What we eat affects our health and our looks. There is no question about that. But not only is the type and quantity of food you eat is key, when you have your meals and how often you eat is also important. If you want to succeed in improving your health and fitness, you’ll want to keep reading.
When you eat has a huge impact on your health & fitness. Let’s start from the very beginning. When you wake up in the morning, your body hasn’t had any food for many hours. Your blood sugar level is low, and you are running on stored energy. Once those reserves are used up, your body will turn to its next available source of fuel, your muscles! It’s very difficult to work out hard and focus on getting fit when you’re groggy, hungry, and your body is cannibalizing the muscles for energy. You need to eat your first meal as soon as you can after waking up in the morning. This gets your body fueled up and preserves your muscles.
So now you know how important it is to eat as soon as possible after you get up. This gets your blood sugar to the correct level (assuming you are eating healthy stuff) for you to function well and preserves your muscles. You’ll feel better, function better, work out harder, and preserve your muscles while getting into shape.