He is renowned for helping celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Liv Tyler, Cindy Bruna among many others to get in shape. And he is a father of twins who need his constant attention. We are talking about the popular personal trainer David Kirsch who is well-known for his ability to help people to work out and eat properly. Here, he is sharing how you can make the most of your workouts and how you need to eat nutritious meals in order to maximize the overall wellness. Hope you will find these tips useful and get inspired from the doting father who is deftly maintaining his fitness levels along with taking care of two young girls.
How to Maximize Workout Results
In order to maximize the workout results you are getting, you just need to follow some simple steps shared by David with The Sun Daily. They are mentioned over here.
Your first step would always be to ensure that you know why you are doing your exercises, for whom do you want to workout and what are your fitness goals. If you know all this, your chances of succeeding would be better. In the goal setting stage, you should opt for a realistic goal (like losing 5 lbs in one month) and create a timeline that works well. You must also ensure that the goals you create can be achieved by making some better lifestyle choices. These choices must suit your budget too. You also need to make sure that you are getting fit for no one but yourself. Doing it to please someone may make you feel resentful, unfulfilled which can undermine the possibility of reaching your goals.
Concentrate on the Workouts
Workouts are not for socializing, thinking about your office problems or chatting with your friends. You need to ensure that you understand it before hitting the gym. Even if you are working out for just 5 minutes, make them count. Not having enough concentration while working out can lead to injury, dissatisfaction with the workout regime and failure to reach your fitness goals. To ensure that you concentrate during workouts, imagine the type of body you would like to have as it will keep you focused. If you want it and are willing to work for it then you can make it happen.
Sleep and Workouts
Sleep is essential to achieving your workout goals. If you don’t get the amount of sleep you need, you will feel mentally and physically depleted that would sabotage every hard earned workout gain you had. Lack of sleep can also increase your cortisol levels, which mostly results in weight gain. You also make poor eating choices when you don’t get enough sleep. You settle for comfort foods that make you feel good rather than healthy foods that are good for attaining your fitness goals.
Workout and Diet Go Hand in Hand
You cannot expect great results from your workout regime if you eat to live. Starvation would lead you nowhere. Your focus must always be on having a balanced diet that is filled with vegetables, grains, legumes, seeds, nuts, lean protein, etc. Eating small healthy meals at regular intervals throughout the day would keep you fueled for the workouts. They would also help you to keep your organs and your body working in the most efficient manner.
If you are looking for more tips on how to ensure that your diet plan helps in achieving your fitness goals, then the wellness expert has also shared some vital diet tips via The Malay Mail Online. They will help you get optimal nutrition.
The first advice shared by the fitness guru is that you need to cut down on your alcohol intake mercilessly. The calories present in alcohol would do you no good and the hangovers would mess up your wellness programs. Hangovers won’t let you feel fresh, focused and on the top of your fitness game. If you have a handle on your fitness goals and are doing good, you can indulge in an occasional glass. You must consider it as a treat and do not overindulge.
No Packaged Foods
Packaged and processed foods have loads of simple sugars, minimal nutrients, and dietary fiber. So you must avoid them at all costs. Even the supposedly healthy options like gluten-free crackers are packed with refined carbohydrates. They will cause unnecessary weight gain through overeating and fail to give your body the right nutrition it needs.
No Extra Sugar
Adding extra sugar to make a food taste better is a big no if you wish to keep at your fitness goals. They add unnecessary calories to every meal and don’t have any essential fats, vitamins, minerals or proteins. If you are craving sweet meals, you can opt for fruits that have many health benefits and contain natural sugars. You can have a refreshing bowl full of organic berries when you crave for sugar. But you should minimize the use of honey, table sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup, agave and try to stay away from the artificial sweeteners.
Depend on Proteins
Depending on proteins is a good decision to make your workouts work for you. You can depend on animals that fly or swim. This includes adding options like eggs, chicken, wild salmon, turkey, and brook trout in your meals to complete your quota of protein. If you are a vegetarian, you can opt for seitan, tofu or tempeh. No matter which diet plan you are following, you really need protein in it.
Healthy Foods You Must Eat
While seeking the healthiest foods you must eat, you can trust the options like kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. These vegetables would prevent bloating and keep your digestive tract moving.
Liked the tips shared by Kirsch? Want more? Grab a copy of his latest book, Ultimate Family Wellness or check out his website. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.