You will save more money
Bodybuilding and lifting weights sometimes cost a lot of money because of all the food you have to eat to keep building more muscle. When cutting, you restrict your caloric intake, so you’re less likely to spend money on buying huge amounts of food, not to mention expensive supplements. Your wallet will thank you for this.
Another positive thing is that by spending less time eating every two hours, you free up time to do other things during the day. So, you’re saving both time and money. It’s a win-win situation.
Improved skin health
The leaner you get the healthier your skin will be. This doesn’t mean that overweight people can’t have healthy skin, of course, they can. However, if they made the decision to lose the extra weight their skin would improve significantly because of increased blood flow and production of collagen.
There’s a reason why you should take care of your skin if you’re a bodybuilder or fitness enthusiast. It’s a lifestyle and it’s about having a good-looking physique and being healthy. The appearance of your skin is a major factor in your overall look. It is pointless to be lean and shredded if your skin looks bad. Look at your skin as the finishing touch on the canvas which highlights the masterpiece which is your body.
Every bodybuilder wants to have big veins popping out of his muscles and forming spirals all around them. There are basically two main factors which determine how vascular a person can be: skin thickness which depends on genetics and body fat percentage.
The first factor is something beyond your control. You can’t really change how thick or thin your skin is. Those who have thicker skin will have a hard time making their veins visible. Those who do have thinner skin, on the other hand, will achieve this with little effort.
The second factor is something you can control though. If you lose weight, your veins will get closer to the surface of your skin. This will result in greater vascularity. Another thing to note is that as you get older your skin will become thinner naturally, which is the main reason why older bodybuilders are often a lot more vascular than younger ones.
You’re allowed to have huge cheat meals
One of the great things about bodybuilding is that after eating clean for long periods of time you’re allowed to have epic cheat meals. When bulking they are not so much of a special occasion since you’re already eating huge quantities of food. Guys who are having trouble with their body fat levels don’t feel so great after having a cheat meal.
However, if you’ve been in a state of caloric deficit for quite some time, working out regularly and intensely and you’ve already started losing fat, cheat meals are a great way to indulge in your favorite foods without feeling any guilt whatsoever.
What’s more, they are a great dietary tool which will make it much more likely for you to follow through with your diet. It’s like a control mechanism where you designate the exact time when you’ll be having some junk food, instead of doing it sporadically and eventually falling out of your diet completely.
And that’s not all. When you’re cutting, cheat meals actually help you increase the rate at which you lose fat. Sudden influx of calories increases leptin levels, a fat-burning hormone which usually decreases when a person doesn’t eat enough. This means you can have epic cheat meals without feeling guilty afterward.