One of the greatest pleasures of life is becoming a father. The joys of fatherhood are definitely endless. However, most fathers tend to forget about taking care of themselves in the pursuit of keeping their kids healthy and happy.
Limit the amount of saturated fat you are consuming to avoid trans fats. We recommend choosing lean protein and picking complex carbohydrates like whole grains, vegetables and fruits, instead of simple carbs. Stay away from white produce. Remember, if you’re not exercising these carbs will stay in your system and turn into fat. Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you need to eat more. Don’t overindulge and practice portion control.
Running for dads – You may have already expected that. Eating right just won’t break it for you; training is also important as well. You eat right to give your body the right amount of protein and nutrients to keep moving. You train to give your body some shape – a shape you can be happy with.
Worried how you’re going to pull this off? When we say training, doesn’t mean we are asking you to spend hours inside the gym or buy home gym equipment. The best way to get rid of the dad bod is to run more. Running is perhaps the best dad bod exercises ever. There are plenty of Best running programs you can find over the internet.
You are a human and not a machine. So, if you are doing so much for yourself, get some sleep, you earned it. Not getting enough sleep can lead to severe health issues, excess fat loss. More importantly, lack of sleep causes your body to crave carbohydrates. We say, 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night should be ideal.
This is something we urge you to follow religiously. If you’re stressed, then your body releases more cortisol which is also known as the stress hormone. Need us to dial it down a bit? In simple words, your sugar levels will drop significantly, insulin levels go up, and you start craving more fatty and sugary foods.
If you want to relax and calm your nerves for a while, we highly recommend turning your phone off for at least an hour, going for a walk and talk to people outside and just have a good time.
Please don’t take this the wrong way; we want each one of you to get a six-pack. But between a dad bod and a god bod, choose the middle path and aim for the healthy bod. Get rid of dad bod asap, it is not good at all not just for the looks, but it’s just not a healthy way to live.