How many people go to the gym for two hours and then drive right to taco bell? I know that was me five years ago. Nutrition meant nothing to me at that time. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I wised up and looked in to health eating. The work that’s done in the gym is important for muscle growth, but it means nothing without proper nutrition.
The most important meal of the day is not breakfast (although it is important); it is your post workout meal. The meal that follows your workout is a must, and should be eaten within thirty minutes after you have finished last exercise. Whole food is not appropriate for this meal, this should be a fast digesting protein like a protein shake.
Meal frequency is something that every bodybuilder should make routine.
By eating every two to three hours throughout the day will keep your body filled with nutrients, also it keeps your metabolism running which will help with fat loss. Each meal should consist of one source of protein (meat, eggs, and protein powder), one source of complex carbohydrates (brown rice, sweet potato, and wheat products), one source of healthy fats (olive oil, and avocado), and fibrous carbohydrates ( green vegetables).
What I found that works well for me is to cook all my foods at once. I like to cook enough food to last a few days all at the same time, and store it all in the fridge. Another way I make meal frequency easy is to pack all my meals for the day the night before. That way all I have to do is heat them up in the microwave.
The first meal of the day for me consists of egg whites and oats.
If you’re not trying to lose weight I would recommend adding a few egg yolks in the mix, it tastes better and adds nutrition. The next three meals are about the same consisting of chicken, brown rice, olive oil, and broccoli. If you don’t like to eat the same foods all the, I recommend switching to a different meat or carbohydrate source. The next meal usually is a protein shake before the gym, and the same after. Later on I have another meal like the three earlier in the day, and a protein shake before bed.
You probably noticed I didn’t talk about portion size, that’s because it’s going to be different for everyone. The best way to measure if you don’t know how much to eat is against your hand. Protein and carbohydrates should be a hand full, fats should be just a small amount like a thumb size, and vegetables should be a fist size. That’s a good place to start out. Make sure you’re keeping track of your weight so you know if the portions are correct.
Nutrition is a very underestimate subject in the fitness world, but it’s important to understand. This article should give you an idea of a good diet, but I recommend learning more about it in the near future. A good diet can change your body.
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Nutrition Fair: Pregnant women's meal
Image by The Advocacy Project At the pregnant women's nutrition fair in June 2010, pregnant women who attended got a free, nutritious meal.
Project Nutrition Inauguration
Image by Rotary Club of Nagpur Rotary Club of Nagpur has been continuing Project Nutrition and Child Care for the last 15 years to provide healthy food to children from less privileged families. The project includes schools that are mostly attended by slum children, the latest addition to it being Usha Bhatt Nutan Bharat Vidyalaya, where the project was just launched. Under this project, a nutritional meal, rich in calories and proteins along with vitamin supplements, would be provided to 150 children of the school for 90 days in order to improve their immunity. The principal of the school Vidya Rajderkar said, "these children eat whatever their parents manage to fill their tiffins with. Most times, these things are not very healthy. Along with food, the children are also being taught some good habits." "When we started off there was a high incidence of malnutrition. As there were no government mid-day meals scheme, we began at corporation schools. We saw a notable improvement in attendance and interest of the children. That encouraged us to keep it going," said Shahrukh Cassad, the director of the project. When the government scheme came, several privately run schools where most students were not from well off families were still left out. "These schools do not get the government grants or aids like the civic schools. So, we step in and fill the void," informed Rotarian Naushad Bhagwagar. The club also takes into consideration special needs of a few children. "We identify children who are anaemic so that they are given special care. Deworming medicines are also given as and when required," said secretary of the club Dinesh Naidu. Since many club members are medical professionals, the club ropes in their expertise and services. "ENT surgeons, paediatricians and eye surgeons are called to check the overall health of the children. Those who are found to be in poor health are given the necessary treatment and a proper follow up of their condition is kept," said Anagha Jaiswal, one of the chairpersons of the project. It's not just the physical fitness of children that these benefactors have in mind. "To help them have an overall development, we organize picnics, movie outings, visits to circuses and various other activities," revealed Anagha.
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