Drink Your Whey Protein Folks: The Importance Of Protein

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.

To be or not to be? Not to be.

To be or not to be? Not to be.

Conclusion

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.

Masculinity in Crisis

Gentlemen of the world, I am writing today to a world in crisis. Testosterone levels are dropping. Self-esteem levels and masculinity in males worldwide are dropping. Men the world over are becoming more and more feminized, afraid to express their masculinity out of fear of being demonized.

Before I go on, I want to make one thing clear. I do not believe in forcing ideals of masculinity upon males who have no desire to take them on. That is, if they truly and deeply feel more drawn toward femininity than masculinity, more power to them. Freedom of choice, the rallying cry of the 21st century.

However, more and more lately we see that freedom of choice really only means freedom to choose whatever we deem to be socially acceptable for you to choose. Are you a 100% red-blooded, masculine man? You’re probably a sexist! Check your privilege you cis-gendered white male!

I look around today, and I see weak men. Walking around with an aura of resignation, of defeat. Shoulders slumped, poor posture, a lack of fire in their eyes. Afraid to stand up for themselves, low self-esteem. Lack of muscle mass, skinny fat or fat, one look at them and you can tell they don’t believe in themselves or their physical capabilities.

However, the physical weakness is only a symptom of the weakness of the mind. The physical is the expression of the mental. Your mind perceives, and you sculpt yourself through grit and willpower. Where the mind is weak, the body follows. Where the mind is strong, so is the body.

As much as we would like to disagree with this, due to our ego, our brains and minds are highly susceptible to outside influences from the media. It is simply a product of human nature; it is what allowed us to evolve to become the dominant species on this planet, our ability to adapt to our environment; to change according to external stimuli.

What are the messages we receive from the media today? Girrrllllll power. Do not be confrontational. Go with the flow. Standing up for yourself is wrong. All violence is wrong. Zero tolerance policy. Don’t be a ‘meathead’.

My message to the youth of America is as follows. Stand up. Take back control. It begins with you, it begins with your mind. Control the negative thoughts that poison you. Believe in yourself. Overcome self-limiting beliefs.

You have to start small. Remember this saying: “Your brain needs proof, not promises”. What does that mean? It means if you have never touched a weight in your life, you can’t tell your brain you can squat 300lbs! But if you progress slowly, staring with the empty bar, 135lbs, 185lbs, 225lbs, 275lbs, until eventually you reach 300lbs (making sure you take your protein, of course). And along the way your brain sees proof that your body can lift heavier and heavier weights.

The same goes for social interactions. I used to be cripplingly shy. Fear of judgment. Locked in your own head. Believing that everybody is silently judging you all the time. If you just tell your brain that nobody is doing that, it won’t believe you! But if you slowly start interacting with people more and see that most people are too self-absorbed to think about you (much the way that you are), your brain sees this proof and you become more confident and bolder in social interactions.

This is the power of feedback loops, which will be the subject of another post. For now, don’t hesitate take action.

Remember, action = masculinity.

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