The Important Role of Protein and Carbs in the Muscle Building Process
Protein and carbs play an important role in the muscle building process, but how important of a role do they play?
Well, imagine your muscle is a brick wall…
You’ve had a killer workout and broke down a lot of muscle fibers, or created some damage, to that brick wall.
Imagine some of the bricks have fallen off the wall. PROTEIN is literally the building bricks to your muscle. So to repair the wall (aka your muscle) and make it stronger and bigger, we’ve got to get those bricks back up the wall.
But here’s the thing… the bricks aren’t going to magically get there all by themselves.
Something needs to DO the work… in the case of the brick wall, it’s the construction worker. In your body, CARBS are the construction worker!
Mind blowing, right? 🤯
Without sufficient carbohydrates in your diet, and particularly timed around when your muscle needs this fuel for optimal building (aka pre and post workout), your full potential for recovery will be not optimized!
The BONUS Ultimate Macros Toolkit that you get when you register for the Lunchbox gives you a thorough breakdown of how much carbs you need, with food lists and carb content of different carb options, AND even sample meal plans to show you what it all looks like in a day of real life! Click here to learn more!
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