Top 10 tips to creating a Successful Nutrition Program
Written by Robert Cheeke
Created Thursday, 10 May 2012
1. Have a really smart approach. If the food you are considering eating is known for its unhealthy reputation, it is probably something you’ll want to avoid.
2. Ensure the majority of your diet is composed of nutrient-dense foods, such as plant-based “whole foods.”
3. If it had a face, a family, and the ability to experience fear and pain, it isn’t food. It is the remains of an animal that used to be alive and experience life just like we do. Eat the foods that caused the least amount of harm to be produced and “harvested” and you’ll feel really good about your food choices everyday.
4. Drink sufficient amounts of water. The body is made up mostly of water, just like our muscles, so to maintain a healthy body and healthy muscles, consume a lot of water.
5. Focus on nourishment as your primary objective and choose the foods that provide the most nutrition for sustained energy, recovery from exercise, and for satiation and satisfaction so you don’t over eat or under eat.
6. Keep your meal frequency fairly high. Eating often allows you to stay nourished all day long without feeling too hungry or too full and keeps your body burning fat quickly and your energy levels high.
7. Eat a variety of foods. It can be tough on a bodybuilding diet to include a lot of variety but make a strong effort to incorporate lots of different foods. It makes a bodybuilding diet so much more enjoyable.
8. Document your nutrition program. Keep a nutrition journal in addition to your training journal so you always have a record of what is working well, what isn’t working well, and have it all on file to reference, evaluate, and reflect upon.
9. Be consistent in your nutrition program and keep yourself accountable. Most plateaus and stagnation periods in people’s lives come from lack of accountability and lack of consistency. Make sure both of those aspects are considered and followed through. It’s hard to improve if you’re not putting in the work that leads to improvement. Consistency ensures forward progress, and accountability keeps you honest and makes you follow through.
10. Make a real, sincere, authentic, and honest effort to reach your nutrition goals. Most people just don’t really try. Be one of the people that doesn’t just say they want a change, but rather go out and create the change you want to experience.
The above is a excerpt from the best-selling book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - The Complete Guide To Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet by Robert Cheeke
Robert Cheeke is a best-selling Author of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - The Complete Guide To Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet and a champion Vegan Bodybuilder who runs the company and website Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. Robert is a motivational speaker who tours around North America with his speaking tour and he is also the Director of the award-winning documentary Vegan Fitness Built Naturally.
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