For anyone that plans to exercise or train in a sport long-term, it’s important to know a bit about food and how you can increase your performance while still managing to get through the next work-day. We all know about Protein in term’s of its benefits for muscle growth but what about carbohydrates?
Protein is an essential Macronutrient that we all need in our diet. It doesn’t matter what diet you’re on be it Paleo, Sunnah (eating in accordance to the example of the Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him), it doesn’t matter if you’re a Vegetarian or Vegan we all need protein in our lives.
To live we need to eat and drink, if you’re planning to lose weight you may be tempted to cut food out and just drink. Maybe a friend told you about a diet that he knows will work if you just ‘’trust the process.’’ In reality, you’ll find it very hard not to lose weight on any of the diets out there because the deciding factor comes down to how much energy you use up. The less food you eat and the more active you do the more weight you’ll lose. Another important thing to remember is that reducing your food shouldn’t mean totally avoiding food groups (Carbs, Protein & Fats) since they all have a role to play in our bodies. So here are the essentials of a good, nutritionally balanced diet.