Hey, I hope you are having a great Thursday.
Today, I have another great interview for you. The highlight of the interview is Chad Howse’s five rules to buying meat from Chad’s book called The Man Diet. I was lucky enough to do a video interview with him and got him to expand on his five rules to buying meat.
Enjoy the video below!
We will talk to you again tomorrow.
Learn why testosterone levels are crucial in improving men’s health and fitness with this interview with Chad Howse that I wanted to share with you.
5 Rules To Buying Meat with Chad Howse
CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.
In the above interview, you will also discover:
- Things that negatively affect men’s health
- “The Five Rules To Buying Meat”
- Top five things men can do to improve their health
I hope you enjoyed the interview.
Take care and have a great day!
Rick Kaselj, MS
If you are unable to watch the above interview video, you can check out the transcript down below.
Hey! This is Rick Kaselj from exercisesforinjuries.com. Today I have another interview for you and it’s targeted more to men. And the person that I’m interviewing is Chad. I’ll get Chad to introduce himself and then we’ll get into the interview.
My name is Chad Howse. I’ve known Rick for a while. We both used to live in the same town. Then we both moved. My whole mission has been for the past 5 years now to help guys with diet and training. And one thing I noticed with diets is that women are 80% of the market, so almost 100% of the diets out there target women more than they do men. There’s different nutrients and different vitamins that guys need to be optimal, mainly because we have a different hormonal make up. I started really digging into testosterone and how it’s so important for guys.
One component is a men’s focused diet, or where should men kind of focus when it comes to diet, when it comes to what they eat. Now maybe we’ll take a step back. What is men’s health? What are the things, the groups and categories that men should think of and focus in on for their own optimal health?
There’s the performance aspect, the strength training, the endurance. There’s nutrition and that can cover physique, obesity, heart disease and cancers. But then there’s also the mental health aspect and I think you can’t focus completely on focus on the physical without also covering the mental and so many of these things tie very closely together that you help one, you help the other. Especially with the stats on male depression, suicide, all these things are important issues. When you take care the physical you’re going to take care of the mental as well.
Awesome. Looking at things, what are some things that can negatively affect a man’s health?
There’s so much. Obviously sitting, we sit a lot, we should be standing. But sitting, we’ve got an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and that’s seeing obesity rise. We’ve also got fads like low fat diets that actually are negatively impacting men because we get our testosterone from fat. High testosterone levels show themselves in decreased likelihood of depression, heart disease, cancers and things like obesity. You can push it to other areas like stress. Too much stress negatively affects men’s health and different things in our environment negatively affect men’s health as well.
A lot of things can affect but if you could focus on one, what is the one thing that has the greatest effect on men’s health?
One or two, let’s do two. Sedentary lifestyle, for sure. That’s a huge thing where men just aren’t active enough, not walking enough, not moving enough. We’re supposed to be very active human beings. And then diet, guys just eating the wrong foods. One part of a female focused diet is that they’re pretty much crash diets, and guys just don’t stick to crash diets. We don’t see them through. We do them for a couple of days and then we’re off eating burgers or whatever. The balance would be to find ways to eat that are healthy for you but that you can sustain for the rest of your life. So, sedentary lifestyle and eating the right food 24/7, 365 (days), obviously with beers here and there whatever you want to lighten the load. Those two things definitely.
Now, what are the top 5 things that men can do in order to improve their health?
Focus on habits. Things that you can do every day. Get in the habit of being active for an hour a day to start. So that can be the gym, that can be walking, running, whatever you want. Work on one meal a day. I focus on a morning routine where I take Vitamin D which is important for testosterone, also for mental health especially in winter. Cold showers are great for men for testosterone levels, not eating too many sugars and fried foods, eat more natural. Drinking more water, 3 to 4 liters of water a day, and just eating the right foods, eating whole foods and vegetables. Vegetables are incredibly important. If we take care of little things that covers a lot of bases.
Awesome. I was reading your “The Man’s Diet” book and one section that really caught my eye was 5 Rules for Meat. If you can share those 5 rules, I thought they were really interesting. Most guys that I know, they enjoy eating beef and you had 5 rules when it came to selecting the best beef for yourself. Maybe you can share those.
Yes. The thing with meat, meat’s gotten a bad name because all of these studies coming out about that meat causes cancer, but if you look at the studies it’s processed meats that raised the likelihood of cancer by 6%, which is very little. But we’re not talking about processed meats. Meats are very important for guys because every study done on guys, testosterone levels for vegetarians versus meat eaters, meat eaters because of the Omega 3s, even the saturated fats and polyunsaturated fats you get from meats, they really help guys create optimal testosterone levels. And testosterone helps you burn more fat, build more muscle, mental health, helps you fight those diseases we talked about earlier. Meat is important, but then when you go to meat, not all meat is created equal. So I always say wild game is the most important thing you could possibly fill your diet with. So if you know a hunter or if you are a hunter, become buddies with a hunter basically. Because wild game, that’s how the animal is supposed to be. They’re supposed to be wild, they’re supposed to be out here. You know what they’re eating, they’re eating things that they’re supposed to eat. A lot of the big slaughter house meats that we have they’re fed just a lot of bad stuff. They’re fed with antibiotics and hormones to puff them up. So definitely go wild game more than anything. Also, we’re talking beef, I live in Calgary, we’re surrounded by grass-fed cattle. All the cattle here is grass-fed. So if you can get grass-fed cattle that’s very important because the slaughter house cattle is not the best. The stuff they eat is not very good and they’re basically stuck in a cage for most of their lives, not the greatest meat in the world. The next is, eggs are incredibly important. They’re great for testosterone levels, they got great fats, great proteins, lots of nutrients. But normal eggs versus free-range eggs where the chickens are actually out and around, doing their thing, plopping eggs out, person takes the eggs, sooner or later they’re on your plate and in your frying pan. Free-range eggs are very important. And then farm fish versus wild fish. If you look at the farm fish versus a wild fish on a side-by-side, you can see the difference. It’s a very different kind of muscle, it’s a healthier fish when it’s wild. So if you can get wild salmon versus farm salmon, for instance, salmon’s a great fish to eat. Always go wild. And then last, the last rule for meat is actually to eat more vegetables. We all like eating steaks and that kind of thing, but there isn’t a meat diet. You can’t just have a meat diet. You have to have vegetables. While meat might boost your testosterone, you need vegetables. And you almost need to most eat more vegetables so you can eat more of these healthy meats. So, with every meal, have vegetables.
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