A Realistic Spring Break Diet

To be an athlete usually means having good physique, toned muscle, a 6-pack and a sculpted butt. It’s never as easy as it looks though. A healthy lifestyle is shown through dedication in every day nutrition and exercise, something non-athletes and even athletes struggle with on a daily basis. With spring break around the corner, students always start to engage in crazy diets and workouts in hopes that the perfect body will appear in thirty days for that trip out of town.

These crash diets that many students try to implement right before spring break are stupid and pointless. It is unhealthy and almost impossible to lose more than 5 pounds in one month. Whether it is the 7-day juice cleanses or just a strict coffee and Adderall diet, it will not have long lasting effects.

If you want to get healthy and lean, the best thing to do is to prepare for a lifestyle change. Eating healthy and exercising daily isn’t something you can just turn off and on. It’s like a job; you have to work at it. A healthy lifestyle takes time and dedication if you want to see REAL results. If something seems too good to be true, it usually is. If it seems too easy, it probably isn’t healthy or doesn’t show long terms effect.

So for spring break if you want a lean looking body, start early and start by looking at your eating habits. Then, you can worry about working out 2 to 3 times a week. It’s all in micro-managing what you put into your body and exercising. Now, if you still are not convinced and want to continue your no carb and sugar diet, here are some things you might want to consider. You are one of those people who will most likely get belligerent on spring break and quite honestly, won’t care what you look in a swimsuit when you are partying it up with your friends. Don’t drink? Well I’m sure the people around you will be too drunk to notice your love handles or the freshman 15 you put on.

Athletes struggle with the same thing. They have to be at the peak of their performance every day and eating healthy is never easy. The weekends can also be deadly when athletes want to blow off some steam with a beer or two. We all struggle with the same things. Moral of the story: If you really want to develop a healthy lifestyle, be ready to dedicate time and effort to change your ways. If you are just looking for an easy way out, know that you should be a hundred percent comfortable no matter what size or shape you are. In the end, no one really cares and if they do, they just have personal issues that are beyond skin deep.

*Section Photo credit to DailyMail; Featured Photo credit to Student City

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