If you’re dieting, and/or working out and not seeing the results. you want you may be in need of a diet/workout makeover. Here are three signs that you need a diet/workout makeover.
1. You’ve been at the same weight for a month.
If you are dieting because you want to lose weight, you might need a diet makeover if you’re continually at the same number. As you reach a plateau, you’re body gets used to the exercise and calorie intake. This means that you are maintaining weight and not losing anymore. You need to change up your diet and push your body more to lose more weight at this point. There are two ways to do this. Cut more calories and increase exercise. After I lost a lot of weight I plateaued and soon realized I wasn’t losing anymore weight. I hadn’t really changed anything, it’s just that my body wasn’t being pushed anymore.
2. You’re extremely bored with the routine.
The exercise routine that I was doing was exciting at first but overtime it became boring which made me dread doing it. If you end up getting bored of your routine it might cause you to lose interest and might eventually make you want to quit. Shake things up by changing your routine now and then. Make it interesting to you and full of variety so you don’t get bored. For me I use weights occasionally and the exercise bike. I also incorporate video games, like Just Dance and Wii Fit U, to make exercising fun to me. I find making exercise fun, and not a chore, is the best approach.
This can also be applied to your meal choices as well. There are plenty of healthy food choices out there. There are many different fruits and vegetables to choose from, so if you get sick of a certain item try something new. You can also try having an item in different ways. For an example, make a strawberry smoothie instead of just eating plain strawberries.
3. You’re bulking up instead of slimming down, or vice versa.
If you are exercising and are having the opposite end results than you would like you may need to change your routine. If you want to slim down but are bulking up try using lighter weights. I myself only use 5 pounds or less weights. I know that sounds like a low amount but it’s just the amount needed for what I want. I don’t want to be bulky, but I want to be toned, so these weights get the job done. This works for if you want to bulk up as well. If you aren’t getting any bigger you may need to increase the weights you are using. Your body will adapt to your exercise so if you want continued results you’ll need to makeover what you are currently doing.
Again this can be applied to food as well. Different foods will have a different effects on your body. Consult a nutritionist or talk to your doctor about what your desired results are and ask them what foods can help you achieve those results.