Here’s Why You Can’t Get That Perfect Body!
You may admire some people at the gym because of their toned and chiselled bodies. However, it may come as a surprise to you that such people have no knowledge about their workouts and the diet they follow. Nevertheless, they seem to be doing the right thing. On the other hand, you and many others like yourself put in your best and though the results may be visible, they are too slow for your liking.
The Genes Factor
What’s interesting to know is that the people spoken about, above have a genetic advantage over most others. They have more testosterone, lesser oestrogen, better thyroid function, a magnificent nervous system and an optimal digestive system etc. However, one of the most crucial and neglected components especially by such people is the nutrient component. If they continue taking high amounts of simple sugars and refined carbohydrates, sooner or later their bodies will show the proof, Here’s what happens to nutrients in the body:
- They get used by the body
- They get stored in the body for future use or they
- Get excreted in the form of waste
The Role Of Insulin
Our emphasis has to be on maximizing the usage of these nutrients by the body, reduce the amount stored as fat and optimize excretion. Insulin is the primary hormone responsible for positioning the macronutrients to be used as energy in the cells or to be stored as glycogen and fats.
If your body has impaired insulin sensitivity, then the usage of nutrients by the cells is impaired. Consuming simple or fast acting carbs at the wrong time is the primary culprit of this problem. Hence, it is best to eat fast carbs immediately after workouts, consume low GI and high fibre foods for the rest of the day and keep a check on the amount of carbs eaten.
The Need To Curb Inflammation
One of the major reasons for insulin sensitivity is chronic inflammation which has been attributed to be the major reason behind every degenerative disease known to man. Till the time you curb the inflammation in your body, no matter what you do, you will never get the physique you want. And the best way to curb inflammation is by increasing your intake of antioxidants.
List Of Antioxidants
- Good quantity of omega 3 rich foods
- Fish oil supplements
- Spices like turmeric, ginger, and garlic
- Good effective multivitamin and a mineral supplement etc.