I’m sure you are very familiar with all of the ‘interesting’ eating plans that are out there nowadays. Maybe you’ve tried a few in your time and didn’t have any luck, or maybe you are just simple looking for what to eat when building muscle. Either way it’s all good, and you should know that it will take some time to properly ‘put the pieces of the puzzle together’ in order to see the best results.
However, one universal truth I have come across when it comes to deciding what to eat when building muscle, is that you just gotta include some foods in your meal plan that you are just ‘head over heals’ for. Seriously, and this is coming from someone who can eat plain chicken, rice, and broccoli 9 times a day. To me though, I love those foods, which is why I can eat them all day long.
That is the 10 million dollar question. You see, I do believe a very big reason why many fail to follow through with ‘what they know they should eat’ (depending on how you want to define that), is mostly for the reason that the food being eating, isn’t being enjoyed. However, the nifty thing is that you can still eat like a king, build muscle, and do it without eating like you just cleaned out an entire all you can eat buffet.
So if you’ve ever wondered what to eat when building muscle, I’m here to tell you to be creative. Over the years I have been simply amazed by how effortlessly you can ‘tweak’ up your nutrition, while still keeping it “clean”. The foods you should eat have been the same ever since day 1.
Lean proteins like chicken, beef, fish, eggs, cottage cheese. Complex carbs like oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat bread, sweet potatoes, yams, vegetables, etc. All of the friendly simple carbs, and yes, they do have their place with building muscle. And last but not least the good fats which can be found in natural peanut butter, salmon, flax seed, peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc.
The foods really haven’t changed, it’s more of what you do with them. So if you want a shortcut to easily turning your muscle building foods into something that looks like a top chef made them, I highly recommend you check out the Anabolic Cooking cookbook. It’s the bomb! And you’ll get about 200 different ways to keep your nutrition boredom-free, allowing to focus on what’s most import: building muscle. Below is a video of me making some awesome oatmeal using one of the recipes; enjoy!