3 Steps To Building A Diet Plan
Without eating the right foods, your body cannot continue to change. Therefore if you wish to get results from the Training you do, you must address your Diet just as vigilantly as your Training. To do this you must understand these 3 Steps.
1. You Must Eat Enough, but Not Too Much or Too Little...
How do you know how much is enough? Simple. If you're not getting bigger you're not eating enough and if you're not getting leaner you're eating too much. This will call on you accepting that there will be a trial period where you test an amount of food (with strict nutrient ratios), and monitor the changes in your body. This may seem laborious or a waste of time, but also understand that building a great physique takes a very long time (years - Naturally at least) and so the few weeks you test a diet is actually no time at all compared to the overall time it will take to reach your goals. Plus, you may as well take the time to get it right, to save you staying idle and not improving at all. Conversely, if you are gaining weight too fast (in the form of Fat) then you truly know you are simply eating too much. In this case you will have to reduce something, most likely your Fat or Carbohydrates.
2. It's About Nutrients
You will hear this again and again on this site; Excessive Carbohydrate intake doesn't necessarily build muscle. At least, not in the way you want them to, and how most people eat them... All cells in our bodies are made from Protein and Fat, no part of the structure of our Cells is made from Glucose (Carbohydrates). So bare that in mind when you eat lots of rice or sweet potato. As a general rule, keep Carbohydrates no higher than 20-30% of your total food intake. Not that you can't handle more, but this will normally equate to roughly 150-250g per day for the average Male, and 75-100g for a Female, depending on how big a person you are. Always measure what you are eating, so you are keeping everything