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Day 5: Active: Alternatives to Weighing in: Sometimes the scale is not the best way to keep track of your progress. If you’ve been working out, you could be building muscle as you’re losing fat. This might not be readily apparent by weighing yourself. Some people find that they actually gain a few pounds in the beginning. If you are frustrated by your scale, try using a tape measure instead. Keep track of the numbers. This will give you a good idea of how your body is being transformed.


Go From Skinny To Strong For The Long Haul w/These 4 Muscle-Building Tips! (pretty much what I already eat minus the fish)

from Skinny Mom

Say Hello to the Best 25 Muscle-Building Foods

Building muscle is a balance between strategic strength training and an eating plan, so check out the top 25 muscle-building foods to get you started!

What 25g of protein looks like -- aim for 50g a day, more if you're trying to gain muscle or lose weight.
from Vitals

This Infographic Shows What 25 Grams of Protein Looks Like


The Mass Effect diet is a meal plan designed for tone, muscle building and weight gain. There are four meals per day (+ post-workout snack) with a number of options for each. Which option you use in each meal plan is up to you. You can vary your options from day to day (or week to week) to create a totally customised meal plan for yourself.