Dieting For Muscle Gain

Out of all the sections in this manual, this one is probably the most important for gaining weight. Dieting for muscle gain is simply a matter of eating. You must eat more calories than your body burns off.

Now, when I say eat, I do not mean just anything. All calories are not created equal. In other words, some types of calories are not equal to others for gaining muscle. For example, if I said that you need to eat 2,000 calories per day to gain weight, and you eat 4 bags of potato chips each day, do you think you would gain muscle? Not likely. The majority of your weight would be fat. Why? Because potato chips, like most processed junk food, contains empty, totally nutritionless calories. These foods do not provide you with the correct nutrient breakdown essential for gaining muscle.

To gain muscle, your caloric intake should be equal to about 15-18 times your body weight. Your meals must also consist of the correct amount of carbohydrates, protein and fat. The current ratio that I recommend is 40% protein, 30% carbohydrates and 30% fat. Some advocate more protein or more fats, but this is a good starting point for most hardgainers.

Years ago, a higher carbohydrate and lower fat diet was the rage, pushed by professional bodybuilders and trainers. They claimed that this was the only way to eat for muscle gain. Unfortunately, the only people gaining muscle on that type of diet were a genetically gifted few. The rest just got fat. Carbs serve mainly as energy for the body, while protein provides the necessary amino acids to build and repair muscle. For muscle growth, carbohydrates are not as essential as protein and fats. High quality protein, which the body breaks down into amino acids, should be the center point of all your meals. Intense exercise increases demand for amino acids which support muscle repair and growth.

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