It is possible to make some gains by not focusing on your diet, but by doing this you are cutting yourself short. I went
through this myself during the first few years that I was working out, I didn’t focus on my diet at all. My breakfast was
usually just a bowl of cereal, lunch was just a sandwich, piece of fruit, etc. and dinner was what ever my mom cooked
up that night 🙂
It was only after I focused on my diet that I really started to make good gains in size and strength. I made sure that I ate
a minimum of 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight every single day. I made sure that I ate a meal or snack
every 2-3 hours during the day. I made sure that I drank lots of water during the day. I made my own high protein
meals, drank protein drinks, took vitamins, etc. basically did all that I could to maximize my nutrition along with hard
workouts and the results were amazing.
When I started working out I weighed less then 140 lbs. By training for a couple years and not really focusing on my
diet I got up to about 150 lbs. After focusing on my diet I really started to grow within a few years I was over 200 lbs.
and now I am currently 225 lbs. at 5’6. If you want to be big and strong you need to eat and train for muscle growth,
you can’t do one without the other.
When you eat is just as important as what you eat. The days of eating “3 square meals” are long gone. Research has shown that eating more smaller meals is not only great for promoting a fast metabolism, but helps maintain, lose, and gain weight.