Best foods for bodybuilding
Here are some of the best sources:. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Alex Stewart Alex has a passion for bodybuilding and this has led him to a life in the fitness industry. Bodybuilders obviously need lots of protein to support muscle growth and repair. The germ is the most nutrient-dense part and includes notable amounts of plant-based protein.
You really have not taken the time to research what are good foods and what are bad foods. Yes, you have cut out fast food and candy, but are you really eating high quality foods? High quality foods will help you obtain high quality results.
Soon you wonder why you're not losing more weight or increasing your muscles. You have put too much time and energy in the gym and not enough in the kitchen. Below I am going to list all the foods that should be in your shopping cart and the ones that shouldn't. Now you have an idea about many of the foods that you see at the super market. I am going to give you a shopping list to help you get started. If you don't like the foods that I picked it is ok to substitute some things out. The list above is a shopping list of things that will help you get the best results possible.
By no means should you only eat these things as life is no fun without the treats and goodies. I am just laying out a blue print for what should be the staples in your refrigerator.
If you have any questions about what you should buy the next time you are at the store drop me an email and I would be glad to help you out. Part 1 of the 3-part meal DONE! Next is the fibrous carbs. These include vegetables which are usually high in fiber and always low in caloric density.
Think greens and think non starchy veggies. This of course, is only a partial list, but these are the fibrous carbs that I see appear on fat burning meal plans of "the lean people" more often than any others.
There you have a maximum fat burning meal meaning, its high protein content is thermogenic and the meal is hard to overeat due to the low calorie density and the food form. This could actually create automatic fat loss.
Yes, you'll eat more lean protein and more fibrous carbs for maximum fat loss, but if you want to gain muscle or provide fuel to an athletic lifestyle, its very misguided to demonize and or exclude all the starchy carbs. These carbs make up an important part of the year-round diet of the leanest most muscular physique athletes.
The key is to pick the right ones, and then manipulate the starchy carbs based on goals and body type. That's why I call starchy carbs the X factor. X is a variable. Lean protein and fibrous carbs are a constant. The amount of X starchy carbs can vary a LOT from person to person. Eat more of them for muscle gain and fueling endurance work, and yes even eat them for fat loss, but less of them and use nutrient timing load them after your workouts - before and after if you've got calories to spare.
By far the first four - oats, yams, potatoes and rice are the most popular starchy carbs in the physique world - staples. These are the natural starches. Beans and legumes are also popular and grains like quinoa are rising in popularity can be served like rice or as a morning porridge.
Grains have really been beaten up lately diet scapegoat of the year , even the whole grains, but for people without problems with wheat or gluten, whole grain pasta and whole grain breads do show up on physique athlete meal plans, and we see lean and muscular athletes eating them all the time - mostly however, in the muscle building phase and or at post-workout meals.