So you wanna know what foods to eat to gain weight? Here we go…
As you know there are a TON of food choices today… This makes it confusing when we have a specific goal to GAIN WEIGHT.
Contrary to what some people believe you can NOT just eat a bunch of random food and successfully gain weight. Sure, you may gain a little body fat… but is that REALLY what you want? More body fat?
NO! You want muscle. Lots of muscle.
And in order to gain this muscle, there are certain foods that you should eat, and certain foods that you should AVOID.
We’ll just talk about the good muscle-building foods that you want to include in your diet.
Before we begin, it’s important to understand that you want to include 3 different types of food in your muscle building diet:
You need to include each of these components with each meal in order to optimize your muscle gains.
Alright, let’s get started with protein…
Skinless Chicken Breasts
Chicken is a very good lean source of protein. And as we know, your muscles need protein to grow larger.
The problem is, some protein sources (like fatty beef) come with large amounts of saturated fat – which is not good for your long-term health. (Although I LOVE steak and I do include it in my diet. I just get a lean cut of steak.)
Chicken has very low fat content compared to other protein sources (about 1 gram of fat per ounce).
And you’re getting about 8.8 grams of protein per ounce. So a 5 ounce chicken breast gets you roughly 44 grams of protein! That’s what I call some “muscle fuel.”
It’s also a good idea to eat skinless chicken breasts. That will cut the fat content in half.
Baked Red Potatoes
Baked potatoes are not only delicious, they’re an awesome carb source for guys who want to put on a lot of SIZE.
These little red spuds will get you about 5.6 grams of carbs per ounce. So weigh out 10 ounces of baked potatoes on your food scale and you’ve got a solid 55 grams of carbs that will fuel your muscle growth.
And the good thing about potatoes is, there’s lots of things you can do with them to spice them up:
- Mash them up into “mashed potatoes”
- Cut them up into slices and add seasoning.
- Fry them in olive oil and add salt for a “french fry” taste. (Add ketchup too.)
- And only your imagination is the limit…
Baked potatoes go well with a lot of meals, but my favorite all-time meal has to be a juicy medium rare steak with a side of baked potatoes and asparagus. I can almost FEEL my muscles growing after I eat a meal like that 😉
Alright let’s talk about FAT:
Not only are almonds delicious, they are filled with healthy fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.) They also have a good amount of protein.
Overall, you’re looking at about 14 grams of fat, and 6 grams of protein per ounce. Not too shabby.
How do you eat almonds? Well you can obviously just weigh them out on your food scale, then pop them in your mouth and chew…
Or, if you’re like me, you may want to make things a little more interesting…
They sell almond butter in the grocery stores… You can use this in place of peanut butter. You can add it to a sandwich, put it in a protein shake, spread it on a rice cake, etc. It’s delicious.
They also sell various forms of roasted almonds. You can find them with all kinds of seasonings… but just be sure to look at the nutrition label just to make sure they don’t have a ridiculous amount of sugar.
So there are 3 fantastic muscle-building foods you can start incorporating into your diet right now.
By the way, if you’re still “sitting on the sidelines” waiting for a magic genie to come along and grant your wish to be big and muscular, I hate to break it to you, but…
It ain’t gonna happen!
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