Three weeks out from the NPC show I did last year... I was NOT in good enough shape. I had only dieted on-point for maybe a week, had moved cross country from California to North Carolina, had a BOOMING business in Scivation, and also had a baby and a wife.
I finally had three weeks to TRY to dial it in. Thank goodness I had my diet GURU, Scivation Director of Research and Development, Chuck Rudolph in my corner.
The first thing that Chuck told me to do was to switch ALL of my protein intake to fish. I went to Wal Mart, bought what seemed like a ton of tilapia, and did just what the doctor ordered. I cooked it in a pot with some nonstick cooking spray and expected it to taste like plain crap. To my surprise, I loved it!
For the next three weeks, I lived off of tilapia and other fish like salmon, mahi mahi, halibut and shrimp. I'll say it again, I LOVED IT! To my surprise, I got in respectable condition and won my class at the contest! I was in shock!
The Mad Scientist
Over the last few weeks, I have been experimenting. It seemed that I felt BETTER and processed my food better when I ate fish or eggs rather than chicken or beef. As someone dieting for a competition, this was very noticeable. I then came to a conclusion - I will never feel my best until I give up everything but fish and eggs as my protein source. I have done this, and the results are profound!
Fish Recipe Articles:
What The Heck Is A Pescetarian:
Here it is as defined by Wikipedia. In this instance, this is the most credible source of defining this fringe, quasi-vegetarian lifestyle:
This makes my decision even easier. As if the digestion and energy aren't enough, check out this study:
|International Journal Of Obesity|
WOAH MOMMA! Did I just read this correctly? Fish and fish oil supplements cause you to lose more weight than a similar diet without the fish or fish oil. Do you ever see anyone taking "Chicken Oil" or "Beef Oil" pills? HECK NO! Why, because it isn't healthy. So if supplementing with fish oil for the benefits, why not just eat the darn fish and reap the benefits?
View Fish Oil Products Sorted By Top Sellers Here.
Benefits Versus Risks
As you can see, the mercury levels are pretty low for the sources I have chosen. The take home is to cook fresh fish and not eat canned tuna as much as possible! Here are my main sources:
- Mahi Mahi
- Ahi Tuna
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that I DO NOT hate chicken and steak. I like them! But my body operates better on fish and eggs only and this is now my lifestyle. If this got your attention, give the Pescetarian lifestyle a shot. Your health and energy might thank you for it!