Success in bodybuilding & body transformations revolves around food - FACT!
Here’s the reason why ….
Eating the RIGHT food in the RIGHT quantities at the RIGHT time aids recovery and growth. Which in turn, you will see as progress and results, and who doesn’t want to see those results?!
However, if you get these simple steps wrong, no matter how hard you train or what supplements you take, progress will be slow!
All diets can be improved, so here are 3 things you can do TODAY to improve your diet, making you one step closer to the body of your dreams.
1) Stop skipping meals. Yes, I'm talking to you! Small, regular meals that are abundant in protein are the best route to building size. Muscle protein synthesis is always higher in the 24 hours after training, but the acute burst in protein synthesis that occurs as a result of training or amino acid intake only lasts for a few hours, so it is easier to fit in the calories you need when you break them down into multiple smaller portions. Don't let yourself skip meals, one way or another, eat every 2 to 3 hours.
2) Jack up your calories on training days. Especially after hitting a high volume leg workout, think smarter with your nutrition. Not every day looks the same. Sometimes the body needs more, so you need to consider this and adjust your calories accordingly
3) Stop trying to be "flexible" with modern day s*** processed food. You need to keep on track with old school, REAL food. None of that all too tempting convenience processed ‘grab and go’ food - it’s not going to provide your body with what it needs to maximise recovery and growth.
At the end of the day to get the body you want it takes effort, and eating the right food is part of the journey so learn to enjoy it. If you need some inspiration for quick and easy meals that will help you stay on track then you can download my free recipe book here.
For those of you that find you don't have enough time, are in competition prep mode or simply just want an easier life then I would recommend using a meal delivery company. I use No.1 Food Prep for all my pre-competition food requirements and they're the best. With a number of different options for stress-free, quick and easy meals delivered directly to your door, you can and use the code BIGGRANTY15 at check out to get 15% discount as well!
So, there you have it. 3 ways to improve your eating habits to help you get the body you are working hard to achieve. Lastly, always remember ........
Be stronger than your weakest excuse and get shit done!