Muscle Soreness After Training Means You Are Eating Too Much Of This Food

May 2 2017 - 12:04am

Eating a high protein diet is essentially a slow starvation that may initially result in weight loss initially, but will result in physiological stress and weight gain over time.

Exercising and Muscle Pain

Muscle soreness is questionably the most painful part of getting back into shape. If muscle soreness is severe enough, it can set back workout efforts up to three days, while slowing weight loss and muscle building success and, by all accounts, incapacitating you in the process.

Have you ever wondered why your muscles become sore after a work out? Well for starters you’ve stressed them enough where they need to repair and strengthen. That being said, the reason you’re sore is because you’re likely following the fitness industry recommendation of eating too much protein in your diet.

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If You Only Ate Protein You Would Starve To Death

It is a fact, that if you only ate a diet of animal protein you would starve to death. The name for this phenomenon is called “rabbit starvation.” which is essentially a form of protein poisoning that occurs when eating a diet completely devoid of glucose and fat.

The reason you would starve to death eating just protein is because every cell in your body, and incidentally, your muscles and brain, runs on glucose. Therefore, a protein-only diet would leave you depleted, malnourished and weakened, as opposed to giving you strength. Over time, you would become over-stressed on a physiological level, since protein is particularly hard on the stomach, digestive tract, the liver and the kidneys. On the upside, if there is one, your body mass index would also be very low, which has become the appeal of many bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts, but is nonetheless a slow farm of starvation.

High Protein Diets Are Acidic

Dr. Robert Atkins, remember him? He was a cardiologist and the founder of the famous Atkins Diet – a highly acidic, high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that swept the nation with promises of fast weight-loss. Not ironically, but predictably, Dr. Atkins died suddenly of cardiac arrest – proof that his own acidic high protein diet plan had ultimately failed him.

High protein, low carbohydrate diets are acidic to a body that is naturally alkaline, which leaves the body constantly working against depletion, malnutrition and starvation. What is more, high protein diets are a little known cause of fatty liver and in many cases, weight gain. Therefore, it becomes clear that high protein diets like the Atkins Diet are too dangerously high in protein for optimum health. While a high protein diet may get you the results you want in the short-term, over time your body will begin to rebel with cravings.

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High Protein Diets Are Deficient

One reason your body may alert you with cravings is because it is becoming malnourished and depleted. Another way to look at a diet such as the Atkins Diet is that these types of high protein diets are vitamin and glucose stingy. Have you looked at how much Vitamin C – a vitamin humans would die without – is in animal protein? I’ll save you the effort – the amount of Vitamin C contained in animal protein is zero.

If there is hesitance to reduce protein in your diet due to an underlying fear that you aren’t getting enough of it, put those thoughts to rest. This fear is not based in reality, since the western diet affords us more than twice the amount of protein we need allowing for sore muscles, slow recovery times, stressed organs, fatty livers, ultimate weight gain and can overtime, be injurious to your health.

You Don’t Need As Much Dietary Protein As You Think

Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, suggests we need only five to six percent of our total calories from protein. This is much lower than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for the average adult of 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight – roughly ten percent protein. That being said, if you turn to nature you’ll see that the estimated daily intake of ten percent protein is about right, since breast milk, the milk Nature created for the greatest growth spurt of our lives, is also under ten percent of protein.

Eating Too Much Animal Protein Will Shorten Your Life


Animal protein is classified as meat, eggs, poultry, fish and milk. Every meal containing animal protein renders you more liable to various forms of chronic disease and cancer. That being said, if you must have it, your amount of animal protein, especially red meat, should be kept to a minimum of no more than four ounces, four times per month. All other protein should come from a plant-based source of either nuts, beans, seeds, fruits and leafy green vegetables. Any meat that is processed or cured such as hot dogs, cold cuts, bacon and dried meats should be avoided, since these have also been strongly linked to causing cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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