How diet should compliment your workout

Good Nutrition is essential for overall development of the body leading to a healthy lifestyle and Muscle growth. A healthy diet when combined with physical activities has numerous benefits and also reduces the risk of health problems leading to overall development of the body. The Main focus being on consuming Nutritious foods and not on eating Packaged foods.

Your performance in the gym depends upon the food you consume as they are the fuels which help in overall development of the muscles .Different activities require different fuels and therefore require different foods.

Proteins are considered to be an integral part as it’s the food which is required for muscle development. Amino acids that make up proteins are the small acids that make every biological function of your body possible. Diets high in proteins and fiber are very likely to curb cravings and make you feel full faster and longer. It is recommended to eat 1.4-1.8 grams of protein per kg of body weight every day.

Large portion of your diet should consist of healthy, natural carbohydrates. They should come from natural sources such as rice, whole grains and not from sugars. A diet should consist of 3.6 grams of carbohydrates per each pound you weight. One should have a mix portion of carbohydrates and protein 20 mins prior going to the gym as they provide energy to perform exercises in the gym. Complex carbohydrates are considered are the preferred source of carbohydrates as they contain fewer calories.

Fiber is an important element as it has a number of digestion benefits. It is classified into soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre dissolves in  water and is considered to lower cholesterol whereas insoluble fibres do not dissolve in water and improves the overall efficiency of the digestive system.

Vitamins and minerals are instrumental in the regulation of the metabolism and the maintenance of the cell growth and functionality.

Good Nutrition, Regular Exercise and a  positive Attitude are the key attributes towards overall development of the body. Taking good care of your body and feeling proud about it can improve your physical and mental state as well. Regular exercises has a lot of benefits such as increased brain health, improved energy, low risk of diseases and a longer life.

Apart from some sore muscles, you will never regret a workout. The workout can be tough at the moment, but you always feel good and motivated after the workout. Sometimes we need to forget the efforts and focus it takes to hit the exercise and look at the outcomes of doing it anyway.

However hard it becomes to work out again, remember how happy you were in achieving your body goal and that is what will give you the motivation to hit back into the routine.

Involve in group activities

Finding a gym buddy or a participating in a group training activity can be quite a motivation for you and it is always fun to workout with someone than working out alone. You could also join some group activities like Zumba which will give you a head start. Involving in such group activities will also increase your social circle.

If not a group, you can even find a gym buddy, a person who is very consistently on a workout regime. Having such person with you keeps you motivated to be consistent with your routine.

Challenge yourself

When you have a goal to achieve, you have a reason for doing it. Take a short one-month fitness challenge to kick start your routine. You will feel great after completing the challenge and be back into your exercising habits.

Habits take time to dwell and once you develop a habit, exercising becomes a part of your daily life and when you feel like giving up, remember why you started in the first place! All the best on hitting back to the gym.

 

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