You Are What You Eat

We've taken a journey through how Fitness University is where it is today and I hope you've gotten an understanding of our philosophy. I've tried to illustrate this through our "Pillars". We've spoken about our pillar of working out as a lifestyle, the pillar of recovery through massage, now we will go over the pillar of diet. Diet is by far the most difficult of the pillars to maintain. We get our diets from how we grow up, if we learn bad habits young it is very hard to change even with the best of intentions. So what is Fitness University's 7 cents about the topic? All diets work if you follow them, some work better depending on your body chemistry which is what you have to research for yourself but the overarching theme that I want everyone to know is that whatever diet you choose means nothing if it does not become your lifestyle. So if you cannot maintain the diet for the rest of your life then it means nothing, this is why people end up gaining the weight back and more often than not gaining more weight. Keep that in mind when you are looking to change your diet.

A moment of transparency, I love candy, gummy fruity candy. I know, I know I need to give it up. How do I do this? I'm sure everyone has their own comfort food that's bad for them, whether it be pop, chips, or chocolate we all need to give them up or at the very least partake in moderation. The best way that I would offer for everyone to consider is to go to a professional. Hiring the services of a Registered Dietician is paramount to the success of a diet change. Registered Dieticians have the tools and skills to cater to the needs of the individual. What people fail to realize is that there's a big element of science to your diet, seeking out a professional will give you tools on understanding what your habits are, breaking those bad habits and replacing them with healthier options that are suited to your genetic makeup.

Do a self evaluation and ask yourself the following questions; is what I'm eating not good for me? Do I want to change? Am I willing to seek professional help? Am I willing to put it into my budget? Answering these questions will help you put your commitment level into perspective. I know what some of you are saying....."that sounds expensive". You have to look at it as an investment to the change that you want, I mean we've all spent money on frivolous things. Seeking out a Registered Dietician will get you on the right track to help you change your lifestyle. Remember that you are not investing in the services for life, you're getting tools that can help you change your habits. What that means is that you won't be paying for the service forever. Once you've gotten the knowledge you will be able to properly reach your goals.

The best part about what I do is helping people change to a positive lifestyle. It's the best feeling in the world to watch someone begin to form a new positive habit. At Fitness University we have partnered with a Registered Dietician who can help you make that change. Just remember that wherever you are in your journey we all had to start somewhere. You didn't get where you are overnight so be patient with yourself.

If you would like any information on Fitness, Massage, or Dietician services please contact Fitness University. If you like what we do here please check out our website at . Feel free to contact me if you have any topics that you feel should be covered for future posts.

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