As with anything in the health industry, there’s a lot of information out there about muscle-building. There are a number of people that claim to be experts that say one thing, then another expert will say the opposite. This has led to myths arising that simply aren’t true. Today, we’re going to bust some of those myths for you.
With so many muscle-building diets to choose from, it may be hard to decide which one is right for you. Whatever you decide to do, maintaining a good balance of macronutrients is the key to promoting general health, fat loss, and muscle building. We’ve gathered a few of the most popular muscle-building diets that can help you reach your goals. Here are some of the most popular muscle-building diets:
This diet plan focuses more on how the food is processed in your body more than what they are, so you can easily follow this while still getting the right balance of macronutrients. Whole foods are those that are not processed. Essentially, if you look at the ingredient list and there’s only one thing on it, it’s a whole food.
If it’s got a bunch of things you can’t pronounce, it’s processed and potentially dangerous. For this diet plan, you need to have:
- 80% of your daily food coming from whole foods you enjoy
- 10% of your daily food coming from whole foods you haven’t tried or don’t particularly enjoy
- 10% of your daily food coming from whatever you want
This diet is simple, and involves splitting up your meals throughout the day. The idea is that it helps keep your body fueled and energized throughout the day. It can also help keep you feeling full so you don’t run the risk of over-eating during your meal times, which can lead to fat gain. For this diet, simply split your normal meals up into 5 – 6 meals throughout the day plus a couple of snacks.
Intermittent Fasting Diet
There are a number of health benefits to intermittent fasting which is why many people are starting to participate in it. While there are different schedules you can use, the most common is the 16/8 plan in which you fast for 16 hours a day (typically from 9pm to 1pm the following day) and eat normally for 8 hours a day (from 1pm to 9pm).
Whatever diet seems right for you, I cannot stress the importance of finding the one that suits your lifestyle best. If you struggle finding the time to eat several times a day then maybe look at Intermittent Fasting. Above all else when deciding which diet is best is consistency. Being consistent is what will get you results when on a muscle building diet In the next part we will move onto training & exercises for Muscle Building…Onward we go!
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