Basic dating rules
Consider the following story: In the days of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin, it occurred that a butcher was angry at the Rabbi of his city for rendering a decision that the meat of a cow he wanted to sell was not kosher.
In his anger, he devised a scheme to murder the Rabbi.
(Your metabolism is kickin’ into high gear at that point and you don’t want any muscle to be broken down into fuel.) Think of carbs like fuel: you have to burn some off before you can refuel.
But if you try to add gas to an already full tank, you’ll get nowhere.
Also, avoid refined oils, which can sneak in extra calories and lead to more fat gains.
You’ll want to clock around four strength-training sessions a week, says Trink.
When choosing your carb source, pick foods like potatoes, yams, rice, whole grains, oats, etc.
A juicy steak at dinner won’t cut it—protein needs to be spread throughout the day so you can fuel muscle growth 24/7.
(Most guys hitting the gym need about .5 grams of protein per pound of body weight each day.) Pack it into four meals through sources like lean chicken, beef, salmon, eggs, quinoa, cottage cheese, and nuts.
At first the Rabbi pleaded with the butcher to have compassion on him. When the Rabbi saw that nothing he could say would make a difference, he started to mentally focus on all of the positive qualities and attributes of the butcher. The butcher began to cry, kissed the Rabbi, and begged his forgiveness.
The lesson: Love others and they can't help but to love you! The Talmud teaches that "there is no free lunch." Anything of value comes with a price tag, and if something is given away free, we should suspect that it may be worthless.
A double cheeseburger and fries will certainly get you to your calorie goals, but processed foods do zero for your insides and general physique.