Sometimes eating too healthy can be a bad thing, especially if you are an active person. Since active people need more energy everyday, they need to eat non or less healthy foods sometimes to keep up with those calories.
Muscles need good nutrition and energy, and even more so for people who are active and trying to build muscles. So why does it feel so good when he occasional hamburger or bowl of ice cream feel so good.
Well, to break it down technically its the high levels of sugars, which spark muscle growth and from those carbohydrates and insulin. Insulin levels need to be spiked before and after a good intense workout, this is how muscles can go so fast. Which is why companies like Gatorade or Powerade supply a variety of high sugar products with electrolytes in them for athletes to use.
Yet too much insulin can be a bad thing, since when you have too much sugar which is over your body’s capacity to use for muscle growth actually turns into fat.
So how does this relate to eating too healthy and how its bad for you? Eating to healthy can be often not enough to spark increased muscle growth and recovery during those peak times like before a workout. Which is why that sometimes on off days or before and after workouts it ok to eat high calories things to surge the power of insulin sparking muscle growth.
Not saying you should go out and buy a tub of ice cream and then go workout. Im saying that when you eat your healthy meals before your workouts try adding something extra to spark your insulin levels. Have some chocolate, drink a sports drink or eat a few greasy french fries.
Eating too healthy is not always a good thing, because much of the time it would take a lot of healthy foods to get your insulin levels to spike really high. So in moderation try to eat something sugary at those peak times, but remember to overall eat as healthy as you can. Everything moderation when you make those exceptions, just eat smart and you can’t lose !