How To Optimize Your Diet To Build Lean Muscle

How To Optimize Your Diet To Build Lean Muscle

Do you neglect your diet? Are you one of the many gym users guilty of eating junk food under the guise of trying to bulk up? Today you’ll learn how to build muscle the right way with a solid diet and why it’s just as important as learning how to deadlift or squat.

The worst mistake you can make in your quest to pack on lean size is to restrict your ambitions to the gym alone.

But even though it makes sense to watch what you eat, many men fall into the deadly trap of presuming they can gorge on whatever food they like then justify it by claiming they are trying to bulk up. A dirty bulk results in dirty weight being added.

For many, the diet is actually the hardest challenge of their quest to get lean. They find it easier, perhaps even fun, to workout at close to their maximum ability every day but they find it almost impossible to resist the temptation of junk food and alcohol outside of the gym.

Now, there are groups of people who totally neglect their diet out of nothing more than a lack of self discipline. That’s their choice. But there are another group here, a group who want to get results but simply do not know where to get started with all the information out there offering different advice.

When in doubt, trust science. The latest research on hypertrophy shows a proven three step formula for setting out a food plan to build size and strength. It is:

1. Consume around 1.5g protein per pound of body weight.

2. 1.5 grams of carbohydrates per lb of your current body weight.

3. Aim to eat about 0.5 grams of fat per lb of your weight.

Clearly you should not follow this as a rule, it is there to be played with. No diet is perfect for everyone and success only really arrives after you get the initial steps in place before then experimenting to see what works best for your body. I:7:T

You may be somewhat surprised to hear this, but the main nutrient which most people are lacking is protein. Sure, most guys purchase a whey protein supplement these days but the majority are doing it just because society tells them they need one. For many, this is the only protein they intake on a daily basis and it is simply not enough to build lean size.

Fats are also often avoided by mistake. They share the same name as the thing which most men are trying to shed from their midsection, but that does not mean eating fat is bad. In fact, eating plenty of healthy fats as well as some unhealthy fats has been scientifically shown to boost muscle retention as well as fat loss!

Now comes the interesting part. When you have your protein and fat intake set correctly, carbohydrates will determine what type of physique your body can achieve. Start with the recommended amount and note your results, before increasing the amount if you want to add more size or decreasing it if you feel you are adding body fat.

If you want to learn how to build muscle via your diet, the three key factors we have explained today will put you in the right direction. Take some time to experiment with the formula above and find something that works for you, but take heart in the fact that you are already light years ahead of many others in the fitness community who are still making the old mistake of training hard but neglecting what they eat.

How To Optimize Your Diet To Build Lean Muscle


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