Muscle building nutrition is well known to be at least half of the battle when trying to build muscles. Many people claim to know how to build muscles fast but I still witness people saying and doing all sorts of things that will not help their muscle building progress. Many of the most common mistakes I see bodybuilders make regarding their diet are included in the following list:

Experimenting too much. Do not get drawn into the trap of trying every new diet that comes onto the market. For starters there is pretty much one new one each week. Chopping and changing like this will not give you long term reward. Stick to a sensible complete nutritious diet and don't get distracted from it. For muscle building all you really need to do is take on an excess amount of carbohydrate and protein from quality food sources on a regular and structured basis.

Not eating big. If you want to get big then you must eat big. Too many times I hear people tell me that they are a hardgainer and they can not gain weight but when I ask them what they have eaten that day they reply they have only eaten a bowl of cereal for breakfast and a banana for lunch! How on earth is anyone going to gain weight with such a pitiful intake of calories. Double your portions and eat more regularly for goodness sake.

Believing everything they read. Do not take for granted that everything you read is true. There is much misinformation out there, much of it portrayed by companies advertising various supplements and other products. Always go to reliable, recommended sources for your information. Look for references to studies that have been conducted and if possible track those studies down also. Many people make bold claims and give no supporting evidence. Steer clear of this type of information.

Relying on protein shakes too much. Sure you need extra protein but make sure you get it from a variety of sources, too many people rely only on their protein shake for protein. Remember they are called 'supplements' for a reason. Getting protein from fish and lean white meat is still in my opinion superior and a good balance to your protein intake.

Cutting out fat. Do not be one of those people obsessed with cutting as much fat out of their diet as possible. Fat is still needed to supply energy for growth and it also contains valuable fatty acids. Fish such as sardines, trout and mackerel are excellent sources of fatty acids. Nuts and various other seeds are good sources of fats too.

Training whilst sick. My friend, if you are sick you are sick. You won't have a good workout, you won't improve, all you will do is make yourself worse. Take it easy have a break and come back fully refreshed and invigorated when you are better.

Being gullible. Don't be gullible and believe what supplements say in their advertisements. In fact I recommend not touching a supplement until it has been on the shelf for at least more than a year. This will give time for other people to be able to give recommendations either for it or not and also it will stop you getting carried away with the hype surrounding a new product. It will probably be a lot cheaper a year later also! Always research a product before you buy it.

Drinking Alcohol. Take it easy on the beer! Alcohol will cause you to become dehydrated much more easily and it will inhibit the muscle building process. Limit your alcoholic intake as much as possible. Do you want results or not?

Over analysing. For goodness sake muscle building is a pretty straight forward process regardless of what anyone else will have you believe. Sure there are a lot of variables but that does not mean you should over complicate things. Eat big, train in short-intense and varied sessions, rest a lot and grow. Rinse and repeat, that's it.

Giving up! Come on we all have bad days but that is no reason to give up! It takes at best months and months to build a considerable amount of muscle. Do not kid yourself otherwise just enjoy the journey. Keep going and the rewards will come.

So those are my top ten ten deadly sins of muscle building nutrition. Be honest now, are you guilty of any of those? If so wouldn't now be a good time to go about changing them?

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