If you are ready to lose body fat, gain muscle, and be healthier, Anabolic Cooking can be the ideal solution. Prepare for some changes that are easy and enjoyable. Now, you might be thinking: Oh wow. How exciting. I’m about to lose control over my excitement for another cookbook. Yippee. LOL I get it! But, this isn’t just another weight-loss thingie. Written by Dave Ruel, a fairly well-known body builder and certified fitness trainer, he has also become known by the cute nickname “Muscle Cook.” Because when it comes to this particular program, he is creating meals to help you build muscle while burning unwanted fat.
So, in one sense, you might say, “Okay – that’s all well and good. It’s something for bodybuilders, though, and that ain’t me, and I don’t have any interest in that at all.” No problem. Again, like I said, his stuff is popular among fitness competitors and people who are interested in bulking up, but remember one thing: When people are involved with such activities, they are – by nature of that lifestyle – immersed in gym workouts that are also designed to sculpt the body to fit whatever they are focused on.
If that doesn’t describe you, and all you are interested in doing is eating healthier so that you can drop weight and fat, while getting stronger, then this actually IS for you. Because the whole idea is combining the right types of foods and fats in a way that compliments your body’s ability to use the nutrients in the best combination for proper nourishment while still encouraging you to burn the excess fat.
That’s not to say that you shouldn’t be exercising, because you certainly should. No one other than a person promoting some bizarre and dangerous fad diet would tell you otherwise. In other words, steer clear from any type of product or plan that encourages eating only one type of food and do nothing else (think “Lemonaid Diet,” “Cabbage Soup Diet,” or any other lame fad). Not that drinking a nice refreshing glass of lemon water is bad – it’s actually a lovely way to start the day. Just don’t depend on it for all your nutritional needs. The same goes for cabbage soup. There’s nothing wrong with that either – just don’t make it your sole source of food.
One of the problems with typical diets intended for weight loss and muscle building has been a lack of variety. For most people involved in these pursuits, a typical meal might be a broiled or grilled chicken breast (low calorie, lean protein) and steamed broccoli (vegetables are considered a healthy carbohydrate, with vitamins and fiber). Understandably this can be a pretty dull meal after you’ve eaten it twice or three times a week for three months.
So, this is where Anabolic Cooking comes in. Dave decided it was time to stir the pot, as it were, and devise a meal plan that was a little more enjoyable and fun to look forward to.
How Does The System Work?
As you may have already guessed, the foundation of the Anabolic Cooking program is the cookbook. It contains over 200 recipes with features that will produce results. Unlike traditional diet meals you may be familiar with, or bodybuilding foods you have tried, these recipes are delicious. The meals are simple to prepare, and can be made within minutes.
And the time-saving factor is one of the very cool things about it. Today’s family is under tons of time constraints – whether kids are involved or not. For example, after a long day at the office, if you do have kids, quite often you need to make sure you get home to cart them off to music or dance lessons, or a sport, or whatever. Or, if you don’t have to deal with children, perhaps there is that weekly book club, your gym workout, or gardening or whatever it is that needs your attention after work. How very tempting it can be to just cave in to either grabbing a bite through the drive through, open a commercially prepared frozen dinner and pop it into the microwave, or ordering take out. None of these options are what you really feel like you should be doing, and yet, it’s so difficult to plan a healthy meal as it is – and then to add insult to injury, you need to spend an hour or more prepping and cooking it!
So, when Dave put these meals together, he did so with time saving and ease of prep in mind.
The way he has put this together will help you build strong muscle and lose body fat. However, understand that they are not only for bodybuilders or dieters. Everything you see inside this program is very healthy, and not only will you enjoy them yourself, but you can share them with your entire family – and they will love them too! You will not have to prepare separate meals for yourself. That’s another plus.
One of the common threads you’ll see running through the lists of ingredients and instructions is that they are using nice, clean and healthy whole foods. Real meat – not processed. Whole eggs. Fresh vegetables. Real cheese.
Want an example?
Tell me that this doesn’t sound absolutely delicious! This is their Stuffed Chicken Protein Pockets. I’ve put a video illustrating this recipe just below that shows you exactly how to do it, but here it is in a nutshell (there is actually another, more in-depth video of this, showing a few more ingredients at their channel on YouTube “themusclecook.” You can look it up and check out more recipes..
Okay – first, slice or chop a little low-fat mozzarella – maybe about an ounce or so. Chop up some sun-dried tomatoes and a few fresh basil leaves. Put that to the side. NOW, take a boneless, skinless chicken breast, and sprinkle some pepper and Italian seasoning like oregano on each side. THEN, make a slice down the side, lengthwise, to form a type of “pocket” in the side of the chicken breast. Now, stuff it with the cheese, tomatoes, and basil, and then “pin” it together with a couple of toothpicks. Place on a baking sheet, and drizzle a touch of the oil from the sun dried tomatoes over the chicken, and bake at just under 400 degrees (f) or 200 degrees (c) for about 20 – 25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. How can this not look absolutely delicious!
Then, I noticed a mouth-watering, no-wheat Peanut Butter Cookies recipe. It looks divine! All it has in it is 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter, 3 scoops whey protein powder (I’d go with no flavor since some of those have yucky stuff in them, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, 2 eggs, a little vanilla extract, 70% dark chocolate (I use a Lindt bar, broken up and melted), and then they use a sliced banana for the top – Personally I dislike banana, so I skip it, but if you like it, go for it!
So, the instructions are super simple for this one. Here’s the breakdown of the how-to:
- First you’ll preheat your oven to 350 (f) or 180 (c).
- Make the dough all in one bowl by combining the peanut butter, whey protein powder, the coconut sugar, eggs and the vanilla.
- Roll a scoop of the dough into a ball, and push it down to look like a peanut butter cookie, and do that little “cross-hatch” with a fork – just like you see in ordinary peanut butter cookies. Make them whatever size you want – you may have to experiment a little to be sure you don’t make them so big and thick that they just burn on the outside.
- Make up your whole baking sheet with them, and put them in your pre-heated oven for 8-9 minutes (check them and adjust the heat if you need to).
- While they are in the oven, melt the chocolate (either in a double boiler, or carefully in your microwave).
- Let them cool on a rack. Take out and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
- At this point, if you’re using the bananas, put one on each cookie, and then drizzle the melted dark chocolate on them. YUM!
As you can see, this is not a complicated system for preparing food!
The step-by-step instructions toward health and fitness include a number of other products. You will receive a complete guide to nutrition and cooking. This guide provides information on how to save money at the grocery store, managing cheat meals, the fundamentals of nutrition, and much more.
You will receive a collection of meal plans to help you reach your goals. The plans help you understand what to eat and how much to eat for the number of calories you need each day.
The advanced calorie calculator takes the bother out of counting calories. The calculator will provide the information whenever you need it.
As most people find it easier to achieve results when they keep track of their progress, another bonus you will receive is the cooking, training, and food log. It includes log sheets for you to record your training and nutrition each day.
As many individuals have heard myths about supplements, you will also receive information on this topic. You will learn which supplements are useful, and which ones are a waste of money. You will know the correct supplements and brands to choose.
When you purchase this system, you will be kept up to date on new products and cooking options. You will have unlimited, free updates for the rest of your life. There is also a dedicated Facebook page that has lots of people interacting and sharing success and encouragement with one another.
Why Should You Choose This System?
Whether your goal is fat loss, muscle building, or basic health, you may have tried numerous products and programs in the past. While many of those approaches were outrageously expensive, they did not produce the results you wanted. If you achieved any success at all, it was only on a short-term basis.
While this particular system costs only a small fraction of most other systems, it is the range of benefits that should capture your attention. Not only can you achieve physical fitness and good health, you can maintain these results.
Anabolic Cooking is not a quick-fix or a fad. The system shows you an entirely new way of looking at your eating habits and your exercise habits. When you change these habits, the results can be permanent. After you start the system, you will have a healthier body and a healthier lifestyle.