I spent many a month trying to figure the best picture to display for this post but was so sure I would at least offend someone that I couldn’t even add a lettuce leaf…
I didn’t even want to add a real sunflower in case someone gave me shit for the precious life that was lost in taking the plant out of the soil.
I simply don’t care … but I kinda do
But I’m sure by now you realize that I’m joking because in my heart of hearts I simply don’t care. And when I say I don’t care, before I offend the offendable some more, I mean I don’t care what you eat. You can eat pig shit for all I care, just send me a picture if you do.
I don’t care if you are vegan, veggie, meat eater, paleo, potato, sasquatch. Do as you please. The only thing that bothers me is when you spout your eating preference onto other people. That bothers me a touch. I don’t shove meat down your throat so don’t shove your veggie propaganda down mine.
But I digress.
That’s not the reason for me here today on this glorious sun-filled morning with birds chirping and bees a buzzing … around the drawing of my dying sunflower.
I wanted to talk about the joy of food. Be it what you will, eat it as you may but enjoy it if you can.
The only thing I ask of you when it comes to eating food is to aim to consume a certain amount of protein in each and every sitting. Protein is the building block for muscles and pretty much every structure in your body. If you don’t get it from an outside source, your body will find it from an inside source. So, if you keep doing your big butt exercises and don’t consume enough proteins, your big butt won’t stay big for long…
It can come from many sources. I won’t spout on about the benefit of murdered animals as I’m sure the offended are already offended… if they are still reading this far! If you are, helloooo!!
Protein (Greek: meaning First Place!)
All I ask is that you aim to consume proteins at every meal.
Over the course of time, I will add recipes to this page. WARNING, some will be fit for vegans and veggies (water-based recipes … JOKE PEOPLE, Joke!) and others will be fit for the meat-eaters amongst us.
The idea is that you should try to aim between 0.8-1.2g of protein per pound of bodyweight. Some people may suggest more (and some may suggest less I guess) but studies have suggested that this is not totally necessary and that most of it will be wasted in excess of 1.2g. But listen if you want to try more then please try more.
The joy about eating is that you get to eat what you want to eat. If you want to eat doughnuts, then go ahead and eat doughnuts. If you want to weigh 300lbs, continue as you may. I support what you want to do, so long as it makes you happy – Please note: this is with regards to eating. No need for the finger of blame pointing in my direction because rioting makes you happy.
For the too lazy to calculate amongst us, here are some examples.
140lbs (64kg): 112g-168g per day
200lbs (91kgs): 160g-240g per day
So, feel free to try eating 0.8g per pound and see how you feel. Maybe it’s hard enough and so just try to stick with it. Maybe it’s easy and you want to up your intake so go to 1g per pound.
Do what you can not what others want you to do
YOU get to do what YOU want to do. So, go ahead and do it. The key to this is that this is your nutritional chess game and yours alone. Yes, people around you will have success on one plan or another and some people will have success on other stuff, but you have to figure out what works for you.
I know I couldn’t be a vegetarian or vegan. No way, not me, just not my bag. Doesn’t mean you can’t try it out. Don’t worry I won’t hold signs and posters up in your face if you do decide to become one. I’m not that self-righteous. Do what you want to do. Find the best path for you! Not the same path as the chick in the hot pants because you’re a bit horny and she eats leaves!
So, expect some recipes to come. And for the offendable, maybe read something else. For the non-offended and more grounded folk, if you find something, not to your taste, then simply close the page and move steadily along.
These are not my personal recipes btw, I take no credit. I am no master chef. I hate cooking, but I cook. I don’t even care about food, but I eat. I just muscle my way through each day.
Here’s to the joy of eating.