Want to build muscle but worried about the bland and boring diet that goes with it? If you associate building muscle with a diet feasting on chicken breasts, brown rice, and broccoli, it’s no surprise that you may start to reconsider this goal entirely.
I get it. You want to enjoy your life – and food – but yet at the same time, also want to walk around in a body that’s fit and muscular. Must you compromise?
The great news is that with the right approach, you don’t have to. It’s perfectly possible to pack on lean muscle mass without having to resort to run-off-the-mill ‘bodybuilding’ style food.
Get Real About Nutrition
First things first, you need to get serious about nutrition. Realize that if you don’t get your menu planned out properly, you’re never going to grow. It’s as simple as that. You can’t build muscle out of thin air, so without the proper foods in place and an adequate calorie intake, it just isn’t going to happen.
Any meals you do prepare need to be ones with calorie and nutrient density as this is what will give your body what it needs to see muscle growth success.
Take a bit of time now. It shouldn’t take too long.
Get organized and understand what your macronutrient ratio’s need to be, inform yourself on the right foods to be including in your nutrition plan and then put that plan into action.
Experiment With Your Cooking
Next, you need to get busy in the kitchen.
Take what you learned in the planning phase and put it to good use.
Experiment with new cooking techniques, buy new foods at the grocery store, and try seasoning your food using healthy alternatives like fresh herbs and spices.
The great thing about this is that many of these herbs will provide additional health benefits as well, really helping you see top level nutritional support.
Bring New Foods Into Your Menu
One of the biggest mistakes that far too many people make is always eating the same five to ten foods over and over again. You need to get in more variety. Not only so that you will be mentally more interested in your diet plan, but also so that you get the full spectrum of nutrients that you need.
Each time you go grocery shopping, try and pick up a new food to try. Whether it’s a new type of lean protein, a new fruit or vegetable, or a new type of grain, bean, or lentil, adding new foods to your menu is a must. Just be sure that you are keeping them healthy.
Track Your Results
Finally, the last step is to track your results. You’ll quickly discover which meals you love to add to your diet plan and which deliver you the best of results. Remember that everyone is unique and certain foods will work better for some than others.
Pay attention to how your body is responding and then form your nutrition plan from there.
Don’t consider yourself a master chef in the kitchen?
No problem. You don’t need to be. You can pick up Anabolic Cooking, which will give you meals already planned out for you (like the examples you saw above) that ensure muscle growth takes place all without leaving your taste buds wanting more. In fact, you will be amazed at the delicious flavors these meals bring to the table.