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Omega 3 & 6

Omega what?

If you are training at any particular sport you will have at some stage come across inflammation. Now what a lot of athletes don’t know is that you can get better results from altering your nutrition slightly with regards to poly unsaturated fats (Omega 3 & 6).

Fats, they are bad news?

No, your body requires fats to perform at it’ best, as well as Protein and Carbohydrates. So what’s the deal you’re asking me?

With today’s processed foods come an increase in Omega 6 rich ingredients oils, wheat and cereals to name a few. This in turn compared with Omega 3 rich foods such as oily fish, oysters and chia seeds (this is only a few) there is an imbalance in the majority of the population. Take our example living in Toowoomba, we don’t get regular access to fresh seafood compared to our favorite holiday spot on the Sunshine Coast.

Think to yourself, what did you have last night for dinner? A Pizza or a plate of salmon? Now, I’m not saying go and eat a plate load of oily fish, I’d be the first to think twice about that.

Back to the better results for your training, Omega 6 is a pro-inflammatory compared to Omega 3 which is an anti-inflammatory, so when we lift weights, run training or kettle bell training, small tears happen to our muscle fibers producing micro inflammation. With Omega 3 being at a good level in our system, it can do its job and reduce that micro inflammation and help us recover quicker compared to having an abundance of Omega 6 in our system.

Now, the right ratio is around 1:1 for our systems, we still need Omega 6 for daily living, so don’t drop Omega 6 completely.

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Should I stop eating after 6pm?

Q. I am still trying to drop a few kg's. Should I be following the “no eating after a certain time” rule to help me reach my weight-loss goals more easily?

A. This is an interesting question. From an athletes perspective you often find that they are training late into the afternoon, so recovery is important and therefore you'll need to get food in after that 6pm time.
If your already completed your training in the morning or on a rest day then the option to cut off at the 6pm is based on what you have been consuming across the day.

1. Ensure you are fueling adequately all day, not skimping on calories earlier in the day and thus overeating late at night, which can lead to weight gain (or prevent weight loss).

2. Fuel up before all evening workouts with a good, balanced snack, such as half a sandwich, a cup of soup, or yogurt and fruit.

3. Plan your dinners in advance to avoid poor last-minute choices or “grazing” on whatever happens to be in the kitchen when you arrive home late and hungry.

4. Include complex carbs, lean protein, veggies and good fats in your dinner meal, no matter what time the clock says. Good examples include lentils, salmon, kale and avocado or quinoa and beans, lean meat and sautéed veggies.

5. If you are trying to drop a few unwanted kg’s, find other (smart!) places to cut calories, such as that third handful of pretzels at lunch or that extra beer on Friday night.

 

 
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