If you’re an athlete, you know just how important it is to take care of your health. The way you fuel your body can have an incredible impact on your ability to perform at your best, so it’s critical to focus on nutrition.
Here’s how the Better Body System can benefit you as an athlete!
Optimizing Your Diet
A healthy, nutrient-dense diet is an essential part of achieving peak performance. The BBS meal plan, which can be found here, emphasizes high-quality nutrients, with a focus on carbohydrates, protein, fruits, and vegetables, so it can easily fit your athletic lifestyle!
Of course, every athlete has unique needs, so you may want to make a few adjustments to the plan to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need to succeed. For example, working out on Protein Days can be a challenge because you don’t have many carbohydrates to fuel your workouts, so you may find it easier to work out on Meal Days. If you traditionally exercise more than the three Meal Days you have each week, you can change some of your Protein Days to Meal Days to maintain your active lifestyle and athletic endeavors.
You may also find that you need more calories than the average person to compensate for the calories you burn during your workout. Feel free to increase the size of your portions to meet your caloric needs. Of course, you don’t want to overdo it, so experiment to find the perfect amount of food to fuel your fitness performance without going overboard.
Supplementing Your Workouts
Supplementing your workouts with high-quality, nutritious products can help you get the most out of your efforts. Use these products to take your athletic performance to the next level!
Research shows that caffeine can benefit your athletic performance, so Passion and Thermo Burn are perfect pre-workout supplements. We recommend drinking a glass of Passion or taking two Thermo Burn capsules about an hour before you work out for the best results.
Every athlete knows just how important it is to stay hydrated. Even mild dehydration can negatively impact both aerobic and anaerobic exercise, so if you aren’t getting enough to drink, you probably aren’t performing at your peak. As you work out, drink some Fun to stay hydrated! Fun will provide you with the electrolytes you need for proper hydration and faster recovery from exercise. As a bonus, Fun is low in calories and sweetened with stevia, so it’s the perfect drink to sip on as you work out.
After exercising, refueling with protein can help build and maintain your lean muscle mass, so drink a glass of YES! YES contains 12 grams of high-quality whey protein and includes essential amino acids and macronutrients for muscle development. If you want to bump up the protein content of your shake, you can add an extra scoop of YES or mix it with dairy milk!
The BBS can be a powerful tool for athletes, so make it a part of your active lifestyle. For more tips for transforming your life physically, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!