A lot of guys have been asking me about how I build muscle not fat. It sounds like a question with an obvious answer. You work out, right? Do some strength training, bro! Actually, there’s more to it than that. Anyone who has actually tried to bulk up knows that if the only thing you do is go to the gym and start lifting weights, you will only get so far – and it won’t be nearly as far as you want to be.
I’ve learned by experience, trial and error, failure, and victories that fitness and nutrition for men are two puzzle pieces that fit together to complete a final goal. I can’t get the most out of a gym session without eating right. At the same time, I can’t get the results I want from eating right if I don’t work out properly.
I’m trying a vegetarian diet. I’ve been doing it for a bit and plan to stick to it pretty strictly for the first month. My goal isn’t to become a vegetarian. Instead, it’s to immerse myself into it so I’m forced to find out what foods I can eat to reach my nutrition goals without eating an animal to get there. To be clear, I’m trying a vegetarian diet, not a vegan one. I’ll still be eating dairy in my normal amounts, plus eggs and honey. Once I’m done this experiment, I also know I’ll definitely go back to eating fish regularly. I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll eat fish in the midst of this experiment or not. I haven’t so far, and at the moment, I’m leaning toward “no”.
I’ve come to discover the wonders of camel milk. You read that right. It’s pretty cool, so I knew I had to talk about it. The thing is, I get a lot of fitness and nutrition magazines. OK, to be fair, I get some fitness and nutrition magazines. Bree gets the rest, and I read them. She makes it easy since she, unlike me, still gets the print versions. I’m too lazy for print and enjoy the digital copies – harder to share, though. A while back I was leafing through one of Bree’s magazines and I saw an article on camel milk. Camel Milk is Exactly What You Think At first, the title drew me because, to be frank, it sounded pretty gross. I have nothing against camels, but I don’t tend to think of them and sanitation in the same light. Then again, cows don’t exactly strike me Read More