First off, I want to apologize to all my readers for my 12 month hiatus, I was too busy following the 2016 US Presidential Election, which was more exciting than all the roller-coasters at Six Flags combined. Now that it’s over, I can presume my blogging again, now more than ever. Of course, this is presuming that I had any readers in the first place. And believe it or not, the recently concluded election is actually directly connected to the theme of this post and this site in general: the importance of masculinity in a generation of wussies. Which brings me to today’s topic: the importance of having a high protein diet.
Wait, you might ask, what does the election have to do with masculinity and what does masculinity have to do with protein? It’s simple; the election exposed the growing divide in the country and starkly exposed the lack of masculinity in many constituents; notice how many effeminate men were totally put off by Donald Trump’s brazen masculinity plus his comparisons to Putin as well. Obviously those men were sorely lacking in testosterone, which as previously mentioned, the declining levels of testosterone in men today is a leading cause of the overall decrease in masculinity. To restore America to its previous glory, testosterone levels must be restored and that begins with the diet: more protein.
The diet of the average American today is absolutely atrocious, laden with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and all manner of processed additives. Adding to this is a totally sedentary lifestyle and what do you get: a nation of lazy, low energy, slobs. Sort of like Jeb Bush. Ok, political ranting aside, let’s take a look at how increasing the amount of protein we eat, along with our level of physical activity of course, can be beneficial for the populace.
Protein is literally the Building Blocks of Muscle
More muscle equals higher testosterone. That is simply basic scientific fact. Trying to build muscle without protein is simply a ludicrous proposition. Not to say that the other two macronutrients, fat and carbohydrates are not important as well, in fact, higher amounts of dietary fat is directly linked to higher testosterone production. Carbs: you can take it or leave it depending on your desired physical activity (more cardio = more carbs required, however it is possible to go entirely no-carb and still be freakishly jacked with high testosterone levels).
And when I say literally, I do mean literally; both proteins and muscles are made up of amino acids, which is why the process of your muscles being rebuilt via protein is known as protein synthesis. The word synthesis implies a direct similarity.
How Much Protein Should You Take?
When breaking down your macronutrients, the first thing you want to do is set the amount of protein you wish to consume daily. If you regularly lift heavy weights, which ALL men should do, then the ideal amount of protein you should consume is 1 – 1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight.
How Ever Would I Consume That Much Protein?
Well you could always stuff your face with copious amounts of lean chicken breasts until you die of boredom. That’s one way. However, food is meant to be enjoyed, although perhaps this country has taken this concept a little too far. Anyway, trying to consume that much protein on a daily basis, especially if you’re a bigger guy, can get really boring and expensive, fast. Also, since there are barely any foods that are mostly protein (besides the aforementioned dry chicken breast), the best option is protein supplementation.
Wait, aren’t protein supplements expensive too? No you dummy, there are many reputable supplement brands that offer cheap protein powders that can fit nicely into your budget. Despite what these companies want you to think, whey protein is a largely undifferentiated product, so don’ worry too much about it. In fact, if you take a look at this site: The Protein Investor, you’ll find that getting 100g of protein into your system costs only $3 – $4 dollars; less than the price of your stupid Starbucks coffee and around or more than half of your total daily requirements! So don’t give me that price excuse. Sure, eating Twinkies all day is much cheaper, but unless you want to die of heart disease and diabetes in a decade, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Chug your whey protein shakes, lift heavy weights, and don’t be an average fat lazy American slob. We can’t be the greatest nation on earth if our citizens are more like the Grade-A prime heifers rather than productive citizens.