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Quick Cooking Tips To Build Muscle Mass Fast
In a previous post I discussed some major, but often
overlooked obstacles to weight gain.
You first need to create an ideal environment to encourage
weight gain. Everyone has a set weight that their body wants to
stick to. Therefore you must make a conscious effort and
'force' your body to gain weight.
Here again are the 6 obstacles to weight gain in order to
refresh your memory:
1. Do not try to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time
2. Do not be overly active when you can help it
3. Try not to worry excessively
4. Limit any cardio or excessive sports at this time
5. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night
6. If you smoke cigarettes, try and quit
Keeping these 6 points in mind while changing your eating habits
will help immensely.
You need to be eating 4-6 times daily, especially if you have a
fast metabolism. High protein foods and frequent meals prevent
muscle tissue from breaking down and being used by the body for
Do you know what works best for myself and a lot of other hard
gainers? Milk! I actually make my own protein drinks. Here is
Highly Effective Protein Drink
1 cup of skim milk (or 2%)
2/3 of a cup of skim milk powder
1 raw egg
1 huge squirt of Nesquik chocolate syrup
This drink provides approximately 32 grams of protein and is
quick, tasty and inexpensive. At times, I will drink 2 quarts
of milk daily with my meals and in my protein shakes.
Combined with heavy weight training, you will grow like a baby!
In fact, milk is so nutrient rich that it is vital for people in
the early stages of life. It helps you to grow very rapidly.
Here is another quick meal for fast weight gain:
Toasted Bacon Sandwiches
Place 6 slices of turkey or chicken bacon on a plate covered
with a paper towel. Microwave on high for approximately 3
minutes and 30 seconds. Cooking times vary depending on your
microwave. Make sure the bacon is spread evenly over the plate
and the paper towel.
When finished take 4 slices of whole wheat bread and place them
in the toaster. Use 3 strips of bacon per sandwich. Divide
them in half placing them crossways on your sandwich like a log
You can also make a protein shake to go along with your toasted
bacon sandwiches while the bacon is cooking. You may either use
the same recipe above or replace the skim milk powder with a
high quality protein powder.
This meal will provide approximately 54 grams of quality protein
and is quick and easy. The 'last' thing that you want to be
doing when you get in the door is slaving over a hot stove!
I used to sit around after work baking bland chicken breasts for
45 minutes. No more! I learned quickly through trial and error
how to improvise. I am a real hard gainer who has a real life!
You also must be eating more calories than you consume. This is
what actually makes you gain weight. If not, you will more than
likely become stronger but not necessarily bigger.
If you are not used to eating larger quantities of food try
adding a little more at a time. A glass of milk here, a bran
muffin there, it could be a variety of foods.
Disclaimer: This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and
informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.
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