Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The missing link

Throughout my weight loss adventure, I have listened to, spoken with, and read about people who are experts in nutrition and exercise. The main points are always portion control and moving your body. I'm doing ok with the moving my body. Well, by OK I mean I started a program 3 days a week and I have stuck with it for a month a half now. I know I should be doing more but I just can't seem to get up enough energy. I started the C25K but after a week I was exhausted and had nothing left.

So now I'm looking at my portion control. Yes, with the added exercise I am hungry so I've been eating more. My portions are ok but I'm having lots of little portions and I'm just not losing or getting any more energy. My water consumption has increased to the point that I'm always looking for the dress lady so that's not it either.

Then it occurred to me, maybe I need to adjust WHAT I'm eating... could this be the missing link that will help me get my energy back? Do I need to add some electrolytes since I look as if I went for swim in my clothes after working out? Maybe I need more protein?

Most reputable diet plans tell you that you need a balance diet which includes, protein, carbs, and fats. I understand that part but how do I know how much of what I really need and from what kind of sources? The general guidelines were great for getting started but now I feel as though I need to start tweeking things a little. I feel like a I really need to increase my protein a bit but I don't know if it matters what kind of protein. I know my body loves red meat but would fish or chicken or a vegetable protein have the same affects?

I remember watching the Biggest Loser one night. They were at the US Olympic training site. The part that amazed me was when the chefs were talking about the different types of food that the different athletes ate. Some were high in carbs, other were high in protein, it all depended on what the body needed for each specific sport. It's makes sense, but I never thought of it before.

My body is definitely changing with the strength training that I'm doing and I'm wondering if I need more protein in my diet to make more muscle in my body? Maybe I need to get some more info. Could getting my energy back be something as simple as giving my body the right fuel so it can continue to build more muscle? Can my body be using energy meant for something else to build this muscle? I definitely need to do a little research on this.

I'll get back to you and let you know what I find out. Until then, I think I may have a nice juicy steak for dinner and see how I feel tomorrow.


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