In my search for building muscle I’ve been told so many things about what I should eat to put some “meat on my bones” it’s ridiculous. And for all the skinny guys who’ve been told “Just eat more food - and you’ll get big” don’t worry because I’ve been there.
If you want to build muscle, you have to eat the best for building muscle it’s that simple. If I listened to what some of these “know it alls” had to say about the subject I’d be eating Ho Ho’s, Ding Dongs and pizza and wonder why I’m not able to build muscle only rolls and rolls of unwanted fat.
So I want to set the facts straight right now. If you want to build muscle you have to eat the “right foods”. And by right foods I mean foods high in protein, complex carbohydrates
and also low in fat content. If you’re a “skinny guy” you may be able to eat foods relatively high in fat - just remember, the more “fat” you put in your body, the more “work you’re going to have to put in, in order to get it out.
The best foods for building muscle are mostly always ones high in protein. As you know protein is what’s responsible for building new muscle tissue and also maintaining your body’s muscle tissue.
Think of it this way, the more protein you intake, the more protein your body has to build and maintain new muscle tissue.
Here are some of the best foods for building muscle that I are “high protein”:
(highest amount of protein –> lowest amount of protein)
Duck, domesticated, meat only, cooked, roasted
Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat
Turkey, meat only, cooked, roasted
Fish, tuna salad
Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 2% milkfat
Chicken, canned, meat only, with broth
The second best foods for building muscle are foods high in carbohydrates. But not just any carbohydrates, you want to find foods high in “complex carbs”. Why complex carbs? - Because unlike simple carbs (sugars) like those found in candy and junk food, complex carbs provide long term energy which is excellent for your muscle building workout.
But the biggest benefit of complex carbs is that it’s very difficult for your body to turn complex carbs into “dreaded” fat. So you actually get more energy with less the fat when you eat foods high in complex carbs.
Here are some of the best foods for building muscle high in complex carbs:
Remember if you’re trying to build muscle mass you have to eat the BEST foods for building muscle. High protein foods and foods high in (complex) carbohydrates should always be on your list, in your nutrition plan and in your diet when you’re trying to build muscle.