This is a question that all body builders ask when they start working out. Many questions regarding this matter arise such as which foods should we eat and which foods to avoid. And how to balance out our macro nutrients?The answer to this question is “YES”. Body building is a serious sport(if you want to call it that).
It’s a life style and everything counts. You must know what is going inside your body. Sure you can’t count all the macros, but keeping a rough estimate helps you know where you stand.Many people dismiss this topic and just say “eat like a beast”. But those people lack that detail of muscle definition that makes everyone turn their head for a second look at that chest or bicep.If this wasn’t so important then why is diet also considered an important aspect of body building. Why do they bother saying 100% dedication in gym and 100% dedication with diet!You must have knowledge of what is going inside your body to get the physique of your dreams! You can’t get a lean physique by eating fatty foods. Everything must be calculated.
An ectomorph requires more macro nutrients to grow rather than a meso or an endomorph. So having a calculated diet plan that fits your body’s required macros is a must! Thus his macro nutrient intake will be very different from that of a meso or an endomorph.While a meso or an endomorph can gain muscle mass by following a high protein and low carb diet. Same can not be said about the little old ectomorph. He needs a good balance of Protein, Carbs and healthy Fats in order to get the physique that he wants!This is where the importance of counting your macros come. Without knowing what is required by your body and HOW MUCH of that is required, you can not make them gains or loss that fat. The right macros will give you much better positive energy compared to junk food.For example, when i eat a pizza before working out I feel very lazy and heavy while working out.
Rather than when i eat a calculated meal which contains a specific amount of Proteins and Carbs. I feel much more explosive and want to destroy my workout! And my mind is much more alert.Just remember Body Building is a game of Inches! And every inch counts!! In order to get those inches you have to eat the right way!A balanced and calculated diet plan that has a balance between your macros will get you the results that you want, rather than wasting time eating junk and feeling bloated and heavy in the gym. Be smart and eat healthy!And most of all listen to your body! You will know what is required to get them #Gains!