Before I start revealing the truth on the notion of ‘eating big to get big’ I want to say that this is not a post on eating clean/dieting/healthy foods, those topics will be covered in another article that will be released soon here on scarsfrancis.com. With that been said let’s get into the truth.
The Simple Truth
Now the question of should you be eating big to get big, the simple truth is yes and no, I will explain. Allow me to start with why I said yes then I will move into why I said no.
Yes, you should be eating big to get big, it’s as simple as that, it’s not rocket science, for example, would you keep driving a car without fueling it or charging it? I am guessing your answer is No, now if your answer is no, ask yourself why? my answer is because you do not want your car/engine to blow up/break down. The same principle applies to the human body, when you train/workout in the gym or wherever, you use energy and you burn down calories, the more harder or intense you train, the more food you will want to eat, its not something you might even be able to control, you might notice that you always get hungry every two hours and you just want to eat eat eat.
Now the reason I said no is because you also don’t have to force yourself to eat when you don’t feel hungry, you don’t have to be a glutton just because you want to get big. This mostly applies to those who are just starting out on their fitness journey, your appetite won’t be on the same level as someone who has been training for 5, 10, 15 years or more. You just have to know that you need food to keep your body in good condition and also to reach your fitness and lifestyle goals.
What I am trying to say is that, whether you have been training for a long time or just starting out, you need food, the quantity depends on you, your goals and the stage/fitness level. It makes sense for those who have been training for a long time to always want to eat more, am not saying that those who don’t train at all, or those who just started with their fitness journey should not eat a lot, what am saying is that, don’t be a glutton just because you want to get big, eat enough when you are hungry and then enough when you are hungry again, if you are serious about fitness, you will notice that your appetite will grow as your fitness game gets stronger.
I can’t cover everything you need to know about fitness and food, that will require a full book but I hope this article helped you gain a bit of insight. I will be glad to hear from my readers, comment below if you still have any questions, feel free to ask even if it’s not directly related to this topic, let’s engage, or you can reach out to me directly.