How to Bust Belly Fat: Dos and Don’ts for Dudes, Part One

Do Watch Your Protein Intake

More information about food? Yes, more information about food. Whether you’re gunning to look like pre-governor Arnold or you just want to look less like Roseanne-era John Goodman, what you eat is as important as how you exercise.

Since you’re a guy, we’ll assume that you’re obsessed with protein, since that seems to be the only advice you’ll get on the internet. We’ll also assume that you’ve been Google searching things like “get ripped overnight” and “abs of steel” too.

Protein is excellent and your body needs it, but the eating of whole cows and two or three chickens at a time has to stop. Guys, listen to me. Listen to me now. You don’t need so much mother$%*&#@% protein!

Forget the whole three-grams of protein per pound of bodyweight thing you’re reading on the internet. That’s great if you want to be a bodybuilder and get colon cancer. If you don’t, knock that shit off.

If you live in a Western society, you’re almost surely getting enough protein, even if you’re a vegetarian. Meat eaters are probably getting more than enough without even trying.

If you must remain protein obsessed, please focus your insane energy on lean protein; boneless skinless chicken breast, salmon, tuna and turkey. Non-animal items like beans and lentils are awesome too.

Guys that think they can slim down on a diet of protein bars and medium-rare NY strip steaks deserve whatever they have coming to them.


Written by Chris Chase

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