Ingredients in Supplements
Some athletes take a mass gainer in order to consume enough calories to gain weight. You have to eat more calories than you burn from exercise or you will NOT gain weight.
What ingredients should you look out for? Those items listed first on the food label are in the largest quantity, those listed last are in the lowest quantity.
- Protein – look for one with predominantly whey isolate (fast digesting) and casein (slow digesting). Soy and plant proteins are not great sources and are used because they are cheap. Whey concentrate is not a great source of protein so try to find one without it. Some also contain BCAA – amino acids which are broken down protein. That is a good thing!
- Carbohydrate – this is where a lot of the calories are found. The product should have a ratio of 3:1 carbs to protein in it for best results. The source of carbs should not be simple sugars – the compounds ending in “ose” like sucrose, glucose and maltose. Good carbs are oats, rice and quinoa – these are complex carbs.
- Too much fat just to increase calories is not good. It should not be above 5 – 7 grams per serving.
Fuel the Hunger
Jacques has created a system called Fuel the Hunger, a blueprint on eating well for performance. The program is designed to help athletes find the foods and eating pattern that works best for them to improve training results and reach peak performance levels. A better choice of foods and a plan of when to eat them will maximize energy levels, muscle efficiency and mental clarity so they are not sacrificing critical position to a weaker opponent. The knowledge gained will help the athlete to transition to a healthy, life-long pattern of eating that will keep them vibrant and reduce the risk of serious illness.
Book Jacques Delorme to speak to your sports team, office team or special event at https://www.emjmarketing.com/bookings/