Frequently Asked Questions
Pay attention to what is bad carbohydrates and good carbohydrates. Good carbs are: plant foods that deliver fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals along with grams of carbohydrate, such as whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits. You can’t judge a carb as “good” without considering its fiber content (unless it’s a naturally low-fiber food like skim or low-fat milk).
Fiber slows down the absorption including the absorption of the carbs you don’t want your body holding on to, so a high fiber diet aids in the bad carbs you do consume. It is essential to have fiber in your diet.
Watch the calorie intake daily. There are many apps to help you keep track of your calories. A normal diet for most people will consist of 1200 to 1500 calories. Read labels and find the brand that has the least amount of calories. If you have a choice between 3 brands you may have a choice of 10 calories difference between them.
Raise your protein intake the days you exercise. This will not only aid in building the muscle, but it will also help your energy levels. Pre-workouts are great before work-out and protein shakes are great after, but watch the labels. Everything that seems good for you is not always. Some proteins carry a lot of carbs and calories.
Google recipes!!! There are lots of easy recipes that don’t take much to make. Cook several meals and place in the fridge or freezer for the nights you don’t feel like cooking. Avoiding eating a hamburger at night because you didn’t have time will ruin your workout for the day.