I originally planned to write about the selection of yoga mats first, because two days ago, I just bought a yoga mat and found that there were various materials, shapes, and thicknesses to choose from. It was really confusing.
However, just the day before yesterday, I came across an article by a fitness blogger, roughly meaning:
Some readers believe that as a professional fitness enthusiast, his figure has "become a fleshy middle-aged visual sensation", without the visual beauty of abdominal muscles and wide shoulders and thin waist.

This fitness blogger refuted the fitness standards aimed at "pursuing abdominal muscles and wide shoulders and slim waist" through an article.
I personally agree with the viewpoint of this fitness blogger, which is also the purpose of fitness that I discussed in the first article: some people pursue muscle lines; Some people pursue a strong physique; Some people just want to be healthier.
In short, everyone has different fitness goals, and pursuing muscle lines is not the only criterion for measuring fitness results.
As long as you exercise and eat regularly, I believe that your figure will be a gift for self-discipline.

Influenced by this fitness blogger, I also plan to talk about healthy eating first, and the next article will discuss the selection of yoga mats.
Including Keep, many sports and fitness or dietary control apps now provide functions such as diet recording, diet planning, calorie conversion, etc. Many people who have just started weight loss and fitness are indeed using these functions to record their daily diet.
My personal suggestion is for beginners who have just started exercising and fitness, especially those who aim to lose weight. In the early stages, they should record their diet, that is, what they ate for each meal. These third-party tools will automatically help you list the calories corresponding to the food.
But the problem is that you need to understand that the purpose of recording your diet is not to make you exclaim every day, "Why did you eat so much?", but to understand "What kind of exercise do you need to do?" and "How long do you exercise?" in order to offset and consume all the calories from today's diet.
I initially recorded my diet through an app equipped with a body fat scale, but now I can also record it through apps like Keep. If I use the Keep app for exercise, I can also see the calories that each exercise plan can burn.

However, for those who have already achieved certain fitness results, I think it is possible to stop recording their diet. However, when facing some fried or high-fat foods, it is important to remind oneself to eat more after this meal and exercise more.
For a longer period of time, for example, my current diet is not deliberately controlled.
In terms of dietary types, I have basically bid farewell to pork and related processed foods. Fortunately, my parents also rarely eat pork now, so it is not too difficult to control it, but I have not completely bid farewell. I may eat it twice or three times a year, but I will not eat more.
From a nutritional perspective, pork is a high fat, low protein food;
Occasionally, I also eat fast food. Unless there are special circumstances, I would prioritize McDonald's or Burger King, and then choose baked goods to avoid fried ones.
In terms of dietary portion size, as long as you adhere to quantitative exercise in the early stages, you will definitely be able to control your diet well, because you will find that if you eat too much or difficult to digest food, you may feel full when you need to exercise, but if you don't eat or eat too little, you may not have the strength to exercise at all. That is why many people advocate for a "80% full" diet.
In short, when you form habits, there is indeed no need to deliberately control your diet.