How to Balance the Food You Eat and Your Physical Activity
I’m sure you do not expect your car to take you from one place to another without being regularly replenished, the same thing is to human body. Yet so many people are trying to work “on empty” for hours. Specialists in sports nutrition research shows how this strategy is bad.
Suppose you really want to eliminate fat and you decided to run every morning on an empty stomach. The body can convert amino acids, building blocks of muscle tissue in glucose – sugar energy that supports human activities.
A second way is probably more common for many people – and unfortunately leads to weight gain in the end. They leave a long time between meals, and when they are very hungry, devouring everything that comes in their way. Is guaranteed, will have a discharge of insulin in the blood far more than would have normally had. And that means more fat storage.
People usually combine the two strategies and destroy muscle and stored fat. Strenuous exercise reduces appetite in the short term, but when you get used to it, your appetite will be proportional to exercise.
The energy balance is the answer to these dilemmas. Studies have shown that best results are obtained when this balance is maintained within the limits of a difference of 300-500 kcal during the day, between intake and energy expenditure.
Remember these basic principles:
Eat something before your workout, whatever time of day when you make the effort. Not only that food consumed prevent muscle use as energy, but they increase the number of calories you burn during and after exercise.
Eat immediately after your workout when the body is depleted of its energy resources. Act fast or you’ll start to take energy from your muscles.
Schedule 5 or 6 small meals a day
Many nutritional studies have shown that athletes who have introduced three snacks per day in addition to main meals, have eliminated the fat layer. Of course, you can simply add a few hundred calories to the diet and lose weight, but you must distribute the total daily calories, so you eat more often but less at each meal. However you proceed, the worst brutal approach is restricting the amount of calories in the hope of a dramatic and sudden reduction in weight.
If you try to eliminate 0.5 kilograms a week or two weeks, you will not only succeed, but is much less likely to return to original weight after you complete treatment period.