Fitness Nutrition for Beginners

Fitness nutrition is a huge topic. If you are new to the world of fitness and bodybuilding, the first thing that you have to understand is your body type. We all have different body types and our metabolisms work differently. This makes it crucial for everyone to customize their diet according to their body needs.

One of the most conventional ways of dieting is to have 5 to 6 meals a day, a couple of protein shakes in between and some vitamins. However, this kind of diet doesn’t work for everyone. Some other forms of diets include carb cycling, paleo, intermittent fasting, etc. The majority of the Indian community grows up on carbs most of which comes from rice and roti. If you are an Indian, carb cycling is the perfect diet for you. Carbs are in fact an essential component of Indian bodybuilding diet.

Let’s get started with the basics of diet and nutrition.

When you eat more calories than your body needs you are going to gain weight. If you use up more calories than you consume, then you are going to lose weight. If you stay at maintenance, which means you burn just as many calories as you eat you will stay at maintenance then. Very simple but a concept many fail to remember.

So when it comes to foods and drinks what should you eat and what should you neglect? Well, the simple ones are soda and fast food. You should completely cut out all soda. It is absolutely useless for making a strong healthy body.

fast food

Fast food is packed with saturated and trans fats (which are not good for you) and is very calorie-dense. Fast food should be completely avoided. The occasional burger is not going to kill you, but this should not be something you are having on a weekly basis nor should it be apart of your diet.

Soda is very harmful to your body. It is very calorie-dense, doesn’t add any nutritional value to your body and is dumping massive amounts of simple sugar into you. Soda cravings will be substantially reduced once you start sticking to water throughout your day. Make sure you get ample water and you are always hydrated.

An average cup of coffee has 95mg of Caffeine.

Another area where people make mistakes is coffee. Coffee may look simple, but once you dig in, all the sugar and cream which is added to it can become a calorie-dense beverage as well. Having it occasionally doesn’t really harm but you don’t want to be tweaked out on caffeine all day and become dependent on it. Drinking your coffee black is a good first step in cutting those inefficient calories down.

Make sure you focus on your meals and the preparation. They should be traditionally cooked foods. Try consuming the least amount of junk food you can and try to eat healthy natural foods. These will be processed by your body much easier. A good rule of thumb is to eat foods that can be made by hand and not processed. In order to build a solid Indian bodybuilding diet, you must first of all give up all kinds of food that are not doing any good to your body and replace them with healthier foods.