Bodybuilding is not easy – it needs strict discipline, regular workout and a well planned nutritious diet for long periods of time since you will not strive just to build your body but you will have to maintain it too. You need to have well planned bodybuilding eating plan which will help you in having the right foods, in right quantities and at the right time.
So, what should such an eating plan be which will help you to gain muscles, stay fit and keep away from fat accumulation. Here are some ideas which are going to help you, though expert advise is always recommended.
Plan Your Food Diet
Start your day with a nutritious shake early in the morning and just after you have completed your workout. This shake can be prepared using whole milk, almonds or nuts, fresh fruits and honey. Sugar should be avoided as it plays havoc with our insulin mechanism and makes us feel tired and exhausted.
You need to have a basic breakfast – a combination of proteins and carbohydrates to boost your metabolism. Your breakfast can be a combination of oatmeal with fresh fruits, eggs, dollop of cottage cheese, almond shake, cereals, coffee and milk whichever you prefer. Breakfast needs to be wholesome since your body will draw energy from muscle tissue. It is important to have a breakfast rich in vitamins and energy.
Mid Morning Snack
You need to feed yourself every 3-4 hours. As a mid morning snack you can have baked potato, baked fish, fruits, cheese with fruits or lean baked meat. Keep it healthy and light.
Have an early lunch. It can be a combination of pasta, rice, baked fish like tuna, baked turkey/chicken breast, kidney beans roasted vegetables, bowl of fresh curd, salads, energy shakes, fruits and plenty of eggs. Prepare all food with minimum use of oil.
Snacking in between meals is good as long as you plan to have nutritious food. Snack on fresh fruits, boiled vegetables, protein energy bars, cottage cheese, whole wheat bagels, low fat muffins and no or low fat yogurt.
Have a light and early dinner so that your body gets enough time to digest it. You can have a combination of freshly baked bread with cottage cheese, poached eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, grilled lean meat, kidney beans and legumes which are a rich source of nutrients, fruits and low fat yogurt. Prepare all food using olive oil which is healthy and will not fill you with unwanted fats.
As you plan your meal do not forget to have plenty of water which actually helps us to keep going. The performance of your muscle tissues, their repairs and growth depends a lot on water. Have 15-16 glasses of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.No matter what your eating plan is, you need to ensure that you are eating more and more and having food every few hours or else you will start feeling sick with the strenuous exercises you will be doing.