Getting Lean: Foods to Help you Build Lean Muscles

Build Lean Muscles

This month, as the “cold weather” approaches, we will be giving you some tips on how to keep your weight in check, in addition to gaining lean muscles. There’s nothing more “fitspirating” than looking in the mirror and seeing a six-pack forming on your abdomen. You should try it!

To start you off, we will talk about the best foods recommended by fitness gurus that help in muscle formation. And just to let you know, eating these foods without exercise will not give you a six-pack. In fact, you will wait until the cows come home and still there will be no iota of a six-pack. For everything to work out; you need to incorporate exercise and diet and eventually, you will see the results.

Here are some of the nice and healthy foods you should fill up on (for women) to get a great body:

Green Vegetables

Not only do these veggies help in cancer prevention, but they also help you in building a lean body and abs. This is because they are very low in calories. For example, one cup of spinach contains only 40 calories. They are also a very good source of calcium, which is beneficial for muscle contractions. Just pair them with other healthy foods and you will be well on your way.

Lean meats

It includes chicken, fish, turkey, and lean steak. These meats help improve the immune system and build muscles (and this is what we want). Actually, anyone who wants to build lean muscles should make protein the base of their diet. A number of people think that beef is never good for your diet but, they are wrong. Lean beef is one of the best sources of creatine, which your body utilizes to make new muscle fibers. In this way, you can enjoy your food and get a six-pack at the same time.


Legumes include navy beans, soybeans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, and other types of beans. If consumed regularly, legumes can help in burning fat, building lean muscles, and indigestion. This is because legumes are full of iron, protein, and fiber, which are the nutrients we need to lose weight effectively and safely.


Who doesn’t like eggs? Most of us do love eggs but are afraid to munch on them because of high cholesterol levels. But if we want to burn fats, according to experts, eggs are the go-to food. Extensive research has shown that eggs if consumed moderately, like an egg or two a day, will not increase your cholesterol level and you will in fact end up healthier.

Whole grains

You can have these either in the form of bread, cereals, or foods like quinoa and enjoy a body that has less fat. In short, whole grains stop fat from being stored in your body and add more fiber to your diet.


Instead of reaching for a bar of chocolate when you feel like snacking, why not reach for nuts, which can include peanuts, cashew nuts, almonds, etc.? This is because they contain lots of proteins and fiber, which is very filling. In addition to this, they are a good source of magnesium which helps your body to produce energy, form, and maintain muscle tissue.

There are many other foods out there that can help in your journey to a lean and healthy body. These foods include apples, olive oil, berries, Greek yogurt, soy, Oatmeal, and dairy products. Just remember, you are what you eat. If everything fails, i.e. the right diet and exercise, there is liposuction which can be used as an option to get a properly contoured body. Call us today or fill in the form given below to get a FREE consultation for the liposuction procedure.