If you want to be strong as an ox, powerful as a bear, and explosive like a cheetah...you’re going to need to eat like a beast!
I get it. If you’re not used to eating a lot, it can be hard to eat more than your current daily intake. Your stomach feels full already and you don’t want another bite, let alone a second helping!
Ectomorphs have it even harder because theyhave to eat more than anyone else! And when you’re told to pretty much eat double what you’re already eating, it’s easy to just give up and forget your dream of ever becoming a beast.
But if you’ve decided that you’re determined to bulk up and put on more muscle mass, join us as we take a look at what you need to eat to become more beast.
By real meat I mean animal meat. Sorry vegetarians and vegans, but this is just a simple fact of life. Animal protein is intrinsic to muscle mass gain. Beef, for example, is jam-packed with creatine, B-vitamins, zinc and iron - the key ingredients needed to grow muscle. You won’t find that in tofu.
Chicken, on the other hand, is an awesome white meat that’s loaded with protein. You need more of it.
The great thing about seafood is that it tastes amazing. Well, tome at least. I get that some folk don’t like it, but if you love it? It’s time to double down on the likes of tuna, shrimp and salmon. These sea monsters contain all the omega-3s and amino acids you need.
Remember that scene from Rocky when Sylvester Stallone chugs a glass of raw eggs? He did it because a glass of raw eggs is the breakfast of champions. Many bodybuilders drink raw eggs. Arnie used to do it!
If you think raw eggs are grim, however, it’s totally okay. You can combine 6 fried eggs with a 20oz steak for breakfast and still build muscle mass.
And ifthat sounds pretty grim, you could go with a 3-egg omelette supplemented by protein powder.
Whatever you do, you need as many eggs as you can get. You can go with boiled eggs, poached eggs, fried eggs, scrambled eggs - whatever you want.
Make sure to eat the whole egg, too, if you want to maximise your protein and nutrient intake.
Speaking of protein supplements, they’re super duper useful for boosting muscle mass while at the same time promoting better muscle recoveryand stopping the breakdown of muscle tissue.
Be a good sport and go for supplements with no-added sugar, though.
Trust me, you’ll soon get used to the taste. Maybe.
With all that said, please don’t become reliant on protein supplements. While they can work, it’s going to take some time finding the ones that are right for you. Moreover, there’s no substitute for actual real food.
People might tell you that fats are the devil.
But they’d be wrong.
Sugar is Satan butsome fats are A-okay if you want more muscle mass.
See, there are good fats and bad fats. Good fats are those found in the likes of oily fish, coconut oil and even avocados. Bad fats, on the other hand, are to be found in the likes of bacon.
Bad fats are otherwise known as trans fats or saturated fats, and these are the ones to avoid. They’re okay now and then but if you consume too many of them, your physical performance will decrease, and you’ll also be putting yourself at risk of heart disease.
That 3-egg omelette and steak? It sounds delicious, but if you’re not the best cook you’re probably going to have to eat out more often to eat like a beast. This is why I recommend that you budget properly - or learn to cook. Cooking is a very useful skill for beasts. It will help you understand more about what you’re eating, and it will also save you time and money as you gain muscle mass.
And although you already know this, make sure to eat these foodspost workout, as that’s when your muscles need protein the most.
Get to it!