How to Follow a Bodybuilding Diet

If all your hard work in the gym has produced minimal results, this guide will show you how to more successfully follow a proper diet to reach your goals.

You will need

  • Lean protein
  • Good carbs
  • Cookbook
  • Dedication
  • Planning

Step 1 Get enough protein Get enough protein from sources like whey, beans, and lean meats like chicken and fish.

Step 2 Focus on good carbohydrates Focus on good carbohydrates in whole grain breads, pastas, and fibrous fruits and vegetables like apples, sweet potatoes, and squash.

Step 3 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.

Step 4 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.

Step 5 Plan ahead 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.

Step 6 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.