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Fitness, Health, Motivation — May 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm

The Balance between Workout and Diet

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If you are in to physical activity more often, more than just for fun; if you ain to lose fat or gain muscle mass, than there has to be a balance between your diet and the physical activity. These two thing go together, not either one of them should dominate or should lack the pace of progress. Whatever your reasons should be, here are some tips and advice on how to make the balance for achieving the ideal body physic and stamina.

 Exercising and Diet

Many people are misled, or are not even informed about this balance. By balance between Workout and Diet is controlling the capacity of food intake with physical energy production of your body. Crossing the limit of one side creates a danger for the other. For instance, if you eat more on a single meal (letting your appetite overrule you) than there is a lot of chance that the physical activity won’t be affective.

Imagine playing basketball on a full stomach or lifting weights with a lot of indigested fast food. Eat at least 2 hours before a physical activity. Thus the stomach will do its work in time and you won’t feel like having rocks in your stomach.

During the holidays, a lot of people spend less time in the gym and don’t burn all the calories; they even increase the calories intake in their diet. That’s normal; it’s a holiday, right! But people are very often misled that if they eat a lot of meat on the holiday, they will be able to burn all those calories the following day – No! Those forced gym exercises will only lead to injuries and overtraining. Exercises in the same pace as before and the body take care of the rest. The body never forgets what it trained for before the holidays. In fact, the holiday pause from the gym will benefit the muscles. They’ll get a good rest for the upcoming challenges.

Enrich your diet with proteins. They are the number one fat burner. A male around 175 pounds needs proteins around 175 grams to 200 grams per day and calories from 2,400 to 2,600. If you eat around 200 grams proteins and 50 grams carbohydrates before and after exercising, then each day you’ll have 1,200 to 1,400 calories to spend.
Exercise around the big meals. So if you eat more for lunch, then workout during the afternoon; preferably before the meal. That way the body will recover the lost energy with proper food. It is not recommended at all to eat food with a lot of fat after the exercise. Quite logic – you burn fat to get rid of it, not to welcome it back in your system.

 Exercising and Diet

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