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What you eat is more important than how you eat or how often you exercise.

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Nutrition basics to support your workout regime – Fit Planet

Nutrition basics to support your workout regime – Fit Planet

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We need three macronutrients

  1. Carbohydrates is your main energy source, fuelling the body and brain, protecting our muscles and feeding bacteria in the gut. Healthy carbohydrates are whole grains, vegies and fruit.
  2. Proteins build and repair our ...

Important micronutrients

  • Iron helps to transport oxygen through the body. Found in red meat, chicken, fish, grains, veges and legumes.
  • Vitamin A is essential for vision, the immune system, skin, and growth. It is found in liver, oily fish, milk, egg yolk and cheese.
  • ...

The impact of food on health is 80 percent and exercise 20 percent. While the composition of a healthy diet can vary, there are common factors.

Good health is associated with eating mostly plants. The emphasis is on whole, unprocessed foods and limiting refined carbohydrates, added sugars a...

Every meal ideally consists of:

  • Half a plate of colourful, non-starchy vegetables and/or fruit.
  • A quarter of a plate of carbohydrate food
  • A quarter of a plate of protein food....

Diet and exercise

If you're exercising first thing in the morning, you may be better off not eating. But ensure you get a meal within two hours after your workout that contains carbs and protein.

If you're working out later in the day or evening, ensure you eat a meal with carbs and protein ...

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