Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand for a healthier lifestyle as well as a better quality of life. Either one, on its own, has many benefits, but if you combine the two together you can look and feel like a perfect physical specimen.
If you work out because you are trying to lose fat and sculpt a perfect physique than you need to understand that exercise is only half of the equation. If you really want to bring your health, fitness, and body shape to a different level you need to pay attention to your diet.
Diet needs can vary depending on the level of fitness activity. The diet health of a professional body builder would be different than that of a marathon runner. In this newsletter we are going to focus on some general diet health improvements people can make in order to maximize their fitness efforts and get a body they can go to the beach with.
You don’t have to be a food Nazi and govern everything you eat, but if you can follow a few rules, most of the time, your health will benefit greatly. For one, drink enough water.
Hardly anyone really drinks enough water. Some high quality fitness drinks, (not Gatorade and Powerade) are okay while you are exercising, but the rest of the time drink water. Stay away from all of the energy drinks and other manufactured nonsense your body doesn’t really need.
Secondly, try to eat as much organic food as possible. Regular food (what is in the aisles at the grocery store) is filled with chemicals and preservatives that do nothing but cause disease, make you fat and make you feel sluggish. No matter how much you work out you won’t achieve a great physique if you eat that junk.
Probably the most important factor in achieving and maintaining the level of health and body you desire is to minimize the amount of bread you eat. So many people who work out eat a lot of bread because they think that they need the carbs for energy, or because it just tastes great.
Bread is simply not good for you. Why? Bread is loaded with refined sugar and bleached flour and preservatives. So try to eat less bread. I guarantee that in a few weeks you will notice a difference in your physique.
In order to get the carbohydrates that you need try to eat more organic fruit, vegetables, and oats. These are great sources of natural carbohydrates that will give your body the proper nutrition it needs.
The second most abundant substance in your body besides water is protein. So you want to make sure that you are getting a lot of high quality protein in your diet. You can do this either from eating organic meat, fish, poultry and dairy products or from taking a high quality protein supplement.