Looking Good Depends on 85% Nutrition and 15% Exercise

To look good is all about how you eat.  Nutrition is the utmost important part of looking good.  You can exercise all you want, however if you do not know how to eat correctly you are wasting your time. In my opinion I feel that most Americans are malnourished. They don’t take in the correct amount of carbs, fats and proteins that is needed for their own bio-individuality. Adequate amounts of protein have to be ingested on a daily basis in order to repair and rebuild body tissue.  Failure to get enough protein in will result in loss of your own muscle tissue.  This is one of the biggest mistakes I see people make.  I council many folks that are overweight and obese.  They tell me that they exercise every day and can’t seem to lose the weight. I tell them that exercise is only a metabolic booster and produces heat which can help burn off the fat, but they have to eat correctly to help maintain the thermogenic effect.  YOU HAVE TO EAT PROTEIN AND FAT, WITH MODERATE LOW GLYCEMIC CARBOHYDRATES to successfully maintain a healthy body composition. Timing of food following exercise is crucial. There is a small window of opportunity for the muscle cells to remain permeable allowing fat, protein and sugar to enter. Once the muscle tissue cools down the permeability is shut off, inhibiting fat metabolism as well. If you need more help with your nutrition you can contact me via email at: darylconant@darylconant.com, or if you in the Kennebunk, Maine area you can stop by my gym The Fitness Nut House™ and schedule an appointment to discuss a sensible nutrition plan that will suit your needs.   

Daryl Conant, M.Ed