You may be curious as to why achieving those fitness goals seems more difficult than ever and we hate to break it to you, but it's likely that it has nothing to do with how many miles you're running on the treadmill or how many reps you're cranking out.
In the Body Reboot book, we learn that it's better to have a diet filled with fats and proteins, as opposed to eating mainly carbohydrates. If you're eating too many carbs and not enough protein and fats, this could seriously be harming your workouts. Not selecting the right foods or eating too many carbs can ruin your workouts and affect your health long term.
Protein is essential to help your body recover from training and helps repair sore muscles. A protein-rich diet helps to increase the fat metabolism in your body, since you burn more calories while digesting and protein takes longer to break down. Science backs it up: studies indicate that the body burns up to 30 percent of the calories consumed from protein during the digestion process, so load up in every meal—even breakfast.
Starving or Eating the Wrong Food
Too many people think that skipping meals can help them lose weight, but that's far from true. You need to eat after working out, and you need to eat right. Otherwise, “your body breaks down muscles into amino acids to convert into glucose,” says John Ivy, Ph.D., chair emeritus of kinesiology at the University of Texas, and your body will essentially start sabotaging itself. Avoid eating refined or processed foods, and aim to have a good mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats.
Whether from a lack of proper guidance, not asking for advice, or being new to the gym, many people don't realize the importance of good form when exercising. Exercising in the wrong way can be dangerous to your joints and muscles, and even minimize the effect of your workout. Make sure you learn the right form from a certified instructor or expert from the get-go. Bad habits can be difficult to get rid of later in the game.
Workouts alone can't help you stay healthy and lose weight, it also depends on what you're feeding your body. A protein-rich diet can increase your metabolism and help you lose weight.
Furthermore, on the keto diet, by eating under 20g of carbs per day and eating protein and fat instead, your body will go through ketosis, which forces it to burn fat as opposed to carbohydrates. Eat the correct foods while having excellent workouts and you'll feel like a brand new person. Just think about how you can improve your health and feel better overall! Fitness elaborates on additional habits that may be ruining our workouts.
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