Understanding Macronutrients

So you want to LOSE FAT & BUILD MUSCLES? In that case you need to make sure you not only train right, but that you also eat right. Most newbie’s make mistakes with their fat loss bodybuilding diet that makes them big the WRONG way – they get fat instead of getting strong. These mistakes include not understating the right amount of protein, eating wrong types of carbs and trying not to cheat. Let’s look at these mistakes and how to avoid them, so that you can get the body you deserve.

Macronutrients consist of your Carbohydrates, Protein & Fat.

Choose the right kind of carbohydrates

There are two types of carbohydrates, complex and simple. For our purposes simple carbs make you fat and complex carbs help you to build big muscle.

The problem is that most foods are loaded with simple carbohydrates, especially the ready-made foods you’ll get from supermarkets. Junk food is equally filled with simple carbs.

Complex carbohydrates include brown rice, beans, whole grains and so on. Most of your carbohydrates should come from complex carbohydrates.

And while we are on the subject, you absolutely must eat some carbohydrates as part of your fat loss bodybuilding diet. They are the preferred source of fuel for your muscles, and it’s carbohydrates that fuel the intensive work you ask your muscles to perform at the gym.

Also, if you don’t eat enough carbohydrates your body is going to burn protein for energy. And you want that protein to go towards building big muscles – not burned for energy. So make sure you give your body some carbs along with protein.

Right amount of protein

You need protein. If you don’t get enough you won’t get big. It’s as simple as that. On the other hand, you don’t want to eat too much of protein also. Simply because protein also includes calories. And if you eat too many calories then you are going to get fat. So you need the right amount of protein, but not too much.

So how much do you need? Well, this depends on the person, but 1 gram of protein per pound of lean bodyweight is a good rule of thumb to start with. You can adjust this up to 1.1 to 1.2 if you think you need more.

That’s where FLEXIBLE DIETING that I follow comes into the fold. No more having CHEAT DAYS as you will not have to limit yourselves to silly strict diets!!! Flexible Dieting follows the belief that there are no miracle weight loss foods. No good or bad foods, just macro ratios!


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