Mindset is a very important part of hitting your weight or fitness goals. Being healthy should be a way of life and it directly correlates with your quality of life. Rather than asking ‘why should I be healthy?’ the questions should be, ‘why not?’.
Think about being healthy as an analogy:
Imagine you pulled into a petrol station in your new car, the attendant comes out and says the fuel they have in the garage today will make your car slower, become more unreliable and make it end up at the scrap yard sooner.
You would not put it in, would you? You would go elsewhere and get the good quality fuel in your car. So, if you think like that about your car why would you possibly put low quality fuel in your body.
When your car breaks down you can get it fixed and when its scrap you can get a new one, but you only get the one body and one life. We should all have gratitude for our bodies, they are incredible and work hard so we should respect them by looking after them.
Eating well and exercising are both key to being healthy and they go hand in hand. This ensures your body gets everything it needs to perform well.
Eating well doesn’t need to be complicated and expensive, it just takes a little time and some planning.
- Eat wholesome foods from natural sources.
- Avoid processed foods.
- Eat the correct number of calories for your goal. You can work this out with our macro calculator.
- Eat 2 grams of protein per 1kg of body weight.
- Eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
- Drink at least 2 litres of water each day.
- Cut back on alcohol.
- Use supplements to supplement a good diet and to make it easier for you to be healthy, try Ultra Complete as a meal replacement on the go or if you don’t have time to make a meal.
- Make sure you move. Whether exercise is a 20-minute walk, a hard gym session or a run, do something.
- Something is better than nothing, aim to move every day.
- Use weights or body weight to use your muscles and work your cardiovascular system.
If you are fit and healthy you will feel better, simply allocate some time to plan your food and some time to exercise each day and stick at it. Don’t see it as a ‘diet’ it is just making better choices that will become a lifestyle to you.