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Pre Workout Meal For Muscle Gain [Bodybuilding Diet]


The Bodybuilder’s Pre-Workout Meal For Muscle Gain

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing a quick and simple, bodybuilder style pre workout meal for muscle gain.

Yes, the pre workout meal is a very important meal to fuel your body with muscle building protein, especially when your goal is muscle gain

Earlier in my fitness career, I was following more of a bodybuilding diet, where I included more grains and dairy like oats and cottage cheese.

Although I still occasionally eat oats, I’ve learned my body performs best when I follow more of a paleo way of eating, as my body doesn’t process cottage cheese, or most types of dairy.

However, if you follow a bodybuilder style diet, and don’t struggle with grains and dairy, this pre workout meal is quick and simple to prepare before the gym.

An updated version of a quick and simple pre workout meal

💪PROTEIN FLAX PUDDING: recipe below ⬇️ • If you’re an early morning workout warrior, what do you eat to properly fuel your body before your workout? • If your goal is fat loss, following an intermittent fasting approach, and training fasted, may work better for your goals. • However, if your goal is muscle building, I’d recommend you get something in your stomach before your morning workout to reduce the breakdown of muscle. • If you’re looking for a quick early morning pre workout meal recipe, check out this Protein Flax Pudding. • INGREDIENTS – 1 serving @rootznutrition paleo protein powder (discount code: LiveLeanTV – 2 tbsp ground flax seed – 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk • INSTRUCTIONS 1️⃣The night before, mix protein with flax seeds and water (or almond milk) in a small container. 2️⃣Let it soak in your refrigerator over night. 3️⃣In the morning, the flax seeds will thicken up making it into a pudding consistency. • Nutrition Info (per serving): Calories: 304 Protein: 38g Carbohydrates: 11g Fat: 12g • #liveleantv #livelean #proteinpudding #flaxseeds #preworkoutmeal #preworkoutsnack

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Pre Workout Meal For Muscle Gain [Bodybuilding Diet]

Pre Workout Meal For Muscle Gain [Bodybuilding Diet]

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Pre Workout Meal For Muscle Gain [Bodybuilding Diet]
Pre Workout Meal For Muscle Gain [Bodybuilding Diet]
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Snack
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Pre Workout Meal For Muscle Gain [Bodybuilding Diet]
  1. First step is to cook the oats in pot on the stove. Just follow the package directions for time and the amount of water to use.
  2. While the oats are cooking, it's time to make the protein shake by blending the following ingredients in a blender for 10-20 seconds: water, cottage cheese, egg whites (another source of protein), 1 scoop of protein powder, and glutamine.
  3. Once the oats are cooked and ready to go, add it to a bowl, and top with a dash of cinnamon, the other serving of protein powder, and stir it up.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Info (based on 1 serving):

Calories: 495

Protein: 71g

Carbohydrates: 37g

Fat: 7g

Note: I always cook oats on the stove as I never use the microwave.

If you want to check it out, I wrote a blog post about why I never microwave my foods called, 4 Foods You’re Eating Wrong.

A lot of people say oats don’t taste good because they are so bland.

But when you mix some cinnamon and protein powder to it, it adds a really tasty flavor to the oats.

You can also add berries to your oats for added flavor.

So there you go.

You now have a bodybuilder style pre workout meal consisting of a pre workout shake filled with different types of protein from egg whites, cottage cheese, and protein powder.

Then you also have your oats topped with cinnamon and protein powder.

That is going to be a high protein muscle building meal before your workout so you can kick butt when you’re in the gym.

When Should You Eat Your Pre-Workout Meal?

I recommend you eat your pre-workout meal at least 1-2 hours before your workout, so the food can be properly digested before the workout.

Then you’ll be ready and primed to hit the gym.

When food is not properly digested, it can sit in your stomach, as all the blood is rushing to your muscles during a workout, rather than helping with digestion.

Comment below what other recipes and foods you want to learn how to cook with, and I’ll do my best to film a video for you.

Until then, keep Living Lean!

If you liked this recipe, be sure to check out 7 Early Morning Pre Workout Meal Recipes.

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