Also, other products by Matt Cahill have contained dangerous substances causing blindness or liver damages, and experts say that Cahill is emblematic for the whole industry. The USDA's MyPlate plan calls for a balanced mix of fruit, vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy products, as does the bodybuilding diet, especially in the bulking phase. The cutting phase is a little lower in fat than the USDA suggestion. A bodybuilding diet aligns with all the general advice for a healthful diet—a balanced mix of macronutrients and plenty of micronutrients from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. In the case that weight loss is a goal, you need to create an energy deficit; which means that the energy you consume in food is less than the energy you expend in exercise and daily living.
Whey, the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained, is rapidly digested and absorbed and has a remarkable ability to stimulate muscle protein synthesis (Hayes & Cribb, 2008). Whey is available in three varieties — whey protein powder, whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate — and all provide high levels of the essential and branched chain amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Some of these athletes take it to an unhealthy — and in some cases illegal — extreme with anabolic steroids, prohormones, diuretics, and potentially harmful substances.