Straight to the point – The primary goal in Gym workout is to build a great attractive body from head to toe. People lift barbells and dumbbells to get the ‘six-packs’, broaden shoulders and chest, tighten buttocks, build ‘topographical’ back (if you know what I mean), pump up the leg calves and etc. That is great, there is nothing wrong with that goal seat in mind. But before you start the gym, or if you are already a member, check out the following tips on how to improve the other important thing in exercising – Nutrition.
If you are into fitness and working out you’ve definitely heard of calories. Calories are an inevitable part of the body and its nutrition; the greater their quantity, the lesser are the chances of getting fit and chiseled. It is estimated that for each pound of the body takes around 14 calories. If you are 150 pounds, than your daily calorie input should be around 2.100 calories.
With exercising in your daily life, it is advisable to cut don at least 20 % of your calorie input. That way the body will be forced to compensate those 20 percent of calories from the body fat. Low body fat means ‘visible muscles’.
Instead of eating three times a day, eat five times a day. The body not only does it use energy for lifting weights and running, but it also uses energy for digesting food, ergo burning calories. With five meals per day (healthy meals), the body lowers down the cortisol levels, which is a catabolic hormone. This results in increase testosterone levels. The higher the testosterone levels are, the greater muscle growth is; more muscles means more calorie burning.
Prefer more slow-digested carbs than fast digested carbs. The difference between these two is the fast digesting carbs triggers the insulin on higher level which results in fat storage.
The insulin will not response in large levels with slow-digested food; they are able to provide the body with strong and healthy physique. Slow-digested foods are brown rice, oatmeal quinoa, raw fruits, raw vegetables, sweet potatoes, yams, spinach, broccoli, squash and asparagus
Proteins, never forget proteins. Approximately 1 to 1.5 grams of protein goes for a pound of body weight per day. Make that intake throughout the entire day. Amino acids are great for preventing muscle breakdown. The high protein diet will increase your metabolism which leads to more calorie and fat burning. Have a variety of protein intake; don’t stick to just one type of food. Proteins are found in egg whites and cottage cheese; meat – chicken, elk, lean beef, ostrich, buffalo patties, bison, turkey, wild boar, venison, antelope and even a kangaroo; fish – haddock, halibut, sea bass, tilapia, sole, turbot, flounder and cod.