Gramma was right. Those vegetables really are important to your health and vitality. Real food really is what your body craves, and all the junk really is slowly killing us off. Walk into any supermarket and you’ll see a sea of processed foods that probably are not all that good for you. Some may be downright dangerous to your health. And yet, as a society we’ve eaten so much of that crap for so long that we think it is normal to eat stuff that we cannot truly classify as food. Our bodies don’t know what to do with some of this stuff. There’s hydrolyzed this, reconstituted that, and even drinks boasting about 8 percent real fruit juice! Wow. Now the food manufacturers are actually bragging about a portion of real food contained in their hodge podge concoction of chemicals and substrates.
Processed crud must be replaced with real food. Perhaps it all started with the Astronauts taking Tang (orange drink powder) to the moon. Actually it was probably long before that — back when margarine started replacing real butter. It doesn’t really matter when it started, but the fact of the matter is when the American diet started to sway toward the processed side of things — obesity skyrocketed, adult onset diabetes skyrocketed, cancer skyrocketed, and the overall health of the food supply shot downward like an asteroid. So let’s get this point out right now. You body has to have real food to be healthy. Period!
We can’t regain our health when our body is in starvation mode for real food. The human body evolved over millions of years, and not until the last hundred years has it been subjected to this bizarre processed goop that we now call food. Whether we feed it correctly or not, our body craves, needs, and wants real whole good nutritional delights like fresh vegetables, quality fruits, lean fish and natural fats like avocado and fish oil. If we don’t feed it what it needs, we find it will crave almost anything because it is in a state of starvation (even if it is morbidly obese). Hence, we’ve starved our bodies of real nutrition value so we ingest anything to try and please this perpetual starvation.
If you really want to muscle up and lean down, then you have to start with good nutrition. I did an experiment this last 3 months — I’ve erally eaten nothing but non-processed fresh fruits, veggies and lean protein. It is amazing how I have literally lost massive fat, gained muscle, and lost all cravings for all the crap food. I’ve done nothing more radical than eat the food the way it’s been presented to us for the last million years. I only cook the fish, the rest is eaten raw and unprocessed. I’ve blended concoctions of every conceivable fruit and vegetable and now I’m to the point where I simply have to eat the good stuff to feel right. The junk food is just not something I want any more. And you talk about an energy high. No caffeine can compare to the energy and the vitality I feel now compared to before. Try it just for a week. Then after a week, try it for 5 more weeks. Once you’ve done something for about six weeks it becomes a habit. And eating right is a good habit you want.
So yes, this kind of nutritional base creates a spectacular food platform to lean down and muscle up your body. After you’ve eaten only the best of real food, you will feel rejuvenated like never before. And with that new vigor and recharged vitality, you can literally get at least a 100 percent more out of your work outs. So the next time you go to the supermarket. Stay away from the center and shop along the walls — the fruits, the veggies, the lean fish and chicken etc. Most of the stuff in the center of the store is refined product that most likely contains next to nothing of the food it was created to replace.