Jun 7, 2013 2:47am
When building muscle, protein is your best friend. After a hard workout, consume some protein and carbs so that your muscles can be rebuild. During the day, eat protein with every meal. In regards to carbs, you should eat healthy carbs for lunch, snacks, and dinner. Healthy carbs are sweet potato, brown rice, amaranth, quinoa, etc. Eat fruit and vegetables for a good carb source, too. In your case, carbs should be 40% of the meal, protein should be 30%, vegetables/fruits should be 20%, and fats should be 10%. That is just a rough estimate. When eating fats, you need to make sure that they will benefit your body. Trans fat and too much saturated fat are bad for you. Good fats to eat are nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, and grapeseed oil. No canola oil, corn oil, peanut oil, or butter in large amounts. Healthy fats do not make you fat. In fact, it is quite the contrary. Breakfast should be mostly protein and vegetables (if you can stand them in the morning). Eat more fats and healthy carbs for your snacks in between meals (an apple with almond butter, for example). Lunch should be protein, healthy carbs, fat, and vegetables. Dinner should be protein and vegetables with some carbs and fat, depending on what time of the day you work out.
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