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Why Performance Nutrition is so very important. . .

Let’s be honest. Although most of us like that our workouts make us stronger, healthier, feel better, etc., the main reason we’re doing it is to look better. We want that six-pack, tighter butt, bigger chest, bigger biceps, you name it. So, we go lift heavy weights over our heads, run fast, jump high, and work up an intense sweat. But then what happens . . .

Working out intensely gives us an intense appetite. And we think its then okay to go home and gorge ourselves on whatever we have lying around the house or what’s readily available at the local drive-through. We think to ourselves, “I must have burned thousands of calories!” Well, you actually didn’t. You probably only burned a couple hundred, no more than a slice of bread or two. And you damaged your muscle tissue enough that it is in desperate need of some branch chain amino acids (ie protein) for repair as well as some carbohydrates to facilitate the repair process.

So, why the exercise? Is it actually doing anything…