Nutrition When Building Muscle

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So to build muscle it’s just a matter of lifting weights right? Wrong.  If you just lift weights but do nothing to change your diet you will see very limited results.  Now nutrition doesn’t have to be rocket science.  Somewhere between macros and busting out a calculator you may have seen some very complicated formulas for adjusting your diet.  But it doesn’t have to be that hard.

First thing you have to do is figure out how much you should be eating each day.  There are a ton of free calorie calculator apps that do this.  My Fitness Pal is a great one.  Plug in your info and it will tell what you need to be eating either to gain weight or lose weight.  Now that you know this, you have to start tracking your food.  The app I mentioned above allows you to plug in the food you eat and calculates your intake.

So now that you know how to track the numbers, what should be eating?

Cut out the crap.  No sugar, white flour, empty cereals, soda.  Cut the fast food, the eating out.  If you want to bring change to your body you have to start eating differently.

Stick to whole wheat breads, and grains, brown rice, whole grain oats, lean meats like turkey, chicken, and fish, eliminate red meat.  1% or less milk or almond milk.  Tree nuts make great snacks, along with healthy options for granola bars.

Don’t be afraid to make the necessary changes.  Part of the Bones to Bulk mentality is that you are not eating to satisfy your taste buds or your gut, but to build your body for muscle, strength and overall health.  To look and feel good.

You’ve got this.

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I run Bones to Bulk, a complete program that focuses on the nutritional, fitness, and mental game of gaining lean muscle naturally.

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