Do not neglect the wisdom of your elders. In particular, the wisdom regarding diet and exercise, as commonly said, “You can’t out exercise a bad diet.” Is your diet overturning the effects of your hard work? Do not allow this to continue!
Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your labors.
1.) Hydration is key. You want to aim for 500ml – 1ltr or 16-32 ounces of water after a workout.
2.) Track those calories! Make sure you are not overdoing it at an All You Can Eat Buffet and ignoring calories just because you worked out.
3.) What about a Heart Rate Monitor? How hard is your heart working here? Are you over doing your workouts?
4.) For every hard hour of working out, add 200 calories to your diet. Reward yourself!
- A post-workout snack or meal needs to support, not sabotage, weight loss.
- Aim for 10-20 grams of protein and some carbs, but don’t overdo it.
- Weight-loss is a matter of creating a calorie deficit, no exercise can out do massive intake.
“The lesson? It’s important to make nutritious and strategic choices after a sweat session. While consuming a calorie- and carb-heavy protein bar may be appropriate for a hardcore athlete, for the average exerciser, that might be overdoing it.”