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Eat Like A BodyBuilder

How To Eat Like A BodyBuilder

When it comes to weight-lifting or bodybuilding, many people think that they can simply pack on muscle by showing up to the gym; this is completely false. When it comes to bodybuilding, nutrition is just as important as lifting weights. When a person is not eating properly and working out, their body goes into a catabolic state causing a break-down of muscle fibers. To avoid this you have to watch what you're eating and at the same time knowing how eat.

Calories
A calorie is a measurement of energy. We need calories to breathe, pump blood, move or perform any other physical activity. Calories are known as fuel for our bodies. Calories are broken down by enzymes and released as heat, providing energy to all our cells. Making sure the body has the right requirements of energy is important for avoiding muscular fatigue. It is also important to know the intake recommendations for your body weight, because consuming too many calories can lead to weight gain.

Protein
Protein is known as the building blocks of muscle. This is why protein is so important when it comes to muscle growth and recovery. Muscle wasting can occur if protein intake is inadequate, which causes the breaking down of the muscle. After a workout, the muscle fibers are torn; protein is then transported through the blood to the muscle where it can repair those tears. By eating some great sources of protein such as chicken, fish, steak, dairy, etc, you can simply prevent your body from going into a catabolic state.

Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are overlooked when it comes to building muscle. Many people are uninformed about the role carbs play when trying to bulk up. There are two types of carbohydrates; complex and simple. Complex carbohydrates are found in foods such as oatmeal, whole foods, brown rice and wheat. They are slow burning, resulting in long lasting energy. They also keep glucose levels constant, which helps to reduce fat storage and promotes the release of insulin; the body's anabolic hormone. Simple carbohydrates are fast burning and should be consumed right before and immediately after a workout for best results.

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