When I get asked how important diet is for your physique, I usually answer in the form of a rhetorical question: How comfortable would you be flying in an airplane fueled with gas from the local gas station? Just as a plane needs jet fuel to soar above the clouds your body needs high-quality fuel to reach its full potential.
What you eat has a direct impact on the results you will see from the time spent in the gym. It’s very hard, if not impossible, for most people to out-train a poor diet. A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats (like olive oil), lean proteins such as fish, chicken breast, and some cuts of beef and pork, and a moderate amount of good carbs produce the best results.
Avoiding highly processed foods is extremely important. If you can’t pronounce what’s in your food, don’t eat it! I’m not a fan of all-protein diets or counting every calorie.
I think a balanced diet as outlined above produces the best results. Protein is especially important for building muscle, but keep in mind that the body can only absorb so much protein during any given time. It is very important to make sure all your protein is not concentrated in one meal. This is a mistake A LOT of people make. It’s much better to have three to four meals a day, all with a moderate amount of protein, rather than one or two super-high protein meals.
Also, keep in mind that supplements such as protein shakes should be used only to SUPPLEMENT a healthy and varied diet, not to replace it. It amazes me when I hear the amount of protein shakes some people take during the day. I usually have a protein shake after I work out or maybe one for breakfast.
Here, a typical day for me:
Breakfast: Old Fashioned Oatmeal, Greek Yogurt, Eggs
Lunch: Grilled Chicken, Fish or Steak, Salad, Baked Potato
Dinner: Grilled Chicken, Fish or Steak, Salad, Rice or Pasta
These are just general guidelines and tips. You should always check with your doctor before making major changes to your diet.
Marc Dylan is a part-time porn performer, blogger, fitness enthusiast, and student of life. To find out more about Marc, visit marcdylan.xxx and follow him on Twitter.His new GuySpy blog will appear on a regular basis.