Body Building – Simple Dietary Rules

The message of this article is clear and simple. It is to share with the public nutritional information and lessons I have learned over the years. I hope these ten simple tips will guide you through the flaws of dieting and enhance your progress. These tips are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid if you want to achieve the body you desire.

Often times, the beginner bodybuilder will eagerly start one new diet program week after week. Many people jump from diet to diet never giving the initial diet plan a chance. It will take up to three or more weeks for your body to adjust to new eating habits and diet. For example, if you begin your diet with a high carbohydrate, low protein, and fat you can expect to see small noticeable results in three weeks; however, your overall physique will not be significantly different. Like all good things, dieting and training take time. Don’t diet impatiently.

Besides that, it is also important that you regularly testogen that will help you in building your muscle mass at a rapid pace providing you the maximum benefit of your diet.

One must also properly track caloric intake to monitor progress. Accurately tracking caloric intake helps the dieter to see what foods are working and what foods are not working. A common mistake is to guess or estimate how many calories you intake. Successful bodybuilders keep a track of exactly what goes into their bodies. If you are trying to lose fat or gain muscle, consistency is the key! Spontaneous eating habits are the enemy of weight gain. Eating whatever and whenever you like is a sure way to not promote muscle growth. Eating six meals a day on a consistent and daily basis will provide the body with nutrients, inhibiting fat storage, and increasing lean body mass. Never depend on the scale as your gauge on your progress. The weight scale will only tell you how much you weigh, not if you are losing or gaining fat as weight or muscle as weight. Only you can tell the difference between fat weight gain and muscle weight gain.

Another simple rule to follow is to never overeat. Many times, athletes and beginners will gorge on anything they see in order to gain any type of weight. They consume an excessive amount of calories which ultimately results in fat storage. In order to be successful, you have to eat right all the time, not just some of the time. However, becoming bored with your diet is a very easy thing to fall victim to. Many times athletes and bodybuilders will become bored with plain chicken breast and tuna straight from the can. Finding books and other fat and sugar-free recipes is a must for maintaining a consistent and healthy diet. When modifying your diet, make small incremental changes instead of big changes. Severe dietary modifications will cause the body to store much of what you eat into fat. An excessive increase or even decrease will cause your body to want to store the food as fat, never knowing when it will get its next meal. That is why consistency is key!

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Patrick is a part-time fitness trainer and pursuing his Master’s in American Literature from Stanford University. He wishes to share his fitness plan with others to help them achieve their goals in terms of fitness and education.