How much protein, carbs and fats do you need per day to pack on some solid mass?
For so many people struggle to lose weight. But there are few who are trying to pack some solid mass. Check out this great mass gain article if you are serious about gaining weight! Remember mass gaining is not about eating all bad food.
To gain mass, you need to have a proper training programme, but no one will be able to gain mass without real food. Stuffing your face with the wrong type of food, or just eating 1 or 2 big meals a day isn't the way to gain solid mass. You'll just end up with the other weight problem. The trick is to eat more calories (good calories) than your body burns off.
We have seen many people eating muffins, fried fast food and feeding their body with high sugar food hoping that it will help them to pack solid mass. Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. In this situation eating bad food will only act negatively to your progress.
Here we have a selection of must have food that you can eat to increase mass.
HIGH PROTEIN FOODS
- Whey protein (we recommend MASS INFUSION - 32g cell-mass protein & 28g cross-action carbs per scoop)
- Whole Eggs
- Egg whites
- Lean Beef
- Fish (tuna, salmon)
- Protein snacks – (use PROIGF MATRIX to make your favourite protein snacks)
- Whole Milk*
HIGH CARBOHYDRATE FOOD
- Potatoes (we recommend eating boiled potatoes)
- Sweet Potatoes
- Wholegrain oats or Oats flour
- White or brown rice
- Any green leafy vegetable
- Bread (Try making it at home with brown flour)
- Brown pasta
- Coconut Oil
- Olive oil
- Sunflower oil
- Safflower oil
- Flaxseed oil - Learn more
Workout what is your daily protein, carbs and fats intake should be. Then split them in to 5 or 6 meals. Eating the right amount of foods regularly will push your body to grow beyond what you may think possible. The bottom line is if you are not eating right, you can forget about gaining pounds of muscle. Remember not to eat too much carbs. This can force the body to add bad weight (unwanted body fat)! Too much carbs also can kill your metabolic system.
How to monitor your progress: If your weight on the scale is increasing and your body fat percentage is decreasing, you're gaining muscle mass vs. fat. Stay the course and continue to do what you're doing diet-wise. You can use a scale, images and tape measurements to monitor and re-evaluate your progress weekly basis.