Whether you are starting an exercise program or if you are already on a regimented program it is necessary to watch what you put into your body. If you are really looking to make a change in not only your physique but your overall health it is imperative you focus on what you are putting into it.
What you put in your body will fuel your workouts so you can push your level of fitness and continue to get stronger, have more endurance and get overall more fit. Not only is your food your fuel but when you workout your body you use up this fuel and vital nutrients you need to then replenish after a workout so your body can recover.
It may sound cliche but "you are what you eat". Eating lots of fruits and veggies, plant based protein, gluten free carbohydrates, good sources of fats and lots of water you will be fueling your body with what it needs to be at its best. Limit the amount of animal protein, processed carbs, sugar, bad fats, alcohol, and sugary drinks (this includes diet drinks). By doing this you are what we call "eating clean", with this type of eating and a good workout routine you will get your body where it "naturally" wants to be.
Remember the goal is to be healthy the physical appearance that goes with that is an added bonus. Some people take longer to get results then others, every body is different so it is critical to try new things and see what makes you feel the best, isn't that the point?? To feel good??
If you go at it with an approach of being healthy and building your body to be strong not only outside but inside you will get the results you are looking for. Just stay the course, be consistent and believe in the process.
Examples of "Clean Eating Foods": • Beans, Lentils, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Sweet Potatoes • Fresh water fish (on a limited basis), eggs (free range organic) • Almonds, Walnuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Avocado • Any type of Fruit or Veggie and always buy organic when you can, don't over due your fruit in take as the sugar can be to much for some • Water and more water, if you get tired of water, fresh brewed ice tea is ok just don't add tons of sugar to it just add a lemon • almond or coconut milk in place of dairy
Hope this list gives you a better idea of what basic steps you can start taking to change your food in take. Now, see what type of results you get with your weight lifting routines and how you begin to feel from the inside out. Ferrum Fitness