How To Eat While Strength Training
Strength training, like any other sport or fitness program, has the best results when good nutrition is incorporated. However, before you start a strength training program or change your diet, you should get a complete physical examination that includes the following: a complete blood count, cholesterol levels (LDL and HDL), TSH (a thyroid function test), fasting blood sugar, serum uric acid, serum potassium, liver function array, and blood urea nitrogen (BUN). These basic tests will help the doctor to determine your general state of health and your body's ability to incorporate a strength training regimen and diet.
A strength training eating plan generally is a strict low-carbohydrate program designed to determine how your body burns fat. This diet program can last from two to several weeks and will help you to determine if you are an efficient fat user who does not require too many carbohydrates.
This carbohydrate restriction process is meant to help you test how your body uses fat as a primary fuel. People who are good at using fat as a primary fuel will have no difficulty with this diet. People who are not good at using fat as a primary fuel will have a difficult time during the carbohydrate restricting phase but will begin to feel better as the carbohydrates increase later in the diet.
This type of diet is designed to be a phase-shift diet. This means that during the weekdays you eat very few carbohydrates and on the weekends you can consume more carbohydrates. During the first two weeks, on this diet program, you will eat very few carbohydrates.
This type of diet can be extremely challenging. This is why it is important to obtain a thorough physical examination before starting any exercise or diet program. Always consult with your physician.