There is no shortage of diet and nutrition advice out there. Most of it is hype, gimmicky, extremely biased, and untested/unfounded. It’s no wonder though as most of us are after the quick fix to a lifetime of making bad food and exercise choices.
Today, I am joined by Chad Howse, author of “The Man Diet,” to talk about why these other diets fail and why a man’s approach to what he eats should be relatively simple. We talk about the specific benefits of incorporating this style of nutrition in your life, why intermittent fasting works so well, keys to developing testosterone naturally and safely, society’s emasculation of men, and why you should consider incorporating the “Man Diet” into your life.
“There are people making a mess of an argument that should even be an argument. We should be the best men we can be. And women should be the best women they can be. Period.” Tweet That— Chad Howse
Gentlemen, my guest today is someone that I’ve been following and paying attention to for quite some time and I finally had the privilege of sitting down with him and talking about the state of affairs for men, declining testosterone levels, and how men should be eating.
We only recently connected with the release of his latest book, The Man Diet. He has been on a mission over the past several years of reclaiming what it means to be a man and his goals and objectives are very much in alignment with what we share here in the Order of Man.
Chad Howse is the founder of Chad Howse Fitness and Average 2 Alpha and today he is here to talk about the power of incorporating what he has dubbed, “the man diet” and how all of us, as men, can step more fully into our roles.
“The things that might move the needle in your life the most [when it comes to men’s health] might have very little to do with diet.” Tweet That— Chad Howse
- Why this has been dubbed the “man diet”
- The benefits of incorporating this diet into your life
- The power of intermittent fasting
- Common myths when it comes to diet and nutrition
- Keys to developing testosterone naturally and safely
- Why competition is critical in developing testosterone
- The chemical differences between men and women
- How to track macronutrients
- Why you should consider adopting the mantra, “excellence in all things”
- The damaging effects of cortisol levels and how to reduce them
- The danger of society’s emasculation of men
- The “do’s” and “don’t’s” of eating clean
“When it comes to food, if you can literally kill the thing, whether it’s a plant or an animal, odds are it’s going to be better for you than the alternative.” Tweet That— Chad Howse
The Man Diet
In a frightening discovery, researchers from Massachusetts found a steady decline in male testosterone levels at a rate of about 1.2% each year, independent of age. Odds are that your testosterone levels are far lower than your father’s were at your age, and lower still than your grandfather’s. Lower testosterone levels increase:
- Your likelihood of experiencing low energy and depression
- Your risk of heart disease and certain cancers
- Your likelihood of being overweight and obese
- Your likelihood of experiencing impotence.
This decline in manhood, however, does not have to be a part of your story. In the Man Diet, you’ll learn how to regain the virility that was once the norm. It’s a method of eating that you can follow for the remainder of your life, enjoying what you eat rather than confining yourself to the unreasonable restrictions that are the foundation of most diets. The Man Diet is backed by 91 studies that will show you how to increase your testosterone levels naturally, and reduce your estrogen and cortisol levels (the two primary disruptors of testosterone). This book is for guys who want to be healthier, stronger, and manlier. If you don’t want to be a part of this decline in masculinity, if you want to be elite, virile, and powerful, then the Man Diet is your guide.
Men, this has been such a powerful conversation up to this point. I’ve incorporated a lot of what Chad has talked about in my life and I can tell it’s making a huge difference.
One of my biggest struggles though when incorporating new ideas and habits into my life was creating the framework, foundation, and accountability to make these new habits stick.
That’s why I created the Iron Council – to help give guys like you and me the tools, guidance, and direction to make powerful and lasting changes in our lives. When you band with us inside the Iron Council, you’ll be tapping into a powerful network of over 400 men working hard to improve their lives and helping you do the same.
If you need a kickstart and some men who care about your success, I invite you to band with us inside the Iron Council. You can learn more and lock in your spot at www.orderofman.com/ironcouncil.
“Our bodies are meant to be lean and they’re meant to be energetic. We’re not meant to be fat and we’re not meant to be tired all the time.” Tweet That— Chad Howse
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“The main reason we should eat is for energy. You want to eat in a way that gives you maximum energy levels.” Tweet That— Chad Howse