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Written By: Coach Brittany
This year, Industry Athletics is working on providing everyone with more nutrition information to help you get closer to your goals. I see so many of you commit to making fitness a regular part of their life. You are in the box 3, 4, 5 times a week. Signing up for the Open and/or competitions; pushing yourself to be better.
So why do we have so much difficulty committing to improving our nutrition? Fitness will improve your life but exercise alone without nutritional changes is just not effective. We all have different goals but small changes in your nutrition can go a long way.
A few weeks back, I was watching a short video on nutrition and they really drove home this point. They discussed how several studies have been done that show, without a good nutrition plan, exercise on its own produces fairly disappointing results.
One of the study followed 2 sedentary groups. Both groups were told to keep their diet the same. The active group met with a trainer 5 days a week while the other group carried on their normal routine. After 12 weeks the researchers found that the diet did not change much in either group. The active group working with the trainer did statically lose more fat than the control group but the average fat loss over the 12 weeks was only 1.5lbs. A loss is a loss but imagine, 3 months with 60+ hours of exercise, thousands of dollars invested and only 1.5lbs (.7kg) lost. Would that satisfy you?!?! If not, I challenge you to take a look at your diet and begin to implement small changes. Maybe it is drinking more water, eliminating soda or committing to eating breakfast each day. Small changes add up over time!
Ready to make a change and not sure where to start?!?!?! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up some time to talk and discuss your specific goals!