When you're trying to build lean muscle, the foods you consume become even more important.
This piece will focus on what foods you can consume for this critical meal that will give you the results you want.
Too many people who are trying to build muscle follow what I consider unrealistic nutritional guidelines.
Nutrition is the critical component for seeing the results you want from your works outs.
The best workout regiment in the world won't expose your six pack abs unless you're giving your body the nutritional intake it requires to build lean quality muscle.
For you to experience any results, or long term results, you must follow a nutritional regiment that is realistic and doable.
A realistic nutritional regiment will be something you can commit to over the course of time.
It must consist of foods you enjoy eating, food that are readily available and it must not require expertise in the kitchen to put together.
If any of these three elements are missing, you're chances of straying away from your nutritional plan increases.
You will only build muscle from a nutritional regiment you can actually follow.
I'm not suggesting you slack off on what you and only eat the foods you enjoy eating.
Building muscle is about making the right food choices, which for most means making modifications in what they decide to eat, but does not have to mean eating only vegetables or cutting out entire food groups! Here are a list of what I consider muscle building staples, foods you should have on you at all times for your breakfast options: - Eggs/Egg whites - Oatmeal - Skim or low fat milk - Turkey Bacon - Cinnamon - Cereal - Protien Shake - Fruit - Potatoes - Waffels At first glance you might be surprised I have some of the foods listed here that I do.
Good! I want to be clear that eating to build muscle doesn't mean you have to starve your self by not eating carbs or eating foods you don't like.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Balance is key here.
This is the meal that will get your day started so its important to have the right combination of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
I don't believe in calorie counting either.
It doesn't fit into my requirement of something that is sustainable and realistic.
Most importantly, counting calories misses the point.
If you're giving your body the right kind of foods to build muscle, you can consume without worrying so much about the quantity.
Generally speaking my breakfast consists of 3-4 scrambled eggs (1 yoke and three whites), 3 strips of turkey bacon, one pack of instant oatmeal, a glass of skim milk and my omega-3 supplement.
Remember building muscle is a simple process, don't overcomplicate it.