Try These Nutritional Tips Before You Hit the Gym
The two most commonly recognized cycles are bulking and cutting. Simply put, bulking is the period during which you focus on a calorie-rich diet to fuel massive gains in muscle and strength. The cutting period involves fewer calories with the goal of reducing the fat and emphasizing the muscle you earned during bulking. What are the best things to eat so you get the most out of each cycle? Find out below.
What to eat before and during bulking
You will place serious demands on your body during the bulking cycle. You will need the nutritional support to meet those demands. Consume protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Aim for 6 to 8 meals each day. How many calories are right for you will depend on your size, body type and goals. Generally, 4,000 to 6,000 calories per day during the bulking cycle is enough to support the gains you are after.
Good protein choices include:
- Peanut butter – also a source of fat
- Dairy products such as cheese and yogurt – you have the option of full fat or low-fat products
- Avocados – also a good source of fat
- Good sources of carbohydrates
- Steel cut oats
- Sweet and white potatoes – jackets on for fiber
- Grains such as quinoa, freekeh and brown rice
Get your fat from omega-3 fish oil supplements, sauté with olive oil and keep nuts like walnuts on hand for healthy fats
How virtuous you are will depend on your goals. If clean bulking (and not a vegetarian) you will want to choose grass-fed beef and lean cuts of turkey or chicken sans the skin. Not worried about clean bulking? This is your big chance to enjoy burgers, chicken nuggets, cheese dip and full-fat dairy products.
But take care…bulking isn’t only about muscles; it is also about mind, mood and your immune system, too. Dirty bulking i.e. junk food should be an occasional treat not a daily habit. Don’t use bulking as an excuse to load up on crap. You’ll gain excess fat and you’ll feel just like the crap you ate.
What to eat before and during cutting
Time to start cutting calories but don’t be too drastic with your eating plan. Severe restrictions or calorie deficits are not sustainable…it is only a matter of time before you cave and then gorge. The other drawback is that severe calorie restrictions can wreak havoc on your metabolism, which would defeat the purpose for cutting in the first place. Just plan your menu a day in advance so you don’t randomly go off the food deep end.
Good protein choices include
- Fish, such as salmon
- Grass-fed beef
- Lean turkey and chicken
- Low fat dairy
- Nuts – also a source of healthy fat
Add some fruits and veggies
- Leafy greens
Don’t forget the whole grains. Forget the simple carbs like white flour and pasta. During the cutting-phase, it is complex carbs like whole grain bread and oatmeal, ideally not the quick cooking kind.
Some final advice…
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