceiving things a whole lot differently – a paradigm shift. You have to see what you once found pleasurable as painful, possibly eating that cake and what you once found painful as pleasurable, getting up early to exercise on a cold Winter’s morning perhaps. If you don’t make this mental switch in your mind, you will always be fighting an uphill battle because often times the things we have found oh so pleasurable have a massive sting in the tail. It is important to understand that getting healthy and into shape isn’t really a physical process; it’s the physical result caused by a person’s worldview, thoughts, and therefore their actions – in essence, their paradigm.