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3 Nutrition Tips

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May

3 Nutrition Tips

3 Tips to better your health and workout performance​

Most of you know eating healthy is going to lead to optimal results in the gym….BUT are you getting enough of these 3 things?

Water
Water is essential for the body.  We all have heard that you have to stay hydrated.  Well how much is enough?  Here is a great calculator to help you figure it out http://www.camelbak.com/hydrationcalculator
Lots of people don’t realize the true importance of drinking enough water everyday and how it can impact both your health and your weight loss efforts​!  So check it out and see if you’re getting enough.

 

Protein

Many of you think you’re getting enough…BUT are you?  How do you know?  Here’s the FACTS: IF you don’t eat enough protein your body won’t build muscle. Check out this quick calculator for a general idea http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbprotein.htm

*Remember talk to your coaches for specific information on this as it would change depending on your body chemistry, specific goals and activity!

 

Fats 
Fat is an essential nutrient. This means that your body requires it for key functions, such as absorbing the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fat is also an important energy source and is vital for keeping your skin and hair healthy and smooth.
You should be getting Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) Found in plant foods like nuts, avocados, olive oil, and canola oil, and in poultry and Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) Found in fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel, and corn and soybean oils.

Of course everyone’s bodies are different and we all require different amounts of each depending on many variables; age, sex,activity levels, etc…

BUT….these 3 things are pretty standard requirements for your body to function properly, so if you have questions get with your coaches and talk about it.

The very best thing to do is to start journaling your food and the times you eat and go from there!  You will be surprised at what you “think” you’re getting enough of!!

 


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