The Best Women's Bodybuilding Diets
By Renee Gerber
, last updated July 10, 2011
Bodybuilding is a popular sport that requires a great deal of self discipline, especially when it comes to diets. It is essential for all bodybuilders to follow a healthy diet when the weight train, but it is especially important for women body builders. You want to gain muscle as well as sculpt your body, and you must learn what foods and meals are best for you.
In general, women have a more difficult time building muscle than men, because of the lack of testosterone in their bodies. This is why it is so important for women bodybuilders to consume special diets, as the right diet helps to keep muscle on while allowing for that feminine, sculpted look as well. The best thing you can do when beginning your regimen and planning a great diet is to educate yourself about women's bodybuilding. Visit the website, womensbodybuildingonline.com, or check out the book called, "Iron Dolls," which discusses the topic and explains how women can maintain their muscle with the right diet.
One of the best things you can do in order to maintain your muscle as a female bodybuilder is to eat plenty of protein and foods with high fat content before you go to bed. Although digestion will be slowed down, you will see definitely see results. Eggs are a great food that is high in protein that will definitely do your body good. In fact, once you really get serious about your bodybuilding routine and begin to see your muscles getting bigger and bigger, you will benefit from eating as many as a half dozen or more egg whites for breakfast.
Great meals for women bodybuilders include protein in every one of your meals, whether it's breakfast, brunch, lunch, midday snacks or dinner. Try to cut sugars out of your diet, and only eat dairy products that are fat free or low fat. Eat vegetables and fruits as often as possible, and make sure to eat plenty of healthy grains. These include such foods as brown rice, whole grain pastas, cereal grains and oats. Your body will feel great when nourished by such healthy foods.
You might want to also stock up on protein bars for when you are out and on the run. It is not always possible to stop off and get a great meal, as too many restaurants offer things that may not have exactly what you want. Protein bars will keep you satisfied during various times of the day, when you don't have access to your healthy home meals. Luna bars in particular are great, as they are specifically made for women and their special needs.
Over time, when you stay disciplined and stick to your bodybuilding diet, you will see definite results and feel your absolute best!