1. Try to enjoy the workout
“Do what you love and what you want to do, don’t force yourself into doing what others like; working out shouldn’t be a chore.”
2. Make sure you eat afterwards
“One of the biggest mistakes people make is cutting calories around workouts and not providing adequate fuel to their bodies.”
3. Don’t cut carbs
“One of the myths people buy into is that they only need protein to boost their workout, but in fact they need a combination of protein and carbohydrates to get the maximum out of their workout – don’t cut carbs!”
4. Ensure protein intake is spread out across the day
“Rather than just focusing on consuming protein at night, spread out your intake throughout the day,” says Dr Dana. “Protein helps maintain muscle mass, but people tend to shy away from protein in fear of big, bulky muscles. Unless specifically eating to build bulky muscles, adequate protein will help gym goers to build lean muscle mass.”
5. Lift weights – especially women!
“Lifting weights will help build muscles, which will help you get to your goals faster. Increased muscle mass keeps metabolism up. For those looking to lose or maintain weight, the goal is to keep body metabolism as high as you can for as long as you can.”
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