Let’s talk about nutrition!
It’s often said that weight loss is 80% diet and only 20% exercise – and we agree. It takes a lot of motivation and commitment to drag yourself to the gym for an hour everyday… but it takes even more to control what you put into your mouth for the other 23 hours of the day.
Proteins are essential for muscle recovery! They are the little building blocks that help our muscles to grow and recover after we’ve worked them hard through a weights session. You know the soreness your muscles feel the day or 2 days after a workout? That’s the fibres of your muscles that were torn by lifting weights rebuilding themselves with the assistance of protein. Examples of great protein sources are chicken breast, fish and tofu if you’re vegetarian.
Carbohydrates are for energy! Your body uses carbs for it’s main energy source. Imagine your body is a coal train – the coal that burns to keep the engine running is the carbohydrate that you consume. Great examples of good carbs are oats, fruit and potatoes.
Fats are our brain food. Good fats such as omega-3 and good cholesterol can be found in many of your favourite foods such as almonds, avocado and oils. They support neuron growth and help your brain to run more efficiently.
Exercise is so important in so many ways, but if your goal is weight loss and you’re not seeing any results then it might be time to do some research and invest in educating yourself about nutrition. This doesn’t mean counting every calorie that goes into your mouth, but more about learning what good fats, proteins and carbs do for your body during your workout and afterwards during recovery.
Chat to any of our staff in club about your nutrition and let us help kick-start those weight-loss goals!