Although it’s long been the hype among bodybuilders that you need to follow a high-protein diet to build muscle, you have to focus more on carbs and good fats to get big. Shoot for a minimum of two to four grams of carbs per pound of body weight daily.Your best carb choices will always be complex carbs. A list of the best carb sources are:
Whole grain bread
Whole grain pasta
All green leafy vegetables Most vegetables (no potatoes)
When trying to gain muscle you have to look at eating as if it is a job. Example, I hear people complain about not being able to gain weight, the reason is very simple; they are not eating anywhere near as much as they need to. Some people may even think they are eating a lot, but when they add it all up at the end of the day, they are usually only about halfway there. Putting on serious muscle requires dedication and you are going to have to get used to eating more than you ever thought you could if you want to be successful in building muscle and strength. However, just don’t eat anything to increase your daily consumption of calories.
You should BASE YOUR DIET AROUND NATURAL, WHOLE FOOD SOURCES!! The majority of your calories should come from lean meats, eggs, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables and whole grain breads and pasta. Avoid most packaged or boxed processed foods such as cereals that most people eat and you will be on the right path. The exceptions to this rule are brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, and whole-grain bread. You must EAT AN AMPLE AMOUNT OF CARBOHYDRATES!!!!
Although it’s long been the hype among bodybuilders that you need to follow a high-protein diet to build muscle, you have to focus more on carbs and good fats to get big. Also, eat .8 GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER POUND OF BODYWEIGHT DAILY.
Stay away from the bad carbs also know as simple carbs. Bad carbs tend to be heavily refined and do not hold much nutritional value in the body. Usually bad carbs consist of one or two following ingredients sugar or enriched bleach flour.