The nutrition plan represents one of the main elements in anyone trying to get fits strategy about developing the desired lean muscle physique. And while many are concentrated on foods that contain a significant amount of protein, there are also other aspects that need to be taken into consideration. One of those is the ultimate goal of burning fat. In this regard, it is important to emphasize that this can be achieved through the prospect of finding the proper combination of exercise, cardio, lifestyle and the foods that we consume.
Potatoes have some negative reputation as many nutritionists have recommended avoiding white and red potatoes, especially during a period when someone is one a fat loss program. However, if we look at this issue through the prism of bodybuilding, there are a broad spectrum of benefits that the potatoes can offer. Potatoes meet every criterion of a great carbohydrate: potatoes are a complex carb. They are all-natural. They contain fibre, vitamins and minerals. Also, they are low in calories. Potatoes are high on the glycemic index and that is why people are avoiding them. This means that they are absorbed quickly as blood sugar. However, when combined with food that is high in protein, the absorption of the glycemic index of the entire meal is significantly lower.
For example, baking potatoes have a higher level of amylose which represents a slow releasing starch. This, in turn, can significantly lower the glycemic index. Seeing from a bodybuilding perspective, combining food that is high in protein such as 6 oz steak with potatoes represents the perfect meal during the process of burning fat. The high protein content will actively work to lower the release of the glycemic. Also, it is important to focus on dry potato and to avoid modifications such as loaded potato. with a loaded potato. Adding butter, bacon bits and other dense calorie elements can result in the creation of a fattening meal.
The second food element that makes this list is oatmeal. The oatmeal can provide a broad spectrum of benefits in the process of burning fat. Oatmeal represents a starchy carbohydrate, but the difference is that Oatmeal is the perfect combination of protein, good fats and carbohydrate. For example, a cup of oatmeal has 27 grams of carbs combined with 3 grams of fat and 5 grams of protein. Moreover, the presence of protein and fat results with the oatmeal being a carbohydrate that is slowly released which is perfect during the fat loss phase. However, it is important to emphasize that it is imperative to prefer natural oats rather than processed. This is based on the fact that they contain additional levels of sugar and other elements that can have a negative impact on the fat loss process.
3. Egg Whites
As we have stated in previous articles, the process of fat burning can be optimized by consuming lean protein with every meal. Egg whites are the prime example of a lean protein. This is based on the fact that the egg whites have zero fat. Moreover, egg whites are one of the top three protein sources in the bodybuilding world. The reason why it is recommended to avoid the yolk is that it has high in calories and fat. The general recommendation is to consume one yolk for every six whites you consume. That way, the calorie and fat intake will stay under the normal limits which in turn can optimize the fat loss process.
4. Brown Rice
Brown rice was one of the so-called secret foods of the bodybuilders in the 80’s and the 90’s. On that note, it is important to emphasize that is imperative to consume steamed or boiled rice and to avoid fried of other forms of rice that have added elements. Brown rice is starch-based carbohydrate but has less carb content compared to white rice. At the same time is significantly enriched with key nutrients. Also, when combined with green vegetables, the brown rice can be one of the main elements on every bodybuilder fat loss diet.
Well, most of the people are aware of the benefits of consuming fruit, it seems that many in the bodybuilding world undermine the effect of whole fruits. This happens as a result of bodybuilders always aiming to consume more protein foods and relying on dietary supplements. While being on a high protein based diet combined with the supplementary diet is not something that is bad, it is imperative to include the fruits into this mosaic as well. They are suitable for any fat loss program and plan in the fitness industry.
Whole fruits are natural simple carbohydrates. Furthermore, they are low in calories and also have a low carbohydrate gram. For example, fruits such as apples, pears, oranges and peaches contain no more than 80 calories per piece which makes them a perfect food option during the fat burning phase.
6. Green Vegetables
Same as the fruits, the green vegetables are somewhat unintentionally undermined in the bodybuilding world. Green vegetables or fibrous carbs are one of best food option for burning fat. This is based on the fact that they basically do not contain many calories. An interesting method that many bodybuilders have used in the process of burning fat is to replace the random and late snacks with green veggies. Also, every fat burn diet is based on meals that are combined with lean protein. This is one most effective concepts of developing a lean muscle mass.
Chris Hazen | @thechrishazen