Getting the right amount of calories is always a topic that is brought up in and out of the weight room. Topics like should you count them or even how many should you get pop up all the time. In other articles we give brief introductions on nutrition. Covered some general topics and clued you into what you should be keeping an eye on. In this article we’re going to get into the thick of things and begin to discuss what a calorie is, how to calculate them and how many you need.
Getting the right amount of water each day is consistently recommended by health and fitness professionals across the board. Essential for many bodily functions, it is a key element to consume keeping us hydrated, focused and performing at our best. However, drinking enough can be quite bland. That’s why many people turn to flavored drinks. But did you know that infusing your water or tracking it with smart bottles like Hidrate can help make your water intake less boring?
Nutrition is a deciding factor in what your body will look like despite your best efforts in the gym. Without a sound diet building muscle, gaining strength or burning fat is nearly impossible. You’ll see results but for optimum performance this can’t be overlooked. Your body needs fuel for the fire and energy to repair itself after a grueling workout. They say that abs are made in the kitchen not the gym!
Building muscle takes hard work, dedication and consistent effort inside and outside of the gym. It’s important to make sure you’re training when you need to be. You also need to make sure you get all of your nutrients. The body requires three main macronutrients for energy, growth and repair. Those three main macronutrients are protein, carbohydrates and fat. You can get these macronutrients from almost all of the food you eat. How much protein do I need to build muscle though?
Do you work out hard day in and day out, eat right and maintain a healthy lifestyle? Yet, you still struggle with getting rid of unwanted stomach fat? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Tons of people store fat in different places on their body. While you cannot entirely spot reduce you can work towards optimizing your stubborn fat areas such as the stomach. Stomach fat can be the most stubborn of all areas to get rid of. Here are some tips on how to lose stomach fat!
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Let’s face it nutrition plays a big role in our daily lives. And if it doesn’t it should. Nutrition cannot be overlooked. It is a deciding factor in what your body will look like. Without the proper nutrition you cannot build muscle, gain strength, or burn fat. Your body needs the fuel for the fire. Feed the furnace with good sound nutrition, build and repair the muscle with the proper protein, carb, and fat intake ratios.