Foods that Promote Gaining Muscle - Dr. Clayton Frenzel | BodEvolve Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa | Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

Foods that Promote Gaining Muscle

While everyone wants the perfect body, getting these results requires dedication to living a healthy lifestyle, including how you eat and exercise.  Even at that, if you exercise daily, but do not eat a balanced and nutritional diet, your body will not yield the same results.  Here are some foods to consume while trying to tone up.

The biggest benefit of good nutrition is that it helps your body cleanse itself.  Without the bloat of grease and fat, you have more energy and focus.  Choosing particular foods feed the muscles and give you better results in your workouts.

Your body requires a balance of calories.  While you do not want to consume too many calories filled with sugars or fats, you do need a substantial amount of calories to build muscle.  If you are counting your calories to lose weight, you have probably noticed a decrease in your energy level.  Make sure you consume enough calories to help you build muscle and restore energy.  If you are eating less than 1200 calories, you are harming your body.  While you might want to lose a pound a week, the fact is that you are starving your body and it is storing fat.

In addition to eating right, your body needs exercise.  Don’t choose one or the other.  Eat a balanced diet and workout at least three times a week.  You will be able to tell the difference immediately.

When you choose foods to consume your caloric intake, consider the benefits you receive.  Are you eating fried foods or lean meats?  Protein is incredibly important for muscles.  Lean meats, fish, nuts, beans, and low-fat cheese are great sources of protein.  However, you do not want to consume raw nuts or seeds.  Aim to consume about 10 to 35 percent of your calories on protein.

Next, you want to feed your body healthy carbs.  Did you know that carbohydrates are converted to sugar once inside the body?  While some are healthier than others, it’s important to avoid spiking blood sugar.  Whole grains and whole fruits are a great source of carbohydrates.  You should aim for about 45 to 60 percent of your daily caloric intake to be carbs.  A balanced diet helps you stay energized.  Eat carbs with lean protein for an extra boost of energy before a workout.

Just as important as protein and carbs are, healthy fats help your body run well.  Healthy fats comes from avocado, olive oil, flaxseed oil, fish oils, and even from eating an ounce of cheese.  About 20 percent of your daily caloric intake should be from healthy fats.

Finally, it’s beneficial to your body to cleanse the colon and keep your digestive system regulated.  Eating green leafy vegetables is the perfect source.  Eating between three and five cups of leafy greens, especially when raw, are incredible for your health.

There are numerous foods that benefit your body.  Choosing the best foods to promote health and balance is imperative.

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