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5 Tips about Muscle-Building Snacks for Bodybuilding

Learn about the best muscle-building snacks from DreamBodies' Tony DiCostanzo in this Howcast bodybuilding diet video.

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It's really important to think about, when you're thinking about healthy snacks, not only the snacks and what they're going to be but the timing of those snacks. And really, you need to let your body also be a barometer. For instance, if you feel yourself getting hungry you've probably already let the time go by, too much time go by before you've had that snack. Particularly if your goal is to build muscle. So you want to make sure that you're eating every two, two and a half. If you get to that three hour mark and you haven't snacked or eaten something you've probably already passed the point of no return, where it's not going to be good for your blood sugar levels, and so on. So you want to make that sure you're snacking every two to two and a half hours, is good. If you get hungry before two and a half hours that's fine. You know, again it's all about portion control and how are you counting your calories based relative to what your goals are.

So healthy snacks could be a handful of nuts and cottage cheese. It could be a yoghurt with some berries. It could even be a ready to make drink or a meal replacement product if that's easier for you when on the go. As long as your having those snacks and you're filling your body up with what it needs as far as proteins and some form of healthy carbs as well. Peanut butter is another good idea, on maybe on some multi-grain bread, and so on and so forth. It's always easy too to grab quick snacks like salads. Doesn't matter where you are you can probably get a salad. There's probably some place yourself a quick salad, and the salad might as well have fruit or whatever in it.

So keeping your body fed every two, two and a half hours is extremely important. Not every one of those meals is a big meal and snacks work well to give your body what it needs in those moments when your body might be dropping into a lull and getting hungry.

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