What you put in is what you get out. As cliché as that might sound, it’s true. If you don’t make an effort to buy wholesome foods, prepare them, and store them for convenience, then you will likely grab a coffee, muffin, or worse. It’s time to show God you love your body by nourishing it well.
The Bodybuilding for Christ online coaching program is not here to tell you what to eat, but rather how to eat for longevity, energy, recovery, and body recomposition. Losing weight is easy, just eat less junk and move your trunk. Building muscle is easy, just lift weights and drink protein shakes.
Seriously though. We all know what’s good for us, and the internet is packed with information. Losing weight or gaining muscle is not about the perfect program or diet plan, it’s about your decision to prioritise what you eat (and how) for fatloss, muscle building, anti-aging, etc.
TIP 1: EAT SLOWLY
This is hard for someone with ADHD/Anxiety. If you find yourself eating fast, doing multiple tasks, and barely breathing, then you need to make time to eat. Teach yourself to slow down through the practice of deep breathing, gratitude for the things you see and feel, and an appreciation for food.
There are many people who go to bed hungry. Then there are just as many who gorge on the king’s delicacies from the moment they open their eyes. Less is more as far as optimal health is concerned. There was a study done on fasting/calorie restrictions which clearly showed evidence of anti-aging.
Drink more H2O while you go about your day, and before and after a meal. This will help you feel fuller and your digestive system will also thank you. Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) can be treated or alleviated by simple chewing more, slowing down, and drinking more clean H2O (Water).
TIP 2: EAT MORE MEAT
Protein is the most satiating food group on planet earth, and for a very good reason, it’s tough. Protein is what muscles, tendons, hormones, and other structures in God’s Temple is made of. Protein is broken down by enzymes into amino acids. These are used to build other structures.
The bible says, “One man’s faith allows him to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.” – Romans 14:2
Protein is essential for us to thrive. Without the 9 essential amino acids found in animal protein sources like meat we cannot function at our optimal capacity. We will have less muscle and less neurotransmitters like serotonin. This can be problematic. It’s why we need to prioritise protein.
Try to consume a double serving of protein at every main meal. You will have to cut back on bread, cereal, pastries, and sugar for the next few weeks. But doing so will yield CRAZY results.
Eating quality lean protein will increase your metabolic rate (Thermic Effect) through a variety of pathways which will boost your bodies natural ability to get redefined. But be warned, too much protein can also give you constipation, and that’s why it’s important to eat fruits and drink water.
TIP 3: CUT BACK ON SWEETS
Sugar is the most addictive dopamine boosting substance known to be legal and available everywhere you look. Temptations will never go away and the moment we choose to “diet” someone will inevitably invite us for cake, bake us a cake, or worse… Leave it in the fridge.
It’s time to look away. Say “Hell NO!”. Do whatever you need to. It will bless you.