Protein-Shakes, Detox-Teas and healthy lifestyle – this has been a very popular issue since a few years. Not only young people but also the elderly and lots of businessmen and women are following this trend. Many books have been published about different diets and the fitness blogger scene is booming as well but what’s important about nutrition and the role that weight training plays in our daily lives will be discussed in the following article.
Let’s start with nutrition, which is the base of a healthy lifestyle. There are different diets and ways to eat. E.g. low carb diet. At the moment a diet called intermittent fasting is booming. It means you fast during the most hours of the day for example 16 hours. During the left eight hours you are allowed to eat. That’s an option. But you can choose your own time periods of fasting and eating. Famous actors like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Hugh Jackman got in shape with this method. Of course the diet isn’t successful if you eat crisps, candy or something similar. Protein, water, fruits and vegetables are priority number one – in every diet.
Protein is important for the muscles. The muscles will stay just if the body is fed with different sources of protein. Except for the obvious source meat, you find it in a lot of vegan or vegetarian options like tofu. Water is good for your metabolism; in actuality at least two liters of water per day are the minimum. For a healthy lifestyle water is good for detox.
Vegetables and fruits are filled with vitamins. They have sugar too but keep in mind that sugar in fruits is healthier than that in the other examples such as candy or jam. One of the most important things to bear in mind is the topic about detox. Tons of “detox teas” are on sale now. They are really expensive. Drink four cups of usual green tea per day and the result will be the same. You won’t lose weight just by drinking the tea. Focus on your nutrition and regular training should be done too.
On Instagram, Youtube and Facebook there is a plethora of fitness bloggers. They are showing different healthy lifestyles. So we have to decide which one is the best for us, which involves a special diet and what kind of sport we prefer e.g. weight lifting in the gym or exercising with our own body weight. The fitness bloggers are not showing us the exact right way, but they advice us when we are not sure how to manage all these things.
In summary three important things we learned: nutrition, sport and strict discipline. They are working together. About the internal content we can discuss as per our preference but focus on your strength and try not to look up to fitness bloggers or models who are trained like an Adonis. Because what our hobby is, it is their job. They get paid for showing different shakes, teas or clothing brands. Keep that in mind while thinking about that topic!
And now, let’s go to the gym!
Leo Rebecca Stutz,
Leo Club of Neckar-Franken,