Diet For Bodybuilding
This is not the case. Eating a bag of potato chips for
carbs will not have the same results as eating a baked potato.
Eating a mars bar will not give you the same energy that a bowl of oatmeal will! In other words, choose natural carbs over processed carbs! Rice (brown preferably), white, red & sweet potatoes, oatmeal, whole grains and fruits are all foods that are power packed with extremely nutritious and energy potent carbohydrates! Not only you will have more energy in the gym but in your other daily activities as well. You will also recover faster and you will store less body fat.
mistake # 3 - Not including healthy fats in the diet.
Fats are a very essential component of any diet. You might also think that all fats are equal or that all fats will make you store body fat. Well, that's simply not the case. There are different types of fats that will have different results in your body. Saturated fats that come from fried and processed foods should be avoided in your diet - permanently! An excessive amount will not only get stored as body fat but it will have really serious health hazards in the long run. There are also healthy fats which have a ton of health benefits!
These not only support a healthy metabolism & hormone production but can provide healthy calories for your bulking up bodybuilding diet. These include fats from olive oil, almonds and peanuts, natural peanut butter, fish oils and omega 3's. You should have at least one daily source of healthy fats to your diet plan! You will have more energy but your body will function much more efficiently as well.
mistake # 4 - Taking too many supplements
A lot of people focus on supplements and lose sight of the importance of the nutrition plan. Sure supplements like creatine and glutamine can enhance your strength and recovery but you should never, ever think they are more important than your daily diet.
Nothing will ever beat the anabolic power of natural healthy whole foods. Take supplements in moderation and always look to improve your bodybuilding diet, whether you are looking to gain muscle or burn body fat. Learn how your body works and what type of diet makes you gain more muscle. It's a life long learning process so make sure you learn as much as possible!
Bodybuilding diet mistake # 5 - Cheating too
much on your diet
Cheating is an essential part of any diet. It can give you a relief from eating the same foods day in and day out but it can also help speed up your metabolism, if you are trying to burn body fat. Bodybuilders however who are trying to gain weight, think they can eat whatever they want whenever they want it.
This can prove detrimental to your success, especially if your body type is super sensitive to simple carbs.
The key with cheating is to do it in moderation. If you are dieting to lose fat, cheat only once a week and for one or two meals. If you are trying to gain weight, you can get away with more but do not go overboard! The best time to cheat on your diet would probably be right after a heavy workout when your body's needs for nutrients is at an all day high.
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