Water is essential to your body. If you are looking to step it up in the gym or on the field, you need to DRINK MORE WATER. Why? This link below helps give you a good idea of why we should stay hydrated.
Apart from the obvious reasons why you should drink water, what are some of the main culprits that deprive your body of water?
Here is a quick list of silent dehydrators that you need to think twice about:
Recommended daily intake of water should be your weight in pounds divided by 2.
Higher activity or hotter climates calls for more water.Don't let these regularly consumed products destroy your workouts! Think ahead. Know that being properly hydrated will boost your workouts exponentially!
Don't overly complicate nutritional facts. Keeping it simple will help you to not only lose weight but to help prevent disease and type 2 diabetes!
Think about what you eat before your main course at a restaurant (appetizers and bread) You can go through an entire bowl of chips and dip or a couple of rounds of complimentary bread. Your body is taking this instant energy and not only filling you up but spiking your blood sugar. This is not a good thing.
We tend to eat so much before the actual food comes out because our bodies release feel good chemicals when we eat simple sugars like bread or chips. Not only that, but we are just really hungry.
So how can we fix this issue? How can we remedy poor eating habits while still eating the foods we love?
Start off with your protein and vegetables. Slowly work in your carbs throughout your meal. If you are really still hungry by the time you get to your carbs chances are a lot better you will eat a lot less of them. This will help you to not only eat better foods, but to not get bloated or too full from the excess intake of breads and chips,etc.
Eat slowly too. Shoving all the food in your mouth doesn't give your body enough time to determine if it is full or not.
Enjoy what you eat- Eat those "less healthy" foods in moderation and incorporate them after you have eaten the healthier food.
Bust your tail in the gym or on the track to keep your body healthy- you won't regret it!
Quality Nutrition = Quality Training
Eating smart not only makes your feel better and exercise more efficiently but aids in a lifestyle that is less prone to disease and other health complications.