Eat to Train

 

Food has a big impact on your overall health and energy level at the gym. Eating junk food regularly will not only impact your results, but will also limit your ability to train. Junk food also has an impact on your overall health and can lead to many illinesses.

 

General Health and Energy

Eliminating sugar from your diet needs to be a top priority since it can have a detrimental effect on your overall health. Unfortunately, most packaged foods contain sugar including the ones marked as "healthy."  Your body can become physically addicted to sugar, and leave you feeling tired and sluggish when experiencing withdrawals. Sugar can lead to auto-immune disorders, hyperglycemia and increased acidity in your body.  Cancer thrives in acidic enviroments within your body, but has difficulty within an alkaline body.  We suggest pH strips to test your body's pH level. If your body tests acidic, eliminating sugar and increasing your vegetable intake can help revert your bodys pH level.

 

Optimal Performance Nutrition

Many triathlete and marathon runners train for optimal performance. Daily caloric intake is important in order to  be able to perform at a higher level for these athletes, particularly the day before an event. If these athletes do not take in enough calories, they will not have the energy or strength to perform.  Food provides your body with calories and nutrients for fuel, so basically what you ate yesterday is your fuel for today.  Understanding your Resting Metabolic Rate is pivotal. Your RMR represents the number of calories your body burns to maintain vital body functions such as heart rate, brain function, and breathing. You need your individual RMR to accurately balance the number of calories you eat against the number of calories you expend.

 

Muscle Building Nutrition

To build muscle, you must rip, tear and  repair it. Your muscles need replenishment of macronutrients such as protein, fats and carbohydrates. It is important to understand macronutrients. Avoiding any intake of toxins such as alcohol and nicotine is crucial.  Your body needs nutrient-filled blood to help repair muscle and toxins can delay and even hinder any progress.

 

Weight Loss

To lose weight or shrink fat, you must burn more calories than you take in. An active body burns more calories. Stay away from gimmicks and 900-calorie diets. Starvation for weight loss is counterproductive as it slows down your metabolism and can also sabotage your hormones. We suggest eating 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in, day out.

-Robert Collier