Your diet affects your bodybuilding much more than you think. Too many people are under the impression that all you need to do is workout and if you do, you can eat whatever you want.
This is just absolutley not true. Your bodybuilding diet is vital to your success and it needs to be both balanced and nutritious. Even though you could get a very muscular body and still eat what ever you want, you will not get to that higher level of fitness by eating all that junk food.
Your bodybuilding diet should include a lot of protien. This helps your body to grow muscles and keeps them from stress. If you can, always try and get some protein within 30 minutes of working out. Most bodybuilders use a protien shake, but since this website focuses on raw body building I would recommend making a raw vegan protien shake with hemp seeds and bananas.
The normal recommendation is to get in about 1 gram of protien per day per pound of bodyweight. Personally, I think this is too much. Your body does not need that much. Too much protien can actually become toxic in the body. Eating a diet of about 10-20% protien should be sufficient.
Foods you may want to include on a daily basis are:
* Whole grains
* Nuts and seeds
Bodybuilders should eat small regular meals throughout the day. 5-7 small meals are ideal, rather than the traditional 3 large meals. BY eating small regular meals, you are giving your body constant fuel and not allowing it to eat into your muscle reserves.
Bodybuilders should be taking in more calories than they burn. This is because muscles need to grow, and if your calories are depleted then your body will start taking from your muscle tissue. That's not to say you should pig out on hamburgers. You need good calories - those listed in the foods above.
Your best bodybuilding diet should compliment your workout routine. Yu will be amazed at just how fast your body bulks up if you follow a healthy, nutritious diet in combination with a steady workout schedule.