When I finish a high volume or high intensity workout, the next thing I think about is what kind of salad I am going to have for dinner. Yeah, right. Could I get some extra endive please? Ok, so remove the sarcasm and you know I am not a vegan or a vegetarian, but I do enjoy eating the types of things they eat, just make sure there is some meat or fish on my plate. What do you expect from me? Can a barbarian also be a vegetarian? I can’t imagine it! How about you? Carnivore, herbivore or omnivore?
I know of more than a couple really strong and fit people that got that way without eating the animals and good for them. Dr. Michael Eades, M.D., author of “Protein Power” and other books, has a different take in his blog posting, “Are we meat-eaters or vegetarians, part 1″. In the posting, Dr. Eades refutes some of the more common arguments made by advocates of vegetarianism. (That’s right, another “ism”.) If you don’t read the entire article, at least take a look at the next link. I think you will be greatly amused by the advice given in a newspaper dating column by Advice Amy, the Advice goddess.
Hat Tip to the the “Bed and Barbell” strength coach, Charles Staley.