Today, I would like to talk once again about the bodybuilder's diet in terms of not gaining muscle mass, but weight loss. In fact, many athletes take Synthroid precisely for this purpose – that is, reducing body fat. However, you cannot do that just taking your pills. In addition, you need a balanced, proper diet.
The basics of a bodybuilder's diet regardless of medication
In most cases, athletes think about a diet that will help build muscle while reducing body fat. Although you can quite easily achieve it with the right combination of various medications and other substances, many prefer proper nutrition.
Here are the main steps of the standard approach:
- gaining muscle mass
- complication and intensification of strength training
- the so-called body drying
Experts do not recommend mixing different stages. So, better do everything in turn. At the same time, at each stage, try to follow the diet for the best effect. In addition, you will have to count calories and strictly observe the correct ratio of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Also, keep track of your exercise energy expenditure.
Actually, on average, when losing weight, you should stick to 2,500 to 2,700 calories per day. On the other hand, individual numbers depend on your mass, muscle-to-fat ratio, your gym goals, and so on.
Anyway, try to eat 5-7 times a day, preferably with equal intervals between meals. Also, don't forget to drink 2 liters of water a day.
Bodybuilder's diet rules for the average athlete
Every athlete realizes the importance of proteins and focuses on the protein component in nutrition. Therefore, today I will talk first of all about how to calculate proteins in a bodybuilder's diet, and which foods to consume first.
For the first six weeks of a bodybuilder's weight loss diet (with or without Synthroid), consume 1.5-2 grams of protein per each kilogram of your body weight. Each serving should contain at least 30 grams of protein.
Here are the best sources of protein:
- chicken meat (better breasts)
- turkey (the same part)
- salmon and tuna
- mussels and shrimps
- beef (lean parts)
- natural yoghurt
- casein & whey protein
However, do not forget about the main thing – maintaining the right balance of calories consumed and burned in gym. If you take medicines, do not overdose.