The biggest question is whether those competing in the figure category in fitness competitions are healthy. They aren’t at their healthiest peak when they compete. When the ‘game day’ comes, nobody recommends diet and healthy approach in fitness. They eat very few calories for the intense workout they do.
In short, their bodies are often cherished as fitness models. They’re unbelievable even for them!
Eating a fitness modeling is often the same as following:
They stop eating bread 3 months before a competition. They consumes only 1400 calories a day. In the morning oatmeal, eggs, chicken, protein shakes, sweet potatoes, more chicken, broccoli, for healthy fats – almond butter or avocado, tuna or fish and salads. This is spinach, bell peppers, broccoli, and a fat-free dressing with less than 6 grams of sugar. They can’t eat outside. No sugar. Oatmeal, sweet potatoes, brown rice – very few carbs.
The above food list follows up to 6 weeks. They’re then fed a banana, sweet potato, oatmeal, almond butter and green beans except for ‘carp-load day’ twice a week. The purpose of this carb-loading is to give you energy until you eat carb again. They begin to lose their body fat.
They’re allowed to eat only 1400 calories a day, while the amount of food that the carb has is starting to decrease. Thus they begin to feel weak. They were unable to work out hard because carb was low. They drink some black coffee or green tea for energy. Models of fitness are very depressed by the decrease in carb intake.
But at the same time, if you’re not involved in intensive dieting and exercise, you can’t keep the body of a fitness modeling. So the diet and training are decidedly not healthy. Therefore, it is imperative to do something that isn’t recommended for someone to be interested in your health in order to keep the look they want.
This isn’t to say that there is no achievement in keeping the body. Like climbing Mount Everest or running a marathon, this too is an achievement. This will give someone specific kind of physical and mental toughness.
There are so many restrictions in this field. So most of the people leave the sector, except for the professional fitness trainers. But, professional fitness experts take care of their body. And they can starve all year round.
In other words, one’s experience shows the disconnect between fitness/health and aesthetic ideal that has come to represent fitness. This is a false representation. As a result, a lot of ordinary people is likely to vary their perception.