Eat Healthy For A Better Body

There is no better feeling than looking and feeling great about yourself. Working hard in the gym certainly pays off for those that are dedicated enough to train at a high enough intensity which gets great results. However our workouts aren’t the main component of looking and feeling amazing. Take a second to think what you put in your mouth, how you fuel your body and if you are giving your body the chance to be at its best all the time!

Here are 4 dietary rules to keep you on track with your nutrition!

A balanced diet

Nearly all your calories come from a combination of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Carbohydrates provide the glycogen that fuels your muscles while protein is needed for our muscle tissue repair and growth, very important for anyone wanting to build muscle mass. Anyone wanting to build muscle mass should be aiming to consume 2g of protein for every kilo of bodyweight per day, so our bodies can repair fully from the stresses of training.
Fat is a nutrient that many people try to avoid, as it is commonly thought that, fat makes you fat! But fat is an essential part of our every day diet as it helps us absorb vitamins, protects joints and tendons against injury.
Don’t forget to add vitamins and minerals from good natural healthy sources preferable organic through fruit and veg. They help shore up bones, heal wounds, and bolster your immune system and also convert food into energy, and repair cellular damage.

Eat the right food

The simplest thing to remember when deciding what food to eat is keep it natural, the less processing that has gone into producing the food that you are eating means the healthier it will be. Protein rich foods include meat, fish, eggs, dairy produce and soya, lower quality proteins can be found in nuts seeds and beans. The more sources of protein you can eat the better the range of muscle building amino acids will be.
Be sure to get keep up your intake of olive oil, nuts, seeds and oily fish to make sure your omega 3 and 6 intake is high which can aid fat loss, strength and aerobic training

Meal timings

Try to get your body into a routine of eating breakfast, lunch and dinner, with light and small snacks in between keeping your body with a steady stream of nutrients throughout the day. Aim to be having some protein at every meal, this way you keep your glycogen levels topped up and prevent your body from breaking down the proteins hat you need for muscle building. 

Hydration

Keep your intake of water high, feel free to add a dash of lemon and lime for flavor and to give your water a neutral Ph balance. Over the course of a day try to drink around 2 litres of water keeping your hydration levels high.

So keep your body fueled with the right foods so you can finally get the rewards you deserve from your training programme. The best place to build abs is in the kitchen with a great diet.

Happy eating!

Mark

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