Before you can start building your ideal body, you need to first change your diet. There is a saying:
“Abs are made in the kitchen.” There is a lot of truth to it. If your nutrition isn’t on point, then all of your hard work in the gym can still leave you frustrated.
If you’re like a lot of people your quarantine diet has been less than ideal. Well, it’s time to move on.
Here are few ways to maximize your nutrition for better overall results:
1. Eat Frequently Throughout the Day
This is going to be a little more controversial—but it works. Some fad type of diets may recommend more (or even less) than this, but it may not be sustainable. Eating more frequently throughout the day could lead to better blood sugar control, and could have some really great benefits for your metabolism.
2. Eat More Fiber-Rich Foods
Fiber is one important nutrient when it comes to losing weight and keeping your appetite under control. Fiber helps slow digestion, maintains blood sugar and insulin levels, and may help you stay regular. You should have at least 25 to 35 grams of fiber each day. The best sources of fiber include: fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
3. Protein—The “Metabolism Maker”
You want a faster metabolism? Then you need to include more protein in your diet. Protein provides the building blocks your body needs to build lean muscle mass. If you’re working out, then you want to make sure that those efforts aren’t going to waste. Not only does protein build metabolism-boosting lean muscle mass, it could satisfy your appetite, which prevents you from feeling hungry and curbs the urge to eat more.
If you’re going to tone up and lose weight, you need to change your mindset in the kitchen for optimal results.