Whether you want to build solid lean muscle or burn off body fat to get ripped, nutrition is the most challenging aspect of physique transformation.
you won’t be able to get there without a successful diet strategy.
FOLLOW THESE 8 WINNING DIET STRATEGIES:
1. MAKE A DIET PLAN.
Most dieting mistakes stem from not planning out your muscle building or fat loss diet. You have to put the time and thought into planning your diet, putting it down on paper and following it on a consistent basis.
2. DON’T EAT TOO MUCH FOOD.
Consuming too many calories, even if they are from healthy nutritious food sources will get stored as body fat. Find out how many calories you need to maintain your current body weight.
To gain muscle eat 500 calories above the calories you need to maintain your weight. To lose body fat eat 500 calories below the calories you need to maintain you weight.
3. DON’T EAT TOO LITTLE FOOD.
Consuming too few calories will slow down your metabolism as your body goes into starvation mode. Your body will want to hold onto your fat stores and will make transforming your physique hard.
You have to eat just the right amounts of foods with right amounts of protein, carbs and fats.
4. TRACK YOUR CALORIES.
Both eating too much food and not eating enough food often stems from not tracking your calories. You have to track your total number of calories as well as the amount of proteins, carbs and fats that you’re taking in.
All of this comes from planning out your diet. You have to have a long term and short term diet plan to succeed.
5. DRINK ENOUGH WATER
Not drinking enough water causes you to overeat. It’s important to drink sufficient amounts of water to stay hydrated so your metabolism stays at its highest throughout the day and your body can efficiently deliver the nutrients you consume to your muscles.
6. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Not getting enough sleep also causes you to overeat. Lack of sleep suppresses your testosterone and growth hormone levels and spikes up your insulin levels resulting in more fat storage. So get your 8 hours of sleep.
7. DON’T MAKE DRASTIC DIETING CHANGES.
When deciding to change your diet for muscle building and fat loss, make incremental changes. Don’t change up your diet too drastically. Steady modifications will ensure that you are making changes that will last. Otherwise, you will burn out and swing back to your old habits.
8. GIVE YOURSELF A CHEAT DAY.
You need to have planning, consistency and discipline in your diet. You also need to plan incremental cheat days. Cheat days give you something to look forward to and allow you to maintain your diet for the long term. Cheat meals also rev up your metabolism, allowing you to burn more fat.