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Simplifying Weight Training and Dieting-The secret to Efficient Strength and Optimal Results 

Updated: Apr 30

Weight training and proper dieting don't have to be as complicated as we sometimes


make them. Lift, eat, rest, use supps when necessary to get you there quicker, and repeat. It's that simple. Hopefully this article helps with the eating part.

The Role of Weight Training and Proper Dieting

While there is no secret per se in having a great body, a simple weight training and dieting program as a way has eluded many people. These two when combined appropriately are essential for a healthy lifestyle. The role of weight training and proper dieting includes but not limited to:

● Maintaining a proper weight

● Reducing instances of hypertension

● Reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

● Reducing other diseases such as arthritis and some cancers

Weight lifting and dieting are incorporated in a 4 step process that involves:

1. Training hard

2. Eating right

3. Use supplements when necessary

4. Repeating for a long time

Of note is that eating has been shown to be poorly adhered to criteria in building a healthy body.

Rest and Supplements in Weight training and Dieting

Without rest and appropriate supplements, then you might be doing zero work. Resting epsilon allows your muscle to recover and grow after weight lifting. Supplements on the other hand are crucial in helping build your muscle as well as increase strength and power. Common supplements include:

● Glutamine

● Caffeine

● Creatine

● HMB

● Car itinerary


What are the Good Foods in Weight Training and Dieting?

There are certain foods that are the best when it comes to bodybuilding. Here are some of the best foods that will benefit you:


1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is considered one of the best carb for bodybuilders. It can easily be used even when one is on a reduced carbon diet. Oatmeal is a slow-acting carbon that will work well with your protein regimen to replenish the energy store after a fasting night. In addition, it has proteins, unsaturated fats and fibers both insoluble and soluble.


2. Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is enriched with casein which is a protein that is essential for bodybuilders. This is because the protein is slowly digested and slowly absorbed as well. It therefore will release the amino acids slowly into the bloodstream hence preventing nighttime catabolism which can cause muscle wasting. Avoid the creamed cottage cheese because it contains those "bad" fats


3. Beef and Poultry

These have proteins and many vitamins. While beef may have some fat, choosing the appropriate parts can help reduce the fat content. For instance, steak from the loin is great and has little fat.


4. Eggs

Eggs have been popular among bodybuilders for a long time and have proved to be useful. One egg can have as high as 80 calories and 7 grams of protein. While there may be little concerns of the cholesterol, it is usually not a big deal provided that one can even buy pasteurized egg products with the yolk removed.


5. Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals, photochemical and fiber which are what a bodybuilder requires. Avoid fruit juices because they do not have some or even all these components. Vegetables too have these components and should be consumed in plenty.


Food to Avoid

As a bodybuilder, there are certain foods that should never appear on your menu. Here are some of them:


1. Fruit Juices and Non-Diet Sodas

While raw fruits should be part and parcel of your dieting plan, avoid any fruit juice as much as possible. They are an easy way to over consume calories and increase body fat which is one thing you don't want.



2. White Bread and Rice Cakes

In the past, bodybuilders were advised to consume these foods as much as possible. Over time however, they have been implicated in such chronic diseases as diabetes and even some studies have shown that they could potentially lead to obesity.

Other meals and drinks to avoid include:

● Alcohol

● Soy protein

● Most breakfast cereals such as grape nuts

By consuming and avoiding some of the foods, one can have a healthy body. Instead of trying to be more complicated, weight training and dieting should be simplified. The message remains to Lift, eat, rest, use supps when necessary then repeat.



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