Eat a Proper Breakfast to Gain Lean Muscle Fast

Published: 23rd December 2009
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Picture this: The alarm clock rings, you hit the snooze button to grab an extra ten minutes, wake up late, dress in a rush, and head to work. Maybe you pick up a cup of coffee en route, if time permits.

As a result of late nights and hectic schedules, more and more people are skipping breakfast these days. Not only is this an unhealthy practice, but if building muscle is a goal of yours and you are looking to gain lean muscle fast, this is a recipe for complete disaster.

There's a very good reason why breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day. When you wake up in the morning, your body has gone through a prolonged period of starvation. Your muscle is being rapidly wasted away as your body is already in a catabolic state.

You need to switch your body back to an anabolic state as soon as possible if you want to continue to gain lean muscle fast. The quickest way to do this is to eat a proper breakfast. If you eat a proper breakfast in the morning, not only will you gain muscle mass but also you will lose fat throughout the day.

Your protein levels are very low and your muscles are catabolizing rapidly when you wake up in the morning. Other than that, your blood sugar and glycogen levels are very low, and your body is severely dehydrated.

To be able to gain lean muscle fast, your goal should be to correct this deficit of nutrients and water with 45 minutes of waking up. The one thing that allows you to do just that is a good breakfast. This restores your blood sugar and glycogen levels, jump starts your fat burning metabolic rate, and reverses muscle catabolism.

You will also rehydrate your entire body. Ideally, you shouldn't wait after waking up and eat as soon as possible. If you don't feel hungry right away, wait a few minutes, but no longer than 45 minutes.

The first and main component of your breakfast should be high quality protein. My recommendation is that you get about 30 to 40 grams of protein from a whey protein shake, lean meat, or eggs. With this, your body will not catabolize protein in your muscle and you will be able to gain lean muscle fast.

After the proteins, you should get two portions of a moderate to high glycemic index carbohydrate. They should be higher on the glycemic index to be able to refill your glycogen stores more quickly.

So that you can begin to rehydrate your body, you should also drink at least 8 to 16 ounces of pure water along with the proteins and carbohydrates. This is also a good time to eat a tablespoon of flax seed oil and/or extra virgin olive oil, to help you gain lean muscle fast. Keep in mind that these fats are good for you and will help you build muscle.

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