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  • Writer's pictureDr Susan Baxter

Are you trapped by starvation and overtraining.

Updated: Mar 2, 2023

If you are training, I am going to assume that you are in the pursuit of some kind of adaptation or body change.

It’s time to review whether you are meeting the needs of your body, and demands of your training. When you train, a significant number of changes happen in the body. During the training, catabolism occurs to the muscles working (breakdown of the muscle); and if there is adequate rest and nutrients, anabolism (muscle repair) can happen.

During training there is a demand for energy, and after training, there is a demand for training recovery. Recovery is policed by enough rest, and enough nutrients. The nutrients are the macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fats); water; and micronutrients from these foods.

So optimal food and rest can help you get more from your session (greater intensity) and greater adaptation. That means you are working out smarter, not longer to get your results.

In fact, working out too long, without adequate fuel and rest works against reaching goals. It can also make you moody, ill, and unable to sleep.

Its about dedication…. not deprivation. Commitment, not obligation and discipline not punishment.

If you like what you read, I do have a series of Ebooks you can find here. i have designed these to inform and educate with real no-nonsense information about how to live a sustainably healthy life long term. It is the tool kit and knowledge that you need to make your own informed decisions for long-term health.

Finally, check the rest of my blog for all things fitness, and reach out if you'd like to chat!

Thank you for reading.

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