Why Most Bodybuilding Meal Plans Don't Work - The One Reason That You Probably Didn't Think About
How many diets or meal plans have you been on? And how many of those have you been able to stay faithful to? The diet usually looks mighty simple on paper, but trying to follow it for any significant amount of time is just pure pain. There is a clear, but not obvious, reason for this and knowing it could be the one thing that will allow you to finally reach your fitness goals. That "one crucial thing" is what this article is all about.
A diet is a nutritional guide that is supposed to help you reach your fitness goals, but if you do not critically inspect and pick your diet, it might end up being a hindrance instead of an assistant. The key to turning your hindering meal plan into a friendly assistant is to borrow a quality from the typical diet's worst enemy - junk food.
Now before you get too excited, I'm not suggesting that indulging in junk food is the key. But there is a lot that we can learn from junk food. Anyone can be faithful to junk food and stick with it religiously, because it has a quality that almost forces us to eat it and eat it often. That quality is good taste.
Good tasting food to people is like what fast internet is to a YouTube addict. Without it, the experience is just not as satisfying. In other words, if your diet was not boring, plain, and tasteless, you would definitely stick to it.
By now I know you are probably asking yourself how on earth good diets can ever be mouth-watering without containing any junk food... it's a good question.
The solution to this problem is a new style of cooking and preparing your food, and not just any food, but mouth-watering food. Imagine substituting boiled chicken, simple salads and rice cakes with high protein chocolate mousse or chicken cacciatore - same nutritional value, but different tastes.
You can make your meals taste much better by expanding your knowledge of food and acquiring ingredients that you are not familiar with, because there are thousands of tasty foods out there that are also healthy that you probably don't look into. You can also introduce flavour enhancing ingredients into your diet such as sun-dried tomatoes, dry rubs for meat, bacon "tidbits" and citrus peel. It all boils down to your creativity.
You don't have to invent these healthy-but-tasty recipes, you can find them online. But you have to know where to look for them. You cannot just take any diet that promises great taste. The recipes that you are looking for must have the ability to both help you build muscle mass and shed unwanted body fat. It is important that your food is both tasty and anabolic.
Good taste injected in anabolic (muscle-building) foods can help you reach your goals faster than any training program or supplement available on the market. Simply because with it, you will stay motivated and remain consistent with your diet and nutrition.