You are what you eat, and what you are matters more in male modelling than in any other business. This article details some great tips to get your body working for you and have a balanced diet.
Remember, food is fuel. You need to eat the right food to fuel and energize your body throughout the day and through your workouts. Think a successful male model and how they look. Always use the highest octane fuel in order to get the best results. This is a good analogy to use when thinking about what foods to put into your body. Always use nutrient dense power foods to provide enough energy (octane) to really boost your performance so you can run at optimal levels.
All carbohydrates contain sugars, which eventually get converted into glucose, our body’s major fuel source. While our muscles can get energy from other metabolic processes in our bodies, our brain depends on glucose, exclusively, for its proper function. The two carbohydrates differ in many ways, but mostly on how quickly the body processes them. Complex carbohydrates are not refined and have more fibre, so the body processes them more slowly. Examples of complex carbohydrates are: fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain bread, legumes, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and whole-wheat pasta.
Focus on nutrient dense foods which include lean protein, whole grain carbs and the right kind of fats. You need food to fuel your body and increase your metabolism. The less you eat, the lower your BMR gets and your body eventually goes into a starvation mode where it holds onto fat as much as possible.
Your breakfast should be large and each meal after this becoming smaller and smaller. Your dinner should be much smaller than your breakfast. Your body is slowing down at night and doesn’t need high calories to fuel it. Stick with a salad with lean meat (chicken, turkey) and steamed veggies. The main focus should be eating clean nutritious food while eliminating all the empty calories from your nutritional plan.
Shopping for healthy foods, and healthy eating, go hand in hand. You are more likely to cook nutritious meals if you have all the ingredients you need in your fridge or cupboard. Follow these steps and you will increase your chances of getting noticed by a modelling agency or agent.