Diet and Weight Training

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How will my diet change when I do strength training?

Diet and Weight Training

No fat, no muscle gain. Sumo wrestlers in Japan know this. (So does Hilary Swank, who had to eat 210 grams of carbs per day while weight training for “Million Dollar Baby”).

Before embarking on a weight training routine, adjust your diet. Try infusing your diet with flaxseed oil, high in fat (Omega-3 fatty acids), and also egg whites, which are high in protein. Drinking protein shakes can also give you energy during your weight training program.

You might not need to eat quite as demanding a diet, depending on how demanding your strength training exercise is. But as Suzanne Somers has said, fat is not the enemy. This is doubly true if you're doing strength training. “Eat your greens,” Mom's sage advice, holds true for a weight training diet as well. You'll need to add nutritional supplements, particularly if a high-protein diet (or egg whites) doesn't agree with you).



1/7/2008 6:46:22 AM
Mike R said:

Can you recommend any good supplements for the weight training?

3/11/2009 2:49:49 PM
Nicholas said:

Eh, Supplements? I would just make sure you are taking a 'Probiotic' MultiVitamin. In conjunction with that, a balanced diet of fruits/vegetables/meats/water, and protein after your workouts.

7/2/2009 5:47:58 AM
Raymin N said:

But what if your more than over weight and just want to eat healthy food instead of eatting all ur suggesting. Will That Work? Also what if your younger and over weight what do you suggest doing?


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