To put your body in top shape requires exercise.
However, all the exercise in the world will not give you a well-tuned body if
you do not provide your body what it needs to build and repair tissues. This
means your diet is a very important part of your training. Your body needs 5
items to stay in top condition; PROTEINS, CARBOHYDRATES, FATS, MINERALS and
Your body uses Proteins to build muscles and repair tissues. It uses
Carbohydrates for energy. Fats, Minerals and Vitamins are used mainly to help
your body use Proteins and Carbohydrates properly. Even though you are a very
complex device, your body does not really need a lot to keep it running
If you are a very active athlete in heavy training you only need 1.5 to 2 grams
of Protein for every kilogram you weigh, every day. In other words all the
proteins you need during an entire day of heavy training is about 0.25 lb. That
is it! If you spread that out over a normal 16-hour day you can see that you do
not need much food per meal.
The amount of carbohydrates needed depends on the type of exercise you do. But
again, you do not need much per meal. The best sources for proteins are lean
meats like chicken and seafood.
All the fat you need to use the protein usually
comes along with it in the form of grease or sauce. Also, good proteins come
from dairy products, nuts and vegetables. Carbohydrates are best from fruits,
nuts, breads, ice cream and pasta.
You can get all the minerals and vitamins you need from vegetables and low
potency vitamin pills. All this should be spread out over the entire day except
at night before going to bed. Only lean proteins and vegetables should be eaten
as the last meal of the day. This will make sure your body does not store fats
and convert carbohydrates to fat and store them.
It is best to eat four or five small meals a day, instead of eating three medium
or big meals. Also, make sure to eat a good breakfast high in lean proteins and
some carbohydrates. Your level of concentration depends on the protein level in
You will be less alert and tired if you eat a lot of carbohydrates
and fats. And lastly, if you have to skip a meal make sure it is the last meal
or dinner that you skip.
Always make sure you drink enough water or other fluid everyday. Follow this
outline for the best training results.