BY CHRIS ACETO
Lose weight, burn fat, and stay on track with your bodybuilding diet by avoiding these seven deadly sins.
ou’re looking great—you’re sticking to a low-fat dietOpens a New Window., balanced with plenty of complex carbohydrates, fruitsOpens a New Window., veggiesOpens a New Window. and lean proteinOpens a New Window.. And then it happens. You stumble, fall and commit a dietary blunder. With the day nearly complete, you find yourself suddenly pulling into the nearest fast-food joint ready to scarf down a large combo: fries, the greasy burger, the drink big enough to throw blood-sugar levels into a tailspin.
You’re distraught and filled with guilt as the drama continues. “Heck, I’ve already blown my diet. I might as well really blow it,” you reason. With a defeated attitude, you speed home and indulge in the best of Ben & Jerry’s, with maybe a Ding Dong or two for good measure. Still, you look for hope. “Tomorrow’s another day,” you think. “I’ll go right back to my super-strict diet.” Sound familiar?
With the desire and pressure to look great, people tend to follow an absolute path. We try for complete nutritionOpens a New Window. perfection. Problem is, we’re human—we can’t be perfect all the time. An important part of looking perfect—okay, at least near-perfect—is understanding the burdens of striving for that head-turning physique. Check out the common dietary pitfalls below. We’ll show you how to make the very best of potentially disastrous situations.