Do you eat well, exercise, encourage others to do the same? Give yourself a pat on the back, but it is not out of danger yet.
Breaking the sugar but ignoring the salt
Of course, there is the table salt that you use, but more insidious are the hidden sources that you may not know or choose to ignore, such as packaged chips, papad, and ketchup.
Cutting all carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are a dietary fiber that stimulates prebiotic growth in the intestine. If you are too concentrated on the scale of weighing, you are likely to go through periods in which you cut off all or most of the cards, and believe you are doing well because of the numbers on your scale decrease. What you are not seeing is that your intestinal health is also suffering as a result.
Linking acidity to a particular food
Heartburn works in mysterious ways and most likely is not samosa or chai. Think about it … for decades, the foods that now “give you acidity” did not. Acidity develops over time. So, it’s a good idea to ask yourself, what has changed in recent years? Most likely your stress, smoking, excessive drinking, not having enough water, late dinners, erratic sleep patterns or all of the above.
Exaggerate with fruit.
The fruit is best absorbed on an empty stomach, in the morning or as a snack between meals or before or after a workout. The fruit contains natural sugars, and there is such a thing as too much of that. If you are drinking juice from your fruit, you are also losing the fiber that could help neutralize some of that sugar. Eat too much whole fruit, and you could end up loading your digestive system, which means that your body could not even properly absorb the nutrition of the fruit.
Doing the same exercise every day.
Your body is intelligent and adapts quickly to patterns. And the only thing that is really good is finding ways to conserve calories. Therefore, if you keep lifting the same weights and doing the same exercises, you will not get the best results, especially if you are trying to lose weight. If you have done an intensive circuit workout today, allow your body to recover with a light yoga session the next day. And vice versa.
Putting cardio on everything else.
Would you check your car’s engine regularly and never retread the tires? Of course, no. And that’s in a simple car. The body is an extremely complex mechanism, with numerous interwoven and interactive subsystems. Do not run in your place on the treadmill and ignore weight training or basic exercises. Do not expect to eat trash every day, go for a run and get away with it. Your exercise regimen should be about the body as a whole, with a focus on the different workouts designed to adapt to the different areas that need exercise. And weight training is included to a good extent, to help keep your metabolism working well.
Exercise but not rest.
The trifecta of a fitness regimen is nutrition, exercise and rest. The dream is one thing. But ask yourself, when was the last time you actually rested, without screens, without activity, in a stress-free environment? Do you want to start? Reserve 10 minutes for breathing exercises. An important part of creating an optimal physical condition is the recovery of exercise as well. No pain, no gain could have a motivating tone, but when it comes to holistic health, it works best if you do not push your body to the edge of exhaustion.
Weight tracking but not the percentage of body fat
So you feel fit, stepping on the scale makes you happy, your clothes look good on you. These are good things. But you should check the percentage of body fat if you suddenly do not want to be surprised by cholesterol, glycemic level imbalances and other key health indicators that are increasingly common among those who appear to be healthy. Following the correct metrics can help you establish the right goals so that any gain you get is long-term and not fleeting, and your weight and well-being go hand in hand.