True Natural Bodybuilding

How to Save on Food and Supplements

A bodybuilding diet can be expensive, not only because a bodybuilder must eat more than a regular person, but also because he has to eat high quality food with high protein content. As not everybody can spend or wants to spend large amounts of money, let me give you some tips that can help you keeping your food and supplement spending within your budget.

Keeping your Food Affordable

I am not going to spend much time on discussing sources of fats and carbohydrates as these are abundantly available at very reasonable prices. Very affordable sources of fat are flaxseed oil (rich in omega-3 fatty acids that may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease), olive oil (rich in monounsaturated fatty acids that may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease) and sunflower oil (rich in vitamin E which is a strong antioxidant that prevents the cell-damaging effects of free radicals). Very affordable sources of complex carbohydrates are for example bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and oats, while fruit juices are a good example of simple carbohydrates.

More expensive can be foods that are high in protein such as meat (pork and beef), fish (tuna) and poultry (chicken and turkey). Fortunately there are also some dairy products that are very reasonably priced while containing lots of very high quality protein. Good examples are skimmed milk, egg whites, non-fat quark and cottage cheese.

Keeping your Supplements Affordable

If used wisely, food supplements can significantly reduce the costs of your diet without sacrificing its quality. As mentioned before the only supplements that are really worth being used are whey and casein protein powders, creatine monohydrate, dextrose, maltodextrin and fine milled oats. All the other sports supplements are a waste of money and/or not suitable for a true natural bodybuilder.

Fortunately all the above mentioned supplements can be purchased at very favorable price/quality ratios when taking a few simple rules into account:

  • Only buy pure products, not mixtures of several ingredients.
  • Buy natural products without flavoring substances and sweeteners.
  • Don't buy high-end brands which cost a lot because of their marketing spending.
  • Buy bulk products in big quantities that last for several months.
  • Don't waste money on products packed in cool containers with fancy labels.
  • Buy products packed in bags or generic containers.
  • Online shops are always less expensive.
  • Buy from an online store located near you to limit shipping costs.
  • Make use of discount offers.

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