The purpose of this article is to help the average person increase their body mass in a healthy way without using steroids. These tips should be helpful if you want to beef up your muscles or just improve your strength by using diet and regular exercise instead of illegal drugs.

If you are serious about bodybuilding, the first thing you must focus on is your diet. Increasing the amount of protein you eat every day will definitely help you in your bodybuilding. Some easy ways to incorporate protein into your diet is, to begin with, the first meal of the day. Egg whites are great sources of protein, but the yolks are high in cholesterol, so not the best choice. So, instead of Cheerios, have an egg-white omelette.

Another staple in a body builder’s diet is tuna. It may not taste like much after a while, but it will really help you bulk up. Eat it regularly, but not too often. Remember that too much of a good thing can always turn out badly, so try to keep your diet varied. And although it does not happen very much anymore, there is always a trace amount of mercury in canned tuna, which can, if you eat too much, lead to some nasty poisoning.

Chicken and turkey breasts are excellent for increasing muscle mass in your body. They are naturally lean and are of a more complex protein which your body uses to build more of its own muscle. Stay away from the fattier cuts of poultry like the legs and thighs, but do not be afraid to eat fats.

Nuts like almonds and peanuts are high in healthy fats, just like avocados and olives. Good, natural fat not the ultra-processed kind found in fast food) is a great fuel for your body, and you will surely need it to keep your body working while you build muscle.

If you can get it, the more fish the better. Tuna, salmon and trout are all great sources of good fats and oils, as well as good protein. Also, try to eat a lot of green leafy vegetables. Lettuce and cage are both good and easy to incorporate into your everyday meals. Colorful veggies like carrots, beets, green beans and leeks are usually easy to prepare and you can find them all year round at your local grocery store.

Probably of the utmost importance to your workout is water. If you are in any way exercising yourself, you must drink water. Without it, the body simply shuts down, which is something you really want to avoid as you push yourself to build more muscle. At very minimum you should be drinking eight glasses of water a day and that should about double once you start seriously working out. Keeping your body hydrated allows it to sweat and process out toxins that can build up in your system. Also, you do not want to overheat while working out, so always keep a bottle handy as you’re exercising.

These first steps to a healthy lifestyle should help you get started to building up your muscle mass in a healthy and safe way. I sincerely hope you found this useful in helping you achieve your bodybuilding goals.

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