Balance of your nutrition in accordance with your fitness and activity level is crucial. Exercising endlessly and not achieving desired results is probably because your not fueling your body properly.
An adequate balance of Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat is critical to ANY fitness routine. These 3 sources are what your body converts into energy in the body. Depending on what you’re trying to achieve, your body may need more of any one of these fuels for optimal health and effective goals. Whether your goals are to lose weight, gain muscle, or both, what, how, and how much you eat are critical to any program.
Of course, it’s common knowledge that a well balanced diet consists of a variety of vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, healthy carbohydrates, and lean protein. There’s more to it when trying to achieve a desired result. It’s not only what you eat, but how much of and when you eat for your body to absorb these fuels in the most effective manner.
Every human body is unique and the way we absorb, process, and expend these fuels is unique as well. To get the most out of your nutrition you must first take some things into consideration. What are your goals? Both short- term and long- term. Do you have any medical factors? What is your current activity level? What type of exercise do you perform? Cardiovascular? Strength? Both? All these factors come into play when trying to decide on what your body needs and how to fuel your body properly and effectively for optimal health.