Hail to the Dinosaurs!
I have a friend who followed a strict
lacto-ovo vegetarian diet for most of
his adult life.
Lacto-ovo meaning he would eat plenty
of milk and dairy products - and an
occasional egg or two.
The dairy products were his primary
protein source, and he packed them
away like they were going out of
style. Lots of milk - and lots of
He ate lots of bread and lots of
pizza. He once said that pizza was
one of the five basic food groups.
He trained his whole life, and he
was way stronger and in better shape
than most people his age (about 50).
But all the bread and pizza was a
problem for him - and it got worse
over the years.
For one thing, he was packing way
too many Lard Lumps - and Lard Lumps
aren't good for you.
His blood sugar was high and getting
His cholesterol numbers were not
good, and getting worse by the day.
His doctor wanted to put him on
The doctor sent him to a specialist.
A specialist who combined a medical
degree with a world class background
The specialist reviewed his history,
looked at his diet, and told him he
had to make some big changes.
As in, "RIGHT NOW!"
The specialist made my friend change
his diet completely.
He went from a carb-addict to low
And he started eating meat again.
For breakfast, he had meat and
eggs. Usually bacon and eggs.
For lunch, he had a big salad and
some sort of meat.
For dinner, salad or cooked green
veggies and meat or fish.
In other words, he followed
something pretty close to the Atkins
diet. No more pizza-terian.
I saw him the other day for the
first time in months. I almost
didn't recognize him. He'd lost
over 30 pounds in just over three
months. Most of it off of his gut.
He looks great - and he told me
that he's as strong as ever. In
fact, he's stronger on some of
his exercises than he was at his
I'm counting that one as the first
Dino success story of the year -
even if it started a few months
Over the coming months, many of
you will share similar success
stories. Some of you will lose
weight. Others will pack on some
major muscle mass. And others will
make big gains in strength and
power. There will be tons and tons
In short, 2014 is going to be a great
year for the Dinos!
As always, thanks for reading and
have a great day. If you train today,
make it a good one.
Yours in strength,
P.S. John Grimek, Steve Stanko and the
rest of the York gang had a pretty good
diet for whacking the Lard Lumps while
maintaining strength and muscle mass. I
cover it in Gray Hair and Black Iron:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are
P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Whatever
the problem, think it through, make a plan,
and take action." -- Brooks Kubik