Gaining muscle without getting fat

By November 5, 2019Fitness Tips

Gaining muscle is not always easy. A lot of men and women find it difficult to gain muscle without gaining fat. This is because of the fact that everyone needs a calorie surplus to build the muscle, when you take this to far you will lose track of your weight and you will gain too fast. In this article we will show you a few tricks that you can keep in mind when building muscle, without becoming a lot fatter than you used to.
Don’t eat too much
This one seems a bit obvious, but it is worth mentioning. It is important that you don’t consume too many calories during your bulking period. By restricting the total amount of food that you eat you are able to prevent any unnecessary fat gain. The general rule of thumb is that you should eat roughly 10% on top of your daily calories. When you eat more than this number, the changes of you gaining unwanted fat will be a lot higher than usual. For keeping track of your food intake, you can always download a tracker app, in this app you can list all the things you have eaten that particular day.
Keep the food clean
It is always better to eat clean than to keep stuffing yourself full of all kinds of fatty or sweet foods. So, for example, the carbs from oatmeal will be a lot better than the fast sugars from a candy stick. If you want to gain the best amount of muscle without getting all that fluff on you it is wise to keep most of your calories clean. Of course, you can eat chocolate or a burger every once in a while, but if you want to get the best results possible you will have to put in the work. This means skipping those fries and taking a nice plate of rice and chicken instead
Don’t drink too much alcohol
Alcohol will act as an inhibitor for the fat loss process. It turns out that the overall fat burning processes in the body will slow down when you get drunk or when you drink a couple ofdrinks. If you can to stay as lean as possible during your muscle gain period it is wise to keep the drinking to a moderate to low level. You can keep the general rule of maximum 2 drinks a day, no more than 2 times a week. In this way you can still drink that beer after a hard day of work, you just can’t down the whole 6-pack in one sitting.
Don’t stress it too much
If you think you will gain 0.0 lbs. of fat during your bulk, we have to disappoint you. By following the tips from above you are able to prevent the fat gain for a large part, but you can’t fully eliminate the fat gain during a bulk. Therefore, we advise that you don’t stress it too much, if you find out that you gained a pound of fat during a month than this is not bad at all. When you see the scale rising too much you know it is time to put the fork down. But till that time, you can relax a bit, have fun during the day and don’t get too serious with counting all your foods. It is never wise to spend too much time worrying!

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