We are always told that a balanced diet is essential for healthy weight and to ensure you’re getting the right nutrition.
Junk food, sweets and fatty foods – these are generally frowned upon as they don’t have enough nutritious ingredients to support a healthy lifestyle. Balance and moderation are important for overall health.
Certain foods and habits are much more effective at helping you build muscle, lose fat and get stronger. If you’re starting out on a weights or fitness regime, it pays to fuel your body with the right stuff!
As a general rule, follow these tips* for ensuring you’re giving your body the best opportunity to be at its best in the gym and in life!
- Always eat breakfast.
- Eat a small meal every three hours.
- Eat protein with each meal. Proteins include red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy and whey.
- Eat fruits and vegetables at each meal.
- Eat carbs after your workout only.
- Eat healthy fats.
- Drink water.
- Eat whole foods most of the time (unrefined, unprocessed foods)
Vegetarians and vegans who are exercise enthusiasts needn’t miss out on protein. There are plenty of alternatives for people who don’t eat animal products.
These include beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, milk (soy/almond for vegans), soy beans, whole grains, vegetables, protein powder.
At NC Fitness we not only stock the best functional training products to get your body to where you want it to be. We also have a range of pre-and post-supplements to help keep you performing at your best in the gym. Explore our range and see how they can help your fitness regime and complement your existing diet.
*Advice is generic in nature only. See your doctor for more comprehensive advice.