Top Nutrition Tips to Help You Build Muscle Like a Fitness Model – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander
To build muscle, you need to eat well and train. But, what type of diet should you follow? How many times a day should you eat? Should we eat in the morning? How much protein should you eat per day? If there are so many questions about how to build muscle, how do you know which one to choose? Luckily, these 3 nutrition tips will help you create the perfect diet that will get results and keep your body in top shape.
The best nutrition tips to help you build muscle like a fitness model – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander
Eating at regular intervals throughout the day will keep your metabolism high and help you reach your goals faster. Your body needs time between meals and periods of fasting to fully utilize all of its energy reserves. If you eat every 2-3 hours, or even just 4-5 times a day, your body will burn calories without running out of fuel and store fat quickly when you eat infrequently. To stay on track with good nutritional timing, take easy-to-eat snacks that are 100 calories or less home or to work so you’re ready for any unexpected hunger pangs.
Proteins, carbohydrates and fats
Bodybuilders know that getting enough protein is essential for muscle growth, but people tend to think that more protein is better. While it’s true that protein is important, too much of it can be detrimental and hamper your muscle-building efforts. Research suggests that you need at least 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight each day, or about 70 grams of protein for someone who weighs 150 pounds. If you’re trying to build muscle, aim for around 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. This will help you make sure you have enough without overdoing it.
Why carbohydrates are important
The Truth About Carbohydrates – Carbohydrates are one of the three essential macronutrients in your daily diet. Although they may seem like they deserve a bad rap, here’s why eating lots of carbs is actually good for you.
#1: Carbohydrates give you energy. At 4 calories per gram, carbohydrates are extremely nutrient dense, providing you with much needed energy throughout the day. When you exercise, consuming more carbs will help fuel your body and keep it fit.
#2: They help you build muscle. If there’s one thing fitness models need more than anything else, it’s muscle! When you eat more carbs than protein or fat, insulin levels rise and signal your body that it needs to store nutrients as glycogen (or muscle). This process is known as glycogen overcompensation and leads to increased muscle mass when combined with strength training. #3: Your brain loves them. Many people think that since carbs turn into sugar, they must be unhealthy, but not all sugars are created equal. Complex carbohydrates contain fiber and other nutrients, which may reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes by lowering cholesterol levels in your blood. #4: Low carb diets can harm you. Sure, low carb diets can help you lose weight fast, but at what cost?
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