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Nutrition by Objectives

by damien

Adapting nutrition to the type of exercise performed is one of the main alternatives for better sports performance. In fact, the diet varies according to the objective and the expected result, as well as if the activity is carried out in the gym. The diet for weight loss is quite different from that for muscle development. This article will therefore discuss the different types of nutrition according to the sports objectives.


In addition to an adapted sports training, the diet is part of the red thread to succeed the mass gain.  Namely that the latter consists in increasing the body volume and building muscle durably, without storing fat. In order to do this, it is important to opt for a nutrition that certainly favours the development of mass. There are indeed foods to be favoured for a better result such as proteins, fatty foods, vitamins and minerals, water. Not forgetting to eat enough and to do the right training to increase muscle volume.


First of all, it is important to know that there are different types of diets or muscle regimes, and the cutting diet is one of them. Moreover, it should be noted that there is a difference between a cut for a slimming diet, a diet to better shape muscles and a cut for competitor. The slimming diet is for those who wish to lose weight which is different from the second type, the cut, which is designed to enhance muscles. Both are achieved through a calorie deficit diet programme that reduces body fat. Competitor's lean is a drastic diet for professionals to optimise the structure of their muscles.


For athletes,recovery is another point not to be taken lightly. In order to help the body rest well after the physical efforts it has undergone, it is important to ensure recovery through nutrition. Indeed, this process is not simply a matter of relaxing by stopping the physical exercises, but there are other essential conditions for an optimal recovery. To do this, it is advisable to follow a balanced sports nutrition programme adapted to physical efforts. It is also necessary to exploit and optimise the metabolic window for better recovery.


Body fat is the total amount of fat in a person's body. It is important to know the rate of this fat mass before following a diet but especially for athletes since this rate should not be high in them. It is therefore necessary to know how to calculate one's body fat rate in order to know the ideal diet to follow and to be able to master and control diets to lose fat. The impedance meter scale, the skinfold or adipose forceps, or the bone densitometry or X-ray absorptiometry are all devices that can be used to calculate the rate.


In order not to get lost among the many preconceived ideas about what is called "healthy diet", one must first know the basics of this healthy diet. It is important to know that there are some eating habits whose benefits no one can deny such as eating fruits and vegetables, eating without industrial products, and limiting the amount of food consumed. In addition, there are already tested and recommended diets that also allow you to eat healthily.


People who want to lose weight most of the time choose to go on a diet, and this is also usually the first method suggested. Indeed, this kind of diet has positive effects on the body and health. It is important to know which foods to choose for an effective diet. It is advisable to favour a low calorie density diet, as well as fibres and proteins. You should also know which foods to avoid, such as those that contain a lot of fat or are processed. Finally, water and sport are just as important in the diet as in maintaining a healthy body.

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