Let’s face it, whether you’re simply trying to lose weight to look better, or if you’re following a bodybuilding routine and happen to be dieting down for a competition or a photoshoot, dieting in the conventional way, well, it pretty much sucks. When we think of most generic bodybuilding diets, we think of foods like: plain grilled chicken breast, turkey mince, plain baked potato, boiled rice, and steamed vegetables, all washed down with plenty of water. While healthy, those foods are far from appetizing or enjoyable, which is why so many of us have mental blocks when it comes to dieting. But what about if you could enjoy foods that you love, which are not considered “diet-friendly” and still burn fat and shred up in the process? Well, thanks to flexible dieting, you can. Here’s a look at the basics on how to flexible diet.
In our minds, it’s easy to wake up one morning and decide that we’re fed up of being overweight, or that we’re fed up of constantly feeling unwell and becoming unwell due to a lack of nutrients in our diet, and make a decision to make a change. The problem is that many of us struggle to stay motivated when it comes to eating healthily and trying to lose weight, and as a result, many of us will slip up slightly, and will ultimately decide to fall off of the wagon altogether. Proper nutrition and fat loss however, is about so much more than just looking better, although that is a nice bonus. Proper nutrition and fat loss could potentially save your life. Here’s a look at a few reasons why you may wish to seriously consider cleaning up your diet, and losing some excess body fat in the process.
You’re likely either an athlete or a dedicated fitness enthusiast, so you know protein is important to building muscle and bulk, and to aid muscular recovery. Basic, we know you got this. But when you dig further into the details of protein for sports performance, clear answers become harder to find. How much protein do you need? Is animal-based protein superior to plant-based protein? And will the timing of when you consume said protein influence your results?