February 14, 2019

#24 Ábel Csabai – “The truth shall set you free” – debunking common nutritional practices

In episode 24 of The Muscle Engineer Podcast I’m joined once again by Ábel Csabai of The Sustainable Self Development Center to discuss commonly seen nutrition practices that are more or less necessary and  / or productive.

Topics discussed with time stamps:

5:26 The biggest reason for confusion - focusing on methods and not understanding the principles

14:53 Lack of knowledge and experience and not having empathy for others

21:20 Things that are absolutely necessary - calorie deficit, sufficient protein, sufficient micronutrients

24:03 Things that are not necessary but are probably helpful - having carbs + EAA intra-workout, drinking a protein shake after a workout, having casein / slow absorbing protein before bed, weighing yourself on a scale every day, avoiding alcohol completely etc

28:12 Things that are possibly helpful but likely not necessary - eating “clean foods only” and avoiding “processed” foods, eating the same foods and meals over and over again - eating “bland” foods even when trying to gain muscle, avoiding diet drinks and anything that’s “sweet”, eating every 2-3 hours etc

38:08 The necessity of tracking your macros

45:42 Being more laid back due to being more educated and seeing the big picture

47:34 The difference between doing something because you want to and doing it because you think you have to

54:22 People trying to suffer for the sake of suffering and avoiding anything sweet or anything that tastes good

58:42 Things that are unlikely to be helpful and are probably harmful - bulletproof coffee, “juicing” for detoxing, stupid diets (snake diet and co. ), injecting various substances into your body (snake venom, pee and so on)

1:04:04 You are NOT fragile  - stop being so afraid of and stop trying to identify things that are “wrong” with you

1:14:45 Stay open minded and assume that someone with more experience than you knows something you don’t

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