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Need to lose weight? Drop pounds quickly and easily with the diet tips in this Howcast video series about cutting fat and calories.
You Will Need
- Lean protein
- Good carbs
Get enough protein
Get enough protein from sources like whey, beans, and lean meats like chicken and fish.
Focus on good carbohydrates
Focus on good carbohydrates in whole grain breads, pastas, and fibrous fruits and vegetables like apples, sweet potatoes, and squash.
Try new things
Pick up a cookbook aimed specifically at helping bodybuilders achieve increased muscle mass so you can create balanced, muscle-building meals and to keep your palate from getting bored.
Create cheat days
Create cheat days once a week to indulge in something forbidden items such as a cheeseburger or slice of pizza -- just don't go overboard.
Schedule your meals or protein shakes around your workout. Plan ahead when you're on the go, packing a lunch and keeping healthy snacks within reach will help you stay on track.
Tailor your plan
Tailor your eating habits to conform to your situation, likes and dislikes. Don't force-feed yourself certain foods simply for health benefits -- make sure you like them. The best bodybuilding diet is one you'll stick to.