What is makes this a body building plan?
The body building muscle building phase requires a strict high calorie/high protein diet. This diet shouldn't withhold carbohydrates, especially during active cardio days. This diet will consist of 7 meals during the day and 1 pre-training drink.
Our recommendations are clear. We encourage lots of protein and carbohydrates for muscle growth and mass. Remember that you cannot eat like this forever. Your body requires lots of vegetables, good fats and variety as a healthy diet. This is only recommended for the muscle building phase and you can try different sources of foods that are similar for a longer term meal plan.
Meal 1 (7am)
Milk (2% milkfat), 8 ounces
Oatmeal, 6-8 ounces
Egg white (1), and 2 whole eggs(stirred into oatmeal)
Dates, 1/4 cup (about 5 whole dates)
Supplements: Vitamin-and-mineral tablet with liquid fish oil (high epa/dha)
Meal 2 (10am)
Casein protein mixed in with water and a greens plus type supplement along with an apple. This will ensure you are consuming enough protein that is timed when your body is needing more.
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Glycemic Index Importance on Bodybuilding
Ingesting foods that are a low Glycemic Index throughout the day and then high after a workout will help increase muscle mass.
Bad Carb Warnings
When we talk about 'bad carbs' we are referring to the major difference between simple and complex carbohydrates. Complex carbs allow for a slower release of glucose and hormones. This is beneficial to help maintain a stable weight by providing sustainable levels of energy in the body. They also minimize your hunger level and give you longer lasting energy. Simple carbohydrates food usually contain added sugar with less nutritional value, and therefore is considered 'bad carbs'.
Complex carbohydrate foods usually contain essential fiber, nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Learn more about carbohyrdates here.
Meal 5 (545pm)
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole-wheat bread
Milk (2% milkfat), 8 ounces
2 stalks of celery
30 minutes before your workout training
Small whey-and-casein protein drink
Meal 7 (20-40min After a Workout)Tuna sandwich on whole-wheat bread
(tuna packed in water)
Fish oil and Greens plus supplement
Antioxidants (C, 500 milligrams; E, 500
international units; and beta-carotene, 20,000
- If you eat this and you don't workout you WILL get fat.
- 3000 calories is more than most people need and excess calories will turn to fat in your body.
- The muscle building phase of bodybuilding wont give you ALL muscle, it will give you some fat as well that will be taken off when you have a muscle definition or cut phase.
Other Protein ChoicesWild Pacific Salmon
Extra Lean Ground Beef