Learn here how to build a basic diet to achieve your goals
This article is specifically for anyone who is new to and doesn't have many foundations to build their own diet.
At an early stage we suggest that you try to write your normal day-to-day in terms of word feeding, something like this:
Upon waking: A glass of corn flakes with milk
Middle of the morning: Cheese sandwiches
Dinner: Beef steak with french fries
Once you do, you have two choices:
- Adapt your diet gradually (or not) to your needs.
– Build a completely new diet.
There are several diet approaches, but how does one beginners guide let's try to keep things as simple as possible.
Below are two examples of diets, one for gaining muscle mass, the other for fat loss.
These are very generic diets but can serve as a basis for comparison with yours.
They may work for someone with 60kg and average metabolism but they won't work for someone with 90kg and fast metabolism, hence the importance of understanding HOW to build a diet for IT.
Examples of diets
Gain muscle mass
Breakfast: 100g of oats with 5 egg whites and 2 yolks
Middle of the morning: Wholemeal bread sandwiches with 1 chicken steak (100g)
Lunch: 100g Chicken steak with 100g of rice and vegetables to accompany and olive oil
Lunch/Pre workout: 100g oatmeal with 1 can of tuna
Dinner/Post-workout: 150g Meat / Fish with 150g Brown rice, vegetables and olive oil to accompany
Supper: 1 Can of tuna with 35g walnuts
Breakfast: 50g of oats with 5 egg whites and 2 yolks
Middle of the morning: 1 protein shake with 1 piece of fruit
Lunch: 100g Meat / Fish with vegetables and olive oil
Snack/Pre-workout: 50g oatmeal with 1 can of tuna
Dinner/Post-workout: 150g Meat / Fish with 50g brown rice, vegetables and olive oil to accompany
- The number of daily meals you eat is not important, the important thing is yes reach the number of calories wanted
- After the importance of the number of calories reached, comes the importance of achieve the necessary number of macronutrients
- At an early stage we suggest an approach to 50/30/20, that is, 50% of calories will come from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 20% from lipids, which in a 3000kcal diet means, 1500kcal from carbohydrates, 900kcal from proteins and 600kcal from fats, which in grams represents, 375/225/67 respectively. (In the beginning, don't worry too much about this, it's just a guide to know more or less how much you should consume of each food. on here the formula to calculate an approximate value for the calories you need);
- O timing, that is, the time when you eat just takes over special importance in post training, apart from this moment it is not that significant, only the pre-workout meal can also be considered relevant
- The goal should always be to adopt new definitive eating habits and not changes for 2 or 3 weeks.
As mentioned above, look at your diet, so we asked you to write it in word.
Has Protein enough?
Has Carbohydrates enough?
Has Fats enough?
DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH CALORIES?
As a rule, the first step to take is to add protein your food.
Replaces the carbohydrates simple for complex, the croissant with cheese for a snack or a sandwich of wholegrain bread with tuna, for example.
You don't need to drastically change your diet, you can do it gradually and when you realize it, your choices will become habits.