How to Eat to Gain Muscle

In this video I will be going over nutrition tips for building muscle. I get questions all the time asking, “How can I put on more muscle?” The key is to consume more liquid calories. I recommend the superhuman shake that will help pack on the muscle. You can get the recipe here.

I also recommend consuming fats, carbs, and protein.
– For protein, you need to take your body weight and consume it in grams of quality protein each day.
– For fat, you need to consume omega 9 fatty acid, shorter chain fatty acid, and omega 3 fatty acid.
– For carbohydrates, consume some good gluten-free foods like yams, sweet potatoes, or quinoa.

If you can follow these tips, you will put on muscle faster than you ever thought possible.

Dr. Axe

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  1. Lorena says:

    I want to loose weight

  2. Tina Gray says:

    Hi, I’m a vegan and I consume organic leafy greens, nuts, fruits, lentils, beans and healthy oils. Would I still be able to gain muscle?


  3. irina says:

    hi dr axe, i have always been underweight and have ectomorph body type, what do you think i should eat and do to gain healthy weight? I’m so depressed as people always think that I’m anorexic but it is so hard to gain weight

  4. Ulfah says:

    Hi Dr Axe, I used to have ideal weight but because I consumed birth control pills and suspected to have thyroid, I started to lose weight without trying, but when i did my blood test, everything seem fine and normal, please help me to get my ideal weight back

  5. bball says:

    Hi Dr. Axe,

    I have been diagnosed with GERD, Candida, Gastritis, Esophogitis. I am not digesting fats (disclosed in a stool test). Also, bacteria in stool. I am just started taking digestive enzymes which is helping greatly. I have lost 30 lbs in 2.5 years and am now at the very low end on the weight chart. 112 lbs, 5’4″, woman, 52 years old. I have been working with a functional nutritionist and a functional neurologist. I have bought your programs on leaky gut and essential oils. I am doing much better than I used to be, but I can’t gain any weight. I don’t like being this thin because I feel I look unhealthy. Some foods that are good for one condition are bad for the other, so I am sometimes confused on what would be best for me. My question for you is, which protcol would be best for me to follow when I have a plethora of things going on, and would help me to absorb better and gain some weight back. Thank you so much.

  6. Zack says:

    What about monounsaturated fats? You named the avocado but not the most important fat source in it. Olive Oil? I think those are key

  7. Jannet says:

    Hi Dr Axe I want to put on muscle and get lean I get told to eat every two hour is this true plz but I also luv to do cardio which every one says not to because I will lose size .also wondering if you could help Plz I just got told I have a condition with my heart called ventricular ectopic and shouldn’t be exercising at all but it would kill me to stop and I don’t want to take the strong medication to slow my heart rate as its beats to first the doc told me it would eventually weaken is there a national way plzzz thank you jannet

  8. Miguel Ponce says:

    Chat about Tofu? And soya meat?

  9. Margot says:

    Hello Doctor. I am 46 years old and am doing exercises to gain weight with muscle . I am weight lifting and increasing my diet to 5 times a day but I feel like I am gaining more fat around my belly and back and not gaining muscle or weight. Since two years ago I have problem with my digestion and have pain in my right side . The doctor says that I have malfunction of my gall bladder and my enzymes are high for my liver and pancreas. The doctor says that I need a surgery but I have a concern to do this because I believe the body can heal itself. Can you please give me advice. I am gluten-free and intolerant to lactose.

  10. Peter says:

    I am a mail and want/NEED to gain weight & muscle

  11. Staci says:

    My husband is 6ft. Tall and weighs 145. He is currently on the candida diet out of necessity and I am wondering what to feed him to allow him to gain weight…he keeps losing it and doesn’t have much more to lose.

  12. Jay says:

    I’m vegan…..a far as protein, can I substitute plant base proteins?
    (like; hemp seeds, nuts, quinoa, chickpeas) **soy is not an option, as I will not consume soy**

    Thank you for your advice.

  13. Gina M says:

    I wan to gain weight. I am 101 pounds ( my high is 5′ 6 What do you recommend for some one who had gastritis?

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