In a short answer, yes! If you are new to weight training, it is always a good idea to speak to a qualified nutritionist and ask for their advice on body building diets. You are going to be putting a lot of effort into your workout so you do not want to hamper your efforts by eating the wrong foods. You also need to be careful when you eat. For example you should complete your cardio routine prior to having breakfast. You should eat a small meal containing proteins and complex carbs after a work out so that you can feed your muscles. You will also need to replenish your stores of energy.
You need to follow a healthy eating plan when starting any exercise project. We would all benefit from eating more fruit, vegetables, sprouts, nuts, seeds and lean quality protein, complex carbohydrates and drinking more water. Our livers would love a rest from alcohol and the other toxins we put into your bodies on a daily basis. Diet soda would definitely be on the list of things to avoid. You are going to be lifting weights both free weights and machine ones. This will help you to get the flat stomach and toned thighs we envy in other gym goers. But this takes energy and you won’t be able to fulfill your potential if you are half starving yourself. In fact your body will protest by entering a starvation state and your diet will backfire. Your body will start saving calories by storing fat and using the lean muscle you are trying to build up as fuel instead. Not the outcome you want.
But when you enter the world of body building, diets can become confusion. You will meet plenty of people who are taking supplements such as creatine. People will suggest that you use this product and other fat burning supplements including those containing ephedrine and caffeine but the medical experts do not condone these recommendations. A lot of people experience upset tummies when they start with these supplements but the internal damage may be much more severe. They are definitely not suitable for those with liver or kidney problems. The issue with that is the fact that a lot of people with kidney or liver disease have no symptoms for the first while and therefore do not know they are putting their health at severe risk.
Unless you want to end up with the muscles some people associate with bodybuilding, I would give these supplements a miss and concentrate on getting the fuel you need from your diet. The good news is that the recommended habit of eating five or six meals a day is less likely to leave you feeling deprived like other diets can. Your blood sugars should remain relatively stable keeping those sugar cravings at bay as well. Eating smaller meals more often means you are less likely to have that sluggish full feeling, your digestive system is probably going to be much more efficient. And possibly the best news of all is the fact that this body building diet increases your metabolism rate speeding up your body’s ability to burn calories and fat.