Wanna Build Muscle? You Gotta Eat Enough!

To build muscle, you need to eat enough! That might sound simple but listen to this.....I have a friend who runs half marathons, marathons, 10Ks and the like....her body doesn't look healthy (I'll talk about runners more this week) mainly because she doesn't eat enough to support her running habit....

Its good to exercise hard and burn fat but you need to build muscle too. (to speed metabolism among other things)

And, you want healthy weight loss right? I'm guessing that you want to look your best too! You gotta eat enough to do that! That means eating every 3-4 hours and not skipping your post-workout meal.

Your post-workout meal is important to help your body recover from intense exercise (especially weight training). You don't have to eat immediately after your workout (if you want to eat immediately after a workout, YOU DIDN'T WORKOUT VERY HARD)!

There is a 30-45 minute "window of opportunity" where replenishing your body's fuel (carbs, protein, fats) will optimize your tissue's repair and growth. If you miss this "window of opportunity" it is gone forever. A carb/protein shake or milk will work well here.

I'll talk more this week about eating enough and eating the right foods to build muscle while you burn fat...

-Cathering Ebeling and Mike Geary are co-authors of the popular ebook, Fat-Burning Kitchen, which shows you how to totally revamp your kitchen to make your body a fat-burning machine!

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
Your Fitness University
My Fitness Hut
Her Fitness Hut
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  1. I totally agree eating less is more damaging than eating more. I really enjoyed this post. Shine on!

  2. Gina, Thanks for the visit and comment! Eating more of the right foods is the key to good nutrition! I've never heard of anyone getting fat eating too many fresh fruits and veggies!

  3. You wanna build muscle? Forget about all those pills and bull#hit.

    If you wanna build muscle its very very very easy!
    1. eat protein (cottage cheese and meats, protein shakes suck b@lls, you body takes better to protein in foods with other nutrients and fat)
    2. work out, work out, work out. Did I mention work out?
    3.Keep a active lifestyle. Bicycle, run, hike, play a sport, swim, whatever, if you live a active lifestyle you are more likely to stick to your goals because you will want to be in better shape to do your sport better.

    Easy enough. forget the hype, forget the propoganda. Do you wanna be a roided out supped up freak or lean, strong and naturally healthy?

    Just FYI, check out these 'muscle men" in 30-40 years, they are tubs o' lard! Stay fit and strong and you will stay that way for a long time!


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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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