Lost in Data Overload


I am sure you will agree that there is an abundance of information, mostly contradictory, out there around health and fitness, and dos and donts. But the issue is, what is right one for you?

When I first started my weightloss and fitness journey, I too was quite confused as to what is the right way path to pick. My even bigger worry was getting caught in some diet fad, which in reality does not even come close to being effective. After several years of trial and error I found out that it all comes down to what your goals are.

If your goal is just to lose weight and get a surge of endorphins everytime you step on the scale and see the numbers slip down, then a low carb diet if for you, along with cardio-based exercises. On the other hand, if you are working on building lean muscles and some bulk, protein based diet along with weight training is the routine for you. In both of these goals, being extreme isn’t advisable. In order to function in a healthy manner, and to preserve the longevity of the human body, it is essential to not ignore any food group. If you are looking to lose some pounds, ignoring carbohydrates completely will result in weakness and lack of energy. And if you are only on a protein based diet, and avoid consuming any of the other important nutrients that come from vegetables and fruits, you are once again depriving yourself of essential elements that your body needs.

I have come to realize how important it is to have a BALANCED diet. My goal lately has been to build lean muscles. Granted my meal contains products that are heavy in protein, but I ensure that I consume my greens and fruits on a regular basis.

The following picture has helped me in making my day to day diet choices-

food pyramid

Let me know what you guys do to have a balanced meal each day, and what are the techniques you apply.

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About pallavisharma

Welcome to my blog! Apart from being a health and fitness freak, I love writing, and this blog is a perfect outlet for it. I am not a professional writer by any means, but would like to be someday, so I can inspire people far and wide. I am a project manager by day, and go to business school at night. I am happily married to the love of my life, and thoroughly enjoy being a stepmom to two of the most wonderful kids I know. The goal of my blog is just one word – INSPIRE. If I was able to help even one person enough to get them to change their life around for the better, I would consider myself extremely fortunate. I am super thankful to all my readers who have given me so much love and encouragement through the years. You guys rock! I will leave you with one quote – “Monotony is the awful reward of the careful. If you want to change and grow, you need to take risk” – John C. Maxwell

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