Fitness and Nutrition – How They Affect Each Other

What is nutrition?

One of the most important aspects of our health and development whether we are overweight or not is nutrition. It is the procedure wheree ingest and utilise food and supplements for healthy growth and energy. A healthy diet, which is part of nutrition, is vital to ensure we lead productive and enjoyable lives without worrying about the possibility of poor health. Eating a balanced diet can decrease the chances of diabetes, heart disease, and strokes; although nutrition is still sometimes neglected when dieting.

Dieting and Nutrition?

When we talk about nutrition we are discussing what we should not eat, what we should eat, and the conversion of the things we do eat from food into energy for our bodies. This is why correct eating is vitally important during the dieting process so we do not damage our bodies with over-exercising and malnutrition. By changing your eating habits you can determine the success or failure of your diet.

Going on a 'starvation diet' is often thought of being one of the better options on how to lose weight fast but this type of diet is actually very unhealthy and can be counter-productive! When you do not eat for an extended period of time, your body inputs what is called "starvation mode". In this mode your body will initiate a self-defense mechanism thinking it will not have food for a long time to come. Your body will slow down your metabolism, store more fat and break down muscle for nutrients. So even though you want to be rid of that excess fat, your body may not be ready to do so just yet.

Developing an effective and healthy diet plan that has nutritional value (and gives you results!) Is not very easy.

How do nutrition and exercise affect each other?

Nutrition and exercise are. You spend hours developing an exercise regimen, whether it is weight training or toning exercises at the gym, to deliver your perfect body. This may all be for nothing as you will never get the perfect body without proper nutrition to supplement your weight loss exercises. Your body needs to be provided with the proper nutrients to convert into energy to allow you to complete your exercise without feeling tired. Tom Vento's "Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle" gives a detailed guide on how to lose that fat, in all the mushy spots, and keep your energy up. Nutrition and fitness perfectly combined in a diet regimen providing excellent weight loss results.

Source by Sandra Perkins