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Is Your Diet Affecting Your Workout?

How Diet Affects Workouts

Hello healthy and fit folks, welcome back! If you’re new, The Results U is an all encompassing gym located here in Annapolis that focuses on people who want to see results. However, what people may not know is that results look very different to everybody! Our goal as a health and fitness center is to help you on the road to success and to get you to your goals.

As you may know, The Results U is more than just a gym, we also offer nutrition suggestions to those that come to us. What we’ve noticed is that while many people work out every single day, they’re not seeing the results that they want. One of the main culprits of this issue is diet. So many people just assume that just because they can run a 5k and lift 200 lbs, then they could eat pizza and ice cream for every meal and still look and feel great. Unfortunately, for most people, results aren’t going to show if you’re not combining both diet and exercise in your regimen. Here are a few ways your diet could affect your workout and results.

You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

Before, during, and after physical activity is when you should be trying to hydrate yourself. You need water for your muscles and organs to function and for your body to cool itself as you exercise. Not drinking adequate amounts of water can lead to feelings of tiredness and weakness. Additionally, hydration is a component in the speed of your metabolism. If you’re constantly depriving your body of water, calories and fat isn’t going to burn as quickly.

You’re Not Consuming Enough Protein

Protein is one of the most important macronutrients that you need to help build muscle and endurance. When your body doesn’t have enough protein in store to repair muscles after a workout, they’re not going to become stronger. After a workout, eat a snack that’s packed with healthy proteins, but make sure that it’s also not filled with added sugars and ingredients. A good idea would be some apples and natural peanut butter, or a granola bar. Additionally, during the day, make sure to be getting your recommended daily value of protein. For meal plan ideas, contact The Results U for a nutrition consultation.

Is Your Diet Filled With Added Sugar and Sodium

You’d be surprised at how much of your “healthy” diet is actually filled with added sugar and sodium. Foods like smoothies, prepackaged meals, low-fat foods, and canned foods are loaded with additives even though they boast that they’re healthy. All of these added ingredients could be weighing you down and making you feel fatigued and moody. Try looking at the ingredients on the foods that you buy and reduce the number of times that you eat out during the week. A home cooked meal of wholesome foods is going to aid you on the path to your goals

Thanks for reading and we hope to see you at The Results U soon! Take care and call today for nutrition help.

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