Originally posted by Sigfrodr Currently, I'm not too worried about diet, as I still need to get into shape. I
I'm looking forward to benching for the first time in a long time. And as for goals, I'm looking forward to just getting into shape, and
increasing size and strength. I like the idea of being as strong as my frame says I should be. In any case, thanks for the encouragement!
Word of advice from a nutrition point of view.
Be VERY 'worried' about diet.
Don't try and 'bulk up' on food/carbs like lot of bodybuilders do.You'll only pile on bodyfat with extra calories and it just doesn't work
Get a body fat reading,
work out your maintenance calorie rate and STICK TO IT.
(Not BMI they are just a generalization and way out of date)
Eat regular and healthy. 5-6 times a day.
This keeps your blood sugar regular and will stop any cravings to binge on whatever's handy.Drink a glass of water with every meal.
If you hate that tap water taste,get a cheap filter jug to get rid of the crap they put in there to poison us,keep in in the fridge so it's always
yummy.cold and fresh.
Building muscle requires a constant supply of protein.which the body doesn't store in 'reserves' so make sure you have protein with every
Biggest point is.
If man made it..DON'T EAT IT.
If it doesn't look like it did when it came from nature,then it's rubbish.
We are being poisoned with processed foods.
All you do with them is clog your 'engine' with bad 'petrol'
It's really hard for manufactures to disguise the fact that you're paying for a load of preservatives and HVO treated crap.So they usually put it in
a pretty packet.DON'T FALL FOR IT.
Try it for two weeks with natural food,then try two weeks with supermarket garbage and see how your performance in the gym suffers.
If you want to lose weight..and by that I mean body fat.
Keep it sensible
Fad diets don't work,they are always temporary losses and they are mainly water loss which you will regain with re-hydration.
Lose about 300 calories off your daily maintenance number and you will lose a pound of FAT every 11-12 days.
WITHOUT exercise too.
Any more than that will cause your metabolism to drop and adjust to a decreased food supply,losing lean mass which again lowers your metabolism.
Regular resistance training will keep that metabolism high.
Aerobic training is good for 'fitness' but doesn't have that same effect.
More than anything enjoy it though.
Once you start subconsciously convincing yourself,going to the gym sux,you lose some of the euphoric effects of that adrenaline boost.
Hey waddya know? It's almost time to check out the hotties in spandex already. Woohoo!!