Gym Diet – Looking to get ripped & understand the importance of macros and key nutrients important for building muscle then look no further here at we have learned from some of the best in the indsutry including key learnings from huge Muscle and Fitness Ambassadors.

Diet is the most important factor in any training programme. You could follow the world’s best training plan, but if your nutrition isn’t right, you won’t see the results you’re looking for. We are designed to digest and absorb what we put inside our bodies. The food you eat becomes the fuel for your workout and building blocks to repair and build new muscle tissue. Eating the right foods at the right time will maximise the results of your training plan and increase your performance in the gym. When you are cutting, the real work is done in the kitchen and through supplementing correctly that’s a FACT!

What are macros?

You will hear the term ‘macros’ used a lot throughout our site and within the fitness industry; this is essentially the amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat (these are the 3 macronutrients) in a given food, meal, supplement and/or diet.

Why track macros?

You cannot just count calories and expect to achieve the body you want. A calorie is not just a calorie, eating 100kcal of protein or 100kcal of carbohydrates or 100kcal of fat have very different effects on the body. We must have specific amounts (macros) of protein, carbohydrates and fat at different times to allow us to maintain the most muscle mass while shredding the most fat.

Are macros the same for everyone?

The principles behind the diet remain the same for everyone, but the total macros (daily and at each meal) will be different for a lot of people dependant on their weight and body type. Bodies can be roughly divided into 3 different somatotypes, these being as follows:

  • Endomorph – tends to gain muscle but also fat very easily, of a stocky build, finds it hard to lose body fat, slow metabolism.
  • Mesomorph – tends to gain muscle relatively easily but also some fat, of an athletic build, finds it easy to gain/lose weight.
  • Ectomorph – finds it hard to gain weight, muscle or fat, of a lean build, finds it hard to keep on weight, fast metabolism.

Due to the different characteristics of each somatotype, their daily macro intake will vary considerably, even if they are the same weight.

Try following the below guide based on your somatotype supplemented with our reviews best products from our #1 reccomended protein company Myprotein. Following this guide we anticapite the loss of approximately 0.5kg a week!

Thanks to London Muscle for the Guide/Reference:

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