The Most Common Mistakes Made in a Bodybuilder’s Diet

The Most Common Mistakes Made in a Bodybuilder’s Diet

Nutrition is as important to a body building program as is the training, perhaps even more important. A body building program can not succeed if the food is not right, eaten at the right time and in the right concentration. The essential understanding of a body building program ought to a suitable plan, intent on providing the body with the appropriate and or necessary amounts of nutrients, inn their correct types and proportion, at all times. The daily dieting routines are not just instances of eating, but avenues through which the body is assisted to meet energy requirements and growth needs.

As important as dieting is to a body builder though, it can trigger some ills when the emphasis is not in the provision of nutrients but in the eating. Some body builders spend unforgivable amounts of time planning and preparing meals, at the expense of everything else in life. They become outright bores as company since their only discourse of discussion is food, food and more food. If especially they have gained a considerable feat in the body building front, they are always ready to offer unsolicited advice on what should be eaten.

Dieting is supposed to be a personal venture, and the importance of your dieting program is only relevant to you. Again, life is far too broad to give all of it to food and the consequent habits. Let dieting be but a facet of life but not the essence of life itself. Again, if this emphasis is not checked, the body builder easily slips into an eating disorder, mainly because the importance of food has been amplified out of proportion.

These body builders soon start eating for the sake of eating, huge amounts of food at every instance available, not because of the nutritional requirements, not based on eth calorie intake ration, but solely as an opportunity to eat. The planning for meals goes out of the window and the food gain an unusually significant importance. The dieting program at this point does more harm than good fore the body builder, and weight becomes a problem soon or later.

This culture of impunity has in recent times been caused by some weight gain dieting programs that emphasize on the quantity of food eaten and not its quality and caloric control. Eat as much as you want to gain, they say. Others will advocate for the body builder to eat high calorie curbs and proteins, or eat voluminous low calorie foods, if muscle growth is to accrue. At the end, the body is overworked, excess calories are ingested within a very short time to accumulate into body fat and the body builder gets amok in eating. These can make the body builder to gain excess fats and then cheat him or her that indeed he is gaining muscle mass, after the wanton eating.

At the ideal level, dieting must be maintained as a way of providing the body with adequate, and only adequate, nutrients necessary to provide workout energy and facilitate muscle growth. It is not the eating that is important, but the nutritional supply.

Dane Fletcher is the world’s most prolific bodybuilding and fitness expert and is currently the executive editor for If you are looking for more bodybuilding tips or information on weight training, or supplementation, please visit, the bodybuilding and fitness authority site with hundreds of articles available FREE to help you meet your goals.

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