Being Healthy Doesn’t Always Mean Eating Less.

Stop starving yourself and indulge in the delicious abundance of healthy and nourishing foods available to you!

I dedicate this post to my many body-conscious gay friends who think they’re doing themselves a favor by going all day on just “half a bagel.” You know who you are. 😛

It’s time to settle another health and fitness misconception. There is a pervasive belief that living a healthy lifestyle necessitates eating very little.

While a restricted diet and portion control can be an important aspect of a weight loss routine, it doesn’t mean that tiny, unappealing portions are a requirement for all people looking to be healthy, strong or even well-defined. In fact, even though it may seem counter-intuitive, eating too little often results in weight gain due to the effects of starvation on the body’s metabolism.

People are always astounded by the copious quantities of food that I consume. They often ask, “How can you eat that much food and look the way you do?” I answer that in order to look the way I do, I need to eat the way that I eat. Though prolific in quantity, I don’t eat everything in sight. In fact, I’m very careful about the foods that I eat.

In order to power myself through my my daily workouts, a lot of fuel is required by my body. You can’t fly a jet across the ocean on a few gallons of gas, and our bodies are the same way. Almost everything that I eat is connected to my fitness goals – though I do allow myself some wiggle room.

Of course, not all foods are created equal. I look for lean, high-quality protein options that are low in sodium. I get my daily requirements of fruits and veggies. And to stay lean, I don’t overindulge in carbohydrates. Though I eat a lot, it provides my body exactly what it needs. Moreover, I allow my body to enjoy the abundance that this Earth has to offer.

There are many, many delicious and nourishing options available – it’s just a matter of connecting your meal plan to your fitness goals. I hope this comes as welcome news for people serving life sentences of tiny, pea-sized portions of cardboard food. Live, and eat!

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  1. Steve Gray says:

    Thanks for the update, Davey!! Much appreciated info.

  2. Hey Davey. I am lifting 3 times a week. I am 5’10 tall and 160 lbs. I am trying to get a little bigger. Ultimate goal is to be 170-175 lbs. and 10% bodyfat. I want to eat 2400-2500 calories a day. I can’t seem to do it though! That’s more food than I thought.

    How can I get up to 2400? I can’t afford a lot. I am a poor college student at the moment.

    I’d appreciate any help. Thanks for your time.

  3. Eggs and unsalted nuts are a good way to go. Eggs are ony 60 – 80 cals per egg but are an excellent source of proteins and betacaroneins.

    The unsalted nuts are quite calorific but also contain essential oils and fats and also protein and mineral and other antioxidants. Apparently walnuts are the best in term of nutrient loading.


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