It’s AMAZING how responsive the human body is when you simply give it what it needs. Good nutrition and clean eating. Sounds simple, but many people find it difficult to meet.
2 Herbalife shakes, 2-3 protein based snacks and a colourful meal. Drink your Herbalife tea and take your herbal tablets. BOOM!!!
Many top athletes, including professionals, are unaware of the importance of proper supplementation. Science shows that proper nutrition at the cellular level is at least as important to both health and athletic performance as strength training, cardiovascular training, and recovery time. In fact, it’s the foundation for everything else. When you’ve trained as hard as you can, supplementing your diet with nutrients designed specifically to boost muscle growth, recovery, circulation, energy efficiency, and resilience of muscle fibres and connective tissue make all the difference.
I am sure you have heard it so many times before that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you should never skip it. Maybe I should explain thereasons and science behind this reasoning which could help you to adjust your own eating habits. Only last year a survey conducted by Canadean Custom Solutions found that 1 in 4 (43%) British adults are skipping breakfast at least once a week. 26% of these are skipping breakfast at least four times or more a week. This alone will only push obesity rates up in the UK which are already well on their way to getting out of control. One of the most popular reasons given other than not being hungry is the lack of time in the morning.
Breakfast gives you energy to start the day, after all would you leave the house with no petrol in your car? Many studies carried out over the years have shown breakfast eaters often weight less than those who skip breakfast. Making sure you have breakfast of course means you are less likely to eat the wrong foods later on that morning due to hunger. By skipping breakfast you are more likely to eat more calories at lunch and make the wrong food choices.
Even at breakfast youshould be adding protein to your meal to keep you satisfied until lunchtime. A traditional breakfast of eggs can be one of the best ways to get protein in your body along with a morning shake. As covered in other posts by skipping meals your body will also start breaking down your lean muscle mass for energy and you definitely do not want this. By skipping breakfast you may find you get headaches, nausea, lightheadedness and a general feeling of weakness. Skipping breakfast will also slow your metabolism down and we want to make sure this does not happen as it makes burning fat even harder.
Why not visit my site below and find out more about getting a healthy breakfast using Herbalife’s healthy breakfast programme.
Protein is KEY in your diet if you want to achieve a better body and if you can get this right you will be well on your way to achieving your goals.
Your body after water is mainly made up of Protein and Protein is used by the body to build, maintain and repair muscle tissue.
Protein is comprised of amino acids which are commonly referred to as the building blocks of protein. There are approximately 20 amino acids of which 9 are essential and our bodies cannot make these so MUST be supplied via our diet.
Q) Why should we eat Protein every 3-4 hours??
A) If you lack protein then your body will break down body tissue namely muscle to meet its protein need. Those diets where you starve yourself will mean you will lose body tissue/muscle and water form your body and this is not a healthy way to lose weight as you want to be losing body fat and maintaining muscle.
Q) How much protein should I take per day then?
A) It is generally accepted that you should take around 1.2g of protein for every kg you weigh. So if you weigh 80kg you need 96g of protein per day. If you train you will need more.
Q) Where can I find nearly 100g of protein everyday?
A) High quality protein from food (chicken, turkey, fish and eggs) and make sure it is lean meats. It is vital to keep your protein levels up with the addition of protein shakes or else you will be consuming huge platefuls of food throughout the day as well as the extra calories.
This is where Herbalife helps, we tailor every program for each person depending on their protein requirements. We are all individuals and through replacing your breakfast and lunch with a Herbalife shake you will be giving yourselves over 50g of high quality plant based soy protein and whey protein in these two meals alone. Along with protein every shake will give you 100% RDA of all the essential minerals and vitamins and fibre your body needs. Complex Carbs are also in the shakes and we will cover Carbs in the next installment.
To minimize fatigue and risk of injury, Robert Forster, physical therapist to 42 Olympic medalists, suggests getting in ski-shape before hitting the slopes.
“All fitness begins with an aerobic base,” he said. “So six weeks before, start training with an elliptical trainer or stationary bike, or running or walking. Build up to 20 to 30 minutes three times a week.”
Aerobic training also strengthens muscles, Forster said, so any subsequent agility drills, such as running sideways or skipping, will be even more effective if you’ve established an aerobic base.
Stretch before skiing to protect against injury and enhance freedom of motion; stretch afterward to return the muscles to their normal length, said Forster.
He calls stretching the single most important thing people can do for body health maintenance.
“Connective tissue shortens with time,” he explained. “We stretch to maintain good alignment of the bones.”
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Robert Forster developed the Herbalife24FIT program with Herbalife. He is one of the leading physical therapists for athletes, both recreational and elite. Over the course of his 30-year career, he has successfully trained Olympic gold medalists, U.S. Open and Wimbledon champions, NBA superstars and triathlon world-record holders. Tired of encountering ill-advised training programs that only cause more injury, Robert created a new approach to physical therapy, which is divided into phases that follow the body’s natural healing and growth patterns.
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“Because women in general will end up doing less cardio than men with this formula, it’s wise for them to spend more time doing strength training (see below). Genetically, women have less muscle than men, and as a woman ages, the preservation of lean muscle becomes vital”
“Don’t slight your strength-training regimen. Many people complain that, as they age, they eat and exercise the same amount but still gain weight. One of the main causes of this is loss of muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn. Strength training preserves and even increases muscle mass, keeping metabolism at a high level”
ANY AGE. ANY CONDITION. ANYONE CAN BUILD A BETTER BODY WITH HERBALIFE24FIT
The Herbalife 24FIT program has been broken down into three distinct phases, each of which builds upon the progress you’ve made in the previous one. Follow the program exactly as designed, get plenty of rest and the new body you’ve always wanted is sure to follow.
- 24Fit gradually increases in intensity so you dont workout harder you workout smarter
- 24Fit addresses common vulnerabilities of the human body regardless of age or previous activity level
- 24Fit trains your body to burn fat instead of carbs