Keeping your nutrition on track while away from home can be a challenge. But with a little bit of planning, stepping out doesn’t have to mean stepping away from your gains.
Over the course of my tenure as a top national level amateur bodybuilder and on into the pros, I’ve had many people ask me, “What’s the secret to building a prize-winning physique?” The truth is, there are no secrets to achieving a high level of success in fitness. It’s really as simple as this:
Consistency is the key: We’ve said it before, the body is the most wonderfully adaptive machine there is. Over time, the body will adjust and adapt to stressors or stimuli placed on it, and this is how we elicit change, build muscle, lose fat, and increase our level of fitness. The more consistently and regularly you can introduce a stimulus to the body (such as cardio, weight training, or a particular meal plan), the greater and the more rapid the body’s adaptive response to said stimulus.