Nutrition Rules For Beginners

by: Michael Perry

November 21, 2018

8 Nutrition Rules For Beginners

8 Nutrition Rules to Build Quality Muscle – Never forget the significance that diet plan plays in accomplishing an excellent body. Following these 8 rules will supply you the structure you need for muscle development.

With all the various diet plans and workout gizmos out there it is tough to determine which path to take.
If you take a look at, lets say diet plans, you get completely lost in all the complicated arguments about which one is best,
you have the Atkins diet, the grapefruit, low carb, now even the acai berry diet.
I’m puzzled just thinking about the various variations, now I’m sure these diet plans all work to some degree,
however I am going to give you an easy to follow, bolts and nuts approach to gaining muscle and altering your body.

We are going to limit this to just the essential information needed to build more muscle and end up being leaner at the same time.
The KISS technique (keep it simple stupid).

#1. Eat A Meal Every Three Hours

Frequent smaller sized meals guarantee your body is continuously being provided the protein,
carbohydrates and necessary fatty acids require to preserve an anabolic state.
Muscle building all comes down to nutrient delivery to feed the muscles so they can grow. So, this comes down to eating every 3 hours 5-7 times a day.

I understand this seems like a lot however, these are smaller sized 400-600 calories per meal.
Eating in this manner will keep your blood sugar levels maintained so you will not surge up and down similar to fewer larger meals.
Elevated blood sugar levels cause your body to insulin output in an effort to store that sugar for later. When insulin is present, fat burning is halted.
Lowered insulin levels and stable amino acids flowing will help prevent this problem.

#2. Load up on Protein

Every meal you consume should have a sufficient amount of protein included in to it.
To take full advantage of muscle building you will require to consume a minimum of 1-2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight. (This means 180 pound individual should consume a minimum of 180 grams of protein, 360 grams on the high side).

So depending on just how much protein you will need each day, you will divide that by the number of meals for that day.
For example if you require 200 grams of protein each day divided by 6 meals, comes out to approximately 35 grams per meal.

These proteins should come from lean animal sources like chicken, eggs, fish, beef, turkey and dairy.
Variety in nutrition is essential much like variety in your training, so mix it up often.

#3. Keep Hydrated

Drinking water goes beyond keeping yourself hydrated.

And if you are likewise taking creatine, glutamine or other supplements, this will provide your muscles even higher capacity to store water inside and keep them full.

You should consume a minimum of 1 gallon of water daily, preferably more. When training try to get at least 8 ounces every 10 -15 minutes.

#4. Carb Up The Correct Way

When it comes to carbs, you need to have a little precise, too many can make you end up being a bulked up softie and too little can hurt your gains.

The very same principle is used similar to the protein consumption, split it between all your meals for that day. There are 2 exceptions to this and that is at breakfast and right after you workout. Breakfast and post-workout are important in help in muscle development.

Most meals you will want to consume slow digesting cabs such as whole grain bread and pastas, oatmeal, sweet potatoes and vegetables and fruits.

After workouts you should keep fast acting carbs, those that absorb quickly such as Gatorade, toasted bagel with jam, fat free pop tarts. (more on this in rule 7)

#5. Red Meat Is Good

Hamburgers and steaks frighten a great deal of people because of the high fat content in lots of cuts. But when you are looking to build muscle, not consuming red meat is the last thing you want to do. It is high in B vitamins including B-12, which supports muscle development and endurance and is packed loaded with creatine and iron more than any other source of protein.

It is an excellent source of slow digesting protein that helps in nitrogen retention and elevated amino acids in the blood stream.

When choosing your red meat sources choose the leaner cuts such as ground round and top sirloin. Go for the meats which are at least 93% lean, your body and taste-buds will thank you.

#6. Eat Fish

Most bodybuilders like to live on chicken and low fat beef, however fish like salmon, trout, tuna, and grouper have benefits other protein sources do not. They are an excellent source of Omega -3 fatty acids, which can help make you bigger and leaner.

Omega -3’s help the body produce glycogen, a carb that is kept in the muscle tissue. This will be a main source of energy while training and will likewise help in muscle development and repair work.

Remember that 20-30% of your everyday calories should originated from healthy diet fats.

#7. Supplement With These 3

As you become more advanced with your training and nutrition, you can try a range of muscle builders, strength builders. But in the meantime, simply stick to the fundamentals: Creatine, Glutamine and Branched Chain Amino Acids or BCAAs These are 3 of the most supplements on the market.

Creatine has actually been shown in many research studies to boost muscle strngth, size and power.

Glutamine is an essential amino acid that helps in avoiding muscle breakdown and assisting your body immune system.

BCAAs likewise avoid muscle breakdown and help to hold-up fatique from vicious training.

Adding these 3 to your diet plan will help excel the benefits from your training.

Take 5 grams of creatine, 5-10 crams of glutamine and 5-10 grams of BCAAsabout 30 minutes before and after your training.

#8. Feed Your Body While You Sleep

When you are sleeping your body is in a fast state, robbing aminos from your muscles to feed your brain with the lack of food, not good if you want to pack on some muscle.

To offset this consume something that consist of slow digesting protein 30 minutes before you go to bed.

You can consume some walnuts or mixed nuts, 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter, a cup of low fat cottage cheese. You will want to consume about 30 grams of casein protein before bed, due to the fact that it is slow digesting it will feed your body through the night. I am not a fan of cottage cheese so I take a casein protein powder together with a tablespoon of flax seed oil. The chocolate flavor from the protein resembles a late night dessert for me.


About the author

Growing up as the fat kid is what motivated him to take matters to his hands at fifteen, and he has never looked back again since!

When he's not pumping iron at the gym, you'll probably find him hooked to his record player listening to rock classics.

If only he could carry it with him to the gym. Sigh.

On this site, he'll do his best to help you accomplish the same results for yourself.

(We're talking about getting in shape, not trying to carry a record player to your local gym)

Michael Perry