We put a lot of effort into our daily workouts. From trying to lift heavier or run faster, our body uses a lot of energy during this short amount of time. What we eat after a workout is just as important as what we eat before. Post workout nutrition looks a bit different from pre workout.
A balanced, varied diet is important to allow your body to work properly. Every macronutrient and micronutrient is important in the daily functions of your body. Let's talk you through finding a balanced diet that works for you.
Today I wanted to share with you my go-to breakfast from the Tone & Sculpt app.
There are literally hundreds of recipes to choose from and I often find myself scrolling through them all when I’m lacking inspiration for what to eat.
However, I’ve been using the app since it first launched in January 2019 and I quickly discovered what was to become my go-to breakfast. Scrambled eggs, toast and strawberries!
There are some important nutrients to keep the brain healthy and sharp. Omega 3s help protect our cells which increases blood flow to our brain. This improves our overall function of our brain. A great meal from Tone & Sculpt app is the Spinach Salmon salad for lunch! Fish can be included in a meal and even a sandwich! We also have the tuna crunch sandwich for an easy on the go lunch at work!
Motivation to workout can be tough to come by sometimes. A lot of people utilize pre workout food to give them that essential energy and motivational boost before heading out to the gym. We want to fuel our body in the best possible way, but when it comes to pre workout nutrition it can feel a bit complicated.
Oxytocin, also called "love hormone", can be found in a different variety of food, especially the one containing Vitamin D, Vitamin C, magnesium and dietary fats: fatty fish, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, avocados and many more!
Oxytocin is considered our “love” hormone because this hormone is increased when we hug and feel intimate with others.
Specifically for women, oxytocin helps with bonding between mother and baby.
Overall, oxytocin contributes to our emotional well being and there are things we can do to increase our feel good hormones.
Certain nutrients help increase oxytocin production.