Your diet is most likely acidic.
Without realizing it you probably eat lots of Acidic forming foods:
- processed foods
This is bad if your goal is to change your body—AND if you do not eat much of fruits and veggies.
You need to eat more plants—alkaline-forming foods to buffer all that acid in your body!
Eating a diet high in acidic food without eating alkaline-forming foods (fruit and veggies) will result in:
- muscle loss – no matter how much protein you eat
- bone loss – no matter how much extra calcium you try to supplement
- decreased performance in your workouts
Simply put, without eating plants your body composition will not change like you want it to. Your body will not function like you need it to to burn fat or build muscle.
Plants offer our bodies nutrients of vitamins and minerals we can not get else where. Even if you take supplements, nothing compares to real food. So eat up those plants!
Where can I start?
Easy. It starts with setting a new habit. Just pick a plant you want to try. Eat that plant everyday, one serving per day will do, for 2 weeks. Then add another to the menu for the next two weeks. Start small and build from there!
An apple a day is a great place to start.
Check out more info in this article from Precision Nutrition, “All About Dietary Acids and Bases” by Ryan Andrews, and why this is very important to your health. Great read!