Nutrition is really important for your fat loss and for your muscle gains. But not any kind of nutrition, the right nutrition. You cannot eat burgers and chocolate pound cake and expect to get results when it comes to fat loss and building muscle. You will have to change a lot more. I have told you this before, it's 80% nutrition and 20% workout. Why is it so important for your muscle gains and your fat loss, I will explain now.
For Muscle Gains
When you eat the right foods complex carbs, good fats, and lean protein you can double your muscle gains. In fact the complexed carbs and the lean protein will give you the biggest results. I am not saying to stop eating good fats!
When you eat good carbs ( complexed carbs ) you get quality energy, which will help you to do more when comes time for your workout. What are complexed carbs ? - You ask. Complex, that's all i can say, they get dissolved slower, your body uses them for a larger period of time. If you eat simple carbs you get an insulin spike (you get a lot of energy and then you lose it). And while you training you don't want that . You want to be full with energy so you can do all your reps and sets to get good muscle growth. But eating simple carbs will also help you. Eat simple carbs ONLY after your workout. When you are done with your weight lifting or cardio, your body has burned all of the glycogen that was stored in your muscles and you would want to restore it as fast as possible, to be sure that you will not get any muscle loss, which is the last thing you would want to happen.
Lean protein, this will basically help you rebuild your muscles, nothing more to say about it.
How can nutrition help you for fat loss. Well if you want to know if you only eat right you will lose fat without doing any exercises. Yes this is true, but you would want to boost your fat loss with some body weight exercises or cardio.
But I did not answer how does it actually help you. Remember when I said that it takes more time to use the complexed carbs for energy, well this will come in handy not only to muscle building, but to fat loss too. When you eat complexed carbs your body uses more energy to burn them. Your metabolism increases and you start burning fat. Take in mind that fruits and vegetables have complexed carbs, this is one of the reasons they to help with losing fat. You burn more calories to use the fruit for energy than the fruit it self. What I mean by that:
You will eat an apple that has 100 calories, because apples have complexed carbohydrates, your body will burn 80-90 calories to dissolve the carbs. And for that time your metabolism is really really high, which makes you to burn fat.
Good Fats will help a lot with your fat loss. Remember this fats do not make you fat. Well except the bad fats, those make you fat. Good fats have Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which are really healthy for you. Good fats work as the complexed carbs, they need more energy to get burned, which increases your metabolism, which leads to fat loss.
Now the question that is probably in your head is "How do I know which foods have compex carbs, lean protein, and good fats". That is why you have Google, Yahoo, Bing you can use them to find foods that rich of complexed carbohydrates, good fats, and lean protein.
Thank you for reading this article, I hope it has helped you a lot, you can always buy the book "Truth About Six Pack Abs" and learn more!