Nutrition actually plays a bigger role than exercise for your overall health. You can undo many of the benefits of your daily exercise routine by making poor food choices – before participating in our boot camp you should focus on solidifying your overall daily nutrition.
If you simply switch from a poor diet to a good one, you will feel like a different person before you bring any exercise into the equation. When you combine healthy eating with exercise and the resulting “feel good” endorphins that are released you’ll feel on top of the world.
Remember that weight loss is not the only reason for diet and exercise. While most fit bodies are built with planned diets and disciplined exercise, you will achieve weight loss faster by shifting your focus to deeper mental and physical benefits. Healthy habits will stick longer if your motivation spans more than just your outer appearance.
We’re not expecting you to immediately cut out all unhealthy foods & drinks and swap them for healthy ones, these types of extremes are nearly impossible to sustain and perpetuate a cycle of failure. Your diet should be a part of your healthier lifestyle, not something that drives you mad with restrictions and cravings.
Ultimately, your diet depends on your level of activity. More physical exertion requires a higher caloric intake – somebody that’s training for a marathon needs to eat an awful lot more than someone that wants to look good in their holiday photo’s. Your diet must be tailored to your needs.
Here is an example of a healthy diet for an average sized man who is looking to lose weight and look good:
- Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled & 75g of oatmeal.
- Midmorning: Tuna/chicken in whole-wheat pita bread. Lunch: 2 Chicken breasts, 75g of brown rice/pasta & green vegetables
- Mid-afternoon: Protein shake & banana
- Elliptigo Fitness Class
- Post Workout: Protein shake & banana
- Dinner: Grilled chicken, brown rice/pasta, vegetables & salad
- Evening Snack: Protein shake/low fat cottage cheese
So, the best food to eat before our boot camp is a well-rounded diet all day. If you fuel your body in this way, it will always be primed for the exercise you give it, and you will love the results!