12 Days of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - December 20-31, 2011
To create a structure and formula for success in a health and fitness program, providing helpful tools, resources, and guidance to turn goals into reality, making New Year’s Resolutions come true.
Follow the 12 Days of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions! This 12-Day Formula For Success is the platform you need to finally make your health and fitness goals a reality.Full details here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=26972Day 6 of The 12 Days of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - Daily Inspiration From Robert Cheeke's Best-Selling book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - The Complete Guide To Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet:
Robert’s Top 10 tips to creating a Successful Nutrition Program
1. Have a really smart approach. If the food you are considering eating is known for its unhealthy reputation, it is probably something you’ll want to avoid.
2. Ensure the majority of your diet is composed of nutrient-dense foods, such as plant-based “whole foods.”
3. If it had a face, a family, and the ability to experience fear and pain, it isn’t food. It is the remains of an animal that used to be alive and experience life just like we do. Eat the foods that caused the least amount of harm to be produced and “harvested” and you’ll feel really good about your food choices everyday.
4. Drink sufficient amounts of water. The body is made up mostly of water, just like our muscles, so to maintain a healthy body and healthy muscles, consume a lot of water.
5. Focus on nourishment as your primary objective and choose the foods that provide the most nutrition for sustained energy, recovery from exercise, and for satiation and satisfaction so you don’t over eat or under eat.
6. Keep your meal frequency fairly high. Eating often allows you to stay nourished all day long without feeling too hungry or too full and keeps your body burning fat quickly and your energy levels high.
7. Eat a variety of foods. It can be tough on a bodybuilding diet to include a lot of variety but make a strong effort to incorporate lots of different foods. It makes a bodybuilding diet so much more enjoyable.
8. Document your nutrition program. Keep a nutrition journal in addition to your training journal so you always have a record of what is working well, what isn’t working well, and have it all on file to reference, evaluate, and reflect upon.
9. Be consistent in your nutrition program and keep yourself accountable. Most plateaus and stagnation periods in people’s lives come from lack of accountability and lack of consistency. Make sure both of those aspects are considered and followed through. It’s hard to improve if you’re not putting in the work that leads to improvement. Consistency ensures forward progress, and accountability keeps you honest and makes you follow through.
10. Make a real, sincere, authentic, and honest effort to reach your nutrition goals. Most people just don’t really try. Be one of the people that doesn’t just say they want a change, but rather go out and create the change you want to experience.Quote of the DayFrom Robert Cheeke's Best-Selling book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - The Complete Guide To Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet:
“Different goals will require different approaches and different training programs, but one thing that is universally understood is that lifting weights with intensity consistently results in muscle growth when properly supported with a solid nutrition and/or supplementation program. Simply putting in the time and intensity will yield results. Your specific results will depend on your objective, and the more clearly your objective is defined, the easier it will be to tailor your training program to your specific needs.” – Robert Cheeke Success Tip of the DayFrom Robert Cheeke's new book Think Differently, due out in 2012:
"Invest some time in learning about your country’s history and about World history. It is important to understand what the world was like before you were here." -Robert Cheeke-Robert Cheeke
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