Female Bodybuilding – Eating Right

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Female Bodybuilding – Eating Right

For ladies who want to body build, they are always concerned about having bulking muscles that make them look like a She-Hulk. Rest assured that it’s not easy for a lady to develop ripping muscles.

This has something to do with the way the female body is built. Genetically, the lady is just not supposed to develop strong bulky muscles. That’s why even if you put in a lot of effort into your workouts and exercise, you won’t start looking like a champion bodybuilder overnight.

But you will get tone and fit. And that is probably what you want to achieve.

Working out is just one part of the equation. As you work out, you are sending stress signals to your muscles. Your muscles respond according to all that stress – it breaks down eventually.

After you tear down your muscles, you need to eat right to ensure that your muscles start building up again.

If you don’t eat well, your muscles become weaker, not stronger. That’s because after tearing them down, the muscles have nothing to feed on, and they don’t grow.

So whatever you do, eat right!

Here are some recommendations.

Always eat a high protein diet. Protein is the building blocks for your muscles. They encourage muscle growth and repair. And if you are working out regularly and intensely, you need a lot of protein not just for your muscles to grow, but for your muscles to repair as well.

Muscles usually take 48 hours to heal. Usually, after an intense workout, you start feeling soreness in your muscles the next day. Give your muscles the rest that it needs. You can either skip a day of workout, or work on another part of your body.

During this rest period, the body will draw on the proteins to repair and strengthen the muscles. That’s why you must absolutely consume a lot of protein.

A word of caution here. The key here is to eat lots of protein without consuming extra calories.

As a rule of thumb, all foods with high protein but also high calorie is not good for you. You won’t be able to lose weight.

You want high protein foods with low calories. For example, poultry is good, and red meat is not so good.

Other high protein foods include milk, eggs, fish, soy and bean curd.

Also, try to avoid sugar as much as possible. Sugar contains huge amount of calories and you will find it harder to burn them all off. The occasional coffee or tea is fine. But just remember, everything in moderation.

As your metabolism rate grows, you find that you can find more without putting on weight easily. That’s because even while you rest, your muscles are burning away more calories. That should be your ultimate objective.

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