A well balanced diet and the proper workout regimen always work hand in hand in gaining muscle. If you are going for a well sculpted body with fine cuts and muscle definition, then you need to lose all the unwanted body fats in your body. This doesn’t mean though that you have to starve yourself, on the contrary, you need to eat more, more of the types of food that can increase your metabolism.
Dieting is not just about eating small amount of food, it’s more about having the proper eating habits. Remember the food pyramid? It’s all about knowing what to eat more and what to eat less. Eat plenty of whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. Limit your intake of fatty and sugary foods. But in gaining muscle, you need to have the proper amount of calories which will help fuel muscle growth and development. So preparing a special diet is in order. Getting the services of a dietician or nutritionist can help you a lot.
At first you may think that you are not losing weight fast enough. But if your goal is gaining muscle, then losing weight is not as fast as it would be when working out for the purpose of losing weight alone. This is because in a lose weight and gain muscle program, your weight reduction in body fat will be appended by the weight gain of muscle growth. This is a good thing as your weight will not be based on how much body fat you have but by the muscles you have gained.