The basic foods are simple. Our food is simpler than it looks. Most foods can be broken down into three basic food groups. These food groups are proteins, carbs and fats. If you are dieting to lose weight or are eating more to body build, you will undoubtedly be eating foods from these food groups. It is possible to change your body type, but it will be difficult to change your genetics and basic body makeup. Another issue will be to analyze and take the time to understand the hormonal changes going on with your body during any training you pursue. If you are not on a consistent schedule, it will be difficult to maintain an increased metabolism and preserve muscle tissue for a developing athlete.
It is necessary to develop muscles with proteins so that the body can build muscles, repair tissues and maintain growth. When you work out daily, it is critical to understand that the body needs down time to repair itself. Just think about it this way, when you have a bad cold, it is necessary to rest. You can eat chicken soup, drink ginger ale, take OTC meds for the cold symptoms – but the most important remedy for a cold is to take a rest. This same situation will apply to the muscles when they are being developed. They need to be shaped, formed and sculpted in a way that stretches them, lets them get challenged, relaxed and challenged some more.
Remember the action of exercising muscles simultaneously builds them up and breaks them down. Super strenuous workouts and body building routines will both build up muscles and break them down at the same time. One way to provide an answer to this puzzle of what to do to help muscles maintain strength is to take supplements. Meal replacement powders (MRPs) are considered complete forms of nutrition which include high levels of proteins, moderate levels of carbs and necessary fatty acids which work to save the muscles from destruction during workout sessions. Other ingredients are added to these formulas such as pre and robiotics to help with added health benefits. The meal replacements are not really food substitutes, but are rather supplements to full meals which should be taken at least three times a day. The daily meals can be reduced to become much smaller meals, but when working with supplements it is suggested to eat at least two “real” meals daily. When stating it is necessary to eat real meals, it does not mean that fast foods are meant as a substitute for a healthy and nutritional diet. When body building, it is necessary to not cut corners on nutrition. It is a natural stress on the body to work out, it is not a good idea to withhold the essential nutrients from the body in an effort to lose weight or even to bulk up by body building. These supplements come in premeasured portion packets or can come in large economy buckets or tubs. If you are considering using MRPs, it may be prudent to take the portions in half portions if using premeasured pouches. This saves time and money and will stretch the supplement to last a bit longer as it benefits the body.