How does what you eat affect your results at the gym?

The key to maintaining nutrition, healthy eating, and achieving your fitness goals is finding a meal and workout plan that works for you long term. But how do you keep consistent healthy eating from getting stale?

We know monotony is no fun, which is why the team at Green Gym have created 4 weeks worth of Meal Planning for you to choose from. They’ve even gone a step further and created more than 30 recipes in the Recipe Library, AND includes a shopping list to make it as easy for you as possible. Not only that, but they have created a series of free Nutrition Guide videos to pair with the complimentary GGG Work Out Plans, and Movement Library. Whether you are looking to simply get out of a food rut, or looking to make large steps to a healthier lifestyle, we are here to help you stay consistent and invigorated. 

Why is nutrition important?

Understanding how nutrition impacts your fitness routine could be the difference between achieving excellent results or struggling to make progress at all. Eating carbs before a workout can give you that extra burst of energy, while protein helps rebuild muscles after a tough session. Knowing which foods will best fuel your body before, during, and after workouts is essential for optimising performance and achieving those desired results in the gym.To help take out the guesswork, the team at Green Gym have created a diverse and exciting selection of rainbow meals in their Meal Planner and Recipe Library to give you plenty of options that will help you feel great and stay enthusiastic about nutritional eating.

Diet and Exercise: The Interconnectedness

When it comes to achieving our health and fitness goals, there is no denying the interconnectedness between diet and exercise. A healthy diet fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to perform at its best during a workout, and helps your body perform at its best level. To help you build that interconnectedness we’ve created a Free Nutrition Guide to help you make the connection last.

Protein: Fuel for Strength Gains

Protein is one of the most important elements of nutrition to ensure successful results at the gym. It’s essential for muscle growth and repair, providing a fuel source for strength gains that can be seen in as little as four weeks. Without adequate dietary protein, it’s almost impossible to reach your fitness goals and build healthy muscle. 

Carbs: The Energy Source

Carbs are the main source of energy for human bodies and provide you with fuel to stay active. Most people don’t realise how important carbs are for an active lifestyle, especially when it comes to having successful gym sessions.. The key is to avoid refined carbs that can be packed with sugar, like desserts and white bread, and aim instead for complex carbs like oatmeal, quinoa, and brown rice in measured portions. 

Fat: Not All Bad!

It’s time to challenge the notion that fat is bad for us! Fats provide essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals our bodies need to function properly and perform at their best. Healthy fats are great for energy production during exercise as well as aiding in muscle recovery afterwards. Additionally, some healthy fatty acids like omega-3s have been shown to reduce inflammation which can help improve performance and reduce fatigue after a workout session. Plus healthy fats improve hair, nails, and skin, which help boost confidence. 

Hydration: Key to Performance

Did you know that when you wee, you are helping your body get rid of fat? It’s true! Also by staying hydrated your body is able to differentiate hunger from thirst, which means you stay full longer. Keeping the body hydrated helps improve physical performance by providing energy, aiding in recovery, and improving cognitive function. Without proper hydration levels, you are at risk of experiencing decreased performance due to dehydration-related issues such as fatigue, cramping, headaches, and dizziness. Drinking water also improves digestion, clears your skin, and helps your body clear out any unwanted fats and minerals.

How we can help!

We’ve all heard the phrase “you are what you eat” but this isn’t just about making healthy choices. The type of food you eat can help boost energy levels, improve performance, increase muscle growth and reduce recovery time, as well as limiting the risks from injuries. Eating the right food and understanding nutrition is key to reaching your goals in the gym and getting the most out of every workout, and our Free Nutrition Guide is here to help you do just that! 

Click the links to read more about our Free Fitness Nutrition Guide and get started now!