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Molokai Fitness: Workout and Nutrition

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 By Ayda Ersoy

Do you workout to lose weight? If the answer is yes, then unfortunately you are wrong! Let me explain why. It’s great if you go to the gym to do your workout. Maybe you’re even doing intense training, or perhaps you’re just walking outdoors or doing yoga or hula. That’s great, and I love it! But if you keep eating more food than your body needs — if you keep giving your body the same nutrition every day — then nothing will change. Yes, you’ll feel better after your exercise, you’ll sleep better, you’ll feel proud of yourself. And that’s correct, you should be proud of yourself! But you should also be conscious of what you’re eating.

Try to be aware that your food is really just the energy that you’re giving your body to live. If you regularly eat a small amount of food, with a good balance of carbs, protein and fat for each meal, then you will most likely feel good after eating. But if you eat big meals, at irregular times, then excess calories will be stored as fat in your body. But saving fat is not like putting money into a savings account — it’s like using the limit on your credit card! And of course you won’t see any change in your weight or body shape. You’re giving your body more than it needs, so no matter how hard you exercise your body has to deposit the extra in your fat depot.

Each meal, try to be careful what you are eating, and how much you are eating. Try to take just a small amount of food with each meal so that your body has a chance to digest it and use it as energy.

Yes, definitely do your workouts every day for your soul, to feel good. But eat healthfully for your life!

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