"Word-of-mouth knowledge passed off as fact, primarily among bodybuilders [and] weightlifters. Generally spouted most by guys who have used loads of steroids and are huge, have no idea what is happening to their bodies and then share that same cluelessness with others who make the false assumption that their experience means that they have knowledge."
This article will go into why one should eat clean calories (healthy, beneficial foods), as opposed to just stuffing their faces with burgers, fries, and spraying Easy Cheese and Whipped Cream directly into their mouths. But science will take a back seat here. This article will focus on anecdotal and common sense logic with some science. In the bodybuilding world, we call this "BRO SCIENCE". UrbanDictionary.com defines Bro Science as:
While we might not be as "broscience" as some, we do know what we are talking about and that is why we are Team Scivation, the largest free diet and training company in the world as well as the sexiest group of men ever assembled. Without further ado, I present to you why you should eat clean to gain mass, stay lean and be a sex machine!
What we refer to as clean food usually contains an abundance of healthy components, including vitamins, minerals and key antioxidants, that will help keep you healthy and provide your body with what it needs to grow and stay lean. For example, take eating a sweet potato for your carb source as opposed to a Little Debbie Cream Pie.
Yes, those cream pies are tasty and I always found Little Debbie somewhat sexually attractive, but the sweet potato will give you a whole bunch of vitamins and fiber and the carbs will be slowly digested, preventing insulin from having an orgy in your body and giving you sustained energy with no crash while Little Hot Debbie (I'd so hit that) would just leave you full of saturated fat, insulin spiking carbs and a nice, fat gut. What is the point of eating her snack cakes if Little Debbie wouldn't date you due to your fat belly?
As for fat sources... while my mom cooked with butter, she never sported ab veins and shredded glutes like I do. Thus, we recommend healthy fats like avocado, almonds, olive oil and nut butters as opposed to lard, bacon, and Hillary Clinton's Kankles.
Being big is not nearly as fun when you're dead. We don't want to just eat and gain any weight. We want to gain lean mass. This is where eating healthy comes into play. If you just eat garbage, chances are you will gain a lot of fat. This means, yes, you will have to diet your butt off (literally).
What we need to do is measure our food and eat controlled calories as we do when dieting when gaining! A meathead's logic is to just eat like a pig when bulking. Well, as someone who has experienced this, that is old and wrong! Gaining lean mass is the goal.
We want to gain as little fat as possible so we do not have to diet as extreme and risk losing all of our hard earned lean mass! I recommend a slow bulk while monitoring fat gain. This is where a trained eye comes into play and Team Scivation can monitor your progress and adjust calories as needed for free!
Lean To Fat Ratio!
This is where we demonstrate our PhD in BROscience. The bottom line is, Team Scivation has trained 10's of thousands of people. We have also done it both ways ourselves. 100% of the time, people get better results when eating clean versus eating dirty, greasy, filthy, yet tasty food.
The kicker is that this happens even when calories are similar! So take our word for it (if you want to) - eating clean is the key! How do we know? We have seen the evidence and experienced it ourselves!
Lean, Hard, Sexy And Bulked!
Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too, but only during a designated cheat meal! For all other meals, eat clean, diet like a champ, and look like a superhero!
Scivation Owner Marc Lobliner, following a Team Scivation Plan, got these sick results bulking clean! Going from 154 to 218 in eight weeks!