Every one of us has a different motive that drives us to hit the gym every day and proceed towards a healthier lifestyle. Your aspiration might be looking good for the opposite gender, competing at a bodybuilding competition or simply taking pride in your accomplishments. Whatever may be your driving force, one thing shared by all of us is our ambition to train hard.
However hitting all your right muscles and fixing your posture only will not get you the ripped body you have always dreamt about. To attain maximum benefits, a thorough training routine needs to be coupled with a proper nutrition plan. Nutrition is an imperative tool for your bodybuilding workout. Therefore it is necessary to adopt the right approach towards your journey of getting ripped.
Mostly people tend to train hard but get no results as they ignore the importance of a proper diet plan. Given below are some important nutrition tips that will help you reap maximum benefits of your workout plan.
Calorie Deficit Right Approach
Conventionally it is thought that to cut down on body fat, you have to eat less calories every day. Modern research has shown that to shed fat, you have to eat less calories on an average of 7 day period. This means that you can have a few strict days coupled with a few where you eat according to your normal routine. However, do keep track of your weekly intake strictly.
Also, do not cut on your calories drastically as the body metabolism slows down having adverse effects on your bodybuilding workout. Moderate cuts on calorie will allow your body to tap into fat reserves and keep your metabolism consistent.
Fiber Diet is the Key!
When two diets containing equal amount of calories and carbohydrates are compared but with different foods of origin for example fiber free carbs such as white rice, white bread and fiber dense carbs such as oatmeal, brown rice etc. It can be reduced that the fiber rich carbs will be more effectual in long term fat loss as higher insulin level increases the fat storage of the body.
Increase your frequency of meals!
After cutting down on your weekly calories, it's advised to take at least 5-6 small meals per day and divide your daily calories accordingly. This will keep your metabolism stable and prevent it from slowing down. Your energy levels will be more stable and you will not feel hunger during the day.
No Carbs before Bed!
Maximizing GH level is essential for getting a ripped body. GH levels basically inhibits your muscle burning process and increase your metabolism in turn burning high amounts of fat. These GH levels increase in the first 90 minutes of sleep and are affected by your blood glucose level. Therefore it is important to abstain from carbs before you go to bed.