You’ve been hitting the gym like a mad-man, pumping iron at least 5 days a week. Yet your muscles look more like Olive Oil’s rather than Popeye.
How could that be?
Well, there can be only one logical explanation as to why.
You’re not filling your belly with the right foods.
And if you’re not putting the right foods in your body, then you will not build muscle like you’re hoping to.
So, to make sure you’re maximizing your time in the the gym avoid the following like the plague.
7 Worst Foods For Building Muscle
Doughnuts taste so good, yet they’re so bad for you. Especially Krispy Kreme doughnuts. They’re basically a ball of sugar deep fried in fat. I know that sounds good, but it will provide you with a bunch of empty calories. Not essential muscle-building protein and nutrients.
2) Soda – Including Diet
There are no benefits to drinking soda whatsoever. It will not help you in your quest to become the next Lou Ferrigno or Arnold Schwarzenegger. As a matter of fact the caramel color of soda can stain your teeth. It does not matter how big your biceps, if when you smile you’re teeth are stained from soda consumption. The ladies are destined to run the other way.
3) Nothing At All
Eating nothing is the absolute worst thing you can do. Why? Your body will go into starvation mode. Not to mention your muscles will actually start to shrink. Also, it will cause your metabolism to slow down. Eating nothing is like trying to drive a car without any gas. How would that work out for you?
4) Multiple Protein Shakes
Unless you’re on steroids you only need 0.7 to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight. Otherwise all of that excess protein will be stored as FAT. Which is definitely not what you’re after when busting a gut 5 days a week in the gym. The advice in the bodybuilding magazines is pure marketing to sell you stuff.
Beer is nothing more than empty calories. Fat has the most calories per gram at 9. Beer and all alcohol has 7 calories per gram. Which means slamming back a few cold ones will keep that spare tire in tact and thwart your muscle-building efforts. Also, drinking beer slows everything down including your metabolism.
6) Sports Drinks – Powerade, Gatorade
Despite their claims all sports drinks are loaded with sugar in which you don’t need. Even if you lifted weights for an hour. I mean if you’re running a marathon or something then, yeah that makes sense. Otherwise, drinking any of these will cause weight gain, not promote muscle growth.
7) Candy Bars
There’s nothing about a candy bar that will help you reach your muscle-building goals. And no just because it has peanuts in it does not mean that it will pass. Candy bars will only contribute to your gut, not your rock-hard abs. So, stay away.