In today’s modern world, people are becoming more and more aware of their bodies and their health. Fitness gyms, workout programs, diet pills and plans abound. There are so many new diet plans and programs that are coming out of the market which promises effective and proven results. But do they really work and are they worth your money? I have been searching for a healthy and tasty fitness recipe for long time. Of all the fitness recipes I researched, one stood out from the rest – Anabolic Cooking. I would like to share my research finding with you.
Dave Ruel, a competitive bodybuilder, professional fitness coach and nutritionist studied and researched for four whole years and came up with a book that offers anabolic cooking recipes for the conscious bodybuilder. The eBook is called Anabolic Cooking and it has been in the market for the past several years.
Combining his three passions in life, which are bodybuilding, nutrition, and cooking, his book offers over 200 recipes for the bodybuilder who puts value on nutrition. Nicknamed the “Muscle Cook,” Dave Ruel has established himself as the foremost expert on anabolic cooking. He and his team experimented with hundreds of tasty and healthy recipes that meet three criteria: simple and easy, delicious, but most of all, promotes fat loss and increase muscle building.
Before discussing the Anabolic Cooking Book, let’s first understand the concept behind anabolic cooking.
What is Anabolic Cooking?
The body’s anabolic state can be achieved through three ways: by working out or exercising, through proper diet, and proper rest. An anabolic state is your body’s metabolic process that increases muscle mass. The opposite of the anabolic state is the catabolic state and this happens when you are not training, not getting enough good food and not getting proper rest. The catabolic state is the body’s way of wasting away, consuming its own muscles for energy.
Anabolic cooking is based on the idea that when your body needs energy, it uses your body’s excess fats as fuel and not your muscles. This prevents your body from eating away the muscles that you try so hard to develop and maintain during training.
How does Anabolic Cooking Work On Bodybuilding?
Dave Ruel knows firsthand the importance of proper nutrition to bodybuilding. You can spend three hours a day in the gym tirelessly lifting weights, but if you don’t supplement your work out with proper food, you’re putting those hours of work to waste. Pre and post workout supplements can help but fitness enthusiasts know for a fact that nutrition makes up 75% of the success in bodybuilding.
When you think about athletes, training, and nutrition, you automatically think about tasteless and bland vitamin-filled foods but what Dave actually pushes is that you don’t have to suffer and sacrifice good food to achieve a great physique.
The food sections on the Anabolic Cooking book include breakfast, chicken and poultry, fish and seafood, salads, soups and sides, snacks and bars, desserts, and post workout shakes. Just by knowing these sections, your mouth will actually start to water. All the recipes were tried and tested by Dave Ruel and his team so you are sure that they not only help you build your muscle mass, you’ll actually enjoy eating food, too.
The snacks and bars section is pretty impressive. They’re actually tastier and healthier than most packaged granola bars out there. You can even save money by cooking them in batches that you can store and eat later. It may take you time to make them but in the long run they’ll be more economical on your side.
Aside from the recipes, the book also offers plenty of bonuses, especially the free book called The Ugly Truth About Supplements. It is based on Dave Ruel’s idea that if you have proper and solid nutrition, you can take away your need for pre and post workout supplements, which can save you a lot of money and save your body from all those unnecessary harmful chemicals.
Pros of Anabolic Cooking Book
This book offers plenty of variety. If you’re someone who easily gets bored with food that you eat over and over again, the over 200 different recipes are just perfect for you. It’s like eating something new everyday for the rest of the year. And since the eBook is constantly being updated, you can receive improved and newer recipes from time to time.
Since the target market of the book are fitness enthusiasts and bodybuilders, Dave Ruel knows that these individuals really don’t have that much time to spare to cook and prepare their own meals. The recipes are all simple and easy to understand. Not a lot of ingredients are used in recipes so they’re not really complicated meals to prepare. Some of the recipes can even be made through batch cooking. So if you don’t have time to prepare everyday, you can easily store them and have something ready to eat later on.
Aside from the food sections, the book’s other features include recipes that are targeted for fat loss and/or muscle building. Recipes for fat loss fall under the 1,200-3,000 calorie count and 2,000-5,000 calorie count for muscle building.
The Anabolic Cookbook website also offers the 2-month risk-free period wherein you can get your full money back after 60 days if you are not satisfied with the product.
Cons of Anabolic Cooking Book
The sheer amount of the recipes can seem overwhelming to the individual who is just starting to cook. Sometimes, when there are so many choices to choose from, it can be a little intimidating.
The cookbook does not promise and it does not offer overnight results. You have to work out and train to get results. The book is merely a cookbook that offers nutritious alternatives for those who are already training.
The book also does not offer recipes for vegetarians and vegans. So if you are, this is not the book for you.
And lastly, the book is only offered online, through a PDF file. There is no physical book that you can buy in bookstores, as of now. It would be nice to keep an actual book in your kitchen, wherein you can easily browse through it whenever you feel like cooking. You can’t really purchase the book without a computer or a tablet.
Overall, this book is highly recommended for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who want to build their muscle mass but also have time to prepare their own food. There’s a wide variety of recipes to choose from and they’re all simple to make. But most of all, they’re also delicious.