Diet On Non-Training Days
In order to grow, your muscles need rest, but you shouldn’t consume the same amounts of calories as on training days while resting. This is one of the most common mistakes made by many people of maintaining a high-calorie intake even on non-training days.
This contributes to a pile up in body fat and hence weight gain, particularly on the lower back and midsection. This can be prevented by ensuring that you consume most of your carbohydrates early in the morning and resorting to more protein in your later meals. This ensures that your body receives essential amino acids while rejecting calories it doesn’t require at this time of the day.
While studies show that insulin sensitivity becomes lower later in the day, skipping carbohydrates can prevent storage of fat. Protein intake in non-training days should remain the same. Swapping your diet between training and non-training days will promote muscle growth without giving you a potbelly.
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