Rule 3 Start the diet early enough

In addition to underestimating body fat levels, many bodybuilders start their diets too late giving themselves 8 weeks or less to get into contest-ready shape. Getting into contest shape 2 weeks early is preferable to getting into contest shape 2 weeks late.

Assuming a starting body fat of 10-12% for men (13-15% for women), beginning contest

preparation 10-12 weeks before a contest should be sufficient for most bodybuilders. If an individual knows that their body is slow to drop body fat, they may start their diet 16 weeks prior to a contest. If a trainee is unsure of how quickly they will drop fat (i.e. preparing for their first contest), they should start earlier rather than later. Starting early has an additional benefit: it allows the possibility of taking a week off of the diet. This strategy, along with others to break fat loss plateaus, is discussed in chapter 13.

100 Weight Loss Tips

100 Weight Loss Tips

Make a plan If you want to lose weight, you need to make a plan for it. Planning involves setting your goals both short term and long term ones. With proper planning, you would be able to have an effective guide on the steps that you want to take, towards losing pounds of weight. Aside from that, it would also keep you motivated.

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