10 Foods to Help You Build Muscle and Lose Fat

Find out which nutrient-rich items to stock up on.

10 Foods to Help You Build Muscle and Lose Fat

There are plenty of resources out there explaining how to lose weight and we are all familiar with the traditional method of creating a calorie deficit to drop some pounds, but if you want to be fit, strong, and healthy, you likely have two goals in mind – to lose fat and gain muscle. This is where it gets tricky because you need a lot of energy and specific nutrients to accomplish both of these at once. In order to be successful, you should keep one eye on your calorie count, but above all else, eat the right nutrient-rich foods. Ready to make a change? As always, speak to your physician before making drastic changes to your diet and lifestyle. Once you're ready to embark on this journey, you can work these foods into your diet, challenge yourself in your workouts, and be sure to drink plenty of water to build muscle, lose fat, and feel your very best.

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Eggs

Eating enough protein is crucial when it comes to building muscle. Egg yolks have been getting a bad rap recently because many believe that that they're fattening but the yolk contains so many vital nutrients your body needs, so think twice before ordering an egg white omelet. If you have high cholesterol, you can be mindful of your egg consumption but don't rule them out entirely. Instead, focus on cleaning up your diet and speak to a trusted physician to improve your numbers.

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