Santa Monica Personal Trainer – Nutritional Plan

Nutritional Plan

If you want to get that beach ready body, you’ll need a nutritional plan that will help you to build muscle and cut excess fat weight. Proper nutrition mixed with the right amount and types of exercise will get you the body of your dreams given enough time and consistency as long as you do everything right.

Below is a brief overview of basic nutrition concepts.

Nutrients

Fat
healthy fat almonds
Do not confuse fat with unhealthy junk food. Healthy fats from nuts, coconuts, fish, olive oil, and dairy play a key role in building muscle. Fats provide the body with the energy needed to fuel the muscle-building hormones in the body. Make sure to get the right amount of fats daily, especially during the morning hours.  Be aware that you can eat too many healthy fats as well.  Fat contains 9 calories per gram, more than double to 4 per gram contained in protein or carbohydrates.  By the way, alcohol contains 7 calories per gram.  Alcohol will derail your fat loss efforts, read about that by clicking this link.

Protein
grilled lean fish
The major factor for muscle-building is protein. This is the most important substance to intake, as it is what allows your body to repair and create new muscles. If you workout daily, your body is constantly building muscle, even on rest days. Whey powder is the most popular way people get the minimum amount of protein per day, but eating foods that contain protein is recommended over whey powder. The amount of protein varies depending on your body type and fitness routine, which you can find out from a personal trainer. Protein can be found in foods like beef, poultry, fish, milk, whey, and egg whites.

Carbohydrates
rice
Carbs is another thing people get confused about. There are healthy carbs and unhealthy ones. The carbohydrates you want are the ones from fruits and vegetables. Any other source is unhealthy and will not aid you in bulking. It is recommended that you eat vegetables with every meal. Fruits are best eaten in the morning to provide your body with natural energy throughout the day, as well as after an intense workout to prevent excess fatigue.

Calories
In order to build your muscles while losing fat, you will need to make sure to meet your calorie requirements. If you eat too few calories, your body responds by slowing the metabolic rate and feeding on muscle for energy. The amount of calories your body will need depends on your workout that day as well as your age, height, weight and body type. This is why it’s important to create a customized nutritional plan, which a personal trainer like me can help you with. If you follow the advice of your personal trainer and stick with the plan, you will look like a celebrity in no time!

If you want to speed up your results, it is recommended that you find professional to help you design a nutritional plan designed for your body type and goals. When you sign up for personal training in Santa Monica with us you’ll receive a custom designed nutritional plan. Are you ready to get started on a personalized nutritional plan? Call me at (310)772-5105 or email today to set up a consultation.

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