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Food, Physical Activity & Muscles!

Healthy Food to Gain Muscle


contains 7 gm protein/ Egg

Cottage Cheese

11gm of protein / 100gm


27gm of protein/ 100 gm


19gm of protein/ 100gm

Edamame Beans

11 gm protein/ 100 gm

Fresh Broccoli

3gm protein/ 100gm

Great option for hydrating food, around 89% water content.

Kidney Beans

24 gm of protein content in 100gm

Peanut Butter

21 gm of protein in 100 gm, it also contains high % of fat, around 50 gm fat contain 100 gm.


Contains 25 gm of protein in 100 gm


20 gm of protein in 100 gm

Salmon is also a very great source of Healthy Saturated Fat.

Soy Milk

9 gm of protein in 250 ml


15 gm of protein in 100 gm


22 gm of protein in 100 gm


8 gm of protein in 100 gm


Contains 25 gm of protein in 100 gm

Greek Yogurt

10 gm of protein in 100 gm


8 gm of protein in 100 gm, Tofu is also a good source of Potassium


contains 29 gm of protein in 100 gm


30 gm of protein in 100 gm


One of the most desired dreams of average gym goers is building muscle mass and at the same time losing fat. The body cannot turn fat into muscle, however, it can enhance fat burning while maintaining lean muscle mass by choosing the right diet and exercises with strength components.

The first law of thermodynamics says: When energy passes, as work, as heat, or with matter, into or out from a system, the system’s internal energy changes in accord with the law of conservation of energy. It means that the body cannot produce more energy than it gets, which rules out building muscle and losing fat at the same time.

However, our body is an adaptable organism and this adaptability is managed by hormones. In a hormonal favorable environment, the body can switch into a mood where it preserves muscle mass and uses stored fat for energy.


The main hormone responsible for directing energy into muscles is insulin produced by the pancreatic cells. When the muscle cells are refilled, insulin directs the excess energy into fat stores. Insulin blood level can be manipulated by diet, activity and sometime it is the result of medical conditions, such as diabetes. Therefore insulin sensitivity is the key to losing fat while building muscle mass.

Insulin is released into the blood, when there is too much sugar. Low carbohydrate intake keeps the sugar low and insulin is not triggered, therefore it won’t store the excess energy in fat tissue. Insulin sensitivity can also by improved by exercise. According to a study published in the Journal of Sport Medicine, a single bout of exercise can increase insulin sensitivity for up to 16 hours post workout.


Testosterone is important for the growth processes in the body, including building muscle mass. Any type of exercise increases testosterone levels but lifting weights has bigger effect. It was proved by research on exercise physiology at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Todd Schroeder, associate professor at USC, listed heavier loads and shorter rest periods as the main testosterone boosters. Apart from building muscle mass, testosterone, improves body´s efficiency to burn fat.

Intensive workout uses up the energy stored in the muscles and also breaks down the muscle fibers. Naturally, they respond to this stimulus by repairing themselves in order to get stronger and more resistant. Sufficient dose of protein, which is the main building block, and healthy fats that take action in healing mechanisms, is needed. Therefore protein intake of 1 gram per pound of bodyweight is recommended, while also focusing on healthy fats, such as fish oil.

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