Zane Meldere Article No 1. Lifestyle Choices: Don´t Diet, Live

Zane Bokmeldere, Personal Trainer writes:

When society is built up in a particular way, how do you change yourself inside before the results show outside. The answer is choices.
Society doesn’t know best
I believe that in most cases a badly run body is a symptom of lifestyle choices you are making, or society makes for you. Most of the causes for obesity are food and drink we consume on a daily basis. If you’re English, why have tea with milk, if your body works better on green tea with lemon? If you’re Italian, why have a cappuccino because of accident of birth if you are sensitive to lactose. Find out what works for you, even if it makes you different to your peers.
Form the right strategy
Arriving at the gym on poor habits is like trying to turn a car on with no petrol. Even lifting the heaviest weights couldn’t remove all fat if someone only ate chocolate. Sleeping patterns and activity levels, which may lead to fat gain, illnesses and depression, are often a big part of modern exhaustion. Who’s come home from work exhausted, yet never breaking a sweat? If this is you, I can teach you how to embrace a better strategy. How you eat and when you eat are big parts of the recipe, and learning to say no to a craving or a friend is also a key skill.
It’s not about the gym
Many people will come to me and say they want a ‘’six pack’’ or to be a certain weight. These things are understandable, but like fatigue and fat, they are a symptom of a lifestyle which three hours in the gym a week won’t fix, if the other hours of the week are spent self-destructively.
Fads and red-herrings
Re-frame your mind. Concepts such as diet, big bones and genetic fatness are overused. What is important? Starving yourself on only mangoes when you feel bad and might binge, or to actually eat more whilst training effectively, even if it raises your weight temporarily?  This weight gain often won’t change your fitting sizes, and may well give you a slimmer frame overall as you stand with better posture.
What does work? Small choices, big results.
Fats aren’t bad, protein won’t make a lady bulky, and carbohydrates can fatten. Of course, the quality of the food is the issue. This doesn’t mean expensive, but better choices of what’s available in a confusing world are a must to reach your goals. Being able to go into town and take a black coffee instead of a hot chocolate, or to take a salad instead of chips and burgers might make you stick out at first. Maybe your friends will comment, but if you want to make a positive change in your life, you must build up a support network.  A personal trainer such as myself can be a vital link in the chain.
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