Monday, March 12, 2012

The Guide to a Healthy Body Building Diet

Here's one big question that people usually ask once they start hitting the gym: What is a healthy body building diet? It is actually a normal question for someone who is trying to get healthy and lean. It is unfortunate, however, that you cannot eat just about anything. There are bodybuilding experts who believe in eating foods that make you feel good, so they do not count calories and they are not huge fans of "the right diet". Many of these bodybuilding experts find it ridiculous that a lot of people are making eating good way too complicated.

There are many bodybuilders who have been in the industry for quite some time now and they have their own rules when it comes to eating the right food. They are not dietitians and nutritionists, but many of them have managed to build and maintain a ripped condition for years. Here are some few rules that you can observe when it comes to a healthy body building diet:

a. Drink as much water as you can. This is probably the best advice that you can get. Water is crucial to the body's functions. It flushes out nasty chemicals from the body. The first thing that you have to do when you wake up in the morning is to drink a glass of water. Hydrate yourself immediately after sleeping. Can you drink something else aside from water? Unsweetened tea is a good drink. You can also enjoy dark coffee every now and then, but stay away from soft drinks, fruit juices and alcohol.

b. Learn to enjoy protein shakes. Typically, people who are building muscles need to take supplements like vitamin C, oat bran, vitamin E, phosphatidyl choline, cayenne, selenium, B-complex and niacin. You can wash them all down with a glass of protein shake.

c. Get your carbs from fruits and veggies. Avoid white bread, noodles, cereal, potato, rice and pasta. You can eat as much fruits and veggies as you want. If you want to be lean, you need to eat green. Include veggie salad in your meal at all times. Lettuce, for one, is a really good source of vitamins. Do not eat carbs after 8 pm.

d. Know where to get your proteins. Get your protein from eggs, chicken, fish, turkey and beef. Do not overdo it, however, with the beef. You can also get your protein from beans and legumes, but the protein you will get from these vegetables is not as complete as the protein you would get from meat.

A healthy body building diet need not be bland. You can still enjoy your beef and a cup of dark coffee. You just have to make sure that you observe your portions and you choose the right foods when it comes to your carbs and proteins.

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