Don’t downplay the importance of diet. from Secrets You Can Steal from Fitness Competitors

Secrets You Can Steal from Fitness Competitors

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Don’t downplay the importance of diet.

“The hardest part of prep [for the competition] was sticking 100 percent to the diet,” Anderer said. “When I am not in prep I eat healthy as it is, but in prep there are certain foods you must avoid and you must be strict with portions and grams. It takes a lot more focus and discipline to eat when you are supposed to and not when you want to.” Of course, your eating habits won’t have to be as extreme, but the lesson to be learned here is that if you’re serious about getting in shape, instead of looking for short cuts or quick fixes, you’ll have to hold nutrition in high regard. Go in knowing that your success will rely on developing routine healthy eating habits and increased self-discipline.

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