You need ENERGY to exercise and not crash later! That means eating right so you have energy to workout and live!
If you put garbage in your body, don’t expect your body to hold up and have enough energy day after day! You will crash day after day if you don’t give your body the nutrition it needs every day.
And, you know my take on supplements: try to get the nutrition you need from food. Save your money! Don’t depend on supplements like energy drinks to make up for bad eating habits! Also, its been proven that you won’t be mentally sharp if your nutrition is lacking.
And, pre- and post-workout meals are just as critical to your muscle growth (hypertrophy) as the exercise.
Muscle growth helps speed up your metabolism and increase your fat loss and weight loss potential. The rigors of weight lifting breaks down your body and you need proper nutrition and rest to rebuild your body’s tissues. Pre- and post-workout meals also help you maintain the energy your body needs.
Cut out these types of foods: sodas, sugary fruit juice drinks, candy, cookies, donuts, fried meats and fried foods, fast foods, ketchup and mayonnaise
Add these types of foods: oatmeal, nuts, low-fat dairy products, low-fat yogurt, fruits, veggies, unsweetened tea, water, salad greens, lean meats (baked, broiled or grilled), olive oil, cinnamon, mustard. You get the idea! EAT WITH A PURPOSE—THE PURPOSE OF BEING ABLE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH THE ENERGY YOU NEED!
-Cathering Ebeling and Mike Geary are co-authors of the popular ebook, Fat-Burning Kitchen, which shows you how to totally revamp your kitchen to make your body a fat-burning machine!