The Ideal Training Diet Plan
Whether you’re trying to gain muscle mass or you’re training for a marathon, having the right diet plan in place is a must. Too often we see people undermining their training progress by choosing the wrong diet for their needs. Serious training means that your body needs extra nutrients and the right balance of foods to keep your energy level high without gaining unnecessary weight. The right foods will also help your muscles recover faster and put you on track to hit your goals. Here are a few things to look for in your training diet plan.
Make Your Breakfast Count
Breakfast is a touchy subject for many people. Many people choose to skip it altogether, and others choose fatty or sugary foods to give them a quick energy boost in the morning. However, the thing your body needs most when you wake up is a solid carbohydrate load that it can use to power you through the day. Your body breaks down carbs slower than other sources of energy, so make sure you get in some good whole grain options early in the day. Try this Ham and Egg White Wrap on a Whole Wheat tortilla to get you started.
Drink Plenty of Water
As always, you want to avoid taking in too many calories in liquid form. Instead, stick to water, which will help you feel full throughout the day and helps your body recover quickly after your workouts. Make sure that you drink at least one glass of water when you wake up in the morning, and then take care to drink two or three glasses of water in the hours before you hit the gym. Then rehydrate slowly when you are done working out.
Replenish After Your Workout
In the immediate aftermath of your workout, your body will be in recovery mode. It will need excess nutrients from carbohydrates and proteins. Make sure you have some on hand with a healthy Turkey Burger or Grilled Steak. Make sure to keep your portion sizes in check and don’t overeat during your recovery time. If you aren’t going to be eating a regular meal soon after your workout, make sure you have a healthy snack of nuts or fruit available to boost your energy and get you through to the next meal.
At Lean Lifestyle, we know that a proper training diet plan is instrumental in reaching your goals. Our team of dietitians and meal planners work together to formulate pre-made meal options that will simplify your routine. Visit our meal plan page to see how we can create a specialized plan for you.