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How to Choose The Best Food to Get the Most Effective Workouts
You already know that you are what you eat – literally. As they say junk in…junk out. That also goes for your workouts. If you want a power workout you need to eat power foods.
What are power foods?
These are foods that give you the best nutrition bang for their calories.
When you want to supercharge your workout you’ll find that 200 calories or nuts is going to give you much more energy than 200 calories from a 12 ounce can of soda.
Best Food To Choose For Before Your Workouts
Goals: Keep and Build Lean Muscle Mass and Energy
What To Eat: Complex carbs and lean protein
Working out on an empty stomach can cause muscle loss because when you are hungry the body will go into starvation mode and therefore draw protein for energy from the muscles, instead of from the kidneys and liver where it is supposed to get it from.
This results in the loss of lean muscle mass, and this means a slower metabolism.
Also, power workouts require a lot of energy, and when you don’t fuel your body with the proper sources, you will not have the energy to complete an intense workout.
In fact, if you’re on a serious workout regimen and want to make the most of your diet to produce results, forego meals high in fat and low in protein. These are not conducive to a power diet for power workout regimens and in fact will only weigh you down.
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