Fitness Is More Than Exercise, It’s Also Food And Nutrition

Can I Lose Weight With Exercise Alone?

Fitness Is More That Exercise, It Is Also Food And Nutrition. You can not lose weight with exercise alone – more on that in a moment. 

When thinking of fitness and shedding fat away, some people automatically think “exercise.”  However, there are other components, such as diets, ingredients, exercise technicalities, and even common disorders, which can influence losing the extra pounds.  

Wellness by Nature always recommends that you see your doctor.  This article will provide some basic and important information about fitness and foods, so that you can make practical choices about the food that you consume and the activities that you embark on.  This will aid you in your desire to lose the weight.  And it will increase your fitness level.  

Relationship Among Body Structure, Food, And Fitness

The body in relation to food and fitness has two mechanisms:

  • Body Mass
  • Body Fat

Together, these mechanisms influence the overall weight of a person, and the level of fitness that a person can achieve.  If the fat body mass is greater than lean body mass, the physical performance might not be at the desirable levels.

 If the objective is weight loss and optimal fitness, is important to increase lean body mass and decrease body fat. 

This is important in the world of fitness but at time very much ignored.  For example, a person can exercise all day long.  But if there are no changes on the overall nutrition choices, like leaning away from “fat favoring foods,” the weight lost will be small.  Also, females and males have different percentage of body fat.  For males is usually between 15 to 25 % and for females around 20 to 30%.   However, depending on the body structure, 5 and 15% of fat cells takes residence inside the muscle.  My body fat is 8%.  This is a combination of 20 years of exercise and “fat less” nutrition choices.

Use this link to calculate your body fat: Body Fat Calculator  

Body and Food

There are two foundations for energy:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats

Fat produce about 9  kilo-calories per gram.  A carbohydrate and a protein produce about 4 kilo-calories per gram.  When the cells breathe, the release of energy of carbohydrates for example, produces a chemical that the body can use as energy.  People know this chemical as ATP.  One ATP is Glycogen.  Glycogen lives inside the muscle.  It is very important because the muscle can use it directly as a source of energy.  Fat on the other hand does not provide much energy.  In fact, it moves like a slug throughout the system.  The reason is that Fat has a good friend, Adipose tissue.   Adipose is sluggish by nature.  The body has to break down Adipose into to glycerol and fatty acids.   Then the blood needs to transport throughout to activate the muscles.  This is an overall tiresome process.

This is the point.  Wellness by Nature sees the body as one that needs harmony with other activities, such as exercise.  If the choice is to lose weight through active and energetic activity, like rapid and briskly walks or aerobics, you would need to arrange an energy facilitation for your body.  This usually comes from a nutrition based on carbohydrates and proteins.  This combination of nutrition and energetic activity would yield greater results because there is harmony between foods that you consume and the activities that you embark on.   The nutrients will give the body the energy that needs to burn out calories at a faster rate.

 Some Natural Nutrition and Fitness Recommendations

Remember, the choice is yours.  Wellness by Nature provides the information and you chose the best plan accordingly to your specific needs. My choice is to loose and maintain my weight through a sensible choice of foods and physical activities.  I have done this for 20 years and my weight, fat body index, and size have remained constant.  My time at the gym is 30 minutes 3 times a week and brisk walks during the weekends.

Need help with exercise routine:  cande@wellnessbynature.org can help!

  1. Think about a replacement for dairy products.    Milk contains animal protein and fats.  There are other milk substitutes available in the market, such as soy milk, oatmeal milk, and almond milk.
  2. Evaluate the intake of vegetables.  Vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes are rich in calcium.
  3. Consider ingesting more legumes.  Legumes such as red beans, white beans, pinto beans, Lima bean are an excellent source of protein
  4. Reflect on nutritional values of fruits.  Fruits, such as apples, melons, mangoes, papayas, berries, peaches are rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals.
  5. Count how many glasses of water you drink-water is necessary aid to your living organism.
  6. Speak with a fitness or wellness professional about a sound exercise program.  Bodies are different.  Wellness by Nature thinks that exercise programs should consider the differences accordingly.
  7. Contemplate keeping a journal and write down your setbacks and progress.  This journal can give you the personal insight and the ability to reasonable discuss reason for lack of progress.  But it also gives you a way to savor victories –Wellness by nature would certainly celebrate with you.

Read More:  Is Milk Really Bad For Me?

Read More: Eat More Vegetables and Fruits And Lose Weight 

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Candelaria Brown

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Candelaria Brown

I'm no doctor, but I love sharing from my vast knowledge on the power of foods and techniques that help you vastly improve your life in areas like physical health, sickness prevention, and emotional and spiritual balance. Read more about me...

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