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05.05.18

Gluten Free Lifestyle

With summer right around the corner, it’s finally time to shape up!

It’s the season of sunshine and jean shorts so it’s safe to say, exercise is key.

We know how difficult it can be for gluten free and vegan consumers to find the right balance of food and exercise, so we’ve put together a few exercise tips to help you lose fat, build muscle, eat right, and get fit.

Workout Tips for Gluten Free and Vegan Exercise Addicts

BALANCED NUTRITION

Life is all about balance, whether it’s balancing work and play or balancing different types of foods.

Although this may seem like common sense, it’s so important to eat healthy and nutritious foods to better fuel your body for whatever workout you have ahead of you.
That means slowing down on the sweets and loading up on proteins and greens.

You may not believe us with this one, but your body needs fats, and we’re not talking about cookies and cake.
We mean the good kind of fats, like fish oil, flaxseeds and avocados.

Another great tip is to meal prep in advance so you don’t feel tempted to eat unhealthy foods or skip any meals.
It’s actually found to be best for your metabolism to eat five smaller meals a day rather than three big ones.

Portion control is key so you’ll never have to feel guilty about snacking throughout the day again.

LEAN MEAN PROTEIN MACHINE

To burn fat and build muscle, it’s important to eat clean and with a purpose.
Anything you put inside your body should have some kind of nutritional value so you have enough energy and focus for your workout.

We know gluten-free and vegan consumers have no problem eating their greens, but how can you get enough protein?

There are tons of food alternatives you can eat to get your serving of greens and protein. Some of these options include peas, spinach and artichoke. Other protein options include chickpeas, quinoa, chia seeds, and nuts.

Lucky for our consumers, Germinal Organic crackers are made with quinoa flour, while some flavors include chia seeds or chickpeas. They’re the perfect snacks packed with protein in every bite.

CARBS YOU CAN EAT

Unless you’re on an extreme diet, carbohydrates are an essential source of energy for your body.
Since it’s not a necessity and our bodies can live without it, it’s important to be mindful about how you consume carbs.

Eating too many carbs or eating carbs at the wrong time can cause your body to store any excess energy as fat.
The best time to consume carbs is when your energy levels are low and you need a boost before hitting the gym.

For consumers with food allergies, we know how hard it can be to find carbs that don’t contain any gluten.
Some examples of foods you might not have known are carbohydrates include rice, popcorn, potatoes, beans, quinoa and buckwheat.

If you’re a busy-body on the go and need a quick fix of carbs before your workout, we recommend any of our Germinal Organic products.
All products contain either quinoa flour, rice flour or buckwheat and can be consumed anywhere.

CAN’T WEIGHT TO WORK OUT

Now that you know the right types of foods to put into your body, you can keep working out like the exercise addict that you are.

If you haven’t been able to dive into fitness, try changing your eating habits with some of our tips and see if you’re more energized and excited to hit the gym.
With so many protein and carbohydrate alternatives, anyone with food allergies or restrictions can put in the work and start seeing results. 

SOURCES

https://www.mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/25-expert-fitness-tips-and-strategies-every-lifter-should-know/slideshow

https://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/the-fit-5-using-carbs-wisely

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