Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"You Are What You Eat'

Not only does good nutrition foods help us to be at our mental and physical best on a day to day basis, but it also plays a large role in keeping our bodies healthy and disease free over a lifetime.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Building Muscle Mass

You've got to eat to lose body fat .Say that again? This statement often seems crazy to people like Red, who are new to the world of fitness. But, this idea holds true. This is because muscle needs calories to grow, and muscles burn more calories than fat. A client who isn't building muscle despite consistent weight lifting probably isn't eating enough calories to fuel muscle growth. Teaching clients to use high-calorie foods to supply the needed fuel for muscle growth is helpful, especially for clients who have difficulty finding the time or desire to consume these needed calories. Examples of nutritious high-calorie foods include nuts, dried fruits, peanut butter, and smoothies made with soy or protein power. When exercising to build muscle mass it is important to eat enough quality protein .    

What Is Good Fitness Nutrition ?

You know that all food are not created equal . The various substances that make up the foods we eat can have potent influences on the body and mind. For those involved in a fitness plan or training for an athletic event, the importance of food quality and quantity is even greater. Good nutrition, meaning a diet providing all the energy nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and water the body requires, is necessary to reach both performance and appearance goals. While each person's nutritional needs vary according to genetic makeup, lifestyle, and training program, there are certain rules regarding dietary programs that apply to and benefit all people regardless of individual fitness goals.

Dietary Rules For Training

The first step a person can take to get the most out of his training program is to eat at least five times a day . This means at the minimum, a person should have three small meals and two snacks spaced throughout the day. Eating frequently helps keep both blood sugar and insulin levels stable. These are tow important factors in determining a person's overall energy level. A body that receives food every few hours has the resources to repair itself and restock its energy stores. Eating infrequently causes the body to go into famine mode, meaning it stores the food a person eats as body fat for fear that it is being starved.