When it comes to gaining muscle mass you are probably already hitting the gym hard right? And while you are seeing progress it’s not quite what you want to see? It’s because what you do outside the gym matters even more.
What you eat determines whether or not you are going to actually gain mass. If your body is not getting enough calories and you are lifting hard, your muscles have nothing to feed off of in order to grow, so it’s only going to get you so far.
So what you do you do? Well you need to make sure you are eating clean and eating enough. Your calorie intake has to be in excess of what you are burning. If you have never tracked calories it will be a game changer for you. Most of us (myself included) before tracking calories are way off on what we are actually consuming.
So for starters grab a calorie tracker app. There are a ton out there, find one that works for you. I personally like FitBit’s app (you don’t need a fitbit to use the app).
Start by figuring out how many calories you should be eating. When starting with an app it will have you put in your stats such as weight, height, age, and then you will put in your goal for weight loss/gain. Once you do this it calculates how many calories you should be eating a day.
This is what you want to stick with.
From here start logging every single thing you eat. Your eyes will be opened to a whole new world and you will find that some foods either have way less or way more calories than you thought.
Get your calories on point, and your muscle gains will follow suit. For more check our our free video course to start gaining muscle.