Fitness and food are like the two coils in DNA's double helix. One without the other is a repetitive chain of malfunction, but paired together, they create magic.
Seth Feroce believes that no two people need the same combination of fitness and food. Each person needs to test their body and their stomach to learn the right combinations, what and when to eat, and how the body will react.
It's not easy, and it changes as you age. But don't fret; just keep testing and working it out. You'll find your perfect balance. You, too, can become world-class.
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Finding the right combination of protein, carbohydrates, and fats can be daunting, but it's necessary. "Food is everything," Feroce says. "If you don't eat, you cannot advance your training to the optimal level. Your gut controls everything you feel. The food you eat needs to digest well in order for your body to run properly." By the same token, certain foods can actually bring your progress grinding to a halt.
Still, don't get caught up listening to every gym rat with a ladle. Their plan and yours will—and should—differ. Even though Feroce abhors the copycat ethos of fitness nutrition, he agrees in certain broad truths, like the harm caused by processed foods. The farm beats the freezer every time.
"I live in western Pennsylvania, where farms of all sorts are abundant: turkey farms with organic meats, apple orchards, large organic vegetable farms, etc. Things here aren't as expensive as they are in other areas of the country; shit ain't cheap, but it's not California, New York, or Florida. I'm very fortunate to have these around—not so lucky when winter comes and we have snow up to our asses and have to shovel it every day, but that's just how it is here. I get grass-fed beef, farm-raised poultry, homegrown apples and veggies, and best of all, as much deer meat as I can shoot!" - Seth Feroce
Seth eats organic sugar and organic, unpasteurized honey with his morning cream of rice. Sugar substitutes cause gut problems for him, so he avoids them. He takes no chances and nothing for granted after 2012, when his health took a bad turn, forcing him off the bodybuilding stage and into introspection. "I knew I had to change how I did things for the better of my health, my future in bodybuilding, and in life in general. This is your body and you have to live with what you do to it."
Seth's Nutrition Plan
The plan outlined below is Seth Feroce's maintenance diet. If he's in a bulking phase, he'll increase the portion sizes and add extra carbohydrates and olive oil. He eats a lot of white meats, egg whites, and rice. Seth eliminated gluten, foods with preservatives, artificial sweeteners, and dairy. He doesn't eat much red meat anymore because it doesn't digest well for him. That's another reason to pay attention to your body: because even the things you love most can hurt you.
"Nothing in this is an exact science," Feroce says. "It's all based on your individual body—the look, the feel, and the ultimate goal. We're all in different stages of our bodybuilding careers, so we have different looks we must achieve to move forward."
There's no point trying to get shredded if you don't have the muscle mass you desire. "We can't get you stupid shredded because more than likely along the way we would eat the hard-earned muscle off of you," Seth says. "Become better, larger, more round, and symmetrical, not just more shredded. That is bodybuilding."
- Baked chicken and baked potato with veggies
- Steak, potato and salad
- Homemade spaghetti, meatballs
- Homemade chicken stir-fry
- Homemade burgers with baked french fries
- Barbecue chicken with veggies and rice
- Chicken and steak kabobs with rice and veggies
- Muscletech Phase 8 Protein
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Rice Cakes
Leftovers from Dinner
To maximize results, you need to train and supplement too, so check out Seth's other pages for those plans.