Food and fitness go hand in hand when it comes to bodybuilding or exercise in general. If you know your way around the kitchen and restaurant, you’ll make out like a bandit. But if you’re a slouch, it’ll be like walking around in a circle with one foot nailed to the floor.
Far too many wannabe bodybuilders believe they’re eating the best food they can for ultimate gains, when the majority of their diet consists of sugar-infused protein bars and other absolute garbage.
The result? No gains – or at least very few. Avoid lacklustre results by following these 4 key tips.
1 Don’t follow the pack
There are as many diet plans out there as there are idiots on their cell phones at the gym. Don’t buy into all the hype about low-carb, no-carb, high-protein, and moderate-fat diets. The main thing is balance!
Your body needs carbs for energy, protein for muscle regeneration, and fat for hormone production. Stick to the basics and don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Your workouts need to be balanced to promote a well-toned physique, and so does your diet.
Simply put, eat meals that are balanced with protein, carbs, and fat. A salmon fillet with steamed Brussels sprouts and a baked sweet potato is a good example of a balanced meal.
If it helps, get hold of a ‘portion plate’, which can help you to keep tabs on exactly what proportion of each food type you’re consuming at each meal. In addition to this, keep a record of the type of snacks you eat – whether that’s in a diary, on a fridge planner or using an abacus. The right way to track this is the way which is practical for you!
Making sure your body has the key ingredients it needs to promote muscle growth is key, and a healthy balanced diet, alongside a good natural bulking stack will really skyrocket your results.