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What and How to Eat to Build Muscle

Jun 18, 2008
There are several people working their butts off in the gym every day trying to build muscle, but most of them have no idea what they should actually EAT to build muscle. In fact, most of them eat very little compared to those even trying to LOSE weight!

So if you are one of these folks, you should learn exactly what you should eat to build muscle so that you can get 5 times more results in 1/5 of the time.

Without further ado, let me give you a few brief summary of what and how you should be eating your way to gain muscle mass:

Eat 500 calories above maintenance level

This is very important. A standard maintenance level for men is 2000 calories and 1500 calories for women. In order to build muscle mass, you simply need to add an additional 500 calories to your daily routine to trigger your body in to building more muscle mass.

Eat every 2 to 3 hours.

If you do not eat every 2 to 3 hours, your body will trigger starvation mode, which is a very dangerous situation for those trying to build muscle because when your body enters starvation mode, it starts storing fat and using up your muscle for energy, which means all your hard work and effort would go in vain if you missed a meal in between. This is a very important key when it comes to the eating side of building muscle.

Feed on carbs and protein in every meal.

If you are a skinny guy finding it difficult to gain mass, then you should eat more high GI carbohydrates which makes you hungry really fast. This means you have to eat even more frequently to control the hunger and this will also trigger your body into slapping more pounds of muscle in to the body.

If you are a sensitive gainer, you have to eat medium to low GI carbs every 2 to 3 hours with lean protein in every meal.

Protein is very important for any type of body. It has the highest thermic effect and it is also the building block of muscles in your body. The more protein you eat, the more resources your body has to build muscle on. Just don't eat too much protein that it clogs up your intestine real bad and creates health problems.

Make sure you eat a lot of high fiber carbohydrates to ensure cleaner intestines, and better restored glycogen cells that get used up when you work out at a super intense level.
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