Stalling in the gym? Muscle gains slow or minimal? Fat loss virtually non existent? Nutrition could be the weak link in your chain so start with the bare basic essentials…
Water – every cell in your body contains water, your brain, your muscles, your whole body is more then 2/3’s water. The average person will expel 2 litres of water a day (without exercise) through perspiration, urination and through breath, not drinking atleast 2 litres of water a day WITH exercise and you can garuntee a dehydrated body which will not burn body fat or build muscle as effectively. Start with 2.5 litres a day and work your way up, no excuses!
Protein – it reapirs every cell in your body, you can actually live and function pretty well without carbs in your diet (as we mainly did when we were hunter gatherers) but you can not live without protein, it builds muscle and burns calories just eating it, dont underestimate it.
Carbohydrates – All carbs should be from high fiber sources and as close to their natural state as possible . Low G.I carbs should be second nature to anyone wanting to avoid unnecessary fat gain or diabetes.
Fats – No fats will not make you fat excess calories do! Good healthy mono and poly unsaturated fats are the fats to eat aswel as omega 3’s, 6’s and 9’s (with a bigger emphasis on omega 3’s found in salmon, mackerel, flaxseed, chi seeds and hemp seeds) they are all healthy and some of them essential to your bodies ability to function.They are all immune boosting, thyroid optimising, healthy cell functioning, brain boosting little power nutrients, just dont eat a whole pack of nuts!
Get these 4 vital nutrients in check, work hard in the gym and the results will follow…
Knowledge is power