It is very important to fuel your body with the right foods when you follow the EMS Training Routine….
The muscles are composed of 25% protein, 75% water and carbohydrates in the form of glycogen. So, hydration is crucial for your EMS training, but
protein consumption as well, no matter what! As you probably know, protein is vital for building muscles, repairing it, and body growth. When you grow your muscles, they help to burn the fat faster.
Fuelling your muscles every day with the right foods is the only way to look and feel at your best. It might be that your diet is low in protein, so simply consider consuming more foods like chicken breast, fish or egg whites to every meal.
You will need to cut out on processed fats and refined sugars and you will see a huge difference when replacing them with omega 3 , lean protein sources, whole grains, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Fill your plate with a rainbow (fruits and vegetables) everyday and enjoy the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants these healthy foods have to offer.
If you are tempted to keep a low-calorie diet and believe this is the only solution to get fit and healthy, you’ll be at the risk of nutritional deficit. This will make it much harder for you to get into shape at your fullest potential. It is very important that you do not consume less calories than your own body needs for survival!
Eating the right foods helps your EMS workout and it gives you the required energy to perform exercises on a regular basis and get the most out of it and fuel for your everyday performance
In order to do that you will need to consume some of the following food options:
Protein (poultry: chicken and turkey, red meat: beef and lamb, fish: salmon, codfish and tuna, dairy: milk and yoghurt, legumes: beans and lentils, eggs).
Healthy fats that are helping your metabolism and are good for the brain (avocados, nuts, peanuts, almonds, olives, olive oil, dark chocolate).
Complex Carb Foods which are the main source of energy for your body (whole wheat pasta, brown rice, whole wheat bread, white potatoes, quinoa, fresh beets, pumpkins).
Healthy snacks that fuel your body before or after an EMS training/ sports in general (bananas, oranges, berries, grapes).
In order to protect yourself from chronic diseases, unhealthy eating habits and increased weight gain you will need to replace the sugar cereals with whole-grain ones (high in fibre), the cookies with fruits, you will have to choose vegetables over sweets and drink plenty of water instead of soda.
Now that you know all the small changes you need to do along with EMS training/ sports, it is time to start eating more healthy!
It’s easier than you think and you can do it!