The main reason someone decides to pursue weight lifting is to look better and become healthier. Basically it is the pursuit to gain muscle and lose fat. To accomplish these goals you need to have a great weight training program along with a weight lifting diet. So what is the best weight lifting diet? In this article I will let you know just what you need to eat in order to gain the muscle and lose the fat.
Let’s get a couple of things straight real quick before I tell you what you need to be eating. Weight training is not just lifting a weight a couple times of week. It can be but if you want results then it is more of a lifestyle change then just dieting and exercise. Also if you want to see results you must be consistent, have discipline, have patience, and be persistent.
Now that that is clear let me tell you what foods you should put into your body. Basically you need to eat protein, carbohydrates, and fats. You need to eat five to six small meals a day. You will eat these meals about 3 hours apart. Doing this keeps your metabolism high and keeps your energy levels up.
Protein is key when weight lifting. A good rule of thumb to figure out how much protein a day you should ingest is this. You should eat 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight you weigh. So for example if you weigh for instance 200 pounds then you need to consume 300 grams of protein a day. Break that down and you need to consume about 6 meals a day and eating 50 grams of protein per meal. It seems like a lot and it is but you need the protein if you want to build the muscle.
Now for the carbohydrates. There are two types of carbs complex carbs which include wholegrain rice and pastas and potatoes. There is also simple carbs which includes fruits and vegetables. Each meal eat a protein a complex carb and a simple carb.
When I say fat it does not mean that you get cake for dessert. When I say fat I mean what you cook your food in. When you are grilling or cooking your meat make sure the pan does not stick and use extra virgin olive oil or flax seed oil or fish oil. You may also have some almonds on the side or for a snack. This includes your fat portion of your meals.
This diet takes discipline and constant effort but when you stick to it and stick to your workouts you will have amazing results and will get that body that you have always wanted.
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