Myth 7: A high protein diet is the key to gaining muscle mass and size
Truth: Though protein is necessary for gaining muscle mass, size, and strength, athletes must consume enough total calories to
also facilitate weight gain. This is especially important for young men with high calorie needs. Consume too much protein
and you may actually hamper your plan to gain weight. Higher protein meals trigger the release of hormones to your brain,
telling it that your stomach is full. Therefore, a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat is necessary for building
muscle and gaining weight.