Going to your fitness center for an invigorating workout is a great way to get in shape and shed those extra pounds. Just as important to your fitness goals as regular exercise, though, is a proper and balanced diet. Learning how to feed and nurture your body will give it the energy it needs to build muscle and perform at its best.
The Energy for Fitness
Physical fitness takes energy—and food is energy. Your body needs a certain amount of food simply to maintain its systems from one day to the next. The energy from food helps the body function and build muscle, and if you’re going to add a workout to your daily routine, you need to provide your body with the additional energy it needs. Some people become so worried about eating too much that they fail to consider that eating too little causes the body to go into starvation mode, preventing the buildup of muscle mass. Try eating smaller meals more often throughout the day to keep your energy levels consistent rather than letting them drop or spike.
The Right Building Blocks
Just as you would put the highest quality fuel into your car for improved performance, you should also put quality foods into your body. A proper diet will provide all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body needs to make the most out of your workouts and increase your physical fitness. Cut out empty calories such as high-sugar or fatty foods, and eat plenty of fruits and veggies. Whole grains and lean proteins also provide your body with the healthy building blocks it needs to get stronger, leaner and healthier.
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