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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Red Meat

Red Meat

Most of these other foods are great for fat loss, but you need to eat enough protein if you want to see significant muscle development. A small amount of red meat can be beneficial, as it's protein-rich and has a solid dose of vitamin B12, iron, zinc, and omega-3s. Just be sure to eat grass-fed beef and avoid consuming red meat on a too-regular basis.

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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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