Everyone is different. This uniqueness is what makes life so interesting. Understanding this is essential before you choose the right diet and exercise plan.
Dont just do what your friends are doing, use this guide to find the diet and exercise plan that works best for you.
Essentially, there are two basic elements to losing weight building muscle and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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As you age, your metabolism will naturally slow but this is a slow process influenced by the lifestyle you lead.
Lack of exercise can lead to muscle loss which, in turn, will reduce the number of calories you naturally burn each day.
This, coupled with hormonal changes, slows your metabolic rate and encourages the saying You wont be able to eat like that in your 30s.
However, a good diet and exercise plan can help to maintain your muscle mass and can reverse some effects of ageing, such as sarcopenia (muscle wastage).
It is possible, and now becoming more common, to be in better shape in your 40s, 50s and even 60s than you were in your 20s.
A healthy balanced diet involves consuming around 40% carbohydrates, 35% protein and 25% fat.
This will help to ensure your body has the right nutrients to provide you the energy you need each day, as well as aiding protein synthesis; which makes muscles heal and grow.
A good starting point is to check out our free 1-day meal plan. This guide is a great introduction to the right diet and exercise plan.
You also need to understand your calorific needs for the day.
According to many health organisations, the average male adult needs 2,500 calories per day. However, this does not mean that you do!
There are three things to consider that will influence the number of calories you need daily. These are:
If you have an active job you will burn more calories than if you are sat down all day. This is an easy concept to grasp and explains why two men can be very different weights even if they eat the same food.
Your personal calorie requirement will be a result of how active you already are.
If you are intending to lose weight then it is recommended that you consume 300 500 less calories than your recommended amount. This needs to be factored into any diet and exercise plan.
Alternatively your diet and exercise plan should allow you additional calories to help build muscle; if that is your goal.
If you would like to increase muscle and lose weight it is advisable to tackle your weight loss first then build your muscles after.
While your diet is important to aid you with losing weight or simply maintaining your current weight, the exercise part of your diet and exercise plan should not be overlooked.
The best results will stem from a change in diet and increased exercise; after all, you cant out exercise a bad diet.
Exercise burns calories and improves the flow of blood and nutrients to your entire body.
This improves your overall health and helps to stave off many age-related diseases.
It is important to note that regular exercise is also essential to maintaining muscle and bone strength. This will allow you to remain mobile as you age.
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Get yourself back into great shape - at any age the Fit Father way.
The secret to the right diet and exercise plan is to choose an exercise you enjoy. This will allow you to create a habit and benefit from results in the long term.
A successful diet and exercise plan is only possible if you develop a habit and stick to it. The best plans are the ones that you will do every day, no matter what.
You need to know what your main goal is before you commit to a diet and exercise plan.
If you are looking to develop a body like a weightlifter then this requires a very different set of exercises to someone who wants to complete a marathon.
Knowing what your goal is will ensure you pick an exercise routine that actually works and helps you to achieve said goal.
Whatever your goals, you will find that a high intensity workout, such as our 24-min workout, will assist you in achieving them.
High-intensity workouts will stimulate muscle growth and increase your metabolism for hours after youve finished them.
This makes them an important part of every diet and exercise plan.
These steps will get you started with a diet and exercise plan that suits you.
However, it is okay to tweak this and change it as you discover what really works for you.
The Fit Father Project has hundreds of success stories; we are all here to help you become the next one.
Take a look at your current diet by completing a food and drink diary for the next 7 days.
Work out your calorific needs using our calorie calculator and then use the 1-day meal plan to start eating better.
The best combination of macronutrients is: 40% carbs, 35% protein, and 25% fat.
Ideally, find 30 minutes each day and commit to completing a workout 6 days per week. If necessary start with physical exercise such as walking and then graduate to formal exercises.
Once you have your habit of 30 mins activity in place, you can try out different activities and workout programs to see what suits you best.
Rewarding yourself when you make progress in your goals will motivate and inspire you to keep going and achieve the best possible results.
Try the 24-min workout and then graduate to some of the other excellent options we offer. Advice is always available and free of charge!
Just remember, it is particularly challenging to lose weight and gain muscle at the same time. Pick your most important goal and work towards it first; then you can choose a new goal and a new diet and exercise plan.
Staying fit is an ongoing process; you need to enjoy it and re-evaluate it often.
If you need additional motivation or advice our members are happy to share their success stories and tips. With my help and the right diet and exercise plan you can achieve anything!
Your new friend & health coach,
Stuart Carter Head Training Staff, The Fit Father ProjectBrotherhood Nickname: The Fit BritBragging Rights: 16 Years in the fitness industry, Author of The Easy Fitness Guide', Father of 4 boys and Husband to a Venezuelan beauty.
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