The Sevenfold Path To A Leaner You

So what does it take to finish the Unfinished Man exactly? Most people will say an exercise program designed to sculpt the body to perfection, but exercise in itself is not enough to achieve a fully healthy existence. Proper health involves a comprehensive blending of diet and exercise and isn’t exactly a trying or necessarily expensive process. Just seven fairly sensible steps can achieve the desired goals within a reasonable time-frame and without potentially harmful effort in the bargain.

Completely eliminating certain types of foods or even whole food groups is not helpful. In fact, more harm could result by creating cravings which might not be easy to ignore. Also, suddenly reintroducing foods which have been cut out of the diet for months can trigger binge eating and thereby ruin the balance of the diet. Though it is counter-intuitive, a higher fat diet can help make one leaner through the intake of healthy fats which are easily converted to energy when the body needs them most.

The old adage “work smarter, not harder” applies to exercise as much as to most other endeavors. Crafting a balanced workout program which incorporates steady-state exercise is the best way to key the body to burn fats with maximum efficiency. This also avoids the dangers of unnecessary muscular stress and injury. Weight training can be part of a workout regimen. However, recent research has shown that repetition rather than increasing weight achieves more effective action in building muscle mass and tone.

Keeping hydrated during exercise not only preserves muscle but also reduces appetite and helps the body shed water weight. And sessions in the steam room are not only good for the skin but also help in the effort to shed water weight. Meanwhile, another dietary addition, fiber, sweeps the intestines and colon clean and helps absorb excess bodily water. Each of these steps in their turn plays its significant role in controlling and reducing body weight, much of which is in the form of water.

Tracking the stages of your exercise program is very useful towards maintaining and modifying one’s routine as required. Charting progress and making note of gains also helps to maintain one’s morale, which facilitates maintaining the program through to completion. And finally, scheduling rest days and off time is vital for both physical and mental recovery is as important a component as any other in achieving the goal of a healthier, leaner you.