Uncover the benefits of regular exercise COMBINED with proper nutrition to produce the desired results. Are you wanting better energy, more muscle tone, greater fitness, or clearing that mental fog? Then read on, eat up, and get moving!
It’s common to think that when you train hard, you can eat whatever you like. That slice of pizza. That chocolate bar. Although comforting, this mindset doesn’t make up for bad eating habits. Exercise often won’t offset the excess calories consumed, and similarly, a poor diet will often hinder your performance when exercising leading to even less energy being burned.
A regular exercise routine and healthy eating lifestyle go hand-in-hand to produce the results you want to see. It’s a package!
Return to the Basics
Wendy Middleton, a Nutritionist and Caterer for over 16 years from A Cut Above in Lane Cove, advises the best way to eat: strip it back to basics.
Don’t go for anything with a hefty ingredient list, or ingredients you can’t pronounce.
Keep it simple and start small.
There is no need to overhaul your entire diet in one go. That’ll just leave you feeling bad when you failed to keep up with it.
Wendy’s suggestion – start with tweaking the first meal of the day: BREAKFAST.
MAKE BREAKFAST MANDATORY.
When you change up your breakfast to include quality portions of protein, carbs and healing fats, it has ongoing effects for your mindset towards later meals consumed throughout the day.
Not only have you fed your body well, the energy bank is fuelled for expenditure for the day.
So, if you want to improve your nutrition, eat food – real food. Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy healing fats. Don’t over complicate it!