With so many people getting more health conscious, the link between exercise and nutrition is getting more and more apparent. What is the use of exercising and exhausting your body if it is not supported with proper nutrition? Good nutrition is a guarantee that your body will not miss any of the essential nutrients which keep it functioning properly physically and physiologically. As long as you have the appropriate diet you will stay healthy, but you will also feel and look great.
Proper nutrition does not mean starving your body. It is absolutely necessary for you to eat every couple of hours. This is essential because your stomach needs to be filled regularly and kept busy. Having small meals allows your metabolism to work really well.
Lean protein is an essential part of your diet. Non-vegetarian lean protein comes from fish, beef, chicken and turkey and from cottage cheese as well. Plenty of vegetables should be included in your diet. These are going to give you the fiber necessary for effective digestion. Eat carbohydrate-rich foods (potatoes and brown rice) after your exercise sessions. The rest of the meals should include vegetables and lean meats full of protein.