In your quest for the perfect body (or at least the most fit and muscular physique you can manage) you’re confronted with a variety of obstacles. Diet is of course, one of them. Why is it so hard to stay on a muscle building diet? Why is it so easy to cheat?
In addition to the reasoning that a diet must be a lifestyle change, and not a temporary change to the way you’re eating, there’s another important factor that’s often disregarded.
That factor is taste.
Most people have a hard time staying on diets because quite honestly, the food just doesn’t taste as good. This is why most Americans eat too much junk food. IT TASTES GOOD. Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it. Our bodies crave that experience of eating that juicy hamburger and feeling of satisfaction afterwards.It stands to reason therefore, if we could get our diets to just taste better, we may be able to stick with them. This is what the cooking course, “Anabolic Cooking” is all about. There are a lot of recipes included and the best thing is THEY TASTE GREAT. That in itself will help you stay on your muscle building diet and get closer to the results you desire.
Find out more about that course by going to the recipes and meal plans page HERE.
Apart from written recipes, there are many things you can do with food to make them taste better – and they all don’t have to do with adding fat.
Here are some suggestions:
1. USE SPICES: Many people often neglect spices – even salt a pepper, which should be used on most food. That’s a mistake. Spices can turn bland food into a great tasting dish. The key is knowing which spices to combine with which foods to give the best taste. Here are some suggestions:Italian Spices – Garlic, Oregeno, Basil, Pepper – combine with any meat, chicken, pork, beef, and fish.Mexican Spices – Cumin, Red Pepper Flakes, can be combined with cloves and cinnamon for a great taste – use for chicken, beef or fish tacos, burritos or fajitasGrilling Spices – any number of spice blends on the market make for excellent tasting grilled food. You can even use them other food, such as vegetables and eggs. I’ve used McCormick’s “Montreal Steak” seasoning on many vegetable dishes, eggs, and even potatoes. Great!Use Your Creativity- experiment and think outside the box.
2. USE JUICES: To prevent food from becoming dry, especially lean meats, add juices or any other ingredient that has a high liquid content. Lime juice goes well with many dishes, as does a small amount of lemon juice. How about adding fresh chopped tomatoes (including their juices) to dishes? Use olive oil to saute, a healthy oil that adds flavor and juiciness to food. How about wine vinegar? Another flavor enhancer.As you can see, there are thousands of foods and combinations out there to add to your muscle building diet. You should educate yourself, think outside the box, and experiment with new and unique combinations.
Doing this will elevate your muscle building diet to new levels and you just might enjoy it and stay on it.