Eating meat might be bad from an ethical, moral, or planetary level … but good for a physiological and muscle augmentation level. Best for human physiology and physique.

Why is meat demonized?

meat fogo de chau

My theory:

Too many animal rights activists are meddling in the science when it comes to meat consumption.

I think it is fine if we are opposed to meat for ethical, moral, or environmental reasons, but we shouldn’t confound it with the science and human physiology sides of things.

Would a starving man prefer a fatty T-bone steak or a bowl of quinoa?

Meat

Meat is delicious. Why? My theory:

Our taste buds prefer foods with higher nutrition density and quality, which is meat.

Also, why is it that fatty cuts of meat (beef ribs) taste superior to lean cuts of meat like filet mignon? Because the fattier it is, the more nutritious it is. Contrary to popular belief, saturated fat (inside meat) isn’t bad for you.

Also:

Eating fat doesn’t make you fat.

What makes one fat? Sugar, starch, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, fruits, sucrose, alcohol (beer, wine, etc), and starchy veggies. Also potatoes, rice, flour, bread, etc.

Sirloin Steak

Why vegan and vegetarianism?

Vegan is a more modern version of vegetarianism. Vegan comes from shortening the vegetarian word. So in some sense, the philosophy of veganism is just a more extreme version of vegetarianism.

Chicken legs, only $1.09 a pound!

Vegetarian/vegan for ethical purposes, or for health reasons, or both?

delicious fatty pork belly

This is the tricky thing:

If you opt to become a vegetarian or vegan… are you doing it for moral-ethical reasons, or for health reasons, or for both?

If you become vegetarian or vegan for ethical-moral reasons, no problem. But if you’re doing it for health reasons, we must consider this thought more critically.

Why do people think meat is bad from a health perspective?

My meat pantry and freezer
My meat pantry and freezer

The general belief:

Saturated fat (which only exists in meat) will clog your arteries and cause you to get a heart attack and die.

The general notion is the more meat or saturated fats you eat, the more plaque builds up in your arteries. And with too much blockage in your arteries, a heart attack will happen.

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But how true is this?

Intermittent fasting and meat consumption

body fat

I fast. This means I don’t eat breakfast or lunch, and I break my fast with a huge meal (mostly meat, bitter herbs, kale, collard greens, kimchi). I don’t eat carbs or sugar. No fruits, carbs (even the “good” complex ones). No legumes, beans. No brown rice. No whole wheat pasta. No wheat anything. And because I’m East Asian, no dairy (no cheese, milk, etc).

So what can I eat?

meat delicious meat
Preparing pork ribs at home

Simple. Meat! Lots of it! My goal is to actually eat more meat; I’m striving towards 5 pounds of meat a day. I don’t count macros, calories, micro nutrition or any of that pseudo science. I just eat enough meat until I’m full.

Bacon on bacon on bacon
Bacon on bacon on bacon

How to augment your muscular gains

Simply put:

Lift very heavy weights and make it fun and difficult for yourself, then eat a shitload of meat (meat as a steroid to augment muscular gains and recovery) in order to maximize your muscular growth.

ERIC KIM


My Muscle Philosophy:

Treat your body as sculpture.

This is not my body

The first thing:

I don’t see my body as belonging to me. I look at my body like it belongs to someone else.

When I look at the Lamborghini of someone else, I admire it. When I see the muscles and physiques of anyone else, I admire it. Then I had the epiphany:

Why not transform my own body into a Lambo, and admire my own body instead?

The logic

The great logic:

  1. It is far cheaper to get buff than to buy a Lambo.
  2. The human body is the apex beauty. This means your personal goal in life should be to beautify your own personal body to the maximum (without plastic surgery, steroids, etc).
  3. Ultimate democratic approach: Genetics doesn’t matter. Sex doesn’t matter. Racial ethnicity doesn’t matter. Anyone can both add muscle mass and subtract fat.
  4. It doesn’t cost much to get ripped. Just intermittent fast [no breakfast, no lunch], one big ass meal a day, and mostly a ‘ketogenic’ diet.
  5. Your body is always with you. Why not beautify your body to inspire yourself?

The joy of sculpting your own body

To sculpt your own body is insanely fun. Why? You can see the change over time!

Once again, the goal is simple:

Never stop adding muscle mass, and never stop reducing body fat, or keeping it low (around 10%).

Muscle and your body is highly practical.

The more muscle you have, the more energy you got. The more power you got to make art-work, and live with gratitude, joy, and hyper-vigor.

Strengthen on, and flex on!

ERIC

MUSCLE 101

  1. Flesh over Metal
  2. Why Lower Your Bodyfat?
  3. How to Augment Your Recovery
  4. Increase Intensity, not Reps
  5. My Park Workout
  6. How to Fast
  7. HOW I WORKOUT FROM THE PARK
  8. How I Got So Swole
  9. Pure Power or Sculpture?
  10. How to Workout in the Streets
  11. How to Workout At Home With No Equipment
  12. Super Saiyan is the Goal
  13. MY POWERLIFTING PHILOSOPHY
  14. MY EXERCISE/WORKOUT PHILOSOPHY
  15. What if Mood Originates in the Stomach and Gut? Digestion Health
  16. Why I Don’t Consume Protein Powder or Supplements
  17. Real vs Fake // Natural vs Unnatural
  18. You Can’t Fake Strength
  19. How to Grow Your Muscles
  20. How to Add Muscle and Subtract Fat at the Same Time
  21. ERIC KIM BODY MUSCLE FLEX
  22. Don’t Build Muscle, Build Strength.
  23. Visual Kinesthesia: Muscles and Art
  24. How to Maximize Muscle Growth and Fat Loss
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