Hail to the Dinosaurs!
One quick note, and then we'll talk diet and
1. The May-June Dinosaur Files
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you like the May-June issue.
2. 10 Old School Nutrition Tips for Strength
I was reviewing some old books and articles
on diet and nutrition from back in the 1930's
and 1940's, and was struck by how much good
advice they contained.
1. Eat plenty of fresh, green vegetables,
particularly green leafy vegetables.
a. Fresh green vegetables and green leafy
vegetables were considered to be what
they called "protective" foods.
b. Meaning that they promoted good
health and protected against illness.
2. If you cook vegetables, steam them --
don't overcook them into soggy mush, as
most people do.
a. Likewise, serve them plain, not covered
in some sort of cream sauce.
3. Avoid white flour and anything made with
a. This and the next tip were among the
most common tips of the era.
b. There was a saying back then: "The whiter
the bread, the sooner you're dead!"
4. Avoid white sugar.
a. If you need a sweetener, use raw honey.
b. My personal thought - skip the honey.
5. Avoid loading up on high carb foods,
even if they are a staple of the traditional
meals in your part of the world.
a. No loading up on baked beans, grits,
pancakes, biscuits or spaghetti.
6. Fresh green salads are a terrific food
for strength and health.
a. Use a variety of fresh vegetables and
different kinds of greens in your salad.
b. Lemon juice is the best salad dressing.
7. Eat plenty of fresh lean meats, served
without spices, condiments, sauces, pickles,
a. There was lots of emphasis on simple
cooking and simple meals back then.
8. Try food concentrates (which is what
they called food supplements) if you wish,
but understand that they can't replace good
food and healthy meals -- and that it is much
more important to purchase high quality food
than to buy food concentrates.
a. This was interesting advice, given that
it ran counter to the interests of the folks
who sold the food concentrates.
9. Don't stuff yourself.
a. This advice somehow got lost -- and today,
we are told to shove as much food as possible
down our gullets -- which is ALWAYS bad
b. John Grimek had a BIG appetite -- but even
Grimek advised trainees against force-feeding
or stuffing themselves.
10. Eat a variety of fresh foods to be sure that
you consume all the different nutrients your
a. This was another very common piece of
advice back in the day. You see it in virtually
every old book or article.
Now, I don't know about you, but I think there
are some wise words there -- and some pretty
good advice for all of us.
As always, thanks for reading and have a great
day. If you train today, make it a good one!
Yours in strength,
P.S. For more great tips on diet and nutrition, grab
Knife, Fork, Muscle. Grab the complete hard-copy
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P.S. 2. We're releasing Knife, Fork, Muscle as a
series of Kindle e-books. There are three so far,
with one more to go. The content is the same
as the hard copy version - we just broke it into
shorter books on Kindle.
You can find the links to the Kindle series at
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P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Train hard and eat
smart. It's not complicated." -- Brooks Kubik