When it comes to building muscle and adding size to your frame, your muscle building diet is going to be the most important factor that you have to get right. Because simply put, when you implement a proper diet to build muscle, it will enable you to perform that much better in the gym and physically recover and progress that much faster. However, the unfortunate part is that most people are completely lost with what a diet to gain muscle should look like and what the best foods to eat for muscle gain really are. Luckily, in this video we’ll cover exactly what the best diet to gain muscle really is and how to eat for muscle growth. Towards the end of the video, I’ll also provide a muscle building meal plan that you can get started with right away. Enjoy!
High-protein foods are very important for gaining muscle, but carbohydrates and fats are also necessary sources of energy. If your goal is to gain lean muscle, you should focus on exercising regularly and eating more calories each day from muscle-building foods.
Both nutrition and physical activity are critical if you want to gain lean muscle. Here are 10 best lean-muscle building foods you should have in your diet.
A good source of betaine, also known as trimethylglycine helps to increase muscle strength and power.
Help to boost muscle growth, strength and endurance, especially when eaten before workouts.
Nuts are the perfect blend of protein, fats, and fiber, allowing you to get the extra calories.
A good source of glutamine, the amino acid that is important for lean muscle growth.
The specific polyphenols in apples help to increase muscle strength and prevent muscle fatigue.
Contain high quality protein, nine essential amino acids, choline, the right kind of fat, and vitamin D.
Dairy not only contains high-quality protein, but also a mixture of fast-digesting whey protein and slow-digesting casein protein.
I think the first and foremost most important thing we need to do is to realize that eating food, and whole foods, is very important.
Especially if you're a novice or you're a new body builder or someone just starting out looking to put on lean muscle. The first thing you begin to think about is pills and potions, shakes, drinking your calories down, when in fact the most important thing that you should be doing is focusing on getting proper calories. Getting enough calories, even actually above your maintenance of calories, but getting whole foods.
I would say the top ten foods that every individual looking to put on lean tissue should be having on a regular basis should be your five most important macro nutrients of protein. That would be beef, turkey, chicken, fish, and eggs.
The three complex carbohydrates that are extremely important would probably be oatmeal, yams or sweet potatoes, brown rice. Then I think I would round out that top ten list with maybe nuts which are a good source of getting a lot of other nutrients that you're not going to get throughout the day but also a good source of healthy fats.
And then the last would probably be oils. Extra virgin olive oil, flax seed oil. Macadamia nut oil, another oil that most aren't very familiar with that has a very positive impact on one's metabolism. And even to some degree, extra virgin coconut oil would be good.
I'd be eating from five to seven meals throughout the day and I would be spreading out those meals and calorie loads of any where from two to five or six hundred.
I think it's extremely important, however, to keep in mind that in regard to the top foods and what you're eating throughout the day and how you're spacing out your meals,that the amount of food you eat and the overall amount of calories that you ingest, are going to be based upon your goals, your body weight, and so on and so forth.
They're all going to be relative to you specifically.