Some Great Nutrition Tips

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When should I eat carbs? How much protein do I need? Are apples good for you? These are just some of the oft-asked questions a health buff always worries about. To help those of you who are trying to get in shape, I’ve listed down a few great tips that could help you do just that while staying healthy at the same time! Follow these tips and you’ll surely reach your goals in no time.

  1. Aim to eat 3 meals plus 2 to 4 small snacks per day depending on your goals (fat loss, muscle gain, etc).
  2. Spread those feedings out every 2 to 4 hours. Making sure to keep fat out. Fat will only slow down digestion.
  3. Aim to consume a source of protein at every meal and do your best to consume meals/snacks of either protein and fats or carbohydrates and proteins. Just try to avoid having a meal/snack that contains sugars and fats together. It’s okay to have fiberous carbs, such as green veggies with proten and fat as the insulin response/storage will be minimal.
  4. If fat loss is the goal then go low carb, not no carb. Any carbs consumed should be earned through exercises like running, sports, etc.
  5. Limit fruit to 1-2 servings max per day, sticking to low GI fruits such as apples, berries and grapefruit. It is a massive misconception that you can just nail endless amounts of fruit. It is sugar at the end of the day. `Natural sugar’ or not it’s still sugar and its fate will more than likely be fat storage.
  6. Eat your higher carbohydrate content meals/snacks before 6pm. The amount of carbohydrates you should consume will depend on your goals and tolerance to carbohydrates. After 6pm focus on consuming meals/snacks that contain protein only or protein and fat. Again fiberous carbohydrates such as veggies are okay after 6pm, but avoid sugars and wheat including fruits and biscuits.
  7. Drink plenty of water throughout the day especially during exercise.
  8. Don’t drink your calories. No soft drinks, fruit juices and limit milk intake.

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