NUTRITION RULES TO ADOPT BEFORE CHOOSING YOUR PROTEIN
Nutrition, like training, has several rules to follow if you want to succeed. Here are a few of them:
• Eat regular meals: Eating at regular meal times gives your body a schedule to work to. This keeps you feeling full and energised, and avoids you falling into the unhealthy habit of snacking. I therefore recommend eating breakfast, lunch, dinner, and maybe a snack if you really need it.
• Take your time over your meals: It is thought that it takes around 20 minutes for our brains to receive the information that we're eating. We therefore only start to feel full after 20 minutes. Try to eat more slowly so that your meals last at least 20 minutes.
• Eat a balanced diet:
Starchy food with every meal for energy.
Meat, fish or eggs for protein.
At least 5 portions of fruit and veg per day for vitamins and fibre.
Three dairy products per day for calcium and protein.
You should limit fat consumption, but don't cut out fats entirely as they also provide plenty of vitamins, among other things.
Sugary products should be limited.
As should salt.
Drink water whenever you want throughout the day.
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