Any serious athlete knows that proper nutrition is as important if not more important than training is. As an athlete, you’re constantly trying to eat the right food in the right amounts at the right time. Let’s be honest, this isn’t as easy as it should be. Just consuming enough protein can at times seem impossible, short of drinking the bulk of your meals and we all know that protein shakes regardless of flavor can become boring and redundant.
The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to drink your protein. Dave Ruel has developed a great cookbook titled Anabolic Cooking. It’s filled with nutritional tips and strategies as well as over 200 recipes. I came across this book a little over two weeks ago and I’ve never been more satisfied in a recipe book before. Boring Bland chicken will never be eaten by me again.
In addition to recipes, he has laid out separate meal plan examples developed by calorie intake. One of my favorite recipes is muffins that come out to a little over 500 calories, however it takes 3 muffins to reach that amount of calories, and I only eat one of them and then usually add something else of my choice. So as you can see you can use this book to customize your own meal plans or strictly follow his. You have complete freedom in how you want to use this book and regardless of how you use, your body will finally have the anabolic advantage without suffering through meals that taste horrible.