For many of our members here in Apex and around the Triangle, adopting a healthy lifestyle that focuses on personal fitness orbits around going to Fit for Life 24 for a good workout. However, a healthy diet is an important variable that impacts fitness goals no matter how much time is spent at the gym. There are important dietary choices that should be considered if the goal is to lose weight and gain energy, such as limiting sugar intake and avoiding high-calorie beverages. In addition to these considerations, our team wants to share a few other factors that can impact personal fitness goals. The committed and enthusiastic personal trainers at Fit for Life 24 of Apex want both current and potential members to be healthy all of the time.
We offer three common, innocent mistakes that can impact personal fitness goals:
- Skipping Meals: Many dieters may skip meals in order to reduce calorie intake. However, this can throw off the body’s natural eating and fasting rhythm, especially if breakfast is skipped. Research has shown that people who eat breakfast typically weigh less than those who don’t. When meals are skipped, the body will store any calories taken in to be utilized as energy later, since it’s not certain when more food will be consumed.
- Oversized Portions: Many restaurants load-up plates with delicious offerings. It is tempting to do the same when cooking and preparing meals at home. A few smart solutions to this problem are to use smaller plates and bowls when serving meals, check portions with measuring cups when cooking, and stop eating when full.
- Unhealthy Add-Ons: Even when choosing a salad for lunch or dinner, be mindful of high-fat toppings such as bacon, cheese, croutons, and creamy dressings. Also, when it comes to fast-food, “healthier” options may turn out to be less than desired. A McDonald’s Caesar Salad with crispy chicken and creamy dressing totals a whopping 520 calories, while a Quarter Pounder contains 90 calories less, 410.
These seemingly innocent mistakes can easily derail even the most fitness-focused person. The personal trainers at Fit for Life 24 of Apex are dedicated to helping every member in Apex and the Triangle achieve a healthy lifestyle, and we offer personalized plans to reach those fitness goals. Contact us or stop by today to begin the journey!
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Apex Fit for Life 24
809 Perry Road
Perry Pointe Plaza
Apex NC 27502
919 629 6212
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