I have worked with many trainers over the years and have heard them say to their clients "It's better to look good than feel good."
Every time I hear this saying, I cringe.
What price are you paying to look good?
Yes, it's true that typically when we look good, we feel good, however the question is what price is the price we are paying to look good?
I have always believed that we should feel good first. Eat healthy, exercise 5-7 times per week and get 8 hours of sleep. Taking things to extreme to the point where we can't socialize, can't eat anything on the menu and have no energy because we are not consuming enough calories is a bad combination.
I believe you need to be good to yourself. Have fun while you are exercising so that you not only can do it for a lifetime but will want to do it for a lifetime. And I believe we should enjoy healthy foods that make you feel clean and lean.
Looking good is great but not at the cost of feeling lousy. The combination of looking good and feeling good cannot be beat.