If you’re looking to improve your health and achieve your ideal weight, you need to start by following a sensible diet and exercising regularly. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with the perfect diet and exercise plan to help you get started. We’ll discuss the importance of each component of a healthy diet and outline the exercises that will help you lose weight and improve your overall fitness. So whether you’re starting from scratch or just want to tweak some of your current habits, this blog has everything you need to get started on the right track.
I’m delighted to be sharing with you a guest post by Sharon Taylor of Eat Sleep Move Love. Sharon is a personal trainer but she’s not your usual personal trainer me thinks! Here is a trainer who openly encourages her clients to eat what feels right and good for them, not diet or restrict, only exercise when again it feels right and (hold on to your hats!) she eats cake, chocolate and gelato…often. These are mantras for health and life I believe we all should adopt. Doing so means we don’t engage in perfectionistic, black and white, rigid thinking, that sees us constrict ourselves to a lesser version of what we truly can be.
Perfect Diet and Exercise Plan
It’s been awhile since we had a guest post at Beautiful You and one on wellbeing too – so welcome Sharon and everyone reading. I know you are going to enjoy her words.
Let me break it to you not so gently.
The perfect diet, the perfect workout plan, or the perfect body does not exist. The quest for perfectionism is bound to cause heartache and tears at some point, so instead, think of it like this…
There’s no such thing as perfect, but there is such a thing as perfect for You!
Discovering ‘perfect for you’ might take some trial and error. It might take some time and it will definitely take you knowing, listening and understanding your body and mind in the nicest possible way. And that is all part of this big, glorious journey of life and the quest to be healthy, fit, strong, happy and grounded. So, let’s break this down….
If there were no such thing as the perfect diet, that would mean there could be no such thing as good food and bad food, or cheat days, treat days or off-plan days.
If there were no such thing as the perfect workout plan, there’d be no need to put huge, unrealistic expectations on yourself to train at 100% everyday for weeks on end. Just days where you listen to what your body needs, and if that’s a gentle walk and stretching or complete rest, then so be it. There’d also be no reason not to move your body out of fear you’re not going to do it ‘right’.
If there were no such thing as the perfect body, then there’s absolutely no need to judge or compare the size of our butt or shudder at our tummy in the mirror. Instead, what we have today would be perfect for us, right now. Of course it’s totally ok to work towards the change you may want to see in your body, but, I believe that first we must make room for acceptance and love for what we have, otherwise we don’t recognise the changes and never be satisfied, as there’ll always be something not quite ‘perfect’.
I’m a personal trainer and my perfect diet includes cake, wine, chocolate and gelato, not everyday, but often. I make the choice to include these foods in my life. I make it my priority to source good quality products made from real ingredients and without artificial flavourings, colourings or additives, mostly. This works for me. My body tells me when I’ve indulged a little too much and I listen. I make my health a priority and mostly this is reflected in what I eat. It’s perfect for me! Truth be told I love the way I feel after I’ve finished exercising more than the actual workout. So yep, sometimes my mind wins and I don’t train for a week. And this works for me, because now I don’t beat myself up. I’ll walk, rest and be confident that next week I will get back into it, and I do. This is working for me and at 36 I’m the strongest and fittest I’ve ever been. It’s perfect for me! I’m a personal trainer, and I’ve had a baby, so yep, I can look at my tummy and sometimes all I see is the wobbly, scarred bit below my belly button. But most of the time I choose to see the outline of my abs or the shape of my waist. And I choose to be proud that my body is capable of having a baby and squatting with 75kgs across my shoulders. It’s perfect for me!
If you’ve been struggling in the quest to eat or exercise perfectly, than I urge you instead to eat perfectly for you or simply in the way that feels best for you.
And if you’ve been putting your happiness on hold until you achieve the perfect weight or the perfect body, please believe you’re body is perfect today. Because it is.
If you’re looking to improve your health and achieve your fitness goals, then a proper diet and exercise plan is essential. By following a well-designed diet and exercise plan, you can optimize your health and body composition, leading to improved physical performance and overall well-being. If you’re interested in finding out more about how to create a perfect diet and exercise plan, be sure to get in touch with us. We would be happy to help you create a program that is tailored specifically to your needs and goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes a perfect diet?
Fruit, vegetables, legumes (such as lentils and beans), nuts, and whole grains are all components of a balanced diet (e.g. unprocessed maize, millet, oats, wheat and brown rice). daily intake of at least 400 g (five servings) of fruit and vegetables, omitting potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, and other starchy roots.
What is an example of a perfect diet?
every day, consume five pieces or more of a variety of fruits and vegetables (see 5 A Day) base meals on starchy, high-fibre foods like pasta, bread, potatoes, and rice. provide some dairy or dairy substitutes (such as soya drinks) eat some fish, eggs, meat, beans, lentils, and other protein-rich foods.
What is a balanced diet short question?
A balanced diet is one that includes a variety of foods in the right amounts and ratios to meet the body’s needs for calories, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients. A small portion of the diet is also set aside for extra nutrients to last through the brief period of leanness.