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Body Builders, “Give Up On These 7 Foods”

By Sravia Sivaram

If you're a bodybuilder, then there are certain foods that are considered to be a big no-no for your body. Nutrition is a key component for muscle building. Keeping this is mind, we have shared with you some of the important information on the kind of foods that you need to avoid if you're a bodybuilder.

Lifting weights in the gym alone is not going to help you out and you must have a strict tab on your diet as well. Bodybuilding is normally associated with eating large amounts of food. You must understand that not all foods are going to help you out with this.

Highly processed foods and those foods high in carbs must be avoided.

Bodybuilding is a kind of lifestyle in which extreme focus is required in gaining the right muscle mass. This article will help you out in knowing about the foods that you need to avoid when bodybuilding.


1. Wheat:

Wheat contains macronutrients, especially carbohydrates. Eliminating this will help you become leaner and it also prevents digestive issues.


2. Vegetable Oil:

Vegetable oils are highly processed and are high in omega-6 fatty acids. This can cause inflammation in the body and can irritate the GI tract.


3. Processed Sugar:

If you quit this, you'll lose weight even without trying. For bodybuilders, it must be completely out of their diet. Processed foods contain high fructose and are really not good for the health. This is one of the foods to avoid when bodybuilding.


4. Milk:

When it comes to bodybuilding, this product has to be completely removed from your diet, well atleast for bodybuilders. Only 2% of milk contains about 38% calories and you cannot afford to take on this calorie overload with just a glass of milk.


5. Soda:

Giving up on soda reduces your calorie intake by 10% to 20% in a day. Hence, always say no to this killer drink that will spoil your bodybuilding goals.


6. Low-Calorie Snack:

Though these are known as low-calorie snacks, these are high in sugar alcohols and can completely ruin your body. This is one of the top foods that is bad for bodybuilding.


7. Processed Foods:

Processed foods can completely spoil your bodybuilding regimen due to their rich calories and unhealthy fats. Hence, it is best bodybuilders avoid these kinds of food.

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Story first published: Friday, March 3, 2017, 14:30 [IST]
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