I’ve told a lot of people about how much I think nutrition tracking is important and there seem to be two kinds of response. The first is interest and a willingness to ask questions or even give it a try. The second, the more common one, is to look doubtful and decide that it’s too much of a pain to do. I’ve tried to talk about how easy nutrition tracking is when you have the right app. I have a Fitbit, but I find using that app to track nutrition is about as much fun as a root canal. Fortunately, there are a lot of other apps that connect with the Fitbit app so I can keep my fitness and nutrition log all in one place. I’m currently using SparkPeople, but I’ve also successfully used MyFitnessPal.
I’ve been sticking to the same kind of nutrient-dense diet for quite some time, and it’s really working for me. Sure, I get the occasional junk food in there, and the holidays are always hard on me, but overall, I’m eating great. The funny thing is that a lot of people judge my meals as being boring. They assume I’m sacrificing a lot in what I’m eating so that I can reach my physical goals. Not true!
Men are increasingly likely to start using an extreme diet to try to achieve the body they want. This can include any combination of harmful eating habits and excessive exercising. I get it. We’d all like to have the kind of body we see on fitness or men’s magazines. Women aren’t the only ones with body image issues. Men are affected, too. We’re continually seeing images of men with so many muscles that their muscles have muscles. These are guys with no more than ten percent body fat. I’m doing great with my fitness efforts at the moment, but I’m not immune. I look in the mirror or see pictures of myself, and it’s the flaws that stand out.
If you’re a bodybuilder who’s focusing on gaining as much strength every day as possible through a variety of exercise routines, then you need to really hone in on what you’re eating every day to fuel your muscles. Thankfully, with the right hacks for bodybuilders, you can save time, while also ensuring that you’re taking the appropriate steps to meet all of your nutritional needs. Start Your Day with a Chia and Protein Smoothie Don’t have time to prep a hearty and healthy breakfast in the morning? You certainly aren’t alone. One of the best breakfasts for building your muscles without too many calories is a protein and chia seed smoothie that you can prep with a blender within minutes. You can vary the ingredients as you see fit so that you can always have something fresh and tasty to look forward to, and you can walk out the door Read More