If you’re new to me and my website, I worked daily in the Fitness-, Bodybuilding-, Gym-, and Competitive Sports industry for almost 22-years with nutrition, supplementation, and training — and was involved in it for a total of more than 26 years. Most of that time, I too was trapped in the pseudo-science of “nutrition science” and was fooled by the synthetic toxic crap of the pharmaceutical and supplement industry. My outlook and understanding took a sharp turn as I became severely ill in late 2017 with several tumors, liver and kidney damage and my thyroid shutting down. In a last effort I turned it around in a matter of a few weeks by adopting our natural species appropriate diet of the raw flesh and fat of animals and by following up with regular water-fasting combined with days of dry fasting. You can read more about that here:
My Journey – Why I do what I do…
For this week’s articles we’ll take a look at ‘bodybuilding.com’ and their ‘nutrition’ section of articles.
This seems to be their latest article as it is at the top of the page. It is written by Marc Lobliner, a former Weider Publications employee and powerlifter who now is working with supplement company SciVation and Primaforce.
This article dips into the very old dogma of ‘three’ body types, or body structures, aka., ‘phenotypes.’
- Ectomorph: Naturally skinny, narrow bone structure, has a hard time gaining weight.
- Mesomorph: Naturally built, broad shoulders, can gain or lose weight relatively equally.
- Endomorph: Naturally heavy, wide bone structure, gains weight easily
From my own research, this is tied to your mother’s pregnancy and the first developing years of your life. I’ve explained all that in this article:
It also explains why it is of utter most importance that all mothers, even before they get pregnant, consume our species appropriate diet of animal-based foods, especially fatty cuts of meat and some organ meats. And that they breastfeed for as long as possible while making sure the baby only eats according to our species appropriate diet. Doing this will guarantee the most optimal development of the child, both physically and mentally – totally void of any disease or illness.
Now, the premise of this article is that your ‘body type’ will dictate the way you should structure your diet to gain lean mass. It begins with what the author claims are “basic diet principles that apply to everyone.” And this is where it goes totally wrong right off the bat. We should not be surprised.
“Eat 5-6 small meals per day”
He claims the rationale for this is that a large meal creates an enormous release of insulin. Well, only if you consume a lot of toxic carbohydrates, or worse, carbohydrates together with vegetable (seed) oils.
Now, the problem with consuming many meals is that during the time our body has to deal with food, all healing-, detoxification-, and repair processes are shut down — especially if the meal contains carbohydrates as glucose in the blood must be meticulously managed or you’ll die. A small meal can take 3 to 4 hours to fully digest, especially if it contains toxic plant-based foods and carbohydrates. It’s a continuous stress on the body to handle food if you keep chugging it down by the clock. If you eat early in the morning, all through the day, and late in the evening; your body will hardly have more than an hour or two during the night when it’s almost fasted and can start to detoxify and heal. In other words, you set yourself up for toxemia, i.e., disease, by slowly building up toxins in various tissues.
“Eat good fat with every meal, especially carbohydrate meals”
No! Just bloody no! This guy is frikkin’ clueless. You should not consume carbohydrates unless you’re starving and have no access to animal foods, or if you’re desperately underweight and can’t get enough energy from protein and fat. And combining carbohydrates and fats activates the Randle Cycle, even worse if that fat (actually called oil) is from plants, as in monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats. Extremely toxic!
Consuming a lot of fat together with carbohydrates will promote storage of the ingested fat as well, instead of using it as energy. It promotes the production of toxic triglycerides, glucose intolerance, and insulin resistance. Not to mention all the toxic oxygen radicals from carbohydrate metabolism which must be decomposed immediately, as they would otherwise cause damage to cells.
The Randle Cycle explains why so many get grossly obese from junk food, mixing soft drinks with fatty foods such as pizzas, French fries, and confectionery.
Now, mixing proteins with fat, as in all animal-based foods will not promote body fat storage or turn your fat-burning metabolism off.
As for carbohydrates, I’ve covered them here:
Then the dimwit goes on about the acidity of your meals. Total pseudoscience! Seriously, are there still idiots believing in this? Wow! I covered this nonsense in detail here:
Here he mentions drinking a lot of water every day. More bro-science. Water follows water, you actually get more dehydrated by drinking more water unless you get the correct amount of electrolytes. While some fruits actually have electrolytes and are hydrating (that’s why they grow in hot climate,) raw or slightly cooked meat give you the perfect ratios of both fluids and electrolytes.
I covered this is the two earlier parts of this article series. To quote myself from the last article, “If you need to hydrate, use plain water and perhaps a pinch of sea salt. That is all it takes. And as I have covered before, we only need to drink extra water if we sweat a lot or if we cook our food, draining it of fluids and minerals, as in electrolytes.”
After this very poor start of the article, showing that this Marc Lobliner has no clue about human nutrition, he goes on to the three phenotypes.
This type is referred to as a “hard gainer” and is said to have a very fast metabolism. Actually, that is complete nonsense as variations in metabolism is very small and does not matter that much in the greater scheme of things. Those who seem to be able to eat a lot without gaining weight usually overestimate what they eat, or they eat a lot one day only to eat like a bird the next day, or they have nutrition deficiencies impairing their hormone levels and/or a damaged gut, impairing their nutritional uptake — something that happens quickly if you consume plant-based foods. They can also have high levels of toxins interfering with hormones and bodily functions, and while trying to eat all the time, their body can never detoxify and they are caught in a downward spiral which will end in severe disease.
Now, Marc recommends a lot of carbohydrates for the hard gainer. Well, I already covered that strategy multiple times. Total idiocy! And, of course, he goes on about calories, which is a concept of physics, of heat. Totally irrelevant. Learn to use the proper words, such as energy. In other words, consume more animal fats to get more energy for bodily functions and growth! Not to mention that animal fats and cholesterol are crucial for hormone production, especially testosterone. You do not get that from carbohydrates.
This is the alleged sweet-spot of body types. And again, this Marc-dude goes on about “calories,” as that is the only thing of concern for the mesomorphs…
I covered calories in depth here:
And of course, he also mentions ‘frequent meals,’ and I’ve already covered the fallacy of that idiotic concept. A great way to accelerate your aging and getting chronic diseases, including cancer as your body never get the chance to detoxify.
I’ve explained the problems with interrupting you detoxification- and natural healing process and how it can lead to cancer in this article:
“Limit The Bulk Of Your Carbohydrates To Specific Meals”
This might be the only thing he actually gets right. If you have to get more energy and turn to carbohydrates in your crusade for more muscle mass, ingesting them before and after your workouts are the best way to minimize damage and actually get a beneficial effect from the insulin release. Even long before I discovered our species appropriate diet in 2018, this was my strategy with all my clients. They only got to have some carbohydrates within what we call the “workout window,” i.e., 60 to 90 minutes before and after a workout. During the rest of the day, and on ‘rest days,’ the ‘diet’ is strictly ‘carnivore,’ i.e., animal-based foods.
“Eat Quality Foods: Don’t Skimp On Your Fruits And Veggies”
Aaand then he goes full retard again. Sure, you can have an occasional seasonal fruit or berry if it’s local grown and part of nature where you live. But anything else plant-based is extremely counterproductive, toxic and harmful for the human species. I’ve covered all the problems with plant-foods if you skim my archives. Here is a good start:
This is supposedly the chubby body type, the person who can gain muscle, but also easily gains body fat. Again, he goes on about calories and ‘frequent small meals,’ which we covered ad nauseam.
The only different is that he says that endomorphs should limit their intake of carbohydrates. Well, every person on earth should do that. Preferable not consume them at all!
To summarize, if you where to follow his advice you would really hurt yourself. You would speed up your aging, you would increase your toxic load and build a foundation for chronic diseases. Unfortunately, this is what I see across the board when it comes to Fitness and Bodybuilding advice from totally clueless coaches. Looking good on the outside has absolutely nothing to do with how you look and perform on the inside, or how you will look after 10 or 20 years of such abuse. Also, let’s not forget that 90%, at least, of all the Instagram and Social Media profiles use drugs and photo manipulation and editing to look like they do. Most of it is an illusion.
Still, you can look similar and at the same time be perfectly healthy and totally free of disease by adopting our species appropriate diet of consuming the flesh and fat of animals, as we are designed to do. It’s a no brainer, but it does not really sell ‘diet programs,’ magazines, books, or supplements. These writers, coaches, and influencers thrive on all the misinformation and by complicating something as simple as food. Because that is the only way they can sell you something.