So you want to put on muscle? You’re in the right place
The most effective diet for putting on muscle is a balanced diet that includes high protein foods, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and plenty of water.
Protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle, so aim to have a serving of lean protein like fish, poultry, or eggs with each meal. EACH MEAL. Writing that twice and in caps so you read it.
Other high protein foods you can eat are cottage cheese and plain Greek yogurt. Add toppings if you wish… you don’t have to make it painful.
Despite news headlines, carbs aren’t bad for you. Eat the right carbs and you’re golden. Complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, oats, and quinoa, provide your muscles with the fuel they need to power through workouts.
Healthy fats like avocados, nuts, and olive oil help your body absorb essential nutrients and provide energy. They’re high in calories, but don’t be afraid of them – just mind your portions.
Added benefit: healthy fats grease your intestines – helloooooo easier bowel movements.
Water, Water, Water
Staying hydrated is essential for muscle growth, so make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Not drinking enough? Fill up one of these bad boys and finish it… twice.
What are you gonna do with all that muscle?
Show it off at an event!