How to Look Good and Feel Even Better
Healthy eating isn’t just a diet, it’s a lifestyle, and when you complement that with looking good, even for just a casual drink with friends, you will feel even better.
For many, eating healthy is something they do to help cut down on weight for a number of reasons – such as; summer (bikini bodies etc…), an important event or just to fit into old clothes again. Once they have achieved their end goal, what happens? They go back to normal and, thus, the cycle continues.
Are you one of those people that diets for a few weeks and, once you have hit your goal weight, orders a pizza? If so, you are not doing it the right way, but you already knew that.
Cutting rubbish out of your diet slowly but surely may take longer to yield the desired results, but it is a much more sustainable lifestyle – and not to mention healthier, too. While healthy eating will help to nourish your body with the nutrients it needs, while cutting down on fatty foods, there is no substitute for exercise.
High-intensity exercises are fantastic to cutting body fat, as they force our systems to use reserve calories. Steady cardio will help to build up your fitness and stamina up to a certain point, but if you ask a marathon runner to complete sprints, chances are they will be hurting.
High-Intensity Interval Training, otherwise known as HIIT, will have you sweating in a matter of minutes. This is where you carry out an exercise with maximum effort for a period of time and allow a short break before picking back up the pace. There are a number of HIIT workouts that can be found on the internet that is perfect for beginners.
Dressing The Part
When we dress well, we feel good. That isn’t to say that you should reserve your best dress for date night, as there are many reasons why we might want to put our best threads on. Going out with friends, attending a formal event or even just because we want to. When we feel that we look the part, our confidence improves – and there is nothing sexier than confidence.
Going out for the night also means that we can experiment with our favorite accessories such as necklaces and other forms of jewelry. Men can complement a pristine white shirt with stunning Tateossian cufflinks and a gorgeous waistcoat to complete a three-piece suit. You know what they say about a man in a suit…
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
As everyone is different, and no one’s individual goals are the same as one and other, you should never look at someone else and see their body as your goal. Rather than focus on unrealistic goals, focus on the progress that you have already made, and continue working towards mini goals on a weekly and monthly basis.
This is where it is important to stress that muscle weighs three times as much as fat, so if you find that you have gained weight as part of your new lifestyle, then it is not necessarily a bad thing. Fitness comes in all shapes and sizes and, as long as we feel comfortable within ourselves, our confidence will only continue to grow from there.
If you are only just beginning your new lifestyle, you may find that you achieve initial results quickly and, after a month or two, find that your progress slows down. Do not be disheartened as this natural as your body adjusts to your new lifestyle and your fitness builds, just keep going.