How to Improve Your Appearance – Men’s Health Series Part 4 (Muscles & Tanning)

The body is an amazing machine and can adapt to just about anything with enough repetition and commitment. It is important to remember that being fit and being a bodybuilder are two different things and in fact, if given the choice most women would prefer their man fit and broad-shouldered as opposed to muscle-bound. This article is to aid you in developing the ideal body type, otherwise known as the Grecian body type.

So without any more waisted time, here is how to get a muscular physique to improve your appearance.

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Step 1 – Make a List of Foods

I ran NCAA DI track & field, in fact I sprinted, so I know that nothing can alter your performance, mood, and body like food can. The proper food can not only make you feel great but it can help your skin and hair as well as aid in faster recovery and ultimately help you gain muscle as fast as possible. The first thing you need to do is realize which foods you should be ingesting and which ones you should be saving for a cheat day (and please only one or two cheat days per month starting off to get clean).

To make it as easy as possible and not to get too scientific, try to consume 200-500 calories more than you burn over the course of the day if you wish to gain muscle and get bigger. Aim to consume 300-600 fewer calories than you burn per day if you wish to lose weight and still gain muscle. The unfortunate thing about losing weight and gaining muscle is that scientifically it is impossible to do at the same thing. Especially after your first few months of working out. However, there are a few secrets I will touch on to help you beat science and still get shredded and improve your health all at the same time. Go on to bodybuilding.com and use the calculators on the site. They will aid you when it comes to staying focused on how many calories you should be consuming.

Eating clean is difficult at first, but using healthy recipe books will aid you when it comes to finding out what to eat every day, a very underrated thing when it comes to “eating healthy burn out” which happens very early on if all you are eating is oatmeal, whey protein, and tuna.

Here is a list of food you should stop buying and eating everyday if you wish to get muscles like Ryan Reynolds and attract women:

– Bagels

– White Bread/Buns

– Chips/Dip

– White Rice

– Frozen Pizzas

– Frozen Wings/Bagel Bites/etc. (anything in the freezer section that is not fruit or vegetables)

– Soda (Both diet and regular. The syrup in soda coats your organs and causes big problems as well as makes you lethargic)

– Health Bars (these usually are not that healthy, especially with 17g of sugar in each one. They may be advertised as healthy, but they will make you fat, plus they don’t even taste good)

– Sugary Cereal

– Beer and alcohol (keep to one or two times per week maximum)

These are all very simple and easy things to cut out of our daily lives and your muscles will thank you.

Here is a list of a few foods you should buy:

– Salmon

– Tuna

– Chicken Breast

– 93% Lean Red Meat

– Eggs

– Fruits

– Vegetables

– Olive Oil

– Oatmeal

– Sweet Potatoes

– Almonds

– Peanut Butter

– Honey (just a bit in the morning)

– Whole Grain pasta/breads

– Whey Protein

– Skim Milk

Fats have become a very misunderstood topic. In fact, sugar is more likely to cause your body to get fat than eating fat. With that being said, you do want to avoid saturated fats as much as possible and make sure to consume less than 90g of total fat everyday. Getting most of your fats from olive oil, meat and avocados is the best way to get your fat fix while remaining healthy and on pace to improve your appearance.

Now that you have a good idea of foods you should be eating and foods you should be omitting to get a more muscular physique, it is time for step 2.

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