Most Triangle residents know that a nutritious diet is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, but it is so important that it bears repeating. No matter if a person has been exercising for years or is just starting out, what he or she eats (and drinks) has a direct impact on the results of their workouts
The personal trainers at Fit for Life 24 want to make sure Triangle fitness goers are making the most of their hard work by following these four simple steps:
- Get calories from solids, not liquids: Wasting calories on sugary juices, sodas, and fancy coffee drinks is a sure-fire way to reduce a workout’s effectiveness. Craving the sweet refreshment of fruit juice? Grab an orange or apple instead.
- Eat more, not less: A body needs consistent fuel to power an active lifestyle. Skimping on meals isn’t going to cut it, even if weight loss is the ultimate goal. Cut too many calories, and the body goes into starvation mode, hanging on to every gram of fat and sugar. Instead, try five or six small meals per day, spaced a couple of hours apart.
- Breakfast of champions: A morning meal jump-starts metabolism and refuels a body that’s been hard at work restoring itself throughout the night. The ideal breakfast contains protein and complex carbohydrates. Are you a non-morning person? Even a small meal, like a smoothie or toast with nut butter is advantageous.
- Get plenty of protein: Protein takes a decent amount of calories to digest. It also helps to repair muscles used during exercise, making them stronger. Every meal should contain some sort of protein, and this doesn’t necessarily mean chicken or eggs. Try salsa featuring black beans, or a handful of chia seeds added to a salad.
Even the most dedicated exerciser can unknowingly sabotage a quality Fit for Life 24 workout with less-than-stellar nutritional decisions. What starts out as a craving for a simple muffin or can of soda may, overtime, reduce and even negate workout results.
Whether exercise means running, playing a team sport or practicing yoga, fueling the body in the right way with the right foods is essential.
Feel like something is missing from your workout? Call or stop in to Fit for Life 24 in Apex today and let our knowledgeable and experienced personal trainers assess your fitness plan!
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Apex Fit for Life 24
809 Perry Road
Apex NC 27502
919 629 6212
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