So maybe you are getting into a routine with running, or are starting to get the hang of those weights. You’ve maybe seen some improvement, or feel stronger, faster etc. But you want to go further. Do you train more? Train harder? Well both of those are good. But you need to change your diet.
Our bodies can only grow or shrink with what we give it to work with. It can’t just burn fat by you sitting on the couch, and just the same it can’t get healthier without changing what you put in it.
If you are bulking or wanting to drop weight you need to eat clean and you need to eat for your size. Myfitnesspal is a great app that lets you plug in your height weight, etc and determine what your calorie intake should be. Let’s say you are 200lb and you want to get to 175lb. You need to eat as if you weighed 175lb. If you keep eating the calories required to maintain 200lb you won’t lose anything. You can also just do a google search for a calorie calculator.
Once you know what number to hit, now start keeping track of everything you eat for at least a week. Your eyes will be opened to what you are actually putting in your body. Not only do you want to hit the calorie amount required, but you want to hit that number by eating clean foods. No more mcdonalds every morning, no more 44oz fountain sodas. Get rid of the crap food, and start fueling your body for success. It needs clean protein sources, chicken, fish, tuna, cottage cheese. It needs good carbs, oatmeal, brown rice, sweet potatoes.
What you put or don’t put in your body will transform it. You’ve got this!