Jake: Hey, I’m Jake of Body by Jake and here is your nutrition tip of the day. Of course, I’m here with Dr. P and he’s answering your nutrition questions.
Here’s a great one for you buddy, because we get this all the time and I know you get this all the time, Is working out more important than food?
Dr. P.: When we go to the gym and we train we get sore. Training breaks down muscle tissue. It creates a catabolic event. It’s inflammatory now, it’s what training is supposed to do.
Jake: Can you explain catabolic event, please?
Dr. P: It’s breaking down muscle.
Jake: Great. Thank you.
Dr. P.: We can really say, you know, that train doesn’t make you strong. It really makes you weak.
In fact, if you talk to the pro athletes, that’s what they will tell you. And unfortunately civilians think a little bit differently. Like “I have to go to the gym. I have to train. That’ll make me strong.” And and ultimately they’re disappointed because training breaks you down.
Now your kitchen and your bedroom – they build you up. They repair you, so your nutrition is an advocate for a physique change and performance improvement. And sleep, sleep hygiene. Try getting your sleep in. Is your room set up correctly? The right temperature? Is it dark enough? Don’t keep your TV on you know, things like that, but nutrition man. That’s the baseline. That’s where all physiques are created.
Training or food – always, food’s always first. I have patients coming to my office and they say, “Well, I’m training, training like crazy, and I’m trying to really eat less and try to like really watch my food, but I’m not changing. I’m so tired. I’m so sore.”
I actually pull them off the training. And we go foods first for a couple of weeks to rebuild an energy pattern and then get them back into the gym. If you’re working with a trainer or training by yourself or training at home. It is a strategy that you are now using.
You just can’t mishmash your foods around. You need a strategy for your nutrition as well. So foods are an advocate to improve physique, improved performance.
Don’t not eat and then as you improve, remember now it becomes like a 50/50 Brotherhood between the two. It’s an equal balance for as much training as you do, you need as much food.
Jake: Dr. P – as always, magnificent!