Do this #DON’TSKIPBREAKFAST #DRINKWATER,WATER,ANDMOREWATER #NODRIVETHRU’S #EATFRUITSANDVEGETABLES #LIMITTAKEOUT #USEPORTIONCONTROL #TAKEAMULTIVITAMIN #CONSUMEAPOST-WORKOUTRECOVERY to start eating healther now
The basic inspiration of most of my articles come from the people in my life. To be more specific, the athletes that I not only train but train with. I can honestly say that I have a great relationship with them all, but I find it funny that when it is time for me to confront them about certain things in their life, they want to push the blame on someone else.
As athletes, it is our responsibility to make sure that we never miss training sessions, help our teammates to become better, but what about take care of our own bodies through nutrition. Nutrition is an important factor that is overlooked and not taken so seriously.
Now I am not looking for my BJJ athletes to be perfect when it comes to nutrition, but I do want to make sure that they are covering the basic requirements that their bodies need in order to produce they way that they want it to on the mat.
Here are 8 Nutrition Tips that are that will help you become the World Champion that you have dreamed of:
[social][/social]1. DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST
Before we start talking about breakfast, A good breakfast is not bacon, egg, cheese, and home fries on a bagel aka a “BOBO”. It is also not cereal, donuts, or muffins. THIS IS ALL CRAP. A good breakfast includes choices such as: eggs, lean meat, oatmeal, milk, etc.
2. DRINK WATER, WATER, AND MORE WATER
Drink more water! Stay off the sugary drinks like Gatorade and soda.
3. NO DRIVE THRU’S:
If the place has a drive thru, it is not for you. ENOUGH SAID.
4. EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
So we are especially picky when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables. Think the more green on their plate, the better. The biggest part of your plate should be your vegetables. Try introducing new fruits and vegetables into the diet for the variety. You may be surprised to see what you like and will notice a change in your body and training when you clean up your diet.
[bjjad][/bjjad]5. LIMIT TAKE OUT
Limit the number of times that you get take-out. Even if you order something healthy, such as grilled chicken, you cannot control how things are prepared and cooked. Make your meals at home and control the amount of calories that you take in.
6. USE PORTION CONTROL
If you are eating until you are completely full, you are creating a bad habit of overeating. Gluttony has become a problem in today’s society. The stomach is a muscle. The more you overfill it, the more it will stretch and the bigger it becomes. Learn to listen to your body when it tells you it has had enough. Grab a glass of water before your meal and after. Wait 15 minutes, and if you are still hungry, then add a little extra food to your plate.
7. TAKE A MULTIVITAMIN
I don’t know one person in this world that eats 100% perfect all the time and most likely neither do you. If you are not eating 100% perfect, than you are in a nutrient deficit and need a multivitamin.
8. CONSUME A POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY
After you are done training, it is vital to replace all of the nutrients that you lost during the workout and consume protein to help rebuild and repair muscle. This will improve the quality and rate of recovery, and help build a stronger, leaner athlete.
As important as these 8 tips are, try to implement them into your daily diet and regime. Start off slow to make the necessary adjustments and take it from there. .