Often times people mimic fitness routines they read and hear, but just because one diet works for one person doesn’t mean it’ll work for the next.

My best friend and I were talking the other day and came to the conclusion that in order to get fit, enjoy it and be comfortable with your routine, it has to fit…you. Depriving yourself of everything you like and doing everything you hate is not what’s up and could be a sure way lose sight of your goal.

A lot of people think the best way to lose weight and stay in tip-top shape is by working out a lot or eating less, but these solutions have to be balanced. It’s more so what you eat and how often you eat that matters. Not how much or how little. Same goes for exercising. There are a bunch of practices targeted to different areas of your body and the frequency of your session, plus liquids/foods you consume and how much you sleep, play a major role in maintaining the result.

Now, I’m no doctor or trainer, but I really believe “to each his own” remains true in health.

I don’t eat fried foods (never really acquired the taste for it), I eat a lot of fruits and veggies, I don’t drink soda and I drink lots of water and green tea. I workout in the morning because running usually boosts my energy and my days are usually pretty long. And, I wake up, go to sleep and eat three full meals around the same times every day. That being said, I’m the smallest and most fit person in my immediate family and I don’t even try. Proof: Anybody who knows me might tell you I’m a junk food (candy, sweets, waterice, etc.) fiend. I 100 percent am (nachos & Now&Laters are the way to my heart)! But everything else I do balances that con. My body’s on a schedule. What I do just feels good, tastes good and works without effort.

My best friend on the other hand, can’t do that. She’s a night owl. She sleeps late, works out late, isn’t a big snack eater and only eats about once or twice a day. I’d starve doing that! But I’m not her. Our bodies work differently.

Anyways, I said all that to say, in order to make your diet work effectively–you know, one that’ll mold a healthy lifestyle, not just something temporary–you have to create a plan that meets your individual needs. If you can find what works for you, the act of getting healthy, losing weight or staying fit won’t be such a dreading task. It’ll become a routine you forget to notice.

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