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Easy To Follow Nutrition Tips For Great Fitness
and Health

Whether you like it or not, nutrition needs to be a very important part of your life if you want to maintain good fitness levels and be in decent shape the rest of your life.
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It's been said that nutrition is 90% of any weight loss or muscle building program. Even if the percentage isn't quite that high, it's very high indeed.

Without eating the right way, you will NOT make any progress, period. Believe me on this; the first time I started eating properly when exercising I was absolutely amazed at how fast the gains came.

There are different types of programs you could follow. For example, there are weight loss programs, muscle building programs, programs designed for athletes, and programs designed for the average person who simply wants to eat healthy.

Here are a few quick guidelines for each of these types of programs.

Weight Loss Nutrition Program

  • Eat 5-6 small meals per day
  • Eat 0.75-1g protein for each pound you have
  • Consume less calories than you burn
  • Eat low glycemic index foods (no/little starchy carbs)
  • Eat most of your carbs early in the day
  • Drink a lot of water (5-6 glasses a day at least)
  • 1 day a week, have a "high carbohydrate" day
  • Eat your last meal about 3 hours before bedtime
  • Always eat breakfast
For more information on what types of carbs to eat, you can check out www.low-carb-dieting-secrets.com

Muscle Building Program

  • Eat 5-6 meals per day
  • Eat 1-1.5g protein for each pound you have
  • Consume more calories than you burn
  • Consume more carbohydrates, especially right after exercising
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Eat your last meal just before bedtime
  • Always eat breakfast

Athletic Program

  • Eat 5-6 meals per day
  • Eat 1g protein for each pound you have
  • Consume more carbohydrates than usual
  • Drink water constantly - 80oz. or more at least per day
  • Eat your last meal about 3 hours before bedtime
  • Make sure you are eating very healthy food
  • Always eat breakfast

General Health Nutrition Program

  • Eat 5-6 meals per day
  • Eat 0.5-1g protein for each pound you have
  • Consume low glycemic foods
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Eat your last meal about 3 hours before bedtime
  • Always eat breakfast
  • Eat organic and/or natural foods if possible
  • Eat foods that are produced in natural ways only
  • Eat fish at least once per week

You will notice that all of them contain some of the same guidelines. This is a very important thing to consider. Those are the things that everybody should be following, no matter what type of program you are following.

Nutrition is also extremely important in prevention as well.

Nutrition should not be something that you don not like to follow. All you need to do is eat healthy for about a month straight. After that, your body will begin to actually crave nutritious food because if you eat junk food, you won't feel right.

Eating right should not be some type of "fad" you wish to partake in for a few weeks just to lose a few pounds. Weight loss and healthy eating should be a lifestyle change, not just something you do when you notice you've gained an extra few pounds.

Eating healthy can even be something that you can make fun, or at least less boring. If you don't like to cook, consider making you're entire weeks worth of food every Sunday night (or any other night you have some free time). This helps tremendously in 2 ways.

  • You will save a lot of time cooking throughout the week
  • Since you already made healthy food, you will be much less likely to eat junk food.

Speaking of eating healthy, did you know that the nutrient content of the food today is about one-tenth of what it was in the early 1900's?

Also, as you probably know the food industries now inject all kinds of hormones and health-killing chemicals into our food.

These chemicals slow down our metabolism in a huge way and make us feel sluggish and bloated.

Recently I found a website that I have been enjoying very much. It focuses on eating foods from the ocean because the oceans foods are much more nutritious, due to them being natural.

One ocean vegetable that is great for weight loss is seaweed. See how seaweed assists in healthy weight loss.

Consider this page a brief overview of how you should eating to improve your fitness levels and live a healthy life.

Just remember that unless you want to work out 3 hours per day, you aren not going to lose weight until you change your diet.

You may lose a few pounds, but you won't even come close to the fitness levels you'd love to achieve.

Emotional eating is one very big nuisance to millions of people around the world. Eating when your sad, upset, depressed, etc. is a very easy way to put on extra weight, so you need to learn how NOT to do it!

EatingDisorders411.com is a great site that covers the topic of emotional eating. It offers sound advice and excellent guidance on how to battle this addictive pattern.

If you like Yoga and it you are looking for a way to lose weight with yoga, try Yoga for weight loss.

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