Eating food with a lot of nutritional value is part of the absolute MUSTS of gaining muscle mass for both average people and competitive bodybuilders.
The problem with the whole topic of eating is that we have a tendency to take it for granted, food is available to us all the time and we don’t think about what kind of food it really is.
Food generally goes into 2 categories:
a. Nutritional food (Fruit, Veggies, Fish etc.), this is natural food, stuff that usually has only ONE ingredient and can only be grown in farms or caught in a lake(fish).
b. Comfort food (Candy, Pizza, Hamburgers etc.) which tends to replace normal food these days, most of the time it is made up of a lot of different ingredients, many of which can not even be pronounced.
I am not going to lie to you by saying that I only eat the nutritional stuff, I have had the best of both worlds, but I do try to eat more of the food that is good for my body.
1. Eat Nuts
As an example we will put cheese burger calories against walnut calories.
A cheese burger can have about 300 calories, a bag of walnuts can have about 700 calories. Believe it or not you are more likely to actually lose fat and keep it off eating walnuts because they contain the kind of fat that will boost your metabolism, and also contribute to your muscle growth.
Cheese burgers, while I do eat them it only happens once in a while and it is easier to gain fat from them instead of muscle, in some cases ectomorphs (skinny dudes) will get fatter from this (I was one of em).
What can you do now? Put nuts into your …Read more