How To Use And Prepare Protein For Muscle Size

Vince Gironda

Never use a blender to mix protein. Blenders emulsify the fat in milk to a suspension too small for digestion. (Homogenized Milk.)

Never use milk for a protein mix. Milk has too much carbohydrate. Protein and carbohydrate digest in different mediums. Protein (acid medium), Carbohydrates (alkaline medium). You may mix powdered protein and eggs in heavy whipping cream. Whipping cream is zero carbohydrate. Mix with a spoon to a consistency of pudding and eat with a spoon. Cow’s milk or cream has five times the lysine found in human milk. Calves double body weight every 30 days. Human babies double bodyweight every six months. Before bodybuilders discovered supplements, milk was the principal growth food. Cow’s milk, or cream, also contain the anterior pituitary hormone which is secreted by the cow when lactating to accelerate growth of the calf. Bodybuilders consuming cow’s milk (or cream) can also benefit from this growth hormone. This food mixture should be eaten with two or three H.C.L. (hydrochloric acid) tablets for metabolic, digestive support. All units of protein are measured with eggs as No. 1 protein, milk is 2nd, and meat is 3rd. Enough for the No. 1 growth protein mix.

The next protein to discuss is: Steak and Eggs – the strong man’s favorite meal. The amount of meat and the number of eggs used are a matter of body weight, height and severity of training. This meal is the favorite of bodybuilders interested in keeping up their size and burning all possible fat from their bodies. Both of these meals are excellent blood sugar elevators and both sustain blood sugar levels for a 6-hour period. Training on steak and eggs, you will find, does not require more than two meals a day (morning and night). I am not listing grams of protein in these meals because I do not think it is necessary. Force feeding of excessive amounts of protein can and will put you in Negative Nitrogen Balance – and can cause uric acid retention and kidney, bladder and liver problems. If you are not working out hard enough you will find you lose your taste for protein and you will naturally and normally cut back on quantity. When this happens a protein rest should be taken by eating steamed vegetables, raw vegetables and salads for 3-5 days, until you regain your taste for protein foods. You must remember that your individual needs are different from the next man’s, so listen to your body rhythms and do not force food into a body that does not require it. Forget man’s so-called logic and find your own metabolic needs.

A word to those who do not understand cholesterol: Exercise is the very best fat emulsifier known, because man still reacts to stress (which is the primary cause of cholesterol overproduction) as he did when in a primitive state. Cholesterol calls for action (Fight or Flight). Cholesterol prepares you in case of injury (stops bleeding if you are cut, or protects a rupture of veins). Also, a little known fact is that the body manufactures more cholesterol that you can possibly eat. The body reduces cholesterol output – or produces more – depending on how much of it you ingest. Fats and oils are fat emulsifiers themselves (lepotropics). So, who started the misconception that fats and oils cause unnatural cholesterol levels? As a matter of fact, if you study this problem you will find it is a substance known as tri-glyceride that is the culprit. Remember, nature is balance. Read Steffanson’s book, “Not By Bread Alone.” He lived with the Eskimos for 18 years on meat and fat only!

(IronMan Magazine March 1976 Vol. 35 No. 3)

  1. So why is it that when I follow this diet, I get fat? I have not gotten lean following a steak and egg diet.

  2. #1, because you weren’t doing it right!

    Were you eating only two meals a day consisting solely of steak and eggs, with no extra snacking, and absolutely no carbohydrates?

    And were you still on a regular weight-training training routine during that phase?

  3. #4 there’s no need for insults over two years later, good sir. Perhaps you need to go back to a basic etiquette class.

    It was absolutely a legitimate question. If he’s doing the cutting routine correctly, then he absolutely will not be getting fat. So obviously, he wasn’t doing it right. END OF STORY.

    The general public is often looking for some “easy” quick-fix diet to lose weight, but they don’t want to engage in any kind of physical activity. It takes BOTH to get fit.

  4. You are absolutely right #5, I see your point, and I apologize for my rudeness. It was definitely uncalled for.

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