We all know what holidays like Easter revolve around- FOOD. We also know that unfortunately, these yummies are usually high in calories. If you have been working hard on achieve your desired body composition or doing great in maintaining it, times like these can cause accidental weight gain and undo your hard work before you know it.
The benefits of a moderate to high protein intake in the diet are well documented, with current guidelines for athletes being 1.2-1.7g per kilogram of body mass/day. However more recently this has been referred to as an over simplification and that recommending a daily protein intake is far more complex.
Whey protein is one of the most popular protein powders on the market!
Why so popular?
The scientists have discovered it is a superior protein when it comes to stimulating protein synthesis- the cellular process by which muscles increase their size. Whey protein also improves body composition (adds lean muscle mass and reduces body fat).
It is a known fact that regular soft drinks are bad for our health. Numerous studies have been done on this hot topic and it’s proven that they are good for nothing.They are empty calorie (no nutritional value) and the energy intake can increase your daily calorie consumption dramatically because of their high sugar content.
When we consume carbs, insulin is released by the pancreas in response to glucose being present in the blood. From here, it helps the glucose get into various tissues of the body such as muscle, the liver or potentially body fat.
In the health industry, specially with the rise of the Instagram famous fitness personalities, there have been many diet fads that come and go out of fashion. While many of them don’t last long (unsurprisingly), some have sadly managed to remain strong despite of lack of evidence.
Cardiovascular exercise is good for our health, we all know that, but did you know that weight training may provide some unique and significant benefits?
So I decided to go through the ins and outs of boot camps because it is driving me absolutely mad seeing people day in day out that are injured during one of these group fitness training sessions.