Balanced eating is critical to achieving fitness goals. Food is what fuels your body to reach your goals and without proper nutrition through quality foods, you’re likely to stall. As a result, if possible, eat organic foods and, above all else, maintain a balanced diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, complete proteins, and fats including such things as fish oils and flaxseeds.
At the end of a long day, pretty much everyone enjoys kicking back and unwinding with a drink or two. Generally speaking, light to moderate drinking isn’t going to have too much of an impact on your overall health, so for many people it’s not a big deal. But for anyone with serious weight loss or muscle gaining goals, those few drinks can be disastrous to their progress. Packing on the Pounds
In the sport of bodybuilding, it has been a nutritional “staple” to follow a “clean” diet: eat high quality proteins, starches, and fats in order to achieve a stage-ready physique. In recent years, however, a new philosophy of competition prep has begun to emerge: If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM). In essence, those who follow IIFYM contend that what you eat is not important; as long as you stay within your daily calorie allotment and meet your macronutrient needs, you can still achieve a stage ready physiqu
When it comes to fitness – whether a person’s goals involve losing weight, gaining muscle, or some combination of the two – people tend to be so focused on their body that they forget a key aspect to success: the mind.The bottom line is that you can have all of the fitness know-how, the best equipment, and find the perfect diet, but none of that matters if you can’t get in the right headspace to make it all come together and stick to your plan.
Life gets crazy sometimes, and it can wear on us. If you notice that you are feeling tired and weighed down by stress, a lack of motivation for exercise, and are making poor food choices, it is time to think about giving your mind and body a reboot.