To ignore the importance of nutrition can completely alter the positive effects of steroids, and can increase the side effects. Anabolic steroids are more effective when they’re used with a protein-rich diet. An optimal diet implies consuming at least 5000 calories per day. Most people regularly eat between 2000 and 3000 calories per day. Further, intense training requires a diet rich in calories, which is one of the most important factors in delivering significant muscle gains.
In other terms, a gain of 20 kg (44lbs) of lean muscle mass requires 60% calories, 20% complex carbohydrates and 20% proteins and fat. Dietary supplements may be necessary to achieve this ratio. Many athletes do not eat enough or if they do so, carry too much fat for the steroids to be 100% effective. Anabolic steroids themselves can increase the levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, so that a diet with very little fat is strongly recommended during your course.