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Healthy Diet Plan That Builds Muscle

Author : Stevan Glazsckie

Submitted : 2010-10-19 16:10:48    Word Count : 573    Popularity:   7

Tags:   no nonsense muscle buidling, strength training, lose weight, fitness

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You can find plenty of diets that say they are used as a healthy means of building your muscles. When looking into the habits or foods required, most aren't healthy at all and only look that way to people who are not knowledgeable in healthy education. Here are some ideas on your next healthy diet and way to build your muscle.

Protein is essential for helping to build muscle, no matter what diet you are on. However too much protein and not enough exercise can have the opposite effect on the body. For someone who regularly eats a 2,000 calorie diet and exercises for a half hour daily, taking in half of those calories from protein is recommended.

If you do not work out at least a half an hour daily while eating this amount of protein, it can hinder your muscle building. When muscles break down and rebuild from exercise, the proteins are used to help rebuild that muscle and fuel it for healthy development. This leads to the next element of a healthy diet for muscles, which includes water.

Eating three times a day is essential to losing weight. Missing one meal a day causes the body to think it will be starved of nutrients, so it will begin to eat the next meal feverishly without regard to how healthy it is. So if you miss a meal, the body will absorb all the fats from the next meal first to create energy. If too many fats are eaten, they will be stored for later.

A great way to lose weight is to limit your caloric intake on a daily basis. The average adult has a diet of 2,000 calories a day. Reducing your daily intake to 1,500 calories will help you to limit how many carbohydrates and fats you are eating on a daily basis and will help you to lose weight.

We all know that water is required for life, but it is also needed for muscles to grow. A healthy adult person should drink 64 ounces of water daily to keep hydrated. If you have an exercise routine of at least a half an hour a day, taking in another 16 ounces of water is suggested. The more water that is lost due to sweating, the more that needs to be taken in so the muscles are healthy when they begin new growth.

Many diets restrict carbohydrates, and this should be avoided. The body requires carbs and sugars to create energy to function. Your carbs are burned and energy made so that the muscles can work to break down and rebuild.

The last 1,000 calories of a diet should be taken from other food groups like fruits and vegetables naturally, instead of from added sugars in soft drinks and sweets. This not only allows you to eat healthy from all food groups but allows for enough energy to be taken from the diet to help you get through a hard workout to rebuild the muscles.

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