Here are 4 healthy nutrition tips to help skinny guys increase muscle growth. There are many myths out there that suggest gaining mass has to do with 50% exercise and 50% nutrition. Then there is another fact that states it should be 70% nutrition and 30% exercises. Which is the correct one? Well, in my opinion, IT’S NEITHER. One should always focus 100% on nutrition… and 100% on workouts as well! The problem with having divided attention is that most people will end up NOT putting in enough effort. That’s why foods that go into your body are as important as the exercises you bust out in the gym.
The body needs protein to build muscle. Simple as that. No protein = No muscle growth. In order to build muscle, a skinny guy or anyone else would need about 1.5 grams per pound of their body weight. So for 125 pounds of body weight, one would need to consume 125 – 188 grams of protein per day. This may sound like a lot of protein if you’re a skinny guy whose eating barely 3 meals per day. If this was the case, the entire 3 meals for that day would be made out of PROTEIN. But when including the other types of nutrition below, it stabilizes the diet.
Just like how protein builds muscle, carbohydrate is the ultimate source of fuel that gets the body running. Of course, they are several types of carbohydrates. Some are good when it comes to muscle building, some are not so good. Some are good to be taken in the morning, but not so good in the evening. But putting aside complexity, the ideal skinny guy would want to get in about 2.5 grams of carbohydrate per pound of body weight. That would be about 250 – 315 grams of carbs for a 125 pound person.
Here’s a nutrition that skinny guys THINK they should not stay away from. Most of them would think that in order to gain more size, they would need to eat more fatty foods. Well, it’s not entirely wrong if you know that there is good fat and bad fat. The one that we need are called Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s). Remember, there is a big difference between growing big and muscular, and growing big with flabby love handles. EFA’s can be found in tuna, walnuts, salmon, and sunflower oil. 80 grams of fat per day for a 125 pound person should be more than enough.
I call this the elixir of life. It is a fact that human beings can carry on living without eating, but not drinking. You would want start off slow (if you haven’t been drinking a lot lately) by trying to get in at least 8 glasses a day, which is about ½ a gallon. Then gradually increase your intake to a gallon a day. It sounds a lot. But with the heavy workout routines and high calorie meals in place, you’re going to want to clear out the toxins and metabolize the excess calories in your body.
By incorporating these 4 healthy nutrition tips into a daily meal plan, any skinny guy would be able to maximize their results manifold when it comes to BUILDING MUSCLE.