Ditching Protein Powder, Tis’ the Season

There are two thing I do more often when it is cold.

Eat Squash.

winter_veggie_gheeLift Weights.

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Well baby it’s cold outside.

Thankfully I have put on about 10 pounds of muscle since last June. I know because my body fat has not budged.

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Last June… oi.

I am not bragging…. but given this moderate success I feel that I know a little about muscle building on a whole foods diet (no gluten, no sugar, no grains).

winter_butternutTower of Power

I crave carbs and I eat them by the pound in winter. I even drink them sometimes.

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I used to be afraid of large meals. Part of me still is. Orthorexia is a constant mild nag me.

Orthorexia =  a proposed eating disorder or mental disorder characterized by an extreme or excessive preoccupation with avoiding foods perceived to be unhealthy.

Like my thighs after squats.

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No starving this winter though, not when there are so many heavy things that need picking up.

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Here is a post lifting snack I have been hitting up lately.

Sean’s Post Lift Pie Jar:

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  • 2-3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup roasted winter squash (kombocha, pumpkin, delicata, acorn, butternut)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 finger pinch salt
  • little bit o coconut oil or olive oil.

Sounds a little gross, tasted a lot delicious.

Mush it all up and enjoy a jar of recovery nourishment.

Cheers to your health. Merry X Mass and happy new gains.

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