Originally Posted by Itstime
My new job is construction my question. im burning so many calories I work my *** off!!! For lunch I kinda feel a juicy burger would better me more then tuna and chicken sandwiches every day.
Remember, your muscles only build when they heal. And they heal when you rest. I also do construction, and am a personal trainer on weekends and evenings. If your lifting every day and doing construction work, or any type of physically intense work, your muscles are not going to properly heal. Take a day off between workouts. And I mean off, this does mean do cardio. Also, sleep! Sleep at least 8 hrs per night, and do not eat at least an hour before you go to bed. The reason I say this is because your body needs solid rest, if you eat before bed your body is working twice as hard to metabolize the food you consumed. Sleep is critical for your body to regenerate itself. All kinds of critical processes take place when you sleep, including the pituitary glands biggest pulse of growth hormone! Your brains pumping out different wave lengths; your muscles get a chance to relax.... COMPLETELY! Disrupting your natural sleep cycle is one of the worst things you can do for your body and for your physical training. ( By the way, it's not true that you can catch up on missed sleep)
As far as good consumption, eat high protien at the source. Eggs, black beans, kidney beans (these are amazing), nuts, fish such as Tuna (yellow fin, ahi, wild Alaskan salmon) meat and poultry.
Try to eat free range and organic, happy animals = less free radicals and toxins built up by stress. If you eat commercially raised animals, it can be very poisonous because fat is where toxins accumulate. And they allow animals to consume things like manure, plastic chips, sawdust, antibiotics and heavy steroids- the load is so heavy that the animal has to keep making more fat to store the toxins in. And than they sell the meat by the pound!!! Always go out of your way to purchase organic, free range meat. It's far more nutritious, and it's pesticide, hormone and antibiotic free. If that's not available , the next best choice is grass fed meat.
Every molecule of everything you eat affects your physiology, your endocrinology, and your psychology as long as it remains in your body. Anything you eat that's less alive than you, to the degree it's less alive than you, you have to spend your own life force to turn it into human tissue. The longer anything lasts on the shelf, the more dead it is.
Drink lots of water. With your activity level you should be drinking at least twice your body weight in ounces per day.
Ok I'm tired of typing.... hope some of this helps!