Fitness & Bodybuilding Nutrition

Articles about diet and nutrition including meal plans, food facts and general nutrition information.

Meal Plans and Diets

Bodybuilder Bulking
A definition of bulking and some basic pointers of the principles to follow when mass gaining, including a bulking meal plan

Bodybuilding with Coeliac Disease
Information on a gluten-free diet for a bodybuilder with Coeliac disease; includes a meal plan and suitable foods

Bodybuilding Cutting vs Bulking: Losing Body Fat Whilst Gaining Quality Muscle
Follow an effective bodybuilding cutting regimen whilst maintaining, and even building, quality lean muscle and strength! ( En Español )

Cutting Meal Plan
An alternative plan for bodybuilders wanting to encourage fat loss and maintain muscle

Diabetes & Bodybuilding
A suitable meal plan and information for a diabetic bodybuilder who uses insulin

Eating Clean - What does it mean?
How you can enjoy your food on a bodybuilding diet. Tips on how to make cheat foods acceptable with recipes

James' Super Smoothie
Four variations of the smoothie recipe with nutritional information and facts about the ingredients. A must inclusion in everyones diet!

Lean Bulking for All Year Round Lean Gains
Meal plan and bodybuilding supplement tips for advanced competitive bodybuilders whilst in their off-season

Making a weight (then re-gaining it) for a fight
How to make your weight class and increase your fighting power in boxing, martial arts or wrestling contests

Meal plans for hard gainers
This article is aimed at the new bodybuilder and those with naturally slender physiques who struggle to gain mass. Tips on the healthy way to gain muscle, and a plan for those of you on a tight budget

Optimising Your Power to Weight Ratio
Another one for boxers and martial art fighters! How to maximise your muscle strength and power whilst remaining as light and nimble as possible

Vegan & Vegetarian diets
Contrary to popular belief vegetarians and vegans can build great physiques - how? Read on...

General Nutrition Information

Anabolic Nutrition: The Science Behind 10 Testosterone Boosting Foods NEW!
Foods to eat to boost your natural test levels

Biochemical Individuality
Metabolic typing and how your biochemical make up can influence your health and progress

Caffeine, Health and Bodybuilding / Exercise
Caffeine, is it bad for health or a useful and safe aid to exercise?
Discusses sources of caffeine, its use in bodybuilding, sport and exercise and how it can benefit good health

Cereals and Bodybuilding
An overview of the different cereal grains and their contribution to a bodybuilding and fitness diet.

Dos and Don'ts in Muscle Gain Nutrition
10 absolute dos and 10 absolute don'ts for muscle gain nutrition - stick to the basics!

Edible Fats and Oils
A summary of all the edible fats and oils consumed, with information on their nutrition, production and usage. A useful point of reference to those learning about fats in our diet

Essential Fatty Acids
Flaxseed oil and other fats you should consume to get your fatty acids and which EFA supplements you should use

Everything You Wanted To Know About Blood Glucose, Insulin and Diabetes
The background to blood glucose control in the body and how it can all go wrong.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Cholesterol & Coronary Heart Disease
What is cholesterol? And how can you help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke?

Everything You Wanted To Know About Coconut Oil
FAQs on coconut oil answer here

Everything you wanted to know about Flaxseeds & Flaxseed Oil
Information on flaxseeds (linseeds) and flaxseed oil

Everything you wanted to know about Vitamin D
Types of vitamin D, sources, deficiency and links with diseases

Everything You Wanted To Know About Eggs
Egg FAQs answered here

Food Allergy & Intolerance In Sports & Fitness
How food allergies and intolerances affect your physical performance, how they are diagnosed and how to ensure optimal nutrition when common foods are excluded

Food Composition Analysis and its Implications for Dietary Planning
Nutrition expert Claire Baseley discusses food composition tables, product labels and the need for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts to count calories and nutrients in their diet

Fruit and Veg in Health and Fitness
Five a day! What's a portion? Why do we need fruit and vegetables? And which are best? All you need to know about using fruit and veg for optimal health!

Good Fats, Bad Fats
What exactly are Fats? This scientific article looks at saturated, omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fats

Green and Black Tea in Good Health
Examines the evidence for the benefits of both green tea and regular black tea in prevention of disease and good health.

How to Read a Scientific Article
Scientific articles are referenced everywhere; but there's a lot more to citing a paper than just putting a reference up. Les Willis discusses how the layman can interpret good and bad scientific papers and articles.

Hydration in Bodybuilding
Read to find out why it is so important to drink plenty of water and keep well hydrated in bodybuilding and exercise

Low Carb / Ketogenic Diets for Weight Loss
Do high protein, low carb diets work? Are they safe? Does ketogenesis have a role in bodybuilding?

Nomenclature of Vitamins
If you're confused about the different names of each vitamin, then refer to this list, which contains all names for each organic micronutrient

Nutritional Myths :: The Verdicts!
Just a few of the popular nutritional myths which we hear, and the verdicts by nutrition expert James Collier

Optimizing Your Muscle Growth & Fat Loss with Protein Pulse Feeding
Nutrition expert David Barr examins the concept of protein pulse feeding with whey protein supplements

Probiotics and Prebiotics - Benefits to the Bodybuilder
What probiotics and prebiotics are, and how they can improve health and performance and how they can benefit bodybuilding

The Protein Intake for Strength Athletes Debate
Bodybuilders and supplement companies recommend a high protein intake; dietitians and nutrition experts argue that it doesn’t need to be so high. Who’s right and how much protein should strength trainers be consuming?

Bodybuilding? Protein or Carbohydrate - Which do I need?
Is protein or is carbohydrate the key to gaining muscle? This article answers one of the most debated questions in bodybuilding and explains why

Supercharging your Body for a Workout
Some thoughts on nutritional and supplement strategies to get your through a gruelling workout

Using Predictive Equations to Determine BMR / RMR
Discusses the various formulas and their usefulness in calculating basal / resting metabolic rate

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