A Proper Diet Leads to a Balanced Body

What Part Does Diet Play in Maintaining a Balanced Body?

If you are interested in Sheppard Method Pilates or private Pilates sessions, then chances are you care a lot about having a balanced body. Everyone wants to be healthy and happy, and the best way to do that is by giving yourself the best chances to do the things you want. Exercise like Pilates and a proper diet help give you a balanced body and mind. With this foundation, you can better yourself in slow and steady ways. Things you thought were not achievable become within your grasp when you treat your body right. At Sheppard Method Pilates, we often talk about treating your body right with Pilates, but today we will talk about the importance of diet to creating a balanced body.

How Does Your Diet Affect Your Body?

A balanced body is all about having your body, mind, and spirit in sync. When you eat the right foods, you do so much more than give your body a fit or trim look. The things we eat and drink give our bodies energy, and the type of energy they provide us depends on their calories, sugar content, fat content, and other factors. Some foods release energy slowly over a long period of time, and other foods boost our energy levels unnaturally and cause us to crash. When you balance your diet, you take a step closer to achieving the balance you want in your body.

What Foods and Drinks Should You Avoid?


We all need sugar in varying degrees. It gives us quick energy because our body breaks it down quickly, but many foods today contain more than enough sugar. Your body not only breaks sugar down quickly but also uses that energy quickly. This is what people refer to when they talk about sugar crashes. If you eat fruit (and you should!), you will naturally get the sugars you need. Avoid candy bars, sodas, and other overly sweetened foods.

Fried Foods

Foods that have been battered and deep-fried do not offer much in the way of nutritional value. They will increase your chances of heart attack and clogged arteries. Because they are difficult to break down and have high trans fat content, you will often feel sluggish and low energy after eating fried foods.

Maintain a Balanced Body with Sheppard Method Pilates

At Sheppard Method Pilates, we believe in helping you reach your goals of a balanced body. We are a Pilates studio that offers private Pilates, Pilates certification courses, and traditional Pilates classes. If you want a Pilates instructor who cares about you and will work with you to meet your needs, then you need Sheppard Method Pilates. Contact us today.