Have you ever spent hours at the gym and still felt run down? It’s ok you aren’t alone. There are millions of people that have done the same thing when it comes to diet and fitness and here we will touch on why this happens and as always–what you can do about it.
What is the missing link?
There are lots of people out there that believe that as long as they workout, they can just carry on eating like they do. Not only does this prevent permanent weight loss and peak you out so you don’t lose any more–but it will also ensure you feel like hell as well. You see–the food you eat has quite a lot to do with how you feel. You can reevaluate your eating habits if you are working out like mad but feeling like something the cat dragged in. This happens because what you are eating is not fueling your body for what you need to do. What is happening is your body is using its energy reserves and spending them without replacement. Diet and fitness are so interlinked with each other, it is impossible to have one without the other.
How should you remedy this issue?
The right foods must be eaten when you are working out this hard in order to replace the calories as energy. It takes a bit to actually fuel your body to even work your organs. This is your body’s first priority. Then, the energy you need to feel in shape will begin.
How you should eat to feel in shape?
The foods you need to eat to feel in shape will be carbs first. However, where you get your carbs from is a very important thing. Starches like rice and potatoes are not where to find these. Not unless you want to keep feeling lousy. Fruits, green leafy vegetables and legumes will be the winners here. Your lean proteins would be next like fish and chicken.
How you eat is even more important:
The way you eat is just as, if not more important to you feeling in shape. When you are eating more often and better foods like the aforementioned, you are keeping your blood sugar level stable. This means you won’t feel too dragged out from hypoglycemia, which is low glucose levels from eating erratically or from calorie restriction while working out. You should only be calorie restricting when you are actively dieting–but–when you are working out harder than you need more calories to burn for energy. You need to figure out how much energy you are expending and how much you need to eat for that activity. That is where diet and fitness unite to bring you amazing results inside and out.