Food Myths on Building Lean Muscles RevealedMay 31, 2020
When I started working out in the gym I was quite baffled at the amount of information (good and bad) people were giving. I’m thankful for the good ones (and also for the bad ones) since it helped me succeed on gaining knowledge on how to build muscles correctly and efficiently. Where to Buy Testogen at GNC
Perhaps you’ve heard some of these myths which other bodybuilding gurus teach as “bits of wisdom” to newbie bodybuilders. You probably have read them too on the internet while searching “How to build muscles”, “How to gain muscles efficiently” or “How can I achieve six pack abs quickly”. There are tons of these information lying around, however, you should be aware that most of them cannot help you or maybe lead you to nowhere. Here are some of those myths on gaining lean muscles.
Myth #1: You need protein shake
There are a lot of protein shake and MRP (meal replacement protein) supplement ads showing all day on your TV and PC monitor. You can buy these protein shakes because they are handy (especially in the gym) and easy to prepare. However, it is NOT necessary to buy them. There other “better” sources of protein like eggs, chicken, fish and beef that can help you gain muscles quickly.
Also, you might not know it but some people have allergic reactions to these shakes like LBM, rashes etc. I don’t mean to scare you, I take some protein shakes myself and personally I don’t like the taste. Thus, I only use it when I go to the gym, then most of the time I rely on natural food supplements. They are fresh, more delicious and cheaper too.
Myth # 2: Stay away from fat
Alright, several people cringe away immediately whenever they hear the word “fat”. I want to remind you that there are good fats and bad fats. The bad fats are the ones you should avoid i.e. “unsaturated fat”, “trans fat” etc. But the good ones like “omega 3 fatty acids” (comes from fish oil) you should love. In fact, there are fish oil capsules being sold allover the world that contain these good fats.
I also believe that people should not really be overly conscious on the fat contained in their diet. You see, fat is a form of calorie (1 gram = 9 calories). And calories can be burned when used by our body. What you really need (and should focus on) is to increase your activity level.
Myth # 3: You must eat 10x a day
I might be a little exaggerating on this portion. However, I always see gurus talked about this subject several times and I have to tell you it isn’t true at all. You can eat 3x or 10x a day, the thing here is that it all comes down to calorie count. If you want to lose weight, calorie used should be calorie in but if you want to gain weight calorie used calorie in. That’s a very simple equation to follow I guess.
There’s nothing wrong with eating multiple portions of meal. I myself do it. However, your focus shouldn’t be on the “number” of meals