The lifestyle of an athlete…
Hands up if you train 🙌🏻
…yep, most of you reading this will probably take part in some form of exercise or training, at least once this week..…so guess what? That makes you an athlete!
So maybe you train twice a week. Or three times? Or even six times? And maybe you are finding yourself making very small gains or no gains at all? Or you just can't lose that extra 3-4 lbs that you'd set as your goal a long time ago? Your training plan is good and you train consistently every week. So what could be going wrong?
This Is the key sentence…
You CANNOT out-train a bad diet
It doesn't matter how much you train or how you train. If your diet and lifestyle do not support your training, it will simply not be possible to achieve and sustain your long term training and/or weight loss goals.
So what do I do? Where do I even start? It's not as difficult as you may think.
1 - Quantities. Are you eating too much or not enough? Both will affect your overall goals!
2 -Quality. Is your food coming from a natural, unprocessed source? The less processed foods we consume, the better.
If you can dial in both of these aspects, you're on the right track. You can then set about looking into some of the more precise details, like macronutrients and micronutrients.
Are you getting the correct amount of protein, fats and carbs on board?
Are you spacing out your meals throughout the day?
Are you timing your meals around your training?
And possibly the most important thing of all? Planning. You need to set yourself aside some time to prepare your food!
So why don't you sit down at the next opportunity and plan how you are going make some small improvements to your lifestyle over the next week and see how that goes for you!
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