Eat lean chicken or turkey
Lean meats are an important source of protein for bodybuilders and chicken and turkey are amongst the ‘cleanest’ meats available. This means they have very little animal fats in their composition and are, instead, very high in pure protein. In addition, they can form part of a substantial and filling meal to fight hunger pangs after a gym session.
Separate your eggs and eat egg whites
Egg whites are extremely high in protein and are also known as one of the purest sources of protein with hardly any fats or carbohydrates in their composition. As protein is vital for building muscle, egg whites are the perfect protein supplement to a beginner bodybuilder’s diet.
Add Omega 3-rich fish to your diet
Healthy fats are an important part of every bodybuilder’s diet and one of the best sources of healthy fats, such as Omega 3, is from fish. Essential fatty acids are vital to the muscle growth process and can be found in cold-water fish such as tuna, sardines, trout and salmon. These fish can be eaten in canned form, which makes them highly convenient for a quick meal.
Drink plenty of water
Most of the human body is composed of water, which means that including a drink of water at regular intervals during the day is vital for bodybuilders, especially considering the amount of exercise in a bodybuilder’s daily routine. Plenty of water also ensures that your muscles do not become dehydrated and are healthy and full-looking.