This article was published on December 17th, 2012
Maintaining a healthy body takes discipline. Healthy living is a way of life. For some, it comes quite naturally, and easily; others find it more challenging.
From fad diets to extreme exercise regimes, people will do anything to loose weight. Their successes are often short lived and lead to great disappointment.
“There is no fast track,” said celebrity fitness trainer and CFL All-Star, Tommy Europe, as he described the best way for people to stay on track with a healthy living plan. “A lot of diets are less than 1,000 calories. Unless you’re under 100lbs it’s not for you.”
It’s great advice. Many people turn to fad diets for a fast way to quickly loose weight but then are disappointed when they fall back to the old ways and the weight returns.
“Most diets people can’t stay on long,” Tommy adds. “Short term it’s ok, but it screws you up long term. Short cuts to loose weight work, but the long term results are bad.”
To set yourself up for success, Tommy strongly recommends focusing on a balance of both diet and exercise.
“Follow a nutritional program for the rest of your life,” Tommy explained. “For permanent, long lasting results include resistance training, cardio and a well balanced, nutritional diet. It’s the key to success and your changes of falling off are slim to none.”
Tommy’s top three tips for maintaining a strong, healthy body:
- Add resistance training three days per week
- Increase your intensity
- Eat every 2-3 hours