Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand for a healthier lifestyle and better quality of life. Each has many advantages on its own, but when you combine the two together you can look and feel like a perfect physical specimen.
If you’re working out because you’re trying to lose fat and sculpt a perfect body, then you need to understand that working out is only half the equation. If you really want to take your health, fitness and body shape to another level, you need to take care of your diet.
Nutritional needs may vary based on fitness activity. A professional bodybuilder’s diet would be different than that of a marathon runner. In this newsletter, we focus on some general nutritional health improvements people can make to maximize their fitness efforts and get a body they can go to the beach with.
You don’t have to be a food Nazi controlling everything you eat, but if you can follow a few rules, your health will benefit most of the time. Firstly, drink enough water.
Hardly anyone actually drinks enough water. Some quality fitness drinks (not Gatorade and Powerade) are fine during exercise, but drink water the rest of the time. Stay away from all those energy drinks and other manufactured nonsense that your body doesn’t really need.
Second, try to eat as much organic food as possible. Regular foods (what it says in the grocery store aisles) are full of chemicals and preservatives that do nothing but cause disease, make you fat, and make you feel sluggish. No matter how much you train, you’re not going to get a great physique by eating this junk.
Perhaps the most important factor in achieving and maintaining the level of health and physique you desire is minimizing the amount of bread you eat. So many people who work out eat a lot of bread because they think they need the carbs for energy or because it just tastes good.
Bread just isn’t good for you. Why? Bread is loaded with refined sugar and bleached flour and preservatives. So try to eat less bread. I guarantee you will notice a difference in your physique in a few weeks.
To get the carbs you need, try eating more organic fruits, vegetables, and oats. These are great sources of natural carbohydrates that give your body the right nutrition it needs.
The second most common substance in your body, next to water, is protein. So you want to make sure you’re getting plenty of quality protein in your diet. You can achieve this either by eating organic meat, fish, poultry and dairy products or by taking a quality protein supplement.
Usually, eating some meat and taking protein supplements is often the best way to get the right amount of protein. Eating too much protein from meat can lead to health complications.
Once you exercise regularly, it’s not that difficult to get the body and health you’ve always wanted. It just takes a little willpower and motivation.
Thanks to Brue Baker