Carbohydrates: Fuel for Muscles
You should increase carbohydrates proportional to your exercise.
When I feel fatigued and my feet are dragging throughout the day, that’s when I know I haven’t consumed enough carbs. It’s your body’s main source of energy.
>Personally, I consume carbs for breakfast and lunch every day, and allow myself an extra piece of peanut butter toast and an extra half cup of red potatoes on cardio days.
Simply put, when you do high intensity workouts you are utilizing a lot more energy from carbohydrates.
*People are scared of carbs because they think carbohydrates make you fat.
What makes you gain weight is consuming more energy than you’re expending. The correlation occurs when people on high carbohydrate diets are also not expending any energy.
Protein: Build and maintain muscle and tissues
On any workout regimen you should include a good source of protein at each meal and snack . Protein isn’t utilized as an energy source unless you’re starving, but it’s important for muscle growth.
>Personally, I eat protein in all forms for every meal. Breakfast it’s in eggs and a little in peanut butter. Lunch is usually turkey or chicken. Dinner I take in protein from tuna, beans, or any other type of meat. For snacks I typically have my nutrition shake,.
Fat: Concentrated source of energy, fat soluble vitamins
Focus on healthy fats! Such as Peanut butter and avocados.
Don’t be afraid of fats, just like carbohydrates they are essential for energy balance. When you’re doing resistance training or longer duration moderate intensity workouts, you’re utilizing fat as an energy source. However, this isn’t to say that you need to only do moderate, low intensity workouts to burn off all your fat. The more fit you become in your cardiovascular health (higher intensity workouts) and muscle growth (resistance training, low to moderate intensity) the more fat you will burn regularly and consistently.
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