Beginners at bodybuilding might find that despite the amount of work they are putting in, they are not getting any closer to their body goals. This is because most beginners make several mistakes.
One of the commonest mistakes that might slow one down is eating too much. When too much food is consumed, the excess is usually stored in the body. Excess fat is stored as adipose tissue while excess carbohydrates are stored as glycogen. This storage leads to loss of muscle definition. Most people rarely know the amount of calories available in the foods they are consuming. The perfect amount of calories in the diet is 40% from carbohydrates, 40% from proteins and 20% from fats.
The other reason one might be failing is drinking too many beverages. Water is the best liquid to take during bodybuilding as it lacks any sugars that may undermine fat loss. Assuming healthy foods are calorie free is also a common reason for not gaining muscle.
Finally, being stressed and not having enough sleep go hand in hand to reduce the bulking up and fat loss. However once all the common mistakes are rectified, getting the body and physique one wants is very achievable.