The way muscles rebuild themselves is amazing. As you weight train and build muscle, the muscles in your body are torn down. The protein used there after the workout is vital to rebuild the muscle. This process takes place in you while you are resting. Your muscles have to replace all the cells that were broken down and burned. Adequate hormonal function must be supplied, which will help this process, which means more carbs in your eating plans too. The right hormones have to have enough protein in your diet to ensure that this process goes smoothly. As this process goes on, if you are delivering this protein supply efficiently and are working out, then you are also burning many calories in the process. These two systems work alongside and complement on another. The muscles burn fat as the metabolism is engaged, and as they rebuild more of itself, you will be able burn more calories.
One easy way Men’s Health Magazine suggests is to supply your system with what it will need for performance in a shake. Now, the versatility of this means you can employ many different things into this and not miss anything. You will enjoy making different flavors of this while seeing great results.
Use soy milk as your base. Soy milk has protein, is very smooth, is lactose free and has vitamin D like regular milk. It also comes in several different flavors. Try a vanilla blend. This flavor will mix better than the flavored ones in this recipe. Mix 8 ounces of soy milk with some sort egg substitute that is pasteurized. Then you can add you strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. If you plan on burning lots of calories and will be very active, you can also add half or a whole banana depending on activity. This power-packed fruity smoothie drink tastes better than regular protein shakes. If you want it really cold and almost milkshake like, add some ice. This smoothie has about 5 grams of fat, antioxidants, has a very nice rich color, is packed with vitamin C and fiber, making this a fun and fast meal in a glass.
Your body can’t produce the protein you need to rebuild muscle on its own. This you must supply this on your own. This will be your chance to become well-versed on what proteins work best of your body. Some people don’t like chicken. Normal chicken breast has about 27 grams of protein, three grams of fat and about 142 calories. You start to dress it like they do at Chili’s and you start to tack on the extra calories quick. Canned tuna is always available and has about 20 grams of protein for every 7 ounces, 220 calories and about 2 1/2 grams of fat.
Beef has really been known to be responsible for bulking you up. Beef has more salt and 149 calories per 8 ounces. If you can find leaner cuts of beef, use those if you are able.
; Men Health Magazine, 2005