You know how you eat five doughnuts because you think “hey, I worked out yesterday.” Well, you almost got the right idea, it’s just backwards! Your body likes to use carbohydrates as fuel.
If you’re trying to build muscle, your diet is going to have something in common with any healthy diet—variety and balance. Your body needs carbohydrates to feel energized during a workout, protein to build muscles, vitamins and minerals to help recover, plus healthy fats.
Terrified of that bagel? Not to worry—it will give you energy to work off more calories than you consumed. If you’re still hesitant, here is a list of other carbohydrates to eat when building muscle:
Muscle-Building, Energizing Foods
Whole wheat bread
Black Eye Peas
Protein is what makes up the muscle
. Here are some muscle building-blocks:
Your body has just undergone a lot of stress. Give it some loving with these restorative foods, full of vitamins and minerals:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Remember, balance is key. Just because you’re eating healthy food doesn’t mean you can eat endless amounts. Don’t forget about calories. Be smart, be healthy, be fit!