IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 | CUe Card Topic | Healthy Lifestyle
Talk about an article that you read in a magazine about healthy lifestyles | Sample Answer
She talked about some of the problems overweight people face and how difficult it can be to break bad habits and make new healthy life choices. For example, she talked about her diet and the things she used to eat almost every day and how she began to make small changes to her diet, like switching from unhealthy snacks like cookies to healthier snacks such as fruit and even snacking on vegetables like carrots and celery sometimes.
She said that she discovered the power of tracking macronutrients instead of just counting calories, and that this had a major impact on her losing weight without having to starve herself, in fact, she said she probably eats more now than she did in the past, but she eats healthy food now and she is more aware of her macros on a daily basis which allows her to have the odd cheat meal or treat with her family.
Another important aspect she discussed was exercise and how before she never did any and now she exercises every day, sometimes she simply takes a walk for around 30 minutes or so, and other days she goes with her friend to the gym where they do some steady-state cardio workouts and around 30 minutes of weight training. In her experience, she believes more women who want to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle should explore weight training as a means of achieving their goals, not only using gym machines like a stairmaster or treadmill, because weight training can actually help burn more calories than walking or running.
So overall, she talked about the three most important things she had learned through her journey to a healthier lifestyle: motivation, nutrition and exercise. She confessed that it had not been an easy transformation, but she feels a lot happier, and healthier, now than ever before in her life.