Rare is a guy who doesn’t envy the well built body of another. It is another matter that not all will go out and try to get one. But if you are one of those who want to get on the path to a great body then read on. You might have seen ads for fitness products that all the guys in those ads have to do is pump some machines for a few days and presto the ideal body is ready.
But, unfortunately we the lesser mortals discover to our horror that working out on a few machines is not enough to produce your dream body. There are two important things that you have to focus on if you want that body – One is weightlifting and the other is a muscle building diet.
A muscle building diet doesn’t mean hogging on all the food you possibly can. It means eating the right things at the right time in the right quantity. So, the first thing that you have to do is to change the way you eat. You might have heard that you have to eat a lot and that is true. But, it is what you eat that matters. Instead of eating large meals three times a day, split the same into six smaller meals.
Why is this so important? This is important because feeding yourself smaller meals at regular intervals increases your metabolism which in turn helps you in burning the fat. We all know that proteins are important to build muscles. But, that does not mean that you neglect carbohydrates and fat completely from your diet. In fact include all three basic food groups in all your meals. Ideally 40% of the food that you are taking should be carbohydrates, another 40% proteins and 20% fat.
Now, you may have doubts about this. Yes, we are trying to burn the fat, but we also need the good fat to keep the level of good cholesterol up. One of the most important nutrients and one of the most neglected is the elixir of life – water. The value of water cannot be overemphasized.
It is all good to say that you should make changes in your eating habit but how can you go about it? It is difficult to suddenly alter your habits and even if you do mange to do that it will be very difficult to stick to the diet. It will be a lot easier to do if instead of making all the changes at once, you can make small changes one at a time. For example you can cut down on the fat for the first week.
Let your body get used to the change for a week or two and then you can make the next change. This way you give your body a chance to get used to the changes. And one last thing – stay away from the junk food!