Yes. The short answer to this question is always a resounding yes. If there is question on whether or not your diet is the thing slowing down your fitness progress then the answer will forever and always be yes. Why is our diet the thing we can always say helps or hinders your gains? Let us explore and understand why your nutrition is the most important part of your fitness journey in Broken Arrow gyms.

First, your diet contains the success or failure of your fitness routine. You must understand what each macro nutrient is used for, and then you can understand better how you should eat. Starting with protein, your body requires a wide variety of amino acids for immune system function, tissue rebuilding, cell building blocks, neurotransmitters, metabolism, and more. There are twenty different amino acids, and all twenty are highly beneficial to your body, however, only nine amino acids are essential amino acids. The essential aminos are phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, and histidine. These aminos play a very important role in your overall health. They help grow tissue, absorb nutrients, help with energy production, and immune function. Our non essential amino acids are alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine. These non essential amino acids aid in wound healing, synthesis of white blood cells, assimilation of minerals, synthesis of amino acids, stamina, and blood vessel relaxation. The Non essential aminos are supposedly created by the body, however quantities are severely insufficient, and therefore should still be consumed. Proper balances of all twenty amino acids can be attained by consuming at least one hundred grams of protein of animal products, including but not limited to beef, fish, lamb, shellfish, and chicken. Plant sources can give you all of the essential amino acids, but cannot give you a full spectrum of non essential amino acids, and therefore can leave your body deficient if you choose not to consume animal products. Efficient protein consumption at Broken Arrow gyms ranges from one gram per pound of lean body mass up to a number we do not yet know, as we have never tested the limit of protein consumption effectively. Once you have a handle on consuming enough protein, we can move on to your energy sources: Carbohydrates and Fat.

Our body requires energy in order to help you move and function. Although we can create some glucose in our system through a process known as gluconeogenesis, it is far less efficient than simply utilizing carbohydrates or fats as our primary energy sourcing. Carbohydrates, or carbs for short, are a quick and easy source of energy, but should only be used for that. If you are constantly pumping your body full of carbs you will never allow your system to relax and in turn start using your stored energy as its primary fuel source. The other source of energy is fat. If you are constantly putting carbs in your body, even if you work out at Broken Arrow gyms you cannot utilize consumed fat as energy, and if you are not in an energy deficit you cannot use your stored energy, or body fat. Carbs when eaten with fat will ultimately spike your insulin causing your body to store any fat you eat. Unless you are exerting a high level of energy output such as high intensity cardio, circuit weight training, marathon running, and so on, your body will not utilize those carbs for very long period of time. The best situation to use carbs is for an intense, high energy output. In all other circumstances you should focus on fat being your primary energy source, whether it be stored body fat or fat you consume on a daily basis. Implementing this mentality for every meal can save you lots of headache in the long run. Now if you focus on only consuming what your body needs and not more than what it needs, you will definitely burn fat over gain fat. The only caveat is undereating energy and expecting your body to build muscle. If you do not eat enough energy your body begins to feel as if it is starving and it will redirect energy from the easiest sources to break down possible, which is your muscle mass. Once you learn the amount of energy your body needs, you will be in a whole new position.

Your formula for success in Broken Arrow gyms is as follows: Create your workout routine, determine the calories you need to consume, determine how much protein you need (remember at least one gram per pound of lean body mass), and then determine if you want carbs to be your primary energy source or fat, then do not break it! Stay with it for at least one year and I guarantee you will be one hundred percent successful no matter what. So is your diet really killing your gains? The answer I gave before remains the same, yes it is. If your diet is not right then your improvements will not happen how you want them. It is impossible to build enough muscle if you are not getting enough protein, and it is not possible to lose fat if you are consuming too many carbs or fat. Our physiology has given us the most simple answer, breathe more and eat less. The way our body fat is broken down is by breathing out carbon dioxide and excreting water. This chemical change only happens when we heat up our body through movement. So in short, move more at Broken Arrow gyms and eat less but make sure you eat enough protein and you will lose the fat. Learn to adjust foods you normally at on a bad diet to make living this lifestyle as easy and sustainable as possible and you will continually have success. Get to know your food, where it comes from, what it does for your body, and then stay with it! Make it a lifestyle and you will slowly find what is optimal for your body and what will help you forever keep all of your wins and your diet will no longer be killing all of your gains.