Continued from Protein and Weight Loss.
Lean meat. Is lean meat good for you? Lean meat is awesome and here is why:
Lean meat helps you pump your iron People who exercise regularly but do not consume enough iron can suffer from sports anemia, a transitional condition marked by weakness, fatigue, and tingling in the arms and legs caused by a low red-blood-cell count, says sports nutritionist Page Love, R.D. Beef up on lean meat – its iron content is more easily absorbed by the body than iron from plant food.
Pair up lean meat with carbs Protein and carbohydrates are a near perfect union. Eaten 2 or 3 hours before your workout, complex carbs can help settle your blood sugar so you are not hungry mid-exercise, and protein helps prevent accelerated muscle-tissue breakdown, says Love. Pre-exercise, eat light (2 or 3 ounces).