02 Jan 2007

new diet!

As most of you should know, the cheapest, purest source of protein is found in eggs. Unfortunately, people ignorantly cook them and destroy most of the amino acids.

Before assuming what most people assume, you should read this article

It’s written by the well known Dr. Mercola. He basically states that what most people believe about eggs is a myth. Only 1 in 30,000 eggs has Salmonella (I like those odds!!) and (not mentioned in the article) Salmonella is only found on the egg shell, so cleaning the egg shell beforehand ensures I’ll be ok.

1 egg contains the following:

  • 75 calories
  • 200mg of cholesterol (66% of RDA)
  • 7g of protein
  • all essential amino acids and
  • vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium

I recently decided I want to bulk up a little (I lost about 4Kg {9lbs} after my bike wreck) so what better way to bulk up than to buy weights and eat pure protein. $110 got me a decent bench and another $110 got me an Olympic bar with 300lbs of weights (should be enough for the time being 😉 )

So, how exactly do I plan on bulking up? Easy really. I’ll drink 4 raw eggs, and 2 hours later lift weights. The 2 hours after that eat more protein. Simple right? Studies have shown that it’s best to exercise 2 hours after consuming protein, and to consume some more protein 2 hours afterwards, so that’s just what I’ll do!

Right now I’m doing 10 sets of 10 @ 185lbs. I don’t want to do much more than that, as they’re free weights, and I don’t have anyone spotting me. I’d hardly like to have 130% of my body weight fall on my neck!