Cooking for Dudes

Depending on your goals, you should be eating different food sources. If you’re trying to gain LEAN muscle, you need to eat your fair share of carbohydrates, if you’re going to get the results you want to get.

In the video, scientists, in search of the perfect human diet, not only found that mankind should consume more protein and good fats, as well as fruits and vegetables, while staying away from grains, but also have a much greater variety of each. We’re not supposed to be eating the same thing day in and day out. This video is good if you want to learn about the healthiest way to eat. It isn’t necessarily the best way to eat to build muscle, however.

3 Ways to Eat Better

1. Vary Your Food Sources

Don’t rely on the same protein sources day in and day out. Eating chicken breasts 3 meals a day won’t be as good for you as eating a chicken breast, turkey breast, and some eggs. Make sure to get a wide variety of protein from other food sources such as lean cuts of beef, lamb, pork, wild game, etc. Include all kinds of fish and seafood in your nutrition program.

Don’t forget to include dairy sources as well as eggs. Variation is key to eating as best you can, staying healthy, and experiencing benefits from your meals.

2. Spice Things Up.

Cooking with spices like Cinnamon, Garlic, and Ginger can jack up your metabolism, control your blood sugar, and improve your insulin resistance. All of these things will help you gain lean muscle mass, rather than simply packing on the lb’s (pronounced: elbees).

3. Eat the Right Thing at the Right Time.

It is a proven fact that consuming the right nutrients at the right times, can more then double the Anabolic and Metabolic response you get from the foods you eat. That is, focus the majority of your carbohydrates around your workout. However, if your goal is to pack on the LB’s, you’ll need to eat more than the average Joe, so make sure you’re having some carbs with every meal.

Resource #2: The Anabolic Cookbook (more than half off)

This is the best resource I’ve come across for guys trying to gain lean muscle mass. Dave, the author, gives guides on what to eat, and makes every meal tasty and easy to prepare. This was my savior when I grabbed my own place a few years ago, and it’s been by my side in my kitchen ever since.

Dave’s put his cookbook, where he shows you what to eat and when to eat it as well as giving you over 200 AWESOME recipe’s, on sale for the next week. He’s slashed it to more than half off, so if you’re looking for a ‘dude cookbook’, this is a great resource.

What you get:

  • Recipe’s (200 anabolic recipe’s)
  • Personalized Meal Plans
  • Nutrition Quick Start Guide (Dave shows you how you should eat to build lean muscle).

And about 5-10 other goodies along with the cookbook.

How to Shop

This is as simple a thing as you can do, but keep track, or set a list of what you buy at the grocery store so that you know how to vary your protein and carbohydrate sources.

Make sure you’re buying different fishes and meats and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Guys, we get stuck in “auto-mode”. I’ve been there, and still fall into this trap, where we head to the same parts of the grocery store every time. We buy the same foods because it requires less thinking. We just walk like zombies to the meat section and buy what we bought last time.

Get out of this trap!

Make a list. Dave takes care of it for you, but if you don’t have a good meal plan, write down a bunch of different protein sources etc…, and make sure all are covered by the end of the month.

The Lesson: We need more variety in our diets. If we’re going to be healthy, energetic, and jacked men, we need this variety. Keep this in mind next time you’re in the grocery store on auto-pilot, walking to the same ol’ section to buy the same ol’ foods.