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What Is The Right Balance Between Exercise And Diet?

As I’ve learned the hard way. I’ve developed a habit of consuming more than my body (and therefore losing out on the many health and fitness benefits to be got from a balanced diet and balanced workouts) is capable of handling. My goal is to balance the two.

As I’ve learned the hard way. I’ve developed a habit of consuming more than my body is capable of handling. My goal is to balance the two. As a doctor, I’ve learned the hard way that our bodies need a level of physical activity to continue the maintenance of good posture, a balance of oxygen in the blood, the protection of our joints and bones, and a healthy body odor. I have a theory (pun intended) that the reason I’m fat these days is because I regularly consume more calories than my body is getting rid of. I can’t shake the notion that my obsession with a “healthier” lifestyle is more of an issue of eating more, than one of “eating less” and exercising more. I’ve developed a theory (pun intended) that the reason I’m fat these days isBecause I’m now able to maintain my lifestyle without starving myself every day, I understand what I need in my diet to help manage my body and my mood.

The biggest problem is eating too little. I don’t want to lose that extra 5 pounds. I don’t want to gain that extra 12 pounds. I don’t want to gain that extra month’s worth of calories because I used that last month’s worth to pay for that month’s worth of groceries. When I eat to my body’s appetite (which is not a big difference), I gain more than my body can handle, and I gain it in the form of excess fat. And since I have no control over my daily habits of eating, I don’t get to say no to anything I want to eat. It’s like I can’t choose what I don’t eat. And this is how unhealthy diets become “balanced” diets. I love my body. I don’t want to see some of my muscles being replaced with fat. I don’t want to lose any of my muscle because that means I would have to eat less because I would only be able to take in that calories needed for my muscles. That’s not an option. I don’t want to gain more muscle as a consequence of losing fat. I also don’t want to gain extra fat weight or muscle on top of the way my body is designed to be. That’s going to be more than I can handle, and that’s not going to work for me. So I am trying to eat in a way that can help me maintain my body health without weight loss. I don’t want to look like my last picture as a 40-year-old and then gain the same amount of physical fitness as I did when I was 20. I want to look and feel good (even when I don’t), and I think that can be done by using the proper tools for weight loss. I realize I will likely have a lot of things I’ll need help with if I am going to be able to continue this healthy lifestyle I’ve started. I know I will want to gain fitness in excess of what I have right now, but that doesn’t mean I am going to have to sacrifice what I’ve tried to build.  I’m trying to eat what is right for my body, not what I think I need to lose weight. I’m trying to eat at a sustainable pace and use the tools right for me. And I’m trying to be aware of what I’m eating and how and when I am eating it as always so that if I choose to continue this diet it won’t turn to mush. I don’t want to be an addict or gain motivation to give up because of a weight loss plan. And I don’t think I am one either. I believe as I continue my lifestyle transformation that I will be motivated and successful no matter what it takes to be successful. Now if anyone knows a good blog that has good advice on how to stay motivated and maintain the lifestyle I’m working towards… please bring it to my attention. Let me know how we can help one another. I want this to work.