Second, some of the carbohydrates we eat are stored in our muscles in the form of muscle glycogen, and it’s that glycogen that entirely fuels our weightlifting workouts (study, study). If you want to master this once and for all and gain 20-30 pounds over the next couple of months check out our full step-by-step muscle-building system for naturally skinny dudes – complete with training program, nutrition program, recipe book, exercise videos, members community and individualized coaching from us.
Eating less meat is also better for the planet I think since we wouldn’t have to farm animals so much, necessitating the need for dirty and unethical factory farms. During the first week I was craving the meat a little but eventually substituted it for more starchy carbs but I never neglected veggies. As for insulin, that DOES have a big effect on how much muscle you can build, and it very is something you’d want to be optimizing surrounding your workout!


It may unfairly vilify certain foods, but it’s easy to understand and works pretty well for the vast majority of people.
Thanks for bringing it up though, and this is a great place to at least expand on it a tiny bit. For chubsters this is often the express highway to fatville, but for us ectomorphs this is an incredible tool for loving a calorie-heavy diet that will have us building loads of muscle. Is it possible for an animal rights activist to be unbiased when it comes to animals products and health … of course. Since overweight people living that lifestyle are so prevalent, this is great nutrition advice for the masses.


We’re always on guard for things that indicate that things may or may not be good for us or our goals.
The trick is finding what works best but if you are a conscious human being you will wake up and put in the effort. I hear some people have a strong preference for it though, as it’s good at eliminating cravings.



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