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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Apples

Apples

Apples are one of the best fruits to snack on for weight loss because they are rich in fiber so you can feel full in between meals. They are also high in antioxidants and the energy they give you makes them one of the best pre-workout snacks. The key is to eat the apple in its purest form (skin and all) and pair it with healthy add-ons like nut butter or Greek yogurt.

More:J.J. Smith's Apple Walnut Spinach Salad

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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