4. Play with Your Carbs
The amount of carbs you eat daily has a major impact on your body weight as well as on your physical performance. When you hit a workout plateau, assess your diet and adjust your daily carb intake. You might have to play with your carbs a little bit to rev up your metabolism. For example, if you’re on a low carb diet or a ketogenic diet, start eating “normally” again. Increase your carb intake and see what happens. Even though you might gain a few pounds, you’ll get also get stronger. This will allow you to work out harder and pack on muscle.
On the other hand, if you’re already eating plenty of carbs, reduce your daily carb intake and have more protein. Try not to exceed 50 grams of carbs a day. This should help you lose fat and excess water.
5. Increase Your Protein Intake
Protein plays a major role in muscle growth and fat loss. Whether you want to build muscle or lose a few pounds, increase your protein intake. At the same time, add more fats to your diet and eat fewer carbs. Increasing your daily protein intake is as simple as having an extra protein shake or a handful of nuts between meals.