Red Meat’s Importance




Food! The biggest puzzle to bodybuilding. That term “you are what you eat” is not an exaggeration. It is the truth. It does not matter how well you train, or even what supplements you take, if you are not dialed in on your food, you are not going to get there.

But even set aside bodybuilding. Just health in general, there are so many opinions out about this topic that it makes everyone’s head spin. If you watch the news on a regular basis, you will hear that coffee is good one day, then a month later now it’s bad. Same with say, chicken, or apples, or, whatever, I think I have made my point.

I honestly do not know very many people who do not like beef. If they do, it is only because of the fat and cholesterol and that we hear it is so bad for you. But we ALL love a nice juicy, medium rare rib eye. Don’t we?

I have said before that I have been training and watching my diet for over 25 years. I have always been a believer in anything green. Leafy greens are my favorite. As far as protein goes I have always loved egg whites and white fish, such as Alaska Cod, Halibut, or Alaska Salmon. I am even okay with chicken breast as long as it is hormone free. That is a whole another subject, maybe some other day.

So when I was competing the year of 99, I had a judge plaster me up against the wall after I got off stage from prejudging and she said “If your going to compete again in a few weeks, go home and eat some steak!” I had been eating nothing but fish and egg whites for a couple years. I did not realize how much nutrition I was missing. So I panicked.

 

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