Here are some good ways of avoiding overtraining and undereating. Check them and change you life.
Monitor your vitals
While we think we are in touch with how we feel, our bodies are constantly sending us signals we can ignore. Fortunately, technology has caught up with this idea with wearable fitness trackers. You already track your steps, so why not use the other benefits?
Connecting your sleep hours with your resting heart rate, mood, and amount of training can keep you training informed. If your heart rate peaks 10 bpm higher than normal for a few days (and nothing else is wrong), it could be a sign you’re not recovering. Similarly, if you’re not getting enough sleep or constantly in a bad mood, you may want to take a day or two off and refuel.
Always eat around your workouts
Peri-workout nutrition changes the game. Simple sugars before a workout can keep your blood sugar high enough to feed the beast. BCAA’s will help with protein synthesis and regeneration. And just getting calories in general kick starts the anabolic process - meaning you’re building rather than breaking down. A good guide for high conditioning post-workout nutrition is a 3:1 carbs to protein ratio. While those who did more strength training may want to focus on good proteins immediately and healthy fats later in the day.
Practice good recovery
Don’t skip your cool down! The body needs time and signals to begin coming off the stress you just put it through. If you don’t recover well, the process takes longer and you are at risk for signaling a stress response throughout the day. Over time, this can cause muscle soreness and fatigue, mood swings, injury or even more serious metabolic issues. Get a good stretch, practice tactical breathing, or even get in the pool to switch off.