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Bodybuilder Diet


Bodybuilder Diet Tips

When you hear the word diet, you may automatically think of starving yourself for days to lose weight when it is actually just the opposite. Diet suggests what you eat and how often you eat it. While most regard a diet as a way to lose weight, a bodybuilder diet is designed to gain muscle and thus weight.

Putting together the correct bodybuilder diet is essential to the overall result. Without a proper diet all the training would be for nothing and you will end up right back where you started. Below you will find a few tips to help you put together a balanced bodybuilder diet.

The key to a successful bodybuilder diet is to eat a lot and often, at least once every two to three hours. When deciding on what to eat it is important to get in protein and as much of it as you possibly can. Next you want a lot of fibre. Try not to take in too many carbohydrates before work-outs. The carbohydrates can, however, be beneficial after a workout. Avoid bad fats at all costs. Great sources of protein include eggs and red meat. In terms of fibre, consume fruits and vegetables as well as nuts and seeds. Flaxseed or flaxseed oil is another important ingredient to your diet.

Sugar, cream and others like it should be replaced by healthy alternatives such as skim milk and fruit sugars. The last and maybe most important ingredient to a balanced body builder diet is water. Water will become the main source of hydration if it isn’t already. Learn to love water because you will have to drink a lot of it every day. If you really don’t like water then you can find something to replace some of your daily water intake with likes of orange juice and similar liquids that have high water content.

The above are only basic tips to help you along the way. Use the bodybuilding diet tips in collaboration with your knowledge and other research you may still do to help you put together the best bodybuilder diet you possibly can.


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