Bodybuilding - Muscle Gain and Nutrition Rules

Diet Tips for the Beginning Bodybuilder

It is important for the beginner who wants to build muscle needs to understand that food has a lot of influence on the affects of the results that you get from your workouts.

This means that your diet is simply crucial and you really need to make sure that you do careful planning when it comes to your diet to ensure that you will be adding muscle and reducing the body fat at the same time. So, for a beginner, you will need to focus on your diet program in order to get the ultimate best results.

Understand that when you build muscle, diet does not ever mean deprivation or starvation. In fact, it is often required that you eat large amounts of the right types of foods to increase your caloric intake so that you give the body what it needs during and after these workouts.

You will need to include the right amount of carbs since they are a very essential macro nutrient that your body requires for muscle growth. Most of all the processed that go on in your body start with the carbohydrate.

So you should consume complex or unprocessed carbs rather than the processed and refined products. Potatoes, whole grain bread, oatmeal and brown rice are really good options.

To truly build muscle you are going to nee the building block of muscle tissue and that would of course be protein. In order to increase muscle you will need to increase the amount of protein that you consume. This will also give you the nutrients that your muscles need to repair your muscles, resulting in muscle growth.

Fats are also important when you build muscle. Fat is important because it’s a source of energy for your body and will help in aiding in thermo-regulation and the cushioning of your internal organs. Each one of us need fat in our body.

If you don’t eat enough fat it will make your body hold on to what it already has and start breaking down the protein instead. Good examples of good fats would be avocados, nuts and nut oils.

If you need to lose body fat before you build muscle, it has been said that often this will take awhile, as much as 16 weeks before you can see a big notices, so, it’s important that when you are working out and eating the right diet, don’t get discouraged. You need to have patience in order to be successful at bodybuilding, in fact with most things do take patience.

So plan out a good diet to go along with your workout plan and you should be able to reach the goals that you may have set for yourself by being determined and patient and willing to work very hard in order to build muscle that you want.

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To be continued …

About Linda Bell

Linda Bell is in the fortunate position of being able to combine doing something she loves with spending a lot more time with those she loves. She and her family occupy an unassuming cottage in the midst of splendid chaos AKA ‘the garden’ in England. Somewhere in that garden lurks the family dog and a feline with a penchant for getting into trouble. Linda loves researching and writing about health and fitness, something that is dear to her heart after some years spent working in a fitness centre overseas.