Nutrition is the KEY to BODY BEAST!
I just finished my first week of BODY BEAST and all I can say is WOW. So far this program has been everything that I expected and more. I am very sore and completely worn out after a week of heavy lifting, but I really think that my body is already starting to change. I am feeling stronger, bigger and more energetic. Although, there are no visible changes yet on the outside, the soreness tells me that my muscles are working and that change is happening.
How to Eat
A huge part of my focus this week has been on nutrition. I need to ensure that I eat enough calories to get me through my workout, and to replenish my muscles. My target in this phase of the program is to eat 3200 calories per day. The BODY BEAST guide book includes calculations to determine your specific calorie needs based on your weight and body fat percentage. The book also recommends maintaining a ratio of 50% carbs, 25% protein, and 25% fat over the course of the day. I have been trying to space out the food so that I am eating every 2-3 hours. It is better to eat smaller meals more often instead of a few huge meals because your body can better digest the smaller meals and get the maximum nutrients out of the food.