Due to the overwhelming requests to know exactly what I eat to build muscle, I thought it would be a great idea to share one of my grocery trips. Most “fitness experts” will just write up a “sexy” list of “clean” foods and make it seem as if their diet is 100% pure and unscathed by sugar or whites. In the video below I go over everything I picked up at the grocery store and give some insight as to why I chose those foods. I’m also going to go ahead and share a list of these foods in hopes to help you add some variety to your own muscle building diet.
Things to remember:
I think it’s worth mentioning that these are not the only foods I eat. For those of you expecting more fruits and vegetables, take into consideration that I don’t wait until my fridge is bone dry to go food shopping. With that said, it would be safe to assume that whatever necessities you don’t see in this video are already in my fridge and/or pantry.
As you can see, I follow a very flexible diet in order to reach my fitness goals. As I have mentioned before, building muscle is not about eating tilapia and brown rice all day. In fact, following such an exclusive diet can easily lead to nutrient deficiencies and make it harder for one to build muscle or lose fat.
The principles I follow when dieting are very straight forward. I use a formula (like the one I provided you with in the Bony to Brawny calculator) and aim to reach my macronutrient and micronutrient goals, consistently. My food choices can vary because my approach to dieting is extremely calculated and thus allows for fitting in my favorite snacks without any detrimental effects to my overall health.
Let’s take it one step further…
So now you know what my grocery list looks like and exactly how large a variety of foods you can choose from and still build muscle and burn fat. But let’s take it one step further and go through an entire day of eating. In the video below, I will show you exactly how I eat on a daily basis in order to keep a variety of foods in my diet while maximizing my efforts in the gym. I personally am not a chef and this video makes that very clear. But eating to build muscle can be very simple and does not have to be overly complicated.
Eating to Build Muscle
As you can see, dieting for muscle growth does not have to be restrictive or complicated, just calculated. If you’re anything like me and you don’t want to carry around a calculator and do math every time you consume a meal, then download My Fitness Pal. This is a free app/software that allows you to enter in your foods throughout the day and calculates them for you.
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Have any questions?
If there is any questions you may have regarding dieting for muscle growth, my approach to dieting, or my Bony to Brawny program, please leave them in the comment section below. No question will go unanswered!