Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nutrition Tip #1: Angie Fenstermacher

cmXfit welcomes Angie Fenstermacher! The following is the first in a series of articles to help you fuel your workouts with proper nutrition. A must read!  

Comments and questions are welcome. Be sure to check her out at Angie's Way or on Facebook @ Angie's Way Nutrition Consultants


Skipping meals or anything that curves someone’s appetite (Pills, powders, supplements, programs, etc.) to a point where they are not eating for long, is a set up for guaranteed plateaus, metabolic damage and a life of yo-‐yo dieting… Not eating for long periods of time will: 
1. Drop blood sugar which will prevent your body from using fat for energy. 

2. Will cause your body to revert to using muscle for energy which will slow down your metabolism.

3. This muscle loss in turn will cause your body to store more fat in the long term. Eating smaller, more frequent meals can help stabilize blood glucose levels. Small meals typically contain less glucose than larger meals and cause blood sugar to increase at a much slower rate. This fact makes eating smalls meals especially helpful for people with diabetes or hypoglycemia.

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