gaining muscle the right way is not complicated
Gaining muscle the right way is actually very simple and not complicated at all.
Protein is the only macronutrient that allows you to grow muscle and gaining muscle has nothing to do with a caloric surplus diet. Too many bodybuilders have bought into the need to eat a massive caloric surplus and eating every 2 to 4 hours falsehood.
This is not good for you and not necessary whatsoever. All you need to do is meet your protein requirements daily with 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight and up to 60 grams above your body weight maximum if you are looking to build as much muscle mass as possible, the quickest way.
The best way to do this is with an animal based diet because the most bioavailable protein from a food source comes from red meat and eggs.
The fat that is in the meat and eggs is enough and if you have a very physically active job or lifestyle then you can add more fat and get more calories with butter, beef tallow or cheese. Abusing carbohydrates to try and gain mass will only harm your health and gain you a lot of water weight and fat, not muscle.
For every 1 gram of carbs you eat, you will withhold 2 to 3 grams of water. You can do the math on that if you were to eat 300 to 600 grams of carbs a day like
most bodybuilders do.
If you want to eat carbs intelligently then you can eat 0.5 to 0.7 times your body weight in grams right before and right after your workout. That way the carbs will be used in the most efficient way to supply more glucose for your workout and replenish what is expended during the workout.
how i healed myself of life long debilitating brain fog and gut issues
For the majority of my life I ate a full variety of all real foods and excluded processed and fast foods. I ate much better than most of the population and my family always made a conscious effort to do so.
When I was in the 1st grade I developed severe brain fog, ADHD, and a mild form of turrets. School was the most challenging time of my life. I frustrated my teachers to no end with my inability to comprehend anything they were teaching me. This of course led to many after school meetings between teachers and my parents.
They went on and on with how frustrating and difficult I was to have as a student and demanded I get some professional help. They recommended I take medications such as ritalin or adderall to help me calm down and focus but my parents would not allow that. I was put into after school tutoring multiple days a week and while this definitely helped with getting the extra assistance I needed, it still wasn’t enough and I continued to struggle immensely all throughout school.
Hearing this information about myself at such a young age definitely left a mark on my self confidence. I became very introverted and shy as this carried on into my high school years. School continued to challenge me in such a way that I was brought to tears nearly every week while doing homework and experienced mental breakdowns where I would physically hit myself.
I was beyond frustrated that my brain did not seem to work and I couldn’t comprehend the lessons in class. I felt stupid, worthless, isolated and life felt like it had nothing good in store for me. Because of the work ethic my parents instilled in me and their constant support, I was fortunately able to get through school with a 3.0 gpa average.
I worked 10 times harder than my classmates in order to do this, while so many of them would not even complete their homework or study for tests and still get a better grade than me on most assignments and tests.
My health issues however did not stop there. I began having digestive issues, bloating, gas, stomach pains and lymph node swelling throughout my entire body. My high school and college years were filled with constant social anxiety and random nervousness. Getting singled out in class was the scariest experience for me, as my face would turn bright red, wishing I had self confidence. Anytime I had to go up in front of the class for a presentation or a project it felt like torture.
After high school I started to experience severe lower back pain that was so debilitating at times I could hardly walk. Depression began to come and go into my mid to late 20’s as I felt my outlook on life was poisoned. My nervous system would rarely let me be in complete peace and my emotions were constantly all over the place. In one moment I would be on top of the world with complete joy and then the next I would feel as low as lows get.
On top of all that I was constantly told throughout my life that I was too skinny,
so I began weight lifting to try and compensate. I tried a vegetarian diet for 1 to 2 years and then an omnivore diet, including grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, vegetables, fruit, meat, and eggs up until May of 2020. I did the typical bodybuilding diet, high carb, eating every 2 to 4 hours consuming 5000
to 7000 calories per day.
Force feeding myself this much food only made my health issues worse, but I thought hey, at least I’m bigger now so I can take one insecurity off the list. I thought I was eating as clean as I possibly could avoiding processed, fast foods, energy drinks, soda, candy, desserts and seed oils. Since I thought my diet was as clean as it could possibly be, I figured I was just going to have to live with my health issues for the rest of my life and I had up until this point, so I accepted it.
In my late twenties I ended up meeting a man that completely changed my life around forever.
His name is Dr. John Jaquish. John showed me something called the X3 Bar system, a new and revolutionary way to lift heavy weight without the consequences of damaging joints and spending hours per week in the gym. I started working out with the X3 Bar immediately and I was blown away how fast I was gaining muscle and my joint pain completely disappeared in my knees, elbows and low back within months.
He also showed me something called the carnivore diet and said it would be amazing to pair with the new workout system. I thought he was crazy for suggesting a diet of only animal foods because I believed what everyone else was taught that red meat is bad and causes heart disease and clogs arteries. This created a lot of curiosity in me so I researched everything there was to know about the carnivore diet and I started it within weeks.
Within 2 months my brain fog had completely vanished for the first time in my
life and I could think clearly. My emotions were consistent, my nervous system was balanced and I started to have more self confidence and became less socially anxious. My joints were no longer in pain, my stomach felt more peace than it had ever in my life. I no longer had stomach pain, gas, bloating and my bowel movements became regular and comfortable.
Finally in my late 20’s, I learned how to eat properly for myself. I took out the following foods including – sugar, soy, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, vegetable and seed oils and started eating out less. Now I eat a completely nose to tail animal based diet from 100% grass fed, pasture raised, hormone and antibiotic free cows, bison and wild game.
From time to time I eat organic chicken, turkey, lamb and pork. I also use clean salt, local raw unfiltered honey before and after my workouts, corn and soy free pasture raised eggs, raw, unpasteurized butter, cheese and milk, also fruits and berries occasionally. Now I feel beyond AMAZING! Every issue vanished rapidly and I am beginning to put on significant muscle mass. I have complete confidence in myself for the first time in my life, along with no more social anxiety or acute nervousness.
My brain fog has completely lifted and my cognitive function increases daily. I have a new beginning in life and have become passionate about helping others discover their full potential. Diet, lifestyle and exercise is everything guys, let’s do this!
If you feel like you are not living your life to the fullest and thriving as much as you possibly can with your health and body composition, I would love to be your coach and help change your life forever.
Book a call through one of the schedule a session buttons throughout my website or reach out to me through Facebook at Tyler Lamarche and I will gladly help you start your journey to become the best version of yourself.
how it Works
Be willing to do what it takes. Defeat the excuses and create new patterns.
Eat like our ancestors ate. Real whole foods instead of processed foods.
Focus on resistance training. Give your body a reason to adapt. Change hormones and destroy fat cells.