How to Eat Like a Bodybuilder | Lee Haney | Dieting Tips from 8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia

you can't train like a horse and eat like a bird so that made sense it has kept body fat under control you're able to watch it see the quality of muscle growth which was slower but at the same time you didn't have to eat green beans and tuna fish in order to get cut for a show mr haney many people are here to have a look at you can you tell us something about your training in bodybuilding well first of all my training it consists of training at least six to seven days a week sometimes I trained twice a day and I spend roughly three and a half up to four hours in the gym that's twice a day to two hours in the morning and maybe two hours and afternoon what about your food my food is basically this well rounded meals that consists of quality protein will come from things like chicken eggs fish lentils was used some but for the most part it was those particular type of proteins that was used I did use a lot of powdered protein drinks not a lot of them I would some in the off season but it was mostly food then it was carbohydrates of sweet potatoes was at the top you know beta carotene also high fiber low glycemic index is the perfect energy food and then anabolic properties of sweet potatoes and any type of roots was very very good in highly recommended then as far as greens and veggies and that sort of thing I strongly believed in the use of spinach so I use a lot of spinach in my diet which is the perfect multi mineral complex so I used that and it also helped to cleanse the body you know all of that is important in water was this paramount and making sure we kept the system nice and clean and giving the body what it needed other things like pineapple the perfect anti-inflammatory for the joints I would do pineapples twice a day fresh pineapple I would also use things such as walnuts almonds in the diet which is very good I would take in as many as 15 you know 12-15 whole eggs a day you know training for competition in off seasons to develop size and off season as I got closer to a show I would do a mixture of maybe three egg whites and two whole eggs per meal I never believed in just taking egg yellows away because the fact of the matter is the egg yellow contains something called lecithin and choline which have their own fat burning properties let's see what haney looks like well he certainly looks big he looks hard he looks like he's ready this may very well be his fifth win Lee's symmetry looks in fact I think better than ever right now just standing there Lee looks like the winner 243 and a quarter pounds but I've tried to stay true to is making sure that quality nutrition were the part of my daily existence had relates to training for competition on season and offseason I never liked my nutrition to be such that I would end up being 30 20 pounds over my last competition weight so I wanted to make sure that whether I gained 5 10 15 or 20 pounds I was still able to see my abs you see it that's the that's the tale story of everything Abs if you got abs that mean your body fat is is within control if you don't then guess what we need to make some changes bodybuilding is judged mainly on the basis of comparison and experience judges usually need only one or two looks at the top contenders to make up their minds but this isn't what happened in Chicago the top five or six were called out over and over in different combinations they have this new school old school kind of a thing that they're talking about and I think because of the criteria of what's accepted and bodybuilding now sort of threw everything out of whack you know and might you know when I entered my competitions you're talking a 32 inch waist you know with a vacuum well that was no longer the norm once during Yeats came in after me it okay the vacuum went away the small waist went away it just became about mass so the mindset of the bodybuilders as of lately has been let's just get big and now let's try to Train down and get some definition and when doing so you have to go through all type of extremes to get rid of body fat in which you should have never put on in the first place whereby we watched every every ounce of quality as we develop our physique so we were never in a quick-fix situation quick fixes causes a lot of other things you know that really didn't have to happen you know crazy things they help get rid of fat which you should never put on this think about how that stuff wearing your adrenal system then you're doing 8 million miles of aerobics that wears on your system also and you're doing it to your joints because the body is only good for so many bumps in the road you can destroy a pair of shock absorbers by hitting bump bump bump where your knees your back your shoulders it works the same way so give the body what it needs and as you know and a lot of my sayings has been trained to stimulate not annihilate you have to annihilate when you do crazy stuff like get forty or fifty sixty pounds over competition weight then you have to try to bring the weight down in order to see how abs or to get in contest condition

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Bodybuilding Motivation – YOU CAN’T TRAIN LIKE A BEAST AND EAT LIKE A BIRD

I don't eat for taste you know I just eat for fuel, that's it I eat to get big, I don't care what it tastes like Anything for calories, That's why I think I've been so succesful I've been very open-minded with my training and most importantly my diet Like I said before I think diet is 80-90% of being a profesional bodybuilder You can't train like a horse and eat like a bird This rice cooker runs 24/7 That pasta gave me A PUMP I keep myself in this STRIKING ZONE So then when I do start back, dieting And I start adding them meals in My bodyweight goes naturally back up But then I start cutting back down And I come in every single year RIGHT ON THE MONEY I'm talking ounces Let's just get BIG! No hamburger FISH You can't just get results overnight Alright so this is meal number 5 5'O Clock 4 more meals to go I put on two pounds since yesterday, so I'm on my way back up Start bumping up my fats a little bit My bodyweight is just starting to climb now I may lose a little condition but that's ok When I'm dieting for a show it's a very very strict lifestyle I mean I'm up at 5 in the morning I'm training twice a day And I'm basically sleeping and eating and TUNNEL VISIONED There's no world, and THAT'S IT That's how I have to be to get ready for these shows Here we are post-training HARD WORK PAYS OFF Because if I'm not eating If I'm not sleeping If I'm not doing the right thing Then I won't win

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What Bodybuilders Eat for Dinner | Grilling with Johnnie O Jackson

Johnnie O Jackson here IFBB Pro welcome to my kitchen and today I'll be showing you and Muscle & Strength what I eat for dinner this is a normal dinner meal for me and almost any Texan man it's our norm so we'll be eating steak and potatoes you know that's the heart of every meal or every man here in Texas more or less you know don't quote me on that but it works here at my house you know normally for a potato it takes forever at least 45 minutes or so in the oven to prepare a potato but for today and the purposes of me and my eating and not having a whole lot of time to prepare a meal this is what I use this little pocket right here this thing is a lifesaver easy to pack so when it's Meal Time I go buy me a potato take out this bam ready to go the only thing you do is need some h2o we first wet the potato nice and vigorously and we wet the bag somewhat if you don't use moisture you know within the pouch and the potato the potato are dry totally dry out and ruin you know your meal so you put the potato in the pouch it's a microwave so I'm gonna actually put it in for I say eight minutes should be good and off the goes I want to put in there for about eight minutes and off it goes this is so clean easy you know and you know if you're not done your steak eight minutes you know you can tend to your steak while that's going on you know and then when it's done by time is done your steak is pretty much done because I usually do three or four minutes on each side for a steak so it finishes out just about correctly all right got the steak on just let it go yeah I did actually I had to go 12 my the 8 minutes the first time I felt it up it was still pretty hard so I put it back in for 4 more minutes perfect definitely this is where our getting the main source of fats is through my meats that I eat and that's another reason why red meat is very important because the fat content in the meat also we need fats we need carbs we need protein you know we need that fine balance of everything to keep this machine going correctly it's simple easy and there you go my normal dinner meal sirloin steak and potatoes

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What Bodybuilders Eat for Breakfast | Johnnie O. Jackson’s Hearty Breakfast

hey IFBB pro Johnny O Jackson welcome to my kitchen what's up muscle and strength we're gonna show you guys what I cooked for breakfast for breakfast I keep it really simple these liquid egg whites really makes life a lot easier instead of like over this bowl cracking and separating eggs you know you just measure and pour in the right amount of liquid egg whites that you want and then you add you know how many whole eggs you normally would use other than that I use grits you know I don't like oatmeal in particular too much so I substitute it with grits just about the same content in grits that are in oatmeal so it exchanges well and works for me I say measure but it's been over 17 years been doing it so I more or less know the portion that I need but for the other guys just a measuring cup will work of course I'll do a cup and a half of liquid egg whites and three eggs in the morning keep it simple this is so easy to eat and taste really well and I just cook up the eggs and then I put them all together I just mix them together I grew up eating grits I'm from New Jersey but my parents are from Georgia so it's a southern thing the grits you know you don't hear that from a lot of people from New Jersey so I grew up eating it I got a taste for it some people don't and it's not as dense as oatmeal as well so it doesn't stay with you as long but it fills you up and does the job breakfast is steady this is what I do for breakfast period this isn't made up this isn't you know something just doing for the camera this is what I truly eat every day for breakfast so breakfast wise only time it changes is if the fam me and the family go out for breakfast you know on the weekend and we'll go to IHOP or stuff like that but I still get eggs and grits while there so you see I put it in microwave about a cup of water for about a minute and then two packets of grits just pour it right on in and this thing this bodybuilding thing I mean the most important thing is like I said it's making your food edible and making the things that you like and making it work you know you can mix and match you know a lot of different things but the most important thing is eating the right foods you know not everything processes into the into what you need it to process into once it enters your body I always tell amateurs or you know people who are looking to turn pro or start bodybuilding the most important thing is nutrition yeah like I said once it's all done the eggs the grits I'll just mix it in together all together here I have breakfast then like I said simple easy simple edible

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What Bodybuilders Eat for Lunch | Fouad Abiad’s Easy Meal

I got a lot of shit for this last time too - guess what I don't give a fuck I like my Pam use it on my frying pans keep everything from sticking I don't think it's gonna kill me okay guys I am Fouad Abiad and I am gonna teach you guys how to eat big and make sure it tastes good you guys have to learn to find ways to make the food taste better so that it keeps you going so what we're gonna do is make lunch and we're gonna have chicken and potatoes so this is an air fryer it's basically a deep fryer but only takes like a tablespoon of oil to fry all these potatoes so it's somewhat healthy but it makes potatoes taste good so I can smash five of these things get like 150 grams of carbs without even blinking an eye very simple we're just gonna cut up our potatoes it doesn't matter how you cut them up it doesn't matter if you make them into fries or cubes or whatever it doesn't really matter the machine doesn't know the difference just get them in there I think it's important to know your body I think it's important to know what your body likes to use for energy and what it digests well and I think you should be able to find something that your body seems to like it seems to use well you eat it half an hour an hour later you're digested you feel like you could eat again if you have to those are good foods if you eat something and it takes you three hours to digest it you either ate way too much food or you ate the wrong kind of food potatoes are cut up all we're gonna do a little bit of salt and we're gonna do some olive oil okay so you supposed to measure like a tablespoon I don't really care so I'm just gonna pour a little bit of oil and a little bit of salt it's done close it turn it on and then we go about 25 minutes I'm just gonna do all the work itself so while that is cooking we'll start making the chicken chicken can taste like shit so I like to cube it and make it in a frying pan seems to be a lot easier since it takes a lot better that way too so I have some fresh chicken breasts that I washed and cleaned this morning I got a lot of shit for this last time to guess what I don't give a fuck I like my pam I use it on my frying pans keep everything from sticking I don't think it's gonna kill me a little bit of pam cooking spray and then simple and now look scissors the cutting board I cut potato on it I just wash it with water and it's clean I don't like cleaning up after like chicken juice and all that shit so it's simple I just cut it with a scissors right over the frying pan there's a little trick I learned from watching Jay Cutler videos I watched Jay Cutler video he's sitting at home cooking breaks out the fork in the scissors I didn't even realize like that's such a good idea I'm like I'm sitting here messing with knives and cutting boards and I'm gonna soap everything down after hopefully some kid will watch this and realize this is the way to do it and then I can pay it forward okay so that's all the chicken we're gonna cook a little bit of salt a little bit of pepper and cover that shit you got to cover it if you don't cover it the juices will evaporate cause you're not cooking with any oil so the juices were the chicken will evaporate and it'll be done on the outside it won't be done on the inside you'll burn the shit out of your chicken so make sure you cover it so that the steam helps it cook and that way you don't need the oil so you can see like with the cover on it I have a little bit of liquid here it's gonna keep my chicken from sticking also when I put the lid on you can see like it's already half cooked so it'll cook a lot faster with the lid on it I used to be this guy that like oh I don't care what it is I'll eat it because it's body building used to put like fucking tuna with oatmeal I didn't care and I thought I was being hardcore and just being stupid take a minute and learn how to cook and learn how to do things the right way and learn how to make food taste good and I said to see you guys in the last breakfast video you're not gonna make it if you just try and eat bland chicken and rice every day every meal of the day for 20 years you're not gonna make it you're gonna eventually you're gonna get sick of bodybuilding it just sucks I don't do this anymore I can't maintain this diet and you're not gonna want to do it so like I stressed in the last video it's important you guys have to learn to find ways to make your food taste better so that it keeps you going eventually when this is halfway done cooking or a little bit more than halfway done cooking you want to take the top off and just leave it off because as you can see now there's a good amount of liquid from steam creating the you know this little pool of water you want to leave the top off and let it cook the rest of the way and this will also get the water to evaporate and kind of brown the chicken a little bit you know you don't want to boil your chicken so I just turn up the heat a little bit and now you can cook the chicken and get rid of this water all at the same time you don't have to go to cooking school you don't to make shit look pretty it's just experience some people are too intimidated to cook oh I don't know how to cook I don't know how to make that I don't know how to do this listen go on YouTube type in something type in how you want to make it or just trial and error man just play with your food try and figure out ways to make it taste better okay so listen very important okay it's a scale get yourself a scale because I know in the offseason I say eat as much as you can and yeah you do have to eat as much as you can but the reverse can happen to in the off season sometimes you get so full and so uncomfortable eating that you start eyeballing your food but it actually becomes smaller and smaller and smaller because you're so full and don't feel like eating use a scale it keeps you eating the same amount whether you're hungry or or not we're just going to do 6 ounces of chicken 6 ounces and 1/8 and it's like home fries okay so that is one pound exactly so I'm gonna smash a pound of potatoes and six ounces of chicken and I'm gonna use these two sauces to do it condiments are a must okay and I know you're saying Oh condiments have sugar condiments have this stop crying okay it's the offseason we're eating to grow a little bit of sugar is not gonna hurt but it's gonna help me get this down in a hurry so ketchup for the potatoes I know it's a lot of ketchup don't fucking run your mouth and then this is tunnel barbecue which is a restaurant windsor actually Tunnel barbecue barbecue sauce put that on the chicken good old barbecue sauce I got that from Ronnie that's why I use all that barbecue sauce cuz Ronnie got huge and he did it so I'm doing it too very simple okay we have a good meal here this is a really good post-workout meal not that I'm having that for a post-workout meal now but if you're gonna have a post-workout meal this is a really good post-workout meal why because we have some quick digesting protein like this is after you've had your shake okay you have your shake first an hour later hour and a half later you're gonna have a real meal this is it gonna have some fast digesting protein with the chicken and we're gonna have a pound of potatoes and carbs a little bit of sugar from the ketchup in the barbecue sauce not a lot of fat so this is all gonna get shuttled back into the muscle and get us ready for tomorrow so there you go

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