Step away from the carbs: Rewind
Yes, it is true that too many carbs will add up to too many inches around the mid-section, but no one
needs to live without carbs. Over the years we have been trained to think that carbs are stacked and
stored in our bodies to keep us energized. This is true, but we can turn to a program which will not
completely neglect and abandon carbs. It is possible to keep “good” percentages of carbs in our diets
and still achieve our weight loss and bodybuilding goals.
It is possible to carefully review the carbs in our foods to determine what the percentage of carbs comes
out to in the foods that we prefer to eat. You can keep carbs in your diet to balance your total caloric
intake, and realize that it is possible to eat a diet that is 50% or less made up of carbs.
If you want to add supplements to your diet, you can accomplish your goals by using supplements such
as protein powders. A good protein source for bodybuilders is to use protein powder. Whey is often
used in a bodybuilding diet since the materials are naturally consistent and predigested. It is absorbed
quickly after eating and can be easily mixed with water for use in the morning or afternoon training
The whey protein is known to resemble an amino acid profile which mimics human muscle tissue.
But some people have the experience that the whey protein passes too quickly through the body to
be absorbed fully. The two ways whey protein is processed are that it comes as whey concentrate
and whey isolate. The whey concentrate allows the athlete to absorb the protein very quickly. Whey
isolate is more expensive but they work as well as the less expensive brands. The protein powders on
the market which are made up of combined protein sources are also popular. These formulas typically
can include whey, soya isolate, wheat, egg white, pea protein (for vegan bodybuilders) or casein.
These formulas can be taken with low-fat milk before going to bed. These formulas are essential to
bodybuilders since it would actually be unhealthy to eat the required amount of protein in a diet of
otherwise healthy foods. It is possible to raise the metabolic rate and burn fat. When a person digests
food after a meal, there are calories burned in the process. The body has to break down food and the
best way is the most efficient way, and this does burn a significant amount of calories.
People who are committed to burning the most calories also eat smaller meals during the day. The body
will break down meals whenever they are eaten. If small meals are eaten during the day, the body will
respond by working hard to break down the meal as efficiently as possible. Remember, breakfast is
still the most important meal of the day, and not to be skipped, even when weight training. In fact the
metabolic rate is fastest in the morning, so eating a breakfast is actually the best bet to getting on track.
It is also important to eat a meal after a strenuous workout. This need not be a heavy laden meal, but a
pick-me-up healthy snack instead would be sufficient. If an athlete or bodybuilder skips breakfast, it may
result in the unintended loss of body tissue and subsequent decrease in metabolism (the exact opposite
result intended when working out, trying to lose weight or bodybuilding). Some research has shown that
the rate of protein synthesis can increase to double after exercising and can remain elevated even one day after exercising.