Building muscles is not all about lifting weights and working out non-stop. You need a healthy body building nutrition program in order to make your body building routines more effective. Eating is one thing but eating a healthy balanced meal for building muscles is another thing entirely. You need to understand that food is very necessary in the bodybuilding process and not just eating any thrown together meal, eating processed foods is totally out of the question.
There are several healthy meals that can help you build your muscles the natural and healthy way. In this article you will get healthy body building nutrition tips that will nourish your body the way it is meant to be.
1) Eat whole foods – these foods will help you achieve a lower body fat, so that the muscles you have spent so much time building will show better. Do not eat any food that comes out of a box – you could have an occasional pizza (emphasis on the word “occasional”). You should eat whole foods about 90 percent of the time.
Fats – fish oil, flax seeds, olive oil, real butter, nuts etc
Carbohydrates (Carbs) – whole grain, pasta. Brown rice, quinoa, oats etc
Fruits – orange, pears, banana, apple (an apple a day keeps the doctor away)
Vegetables – eat spinach, tomato, carrots, broccoli, salad etc
2) Eat More – You need to eat more because your body needs food for energy and also for muscle growth and recovery. Eating frequent meals will boost your metabolism, therefore helping you to lose fat fast. The key is to eat more frequently, not necessarily more volume.
Eat your breakfast – do not skip breakfast because you need to get calories in the first hour, so eating breakfast is very important.
Eat every 3 hours – eating six meals each day will give your muscles a steady intake of protein which is a very necessary body building nutrition source, and will also help your body speed up muscle repair and recovery. Eating 6 meals everyday will also boost your metabolism.
Eat after each workout – make sure you get proteins and carbs post workout in order to help you with muscle recovery and replenish your energy stores.
Fill up on calories too – Make sure you get enough calories; you can track your calorie intake using special devices.
Eat foods that are rich in calories such as 100g raw spinach is 25kcals. 100g raw rice is 380kcals, eat lots of pasta, mixed nuts, oats, olive oil etc
3) Body building nutrition is not complete without milk. Drinking a gallon of whole milk each day will help you gain some good fat which is necessary for body building. So, got milk?
Who said you need to use steroids in order to achieve your dream of having big strong muscles? A healthy eating habit with your workout regimen is enough to help you build muscles naturally.
Matthew Iannotti is a Nutritional Researcher and the author of Sport
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