Whether we admit it or not, the world today is obsessed with fitness. Going to the gym, lifting weights, doing yoga, practicing cross-fit, engaging in sports. All of these are getting hits by the thousand in different parts of the planet and it doesn’t seem to slow down.
Similarly, everyone wants to look good. By “look good,” we mean that everyone wants that celeb or model bod they often see on social media and anywhere else on the internet. With Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, etc., this ideal is becoming more and more popular by the minute.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look fit and wanting to have that beach ready body, whatever that description may be to you. Seeing sculpted arms and toned abs and legs, sure. Why not?
On the other hand, we should understand that the way we appear on the outside isn’t always adjacent to how we are on the inside. And we’re not talking about “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” What we’re saying is that a lot of people tend to focus on getting slim or building muscles while not paying attention to nutrition. The results may look alright in the beginning. However, the consequence of not having the right nourishment will creep up on us without us even knowing about it.
The Right Food And Exercise
When it comes to what we eat, it’s standard. There are food groups and essential nutrients we all need. But pairing those with specific exercises for specific purposes such as getting leaner, gaining muscle, etc., the combination of food and exercise might vary from person to person.
Fitness And Nutrition Books
Some of us might not have the time, nor the resources, to hire a coach or a trainer for our workouts. This is understandable. Still, you don’t need to worry because you can turn to fitness and nutrition books for assistance.
Here are some of our favorites you might want to use as you create your meal plans parallel to your workout routines.
1. Fitness And Nutrition Books: Fitness Nutrition
This awesome book by Nicholas Bjorn is on its 5th edition with good reason: his straight-to-the-point instructions are effective, especially when followed consistently! Some think that to build muscle, you need to bulk up, and they bulk up with the wrong food. Others have the notion that to be leaner, they need to eat less. Unconsciously, the start to eat less of what they should eat more of.
Bjorn creates a balance with this fitness and nutrition book so that you too can achieve the body you desire while keeping yourself healthy at the same time!
2. Fitness And Nutrition Books: ROAR
Catchy title, isn’t it? Ladies, here’s a book that we can relate to as we make our way to achieving that bod we’ve always dreamed of, without sacrificing correct nourishment. Most of us are afraid of bulking up, and we don’t have to be! In addition, this book by Stacy Simms, Ph.D. allows us the freedom to be flexible with each program in accordance with our body type.
3. Fitness And Nutrition Books: Bigger Leaner Stronger
Now, here’s a book directed towards men. Renown author and trainer Michael Matthews understands that the male physique requires a different kind of discipline when it comes to building muscle. It’s not simply about getting big biceps and all. It’s ‘about eating the right food with the right nutrients. To add, the right food in this context is food that can actually burn fat! That, along with proper exercise and weight lifting, as instructed by Matthews, you’ll have that muscular body, without bad fats!