You want to develop a body that you’re nothing but proud of but yet are worried what this means to your health, lifestyle, and diet. Must you become a slave to boring foods? Will you have to devote all your time to cooking and meal prep? Can you have a life and still look great?
There are many misconceptions and myths that take place when it comes to eating for fitness and bodybuilding and we’re here to clear them up. The fact is that with the right approach, you can look great, feel great, and enjoy life.
Here are some of the biggest lies you might be falling for.
Top 5 Myths About Cooking and Eating For Bodybuilding
Myth 1: Bodybuilding And Fitness Food Tastes Terrible
The first big lie you’re believing? That healthy food will taste horrible. This isn’t the case at all. If you use the right cooking techniques, the right blend of spices and herbs, and the proper natural ingredients, you can create dishes that taste as good as what you’d get in a restaurant.
Plus, once your palate is no longer bombarded by the sugar and salt in most of today’s common foods, you’ll actually be able to really taste food as you should again. You’ll come to experience flavors you didn’t even know where there.
Myth 2: You Have To Be A Master Chef To Cook Healthy, Great Tasting Food
Okay so now you know that your food doesn’t have to taste terrible, but don’t you have to be some kitchen wizard to create it?
Not at all. In fact, you can create delicious dishes even if you’ve never step food in the kitchen before. If you can follow a simple recipe and carry out basic kitchen tasks, you can be eating great in no time.
There’s no need to overcomplicate it. Most meals can be prepared by beginners in less than 30 minutes with the proper strategy, demonstrated here in this article.
Myth 3: Meal Prep Will Become Your Life
Which brings us to our next point – time. If you believe that your meal prep will take hours each day, you need to readjust this thinking. When you cook properly using techniques that allow you to save time, you can spend less than a few hours a week in the kitchen total and get all your cooking done.
In fact, once you get into your groove and learn how to properly plan your healthy menu for the week, you’ll find you spend less time cooking than you did before when you went without a plan at all.
Myth 4: Groceries Will Eat Away Your Salary
The next notion you may believe is that groceries will cost you an arm and a leg. Here again, this isn’t the case. If you add up all the money you spend on meals out and convenience food, you’ll come to see that eating healthy actually costs you less than how you eat right now. Especially once you learn how to cook in bulk to save time on meal prep.
Myth 5: You’ll Never Eat Out Again
Finally, you may believe that eating healthy for fitness and bodybuilding means you’ll never be able to eat out again. This isn’t the case either. While you shouldn’t be making a habit of eating out, when you eat right 90% of the time, you can definitely indulge 10% of the time. Plus, when you learn proper nutritional concepts, you can better pick and choose meals at restaurants that will work with your current diet plan.
So as you can see, much of what you believe about healthy eating is actually incorrect.