muscle building meal plan muscle building meal plan This meal plan is designed for you to use to pack on size and build muscle. Thus, you will ideally want to be eating at a calorie surplus. To do so most effectively with this meal plan, please read through the below notes and steps. ● This meal plan comes up to a total of around 2,700 calories. This is likely around the ideal calorie intake to build muscle for most lifters who currently weigh around 150-170lbs (68kgs77kgs). If you don’t fall within the above weight range OR simply want to gauge if this calorie intake is optimal for you, then perform the below step. ● To manually calculate how many calories you’ll need to optimally build muscle, a simple way to do this is to multiply your bodyweight in lbs by 15 and then add ~250-500 to this depending on your training experience. If you’re a beginner with less than a year or two of lifting experience in the gym, you can opt for a more aggressive surplus by using the higher end of the range (e.g. add 400-500) whereas if you’re a more experienced lifter, you can opt for the lower end of the range (e.g. add 250300). This will give you a rough indication of what your “muscle building calorie intake” should be. ◦ For example: let’s say you’re a beginner who weights 150 lbs. 150 x 15 = 2250. Add 400 to this and you get 2,650 calories, which would be your goal calorie intake. ● As you progress with this meal plan, you will be gaining weight. You want to aim to gain around 1-2% of your bodyweight per month. If you’re undershooting or overshooting based on this goal, then adjust your meal plan accordingly by increasing or decreasing your calorie intake. ● This meal plan is ideal for those working a 9-5 job and is structured in that fashion. If you workout at other times during the day, then you can simply move your pre-workout (which is also your immediate post workout) meal and rearrange your day/meals accordingly. ● To periodize your diet overtime to mitigate excess fat gain, it would be wise to transition to a 1 month calorie deficit after every 3 months or so of being in a surplus. This can be done in this meal plan by simply cutting down the calorie intake to roughly ~1,900 to 2,300 calories. This is easily done by decreasing some of the servings of the carbs (e.g. use less oats, sweet potato, and rice) and/or decreasing some of the servings of the fats (e.g. use less peanut butter, walnuts, swap eggs for egg whites, etc.). And… that’s pretty much it! Enjoy and let me know how you like the meals by sharing and tagging me on social media (@jeremyethier)! muscle building meal plan 1 DAY meal plan Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal MEAL 1 Scrambled Egg Whites with Peppers & Kale MEAL 2 Arugula Salad With Salmon & Sweet Potato MEAL 3 Peanut Butter Rice Cakes, Banana, & Protein Shake MEAL 4 Turmeric Chicken with Brown Rice and Veggies MEAL 5 Yogurt Parfait muscle buildingMuscle meal plan Building Meal Plan 1 DAY 1 day meal plan Meal Plan Calories Meal Plan 2588 Fat 71g Saturated 10g Polyunsaturated 20g Monounsaturated 23g Carbs 331g Fiber 46g Protein 182g Sodium 1406mg Potassium 5502mg Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal 5 ingredients · 15 minutes · 1 serving 5 ingredients · 15 minutes · 1 serving Directions 1. 2. Add the milk, 3/4 of the diced apple slices and cinnamon to a medium-sized pot. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat and then add the oats. Cook until oats have absorbed all the liquid. Transfer to a bowl and top with almond butter. Top with remaining diced apple slices. Enjoy! Ingredients 45 grams Oats (quick or rolled) 1 cup Low Fat, 1% Milk (or dairy alternative of choosing) 100 grams Apple (peeled and finely chopped) 1 tsp Cinnamon Notes 1 1/2 tsps Almond Butter Meal Timing Eat this meal within 2 hours of waking up. Nutrition Meal 1 Calories & Macros For Meal 1, there are 470 calories, 32 g of protein, 11 g of fat, and 66 g of carbohydrates. Calories 394 Carbs 63g Fat 10g Fiber 9g Lactose Free Substitute any dairy alternative for the milk. Gluten-Free Use gluten-free certified oats if needed. Apple A tart apple like a Granny Smith or Macintosh works best for this recipe. Jeremy Ethier firstname.lastname@example.org Amount per serving Saturated 2g Protein 18g Polyunsaturated 2g Sodium 164mg Monounsaturated 4g Potassium 339mg Scrambled Egg Whites with Peppers & Kale Scrambled Egg Whites with Peppers & Kale 4 ingredients · 15 minutes · 1 serving 4 ingredients · 15 minutes · 1 serving Directions 1. Heat a skillet over medium heat with non-stick spray. Add the red bell pepper and kale leaves and sauté until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. 2. While the veggies are cooking, mix the egg whites into a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Beat gently with a fork until well combined. 3. Push the veggies to one side of the pan, and pour the beaten eggs into the empty side. Use a spatula to scramble, slowly incorporating the veggies once the eggs are no longer very wet. 4. Ingredients 1/4 Red Bell Pepper (sliced) 15 grams Kale Leaves (chopped) 120 grams Egg Whites Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste) Nutrition Amount per serving Divide between plates and enjoy! Notes Meal Timing Eat this meal within 2 hours of waking up. Meal 1 Calories & Macros For Meal 1, there are 470 calories, 32 g of protein, 11 g of fat, and 66 g of carbohydrates. Leafy Green Substitute spinach, mixed greens, or arugula for the kale. Bell Pepper Omit if you'd like. Jeremy Ethier email@example.com Calories 75 Carbs 3g Fat 1g Fiber 1g Saturated 0g Protein 14g Polyunsaturated 0g Sodium 208mg Monounsaturated 0g Potassium 311mg #BuiltWithScience programs WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO EAT AND HOW MUCH TO EAT WEEK AFTER WEEK, MONTH AFTER MONTH, SO THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE TO BUILD MUSCLE IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY POSSIBLE? That’s exactly what my #BuiltWithScience programs are designed to do. We show you step by step with our software how much your specific body should be eating to see the best results, and then pair this with an optimized workout plan designed for you to pack on lean muscle as fast as possible (and without the fat!). It’s how thousands of our members like Kevin are seeing amazing results and breaking through plateaus in such a short amount of time. To join the family and get started today, click the button below to discover which of our programs would be best suited for you and where your body is currently at: CLICK HERE TO DISCOVER THE BEST PROGRAM FOR YOU Arugula Salad With Salmon & Sweet Potato Arugula Salad With Salmon & Sweet Potato 9 ingredients · 15 minutes · 1 serving 9 ingredients · 15 minutes · 1 serving Directions 1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Season the salmon with salt, then add it to the pan skinside down, cooking for about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes, until the flesh is opaque throughout. 2. Meanwhile, steam the diced sweet potatoes. 3. Add the arugula to a plate and top with the cucumber, avocado and fig. Drizzle olive oil over top and squeeze the lemon juice. Mix together well and place the salmon on top. Eat the sweet potato on the side. Enjoy! Notes Ingredients 113 grams Salmon Fillet (about 4 oz) 1/8 tsp Sea Salt 1 1/2 tsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tsps Lemon Juice 40 grams Arugula 1/4 Cucumber (sliced) 40 grams Avocado (sliced) 1 Fig (optional, quartered) Meal Timing Eat this meal 3-5 hours after last meal. 250 grams Sweet Potato More Flavor Add additional seasoning to the salmon such as cayenne, chili flakes or other herbs and spices. Nutrition Amount per serving Calories 560 Carbs Fat 20g Fiber 13g Saturated 3g Protein 29g Polyunsaturated 5g Sodium 498mg Monounsaturated 11g Jeremy Ethier firstname.lastname@example.org 68g Potassium 1975mg Peanut Butter Rice Cakes, Banana, & Protein Shake Peanut Butter Rice Cakes, Banana, & Protein Shake 5 ingredients · 5 minutes · 1 serving 5 ingredients · 5 minutes · 1 serving Directions 1. Spread peanut butter over top rice cakes and sliced banana pieces on top. Mix protein powder with milk and shake until incorporated. Enjoy! Notes Meal Timing Eat this meal within 1-2 hours before your workout. Post-Workout We would recommend consuming 1/2 of the protein shake prior to your workout, and saving 1/2 of the protein shake for post-workout for optimal recovery. Jeremy Ethier email@example.com Ingredients 2 Plain Rice Cake 1 tbsp All Natural Peanut Butter (or almond butter) 120 grams Banana 1 cup Low Fat, 1% Milk 35 grams Whey Protein Powder Nutrition Amount per serving Calories 532 Carbs 65g Fat 14g Fiber 5g Saturated 3g Protein 42g Polyunsaturated 2g Sodium 224mg Monounsaturated 4g Potassium 716mg Turmeric Chicken with Brown Rice and Veggies Turmeric Chicken with Brown Rice and Veggies 7 ingredients · 30 minutes · 1 serving 7 ingredients · 30 minutes · 1 serving Directions Ingredients 1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (204ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 175 grams Cooked Brown Rice 2. Cook the brown rice according to the directions on the package. 3. While the rice cooks, toss each chicken breast in the extra virgin olive oil, turmeric, salt and pepper. Transfer to the baking sheet and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked through. 113 grams Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (about 4 oz) 4. Steam the zucchini and broccoli together until softer in texture. 5. Once the chicken, vegetables, and rice are cooked, divide between plates and enjoy! Notes Meal Timing Eat this meal 1-2 hours after your workout. More Flavor Add garlic powder or cayenne pepper. Jeremy Ethier firstname.lastname@example.org 1/2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/3 tsp Turmeric 150 grams Broccoli Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste) 100 grams Zucchini Nutrition Amount per serving 510 Carbs 74g Fat 9g Fiber 8g Saturated 1g Protein 38g Polyunsaturated 1g Sodium 109mg Monounsaturated 2g Potassium Calories 1133mg Yogurt Parfait Yogurt Parfait 8 ingredients · 5 minutes · 1 serving 8 ingredients · 5 minutes · 1 serving Directions 1. Divide yogurt into glasses or bowls. Mix in powdered peanut butter and stevia (to taste). Top with berries, dates, chia seeds, and crushed walnuts. Enjoy! Notes Ingredients 300 grams Non Fat (0%) Plain Greek Yogurt 50 grams Blueberries 50 grams Raspberries 30 grams Pitted Dates (diced) Meal Timing Eat this meal within 1 hour before bed. 1 1/2 tsps Chia Seeds 20 grams Walnuts 2 tbsps Pb2 Powdered Peanut Butter Stevia (to taste) Nutrition Calories 517 Carbs 58g Fat 17g Fiber 10g Saturated Jeremy Ethier email@example.com Amount per serving 1g Protein 41g Polyunsaturated 10g Sodium 203mg Monounsaturated 2g Potassium 1028mg ADDITIONAL COMMENTS I HOPE THIS PDF IS USEFUL FOR YOU! I put in a lot of effort into providing this routine for you free of charge. 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