Getting the Right Nutrition to Support Your Workouts

 

 Getting the Right Nutrition to Support Your Workouts

It’s tempting to think that you should eat less and exercise more when trying to lose weight. This can be a dangerous thought process, as your body needs fuel to not only lose weight, but to function properly.
What foods should you eat if you want to get the right nutrition to support your workouts?
 

Proteins

 Protein is particularly important for your muscles. Your muscles need protein in order to strengthen and repair after a workout. Whether you are interested in improving your muscle tone or mass, or if you want to experience shorter periods of soreness after your workouts, you need protein.
 

“Good” Carbs

 Carbohydrates give you the energy you need to keep exercising. There have been plenty of popular diets that might have scared you away from carbs. In reality, there are carbs you should avoid, but there are also good carbs that make for great fitness fuel.
 
As explained by WebMD, the bad carbs are often in processed foods like white rice and white bread, while good carbs are foods that are high in fiber: vegetables like sweet potatoes and fruits.
 

Water

Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink. Keep yourself well hydrated before, during and after your workout session. Most people do not incorporate enough water in their everyday diet, and the body needs even more hydration when you exercise.
 
When you do not get enough water, you can see your heart rate increase, your energy levels can drop, and you might develop a headache or an increase in body temperature. You will feel better, be able to workout longer, and see improved results from your workouts if your body has plenty of water.
 
Source: Webmd.com
 
Megean and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

 

 

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