By Jeff Anderson
For those people trying (struggling?) to gain weight and build muscle mass, you know that your nutrition program is a key factor.
But not all food is created equal.
In fact, there’s a secret underground legion of do-gooders that faithfully join together to come to the aid of frustrated hardgainers and take a stand against genetic injustice.
Gifted with powers that have the ability to transform toothpick thin nerdlings into tight, angular chick-magnets as they work their magic inside your body, their identities are largely a secret, hidden from society.
I’ve stumbled upon their clandestine identities and I’m willing to share their secrets in the name of justice for all fellow “muscle nerds” who struggle with gaining weight!
Add these 4 “super foods” to your diet and unleash their hidden power on your muscles:
#1 Super Food to Gain Weight: Walnuts
Walnuts contain an incredible combination of healthy monounsaturated fats, the amino acid l-arginine, and phytosterols.
This means they offer you increased calorie consumption and increased levels of nitric oxide, a natural element in the body that aids in stimulate muscle recovery and growth.
Plus, walnuts even help prevent heart disease and cancer, negating the effects of harmful saturated fats found in high-fat foods.
Aim for about 20 grams of walnuts per day if you’re eating this particular super food to gain weight.
#2 Super Food to Gain Weight: Oranges
Oranges are high in vitamin C, a potent protector of nitric oxide levels in the body.
Vitamin C helps keep the nitric oxide “bioavailable” so it can be used for building muscle mass.
This works in tandem with the addition of walnuts to your diet.
Try to eat an orange about 30 to 45 minutes before your workout. This will help keep your nitric oxide levels where you need them most during your training.
#3 Super Food to Gain Weight: Dried Fruit
Dried fruit is relatively high in sugar, but most of it is also loaded with fiber and jam-packed with vitamins and minerals that are necessary to build muscle and stay healthy. That reduces the storage of body fat.
Dried fruits are also loaded with calories, which help you achieve that calorie surplus you need from your food to gain weight.
Bring some dried fruit along with you for snacks throughout the day but make sure you drink a lot of water with it so you don’t get dehydrated.
Also, stay away from commercial dried bananas that are loaded with fat and try to find “unsulfured” versions of these foods.
#4 Super Food To Gain Weight: Sugar
Yes, you read that right…SUGAR!
Sugar triggers the release of the hormone insulin into your body.
Insulin is the most anaolic of all hormones and has the ability to increase your muscle mass at lightspeed.
BUT (and this is a BIG “but”) you must know how to handle its super powers or it will backfire on you as you gain massive amounts of BODY FAT!
Most guys know to consume a high-sugar meal immediately after your workout because that’s when sugar can help you recover faster.
But if you’re trying to gain weight, there are other times that are beneficial as well.
I could write a whole book on sugar, insulin, and how to use them to gain weight fast but I laid every step out in full detail in an advanced process of “sugar cycling” in my book on how to gain weight and build muscle, “Hardgainer Project X” (www.HardgainerProjectX.com).
Hardgainer Before And After PicturesIn fact, the “human lab rats” who used my sugar cycling method overcame huge challenges in gaining weight (wait until you see Eddys’s photos!) and shocked their friends with their transformation.
Go check out their photos and the process they used to acheive such great success at www.HardgainerProjectX.com.