by Team ON Athlete Bryn Ray.
Team ON Athlete Bryn Ray is a dedicated fitness model and life coach who works hard to inspire others to achieve more.
When it comes to bulking in a healthy and effective way, unfortunately the ‘see food and eat it’ diet is absolutely not the answer. If it were as simple as picking up a pizza and tray of doughnuts, then it wouldn’t be so difficult to achieve solid results. Adding calories from clean and nutritious sources is far more productive and sustainable.
The ‘if it fits your macros’ approach does has some validity. Ultimately, your body does need to be provided with a certain amount of protein, carb and fat macronutrients to ensure your body responds optimally to your muscle building training.
However, the issues faced with junk food are:
- It’s often hard to hit the correct macronutrients – therefore, it doesn’t fit your macros!
- If it does fit your macros, it’s often not in a format that can be used as fuel by the body. For example, sugar is a carbohydrate that causes rapid increases in blood sugar levels. However, oats are also carbohydrate, but they are higher in starch and fibre instead of simple sugars and help replenish glycogen stores.
- Most junk food has additional hidden ‘nasties’ which can wreak havoc on your health.
Whether you’re looking to get ripped, bulk up or just be fit and healthy, quality nutrition sources are always the key. When your body is healthy and fuelled sufficiently, it creates the optimum environment for improvement. To begin building additional muscle, consider adding 1000-2000 kcal to your current diet.
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