We’ve been asking you guys a little about your diet so we can make you better athletes and just about everyone is under eating. Yes, we all want to look lean and ripped but not eating enough will affect your life in more than just the gym. If you fall under some or most of these, then we need to have a little sit down and chat about your nutrition/sleeping habits:
1. Lack of energy
2. Always hungry
3. Not gaining muscle
4. Slow recovery
5. Not losing weight
Now, what’s the solution? COUNT CALORIES! There’s nothing more annoying but it’ll change your life if you just do it for 2 weeks. The 2 weeks will give you a great idea on the portions you need to be eating throughout the day.
How much should you be eating? On training days we like to do:
Fat: 0.5 grams per pound of bodyweight
Carbohydrates: 1 gram per pound of bodyweight
Protein: 0.85 grams per pound of bodyweight
For example, if you weigh 200 pounds. You’ll be eating: 100g Fat/200g Carbs/170g Protein per day. On none training days I eat the same minus the post workout shake.
Remember! You still want to eat clean foods and if you can stick to the paleo diet then even better. Your body will thank you when you start eating like you should be!