You have been working out diligently for a few months, and have begun to get frustrated with the process. When you began, you could see gains on a consistent basis, and the gains motivated you to continue working out. You ran across inspiration in the gym by meeting people that had already achieved the body you want. You took the time to talk to those people, some of them trainers, and you took their advice regarding your workout regimen.
However, now it seems like you can no longer move the scale. One problem than some face is believing the myth that as long as you are regularly working out you can eat whatever you want. When you begin working out the hardest thing to get under control, for some, is the actual diet. What you eat directly affects the productivity of your workout.
“If you’re still eating lots of processed fats and refined sugars, cutting them out and replacing them with good fats like the omega threes found in fish and unrefined foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains will make an enormous and noticeable difference in your physique very quickly. If your diet is low in protein, simply adding a complete protein food like chicken breast, fish or egg whites at each meal will muscle you up fast. No matter how hard you train or what type of training routine you’re on, it’s all in vain if you don’t provide yourself with the right nutritional support.”
This is not what we want to hear because some of us, honestly, hope that working out alone would be enough because we don’t want to part with some of our favorite foods. We cannot train the state of the body without taking into account what we put into the body. “Nutrition is important when exercising so that your body is able to endure your workout, recover from it, and get stronger.” You must remember just as you work out to get leaner and stronger, food also provides the necessary strength.
Many of us are not knowledgeable about good nutrition. We grew up eating what our parents knew from their parents, or what could be afforded. It’s wise to seek the professional help of a dietician or nutritionist to set you on a productive path regarding food. The goal is to be efficient in the kitchen, and the gym. it has even been argued by some that when one is new to working out the diet is actually more important that the gym.
– Christian Starr