When initiating an exercise program, proper nutrition plays a vital role in your overall success. Whether you trying to lose weight or train for a marathon, proper nutrition accounts for a significant portion of your overall success. Much more than you might realize! Some studies indicate that proper nutrition may account to as much as 60-70 % of your progress.
Upon hearing the words proper nutrition you may immediately think...
" hear we go another DIET," A diet is not what I am talking about at all here. Proper nutrition means that you are properly fueling your body to meet the demands of your goals.
So, for some this means, reducing your calorie intake in order to lose weight. For others this means taking in more calories than you need in order to build more muscle tissue.
Carbohydrates serve as the primary energy source in our body. Often times carbohydrates get a bad rap, but in reality without carbohydrates our bodies will not properly replenish energy stores that are critical to fueling our bodies for the next workout.
The big problem with carbohydrates is not carbohydrates but it is our choices to overeat them in too high of a quantity and make poor choices in the nutritional value that we get from the choices we make.
Making the right choices in the right amount is where I can help!
Protein is essential to building and maintaining healthy muscle tissue. Eating too little protein can lead to losing the muscle needed to maintain strength, health and control of your appetite.
Proper protein intake is also essential to maintaining healthy hair, skin and nails.
Consuming adequate amounts of healthy fats, such as olive oil, oils from fish and avocados can not only help you achieve healthier hair and skin but can also help you achieve a healthier weight.
Consuming enough water is equally essential to your overall success.
Did you know that you body is make up of about 70% water?
A general rule of thumb is about .5 oz per pound of bodyweight. If you exercise vigorously and live in a warm climate these requirements are likely to change.
In some situations, supplementation is a vital component of helping people reach their fitness goals. With busy lifestyles, travel schedules, driving kids to practice, etc., life can make it difficult to stay on track with your nutrition plan.
Most of us, even with our best efforts find it difficult to reach the 5-6 small, nutritious meals that are essential to our progress. In these situations, supplementation can be extremely helpful.
I will work with you to determine if supplementation is right for you!
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