When you’re out there hitting it hard at the gym to get your fitness goals, you don’t want to be falling behind because of the food you eat.
Like so many people will often tell you, the gym is only half the battle. If you want to change your life and get a healthier body, it all comes down to the foods that you fuel it with.
Basically, if you’re eating rubbish, you can ever expect to be fit and healthy — even if you are a regular at the gym.
Getting the most out of your workouts is even easier when you’re eating the right foods that maximise your gains, and luckily for you, incorporating these foods couldn’t be simpler.
Here are the top healthy foods that you should be eating to get the most out of your workout routines.
Many gym-goers tend to increase their levels of protein, while forgetting all about the benefits of having oily, fatty fish in their diets.
Oily fish like salmon, sardines, kippers, mackerel and tuna are all insanely high in omega-3 fatty acids.
These are known to reduce inflammation, and the risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis.
Oily fish are also a form of lean protein, so it really does work a range of wonders on your body from the inside out.
Get into the Mediterranean spirit with a serving of olives before your next workout. The delicious food is high in fat and low in carbs, which makes it great for promoting your endurance during an intense workout session.
Choosing low carb alternatives as your snack can help your body to burn more fat during workouts and reduce our body’s reliance on sugar while we exercise.
A fresh and nutritious slice of watermelon might not be your go-to snack after the gym, but watermelon juice can help your muscles to repair due to the fruit being high in amino acid, l-Citrulline.
So start adding watermelon to your salads, cereal, or just drink 100% watermelon juice — your muscles will be thanking you.
Not only is porridge a great snack to warm you up on a crisp Winter day, but a bowl of it is low in calories and keeps your energy levels constant throughout the day — so no midday crash!
This food will keep you satisfied before, during and after your workout while also promoting weight loss and preventing heart disease.
Fit Kitchen was founded in 2015 by aesthetic bodybuilder and athlete Amar Lodhia, who as a former CEO of a national charity and an entrepreneur with a very busy life faced the problem of eating in line with his training goals.
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