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Nutrition

Should we be Anabolic?

Eating Healthy

Ok everybody seems to want one of two things lose weight or Gain Muscle.  The answer for both is the same need we have to place our body in an anabolic state. With an anabolic state means healthy metabolism , healthy eating habits, more energy and overall better self-image of your self

The answer is simple and of course I can answer it in one word. Before I do that what really is anabolic and how does it affect us. There are two major stages we place are bodies in:  Anabolic or Catabolic. what do they mean?

Anabolic: anabolic is a simple term which basically means growth. When your body is naturally gaining the nutrients to stay out of starvation mode you are in an anabolic state. Your body has a time-table  for nutrients and keeping your metabolism running in an optimum rate.

Catabolic: This is the opposite of growth Catabolic destroys the body . When the body is in a Catabolic state means it isn’t getting the proper nutrients in a timely matter. You don’t want to be in this stage. When the body is in this stage it also known as starvation mode.

So we have made the distinction of the two stages we place on our body. When you here , you need to eat 6 meals a day . There is only one reason why ,your body is in need of nutrients at all times. When you have 3 meals a day there are hours you are depriving your body of nutrients. When this habit is occurring you are going from an anabolic state to a Catabolic state and your body moves to the starvation mode.

Starvation mode is when your body has learned that the nutrients aren’t coming on a regular basis so it needs to hold on to what little nutrients it can. This causes fat storage and your metabolism goes from good to bad.

Do the meals have to be big ,NO. Start off by Planning  your meals around daily activities , and remember the big three foodpyramidFats , Carbs, and Protein.  Each one needs to be thought of and used in their perspective orders. Carbs give you the energy (complex carbs are great because it helps keep your blood sugar leveled ) Protein helps in maintenance of the body while fats like omega 3 help with brain function, lubrication of joints to name a few things.

So having a small plan around your activities and eating on a regular basis 6 plus meals will allow your body to stay in an anabolic stage and a promise or a Christmas Gift is you will have more energy, feel better, and  have a desire to be out in about

 

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Should we be Anabolic?

  1. Do you think it’s possible to be totally anabolic while input/output ratio, i.e. you’re using more energy than you take in, in order to burn off fat? I would have thought that a small bit of the catabolic state would be healthy, just to ensure that you’re using the unnecessary fat that you have on you (that is if you have any at all, if not then I could understand wanting to avoid the catabolic state..)

    I was also thinking how difficult it can be to get 6 meals in, which I believe is where most people struggle. I think a great follow-up article would be ‘How to fit your eating plan into your day plan’, or something along those lines..

    Posted by Nick Goodall | December 5, 2012, 10:22 pm
  2. The content is a masterpiece. this is a fantastic information

    Posted by nutrition plan | December 7, 2012, 6:57 pm

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