Your workout needs to be combined with a specific and monitored diet to get the results you want. Indeed, your body must be treated as a ‘high-performance engine’, and must only be supplied with quality fuel, in the right quantities.
Sport and in particular circuit training are not only beneficial to our body, but also to our mind. Every kind of sport, especially competitive ones, teaches us to cope with loss and disappointments. You just have to find your level and learn how to enjoy your performance.
The secret to a successful food plan is to start from the basics… from the subject and not from the typical diet.
Specifically, it is necessary to:
- Learn to evaluate yourself correctly, by measuring yourself or by being measured
- Establish your total daily calorie requirement
- Decide whether to create a calorie deficit for weight loss definition, based on your needs and goals, or whether to set a correct calorie surplus to increase muscle mass
- Choose suitable foods
Everyone's eating plan will vary — your age, gender, height, weight, and current level of physical activity all determine how many calories you need daily.
A daily food plan is a great tool to help find out the number of calories needed and what food groups those calories should come from.
Having a balanced diet should include foods from a variety of groups:
- Fruit (in moderation)
- Whole grains (rice, quinoa, bulgur, buckwheat, and a low amount of pasta)
- Low-fat milk products (e.g. egg white)
- Lean meats (chicken, turkey and certain types of fish)
There are hundreds of diets out there, but what is the best diet to be fit and healthy?
Protein is the building block of muscles and repair tissues, but everyone has to comply with its requirements.
In this regard, we almost always see two typical scenarios:
- Males often take too much
- Females are almost always protein deficient
Carbohydrates are the only form of truly clean energy and are quickly available, to ensure the necessary fuel for the muscles and brain.
Fats, taken in the right quantities and above all in the right proportions, are also necessary.
Certain foods such as junk food, trans fats, packaged food and processed foods, should be avoided.
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N.B. This article should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your desired healthcare professional for more.