Podcast #20: Eating to Build Muscle and Lose Fat
I’ve come to realize that the more podcast episodes we record, the more I notice just how frigging difficult it is to stay on ONE topic (especially when we’re covering such broad topics as gaining muscle and losing fat.)
Despite being fully aware that I always go off-topic (and trying to be mindful of it,) I still always seem to veer off-course as soon as we hit that “record” button.
I’ve also become obsessively aware of how much I make this weird, clicking noise with my lips or tongue (still not sure which) whenever we’re recording…
Our producer Erin especially enjoys it!
But enough about my irritating quirks! And onto this week’s podcast all about building muscle and losing body fat! Yeaahhhhhhh bruhhhhh!!!!! 🙂
I often get asked by my vegan brethren how difficult it is to gain muscle and/or lose fat and how exactly should one eat in order to accomplish these goals. Almost everyone I work with wouldn’t mind losing some fat AND gaining some muscle at the same time. But can this even be done simultaneously?
I personally believe it IS possible. But my disclaimer is that the scale might not be your friend during this time so it’s important to NOT obsess over your weight whilst you’re trying to build muscle and lose body fat.
Yes, this week on the podcast, I go into great detail as to why and how I wish we could all smash our bathroom scales and even read an excerpt from one of my most popular blog posts from my competing years aka “The Best Thing You Can Do for a Healthy Mind and Fit Body.” And I suggest you click that link if you want to see the difference in my body composition after I consistently added 8 lbs. onto my frame during my years as a vegan bikini competitor.
And PS – I still won first place whether I weighed 120 lbs. or 130 lbs. Pictured below is me at 130 lbs.
With a really dirty, muddy, freaky-looking spray tan…
Apparently I get off-topic via my blog posts too eh?
Anywho, this week on the podcast, we’re trying to cover this huge topic in 30 minutes and delve into ideal calorie ranges based on your body composition goals. PLUS how to determine what your “maintenance” calories are and when to consume a caloric surplus vs. a deficit.
Yes, we’re even doing some math on this episode! Literally the only class I practically failed every year in high school…
Now get your pencils out, boys and girls and give it a listen!
-Sam Shorkey, Jacked on the Beanstalk