As simple as that headline is I had to give it a lot of thought. I’m asking what your diets are in the hope that if you share some tips on this blog it will be helpful to others.
I sometimes get the same question directed to me from trainees who assume (or hope) that I might have some rational, cutting-edge information that stems from my own research or investigation. The fact is I don’t do any research on diet and nutrition in general or into the investigation of the fantastic claims of the nutritional supplement companies who advertise the food extracts in their bottles can build muscle, remove fat, grow hair, shape breasts and butts (seriously) and fix the full spectrum of medical ailments and diseases. But I digress.
What is also true is that I do not adhere to a diet that should be recommended to anyone. For several years I have eaten at restaurants 365 days a year (literally) in up to a dozen different countries in a year. Worse, I absolutely love food and would be qualified to run a blog on international cuisine and dining. Haha. (No plans for that.) Today I write from Thailand having just eaten ginger chicken, fried pork and rice and fresh pineapple. Not exactly kryptonite to a serious bodybuilder but also not what any of them would recommend.
Many years ago when I lived in Los Angeles I spent a bit of time around pro and serious amateur bodybuilders with their weighed and portioned morsels sectioned into plastic containers and eaten at precise intervals. They exercised a dietary discipline I’ve never had. I was, however, stronger than almost all of them and bigger than many. But I’ve never been even close to as lean as they were.
The good news is that Greg Karr has excellent knowledge in the areas of nutrition and getting lean. Just as importantly the collective knowledge of all of you reading and participating in this blog is no doubt very formidable. So I called this post What is Your Diet? so that all of you have a place to share your tips and recommendation on what has been working for you.
I want to advise that I have to edit tons of spam every day and I don’t want this post to devolve into a place where people post links to all the supplements they sell for affiliate commissions online. Ain’t gonna happen.
Apart form that, I know people would really like to hear about what has worked for you in terms of diet, nutrition and getting lean or building mass. Thanks in advance for participating. I really do appreciate it.