Nutritional Talk - Friday 24th April
Updated: May 1
Notes from today's nutritional talk
Where are you at?
What do you want to achieve?
Different Body types:
Ectomorph - lean, strong, struggles to build muscle
Endomorph - big, high body fat, high tendency to store fat.
Mesomorph - Muscular, well built, responsive muscle cells, high metabolism
There are no short cuts when it comes to nutrition. You have to do the work, educate yourself. You can't just eat clean and ignore calories. You can't supplement your way out of a bad diet. There aren't any meal timing tricks to a diet just to binge eat in the evenings. Putting fat in my coffee will not burn fat later.
Keto diet is a state of a high level of ketones in the blood. ketones are produced by the liver from fatty acids during periods of low food intake. it is carb restrictive and the keto state can be lost as soon as your carb intake goes up.
During training the body is forced to burn fat because of the high fat, low carb state the keto diet places you in.
Palaeolithic Diet - The Caveman Diet
This lifestyle of eating is high in fruits and veg, nuts, roots, meats and very low in sugar, alcohol, coffee, oil and legumes. This diet is meant to resemble those of the caveman era when people would work to catch and hunt their food. those who lived in the palaeolithic era.
Protein - 7g in 1 Block
Carbs - 9g in1 Block
Fats - 1.5g in 1 Block
With this diet, you are eating according to your body type. Meal prep is key and so are macro and micro-nutrients. Marco-nutrients are made up of Protein, Carbs and Fats. Proteins are the building blocks for recovery, growth and prevent muscle breakdown. Carbohydrates our the help to fuel us and supply energy for training. Fats are used in hormone production, by the nervous system, brain tissue and help regulate body temperature. Micro-nutrients are the keys to longevity in training. They are the vitamins and minerals that are needed daily. If macro-nutrients are the fuel to car think of micronutrients as the oil. H20 is also key.
Form good food habits are essentials to see long-lasting results. We recommend the book Atomic Habits to find out more about how to create good habits and get rid of bad habits. Use the link below to purchase the book.