If you are an experienced weight lifter, but have not got the gains you have wanted. Then it might be time to start looking at the foods you are eating. Nutrition is a major factor when it comes to building muscle; So if you are neglecting the proper nutrition and you are eating an unhealthy diet, then your body might be lacking in the amount of muscle mass getting put upon it.
Processed foods are everywhere these days. They are at the restaurants, fill up most of the entire grocery store, and sadly enough are the main food items the average American eats . Although is difficult to put all the fault on the customer, mainly due to the fact that the food industry has been lying to their customers for years about the quality of their foods. I mean if they flat out told people that their food will kill you, I wonder how much business they would lose.
Processed foods are a pretty new thing and have only been around for a short time. But within this short time, the rate of diseases has dramatically increased, since the time of their introduction into the market place. So I would try to stay clear of all processed foods, that is if you are serious about packing on some muscle weight.
Now this is related to the Paleolithic age period in time, right when our ancestors first began evolving into modern humans. During this period the brains of our ancestors were growing and they were needing more calories to feed these evolving brains.
By closely examining the way they ate has lead us to create the Caveman Diet. This diet is based off of whole foods and consisted of mainly meat, fish, shellfish, leafy vegetable, fruits, nuts and insects. There was no Taco Bell, or foods that are loaded with preservatives or other crazy chemicals that labs add to them to make them taste good. The only foods they had were natural whole foods, just like nature intended.
Leave Out With the Bad, Bring in the Good
You might be asking how does any of this relate to muscle building? Glad you asked, it has a huge part in muscle building. Nutrition is what your body gets to use to create these muscle tissues that you are trying to build. If you are missing the materials your body needs to build muscle, then your body will not be able to provide the muscle growth that you desire.
You need to eliminate the bad and take in the good. I recommend kicking fast food to the curb, and also avoid eating those processed ready to eat meals in the frozen section. When I say frozen section, I mean almost everything except for the frozen vegetables and fruits. I suggest using the caveman diet as a basis and then adding some other foods to make it complete.
Putting Things Together
I hope you learned how important a healthy diet is for building muscle. You have to provide your body with all the supplies it needs in order to get the desired results you are looking for (massive muscle growth). If you do not give your body all the food that it needs to create, repair and rebuild muscle It is like trying to manufacture a car but not having all the tools and supplies required to make the car. I believe quality nutrition can be the difference between getting a little bit of results and packing tons of muscle on your body. Well sounds like it is time for some meal planning for you. Best to get to work, you do not want to keep your muscles waiting.
Eat Yourself Into the Way of Massive
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