Remember that you are what you eat, and if you want to get your buttocks in shape, eating the right food is just as important as exercising. Today we at Bright Side share some valuable tips that will help you build the perfectly toned butt you’ve always dreamed of.
Making your buttocks bigger without exercise is not possible. In order to achieve your goal you have to follow these 2 phases:
- Glute-strengthening workout.
- Your nutrition after a workout, during the recovery period.
After exercise, your buttocks are in the repair cycle, and it’s essential to choose the right type and amount of foods to ensure that your butt will grow bigger.
Keep in mind this simple rule: If you want to increase your weight you should eat more. If you just want to increase your butt, you have to eat in regular amounts.
Excess of everything is bad, so do not overconsume protein or carbohydrates as it can lead to health problems.
You should eat at least one piece of fruit per day, although the daily recommendation is between 3 and 5 per day.
Here are the foods that help you increase your butt and some effective bum-friendly exercises.
If you already have a well-established exercise routine, we recommend that you drink a protein shake after a workout.
Some natural sources of good proteins are tuna, eggs, turkey, chicken, tilapia, legumes, cottage cheese, lean red meat, legumes, and any fish (not fried).
Swap white bread and pasta for whole wheat or whole grain alternatives. Carbohydrates that help you maintain a good musculature are quinoa, brown rice, oats, any whole grain cereal, sweet potato, and couscous.
Unlike bad fats, good fats provide a wide array of health benefits. They also help you sculpt the body of your dreams and even lose weight. The best sources of healthy fats are fish oil, extra virgin olive oil, almonds, walnuts, and peanut butter.
Focus on vegetables rich in antioxidants, such as broccoli, spinach, kale, and any green vegetables. You can eat as much of these as you want.
Remember that without exercise you will not see results, and you can even put on weight. Your workout routine should include exercises such as squats, butt bridges, and lunges.
Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart. Take one giant step forward, heel first, and slowly lower your body, bending both knees. Remember to keep your back and upper body straight, and don’t bend your knees farther than 90 degrees. Then repeat with the other leg in front.
Lie on the floor on your back. Place your arms at your sides, and bend your knees. Your feet should be placed around shoulder width.
Pressing your heels into the ground, lift your hips off the floor, and squeeze your butt while keeping your back straight. Breathe out as you perform this part of the motion, and hold the position for a few seconds. Breathe in as you slowly go back to the starting position.
Here you will find a great workout for building amazing glutes, and you may also like these 12 simple exercises that can be done at home.
Illustrated by Daniil Shubin for Bright Side