Lake Ashton residents have an active lifestyle. Active lifestyles need nutritional support to help fuel cardiovascular and strength related activities. Hmmm.... that's just about everything!
Skipping Breakfast: Experts agree, skipping breakfast just means you will be hungrier later which can make optimal performance difficult or pose problems to manage weight.
Not eating Before a Workout: Providing fuel allows for a better, more productive exercise session. Eat a combination of protein, fat, and carbs about 1.5 hours prior to working out.
Waiting Too Long After Exercising to Eat: Your body needs to replace fuel utilized during a workout and is most responsive to nutrients within 30 to 45 minutes after working out.
Replacing Meals with "Energy Bars and Drinks": If those items contain the right portion of protein, fat, carbs, and fiber, all is good. However, you need to read the labels to make sure you are not eating a pseudo candy bar.
Not Eating Enough Carbs: Carbs are essential to fuel the body. Good carbs don't make you gain weight unless you have trouble with portion control.
Not Consuming Enough Calories: You need enough calories to fuel your active lifestyle. If you are under-caloried, your body will hold onto fat weight for survival.
Believing Exercise Allows You to Eat as Much as You Want: You still need the right amount of nutrients and can easily exceed the calories you used to work out.
Not Drinking the Right Amount of Fluids: Dehydration is a serious problem. Especially in the heat and humidity of summer. Your performance and overall well being can suffer tremendously.
Jumping on the Latest Diet Craze: It's tempting but the formula never changes. Calories in and calories out and the right mix of nutrients are the magic formula.
Not Researching Supplements: The supplement industry is largely unregulated. Make sure you have researched the company and their products.