What do you eat to gain lean muscle??

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What do you eat to gain lean muscle??

Post by Guest on Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:33 am

As the title of the topic suggests, I want to know what you eat to gain lean muscle. I lost quite a bit of fat and muscle in Peru and want to gain the muscle back, but no more fat. Im cutting down majorly on bread and rice and eating more salads with meat in them... What are some good carbs I should add to my diet?

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Re: What do you eat to gain lean muscle??

Post by Tombie on Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:46 am

Fish...lots of fish.
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Re: What do you eat to gain lean muscle??

Post by messiaen77 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:04 pm

As far as carbs go, whole grains, fruits and veggies are your best bet. I'm assuming you know that eating in and of itself is not going to build muscle, you need to work out as well.
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Post by Hguols on Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:31 pm

I think it depends on your body type. If I were to eat whole grains, I'd gain weight... and not muscle weight either.

I'm thinking low carb, lower calories, and tricks to boost your metabolism.... like drinking actual water.
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Re: What do you eat to gain lean muscle??

Post by messiaen77 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:39 pm

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Re: What do you eat to gain lean muscle??

Post by Guest on Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:35 am

messiaen77 wrote:As far as carbs go, whole grains, fruits and veggies are your best bet. I'm assuming you know that eating in and of itself is not going to build muscle, you need to work out as well.

Yep, I know that. I currently do 3 to 5 workouts a week. Doing the warrior dash this saturday, but really unprepared.. Ive been doing weight training for 4 years now, but havent really gotten heaps of size despite big increases in strength and I l dont want to regain lost fat kgs either.. Not that im interested in looking like Jay Cutler either, just want the athletic big ripped look etc

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Post by arttieTHE1manparty on Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:46 pm

I always tell people up your protein, up your fiber, up your water, moderate whole grains, and reduce sugars, starches, and processed foods, ELIMINATING fried food, sodas, and junk food like candy, cake, pie, etc.



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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:15 am

Sodas aka, soft drinks as us Aussies call them, are possibly my arch enemy. They are my cocaine, I know the evil they inflict upon my body, but I find them SO hard to give up. I think if I stop drinking them all together and cut down on all other sugary drinks like fruit juice that will be a huge step in the right direction for me.

Ive been eating a LOT of salad this week with my own dressings and heaps of good fat sources like avacados and almonds, and have cut down on bread a fair bit. I need to find a healthy caffeine source as I dont think cappacinos are much better for me than coke either..

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Post by Black Rider on Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:22 pm

Straight cofee has caffeine i've heard. Are you a hard gainer? If so you'll have to eat some fats to gain muscle but follow what arttie said.
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Post by ViaVeritasVita on Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:19 am

I always tell people up your protein, up your fiber, up your water, moderate whole grains, and reduce sugars, starches, and processed foods, ELIMINATING fried food, sodas, and junk food like candy, cake, pie, etc.

What this guy said is right on. The only thing I would add would be lean protein meats as has been suggested in other posts, such as fish and chicken. Of course exercise.

Dietary intake.
Work out.
Discipline.

Really more simple that people make it
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Re: What do you eat to gain lean muscle??

Post by Lucian on Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:38 am

Ok, here's a small list. Meat! you need the protein. Fish, Turkey, Chicken and Beef. Try also complex carbs like brown rice, oatmeal, whole grains, etc. Now, all this food are healthy in a way but also you need to work out. there's no such thing as food for lean muscle. There's food to fuel your muscle and body so you can get lean muscle from your workouts. Go to youtube and check this guy's channel "Rob Riches".
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Re: What do you eat to gain lean muscle??

Post by zegonzales on Tue May 27, 2014 3:58 pm

I never had the need to give up Soda, I just substituted the sugary version for the diet ones. I am not presently working out , but I want to start working out again in a few weeks.
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Post by zegonzales on Tue May 27, 2014 4:03 pm

I am presently doing the Low Carb deal for fat loss , but I know it REALLY sucks for lean muscle gain as I noticed in the past. my plan is to continue on the LC approach when I start to work out again adding some fruit , maybe small portions of some whole grains and radically reducing the fat intake.

Or I may switch to a Low Glycemic Index Diet as I did months ago. theres some fat regain when you go from low carb to low glycemic , but its not as much as you gain when you go from low carb back to the junk food.
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Re: What do you eat to gain lean muscle??

Post by zegonzales on Tue May 27, 2014 4:06 pm

I don´t want to eat like I did in the past , I tend to be a junk food addict and I feel WAY much better doing Low Carb. Your energy is boosted , you fell better and the fat loss is incredible.
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