ACCELERATE YOUR PROGRESS & IMPROVE RECOVERY USING SMART NUTRITION TACTICS
Eat Before You Workout
You can get the most out of your workout if you eat the right foods before hand. Eating before you train ensures you’ll properly fuel your workout and maximize your efforts and results.
Here are some of the best foods you can eat within an hour before your workout:
Eat 1g Of Protein Per Pound of Target Body Weight
If you currently weight 150 pounds and want to weigh 170 you would eat 170 grams of protein every day. The more consistent your protein intake the better your results will be. Eat lean proteins such as turkey and chicken, as well as tuna, eggs, natural peanut butter, and Whey.
Avoid Sugar Spikers
Foods high in sugar spike your blood sugar quickly causing a crash, slowing down your rate of muscle growth. Avoid foods like biscuits, candy, chips, cookies, doughnuts, ice cream, and soda.
Post Workout Nutrition
Consume a high quality protein such as Whey along with carbohydrates, within 1 – 2 hours after your workout. This will help maximize new muscle growth and help with recovery.
Use the following recipe post workout:
Combine 1 cup of milk, 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder, 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, and 1 banana.
Add ice and blend until smooth for a delicious Peanut Butter Banana Shake.
Don’t Skimp On Veggies
A high protein diet is very acidic. So you need to eat a wide range of green leafy vegetables that will counter the acidity and help your muscles recovery and perform better. Vegetables are chalk full of powerful nutrients your body needs.
Drink Lots Of Water
A german study determined that muscle cells grow faster when they’re well hydrated. Dehydration also leads to fatigue, which will make it much more difficult to power through tough workouts. The more water you drink, the more awake and alert you’ll feel. A general rule of thumb: Guzzle at least a gallon of water over the course of a day.