Following on from my last Blog, to continue building muscle through added Cardio, your nutrition must also be right! Eating a lot isn’t enough. You have to eat enough of the right foods.
You must be eating 2g of Protein for every kilo of body weight to build muscle and keep blood sugar levels constant. Examples are lean meats like Turkey or Chicken, as well as tuna and selected cuts of beef.
Make sure you consume essential amino acids which are found in protein and carbohydrates after resistance training, and every 4 hours afterwards.
Bulk up with Yogurt. It’s high in Calcium which has been proven to increase muscle growth. Options are pouring it over fresh fruit for breakfast, or have a pot for dessert.
Make sure you eat your Veg! A high protein diet is acidic which can affect bone density. So make sure you eat beans, lentils, raw nuts and seeds.
Nitric oxide increases the size of blood vessels in your muscles which allows you to work harder, so add beans, fish & soy to your diet.
And finally, fuel your body before your session. If you aim for 1g of carbohydrate to each 1/2g of protein an hour before your session it will give you extra energy to power your lift.
Nutrition is equally as important as your workout, don’t forget this, if you are lacking in one, this may be why you aren’t getting the results you want.
Have a great weekend!
Love Beth xoxox
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