This is how crazy The Mountain’s diet is!

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Of course, Game of Thrones actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson aka “The Mountain” eats thousands of calories a day, as seen on a post he did online. Most people, including myself, think that it is crazy. If you would ask me, I would say that describing his diet plan as I-N-S-A-N-E is an understatement. That’s way too many calories and takes also a mountain of discipline to burn them off.

So, in this article, I won’t encourage you to mimic his diet. Rather, we’ll focus on the 2 ABC’s he has all throughout his meal plan. Ready?

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  1. Almond – Blueberries – Chicken

Almonds

They say these nuts are high in fat. But that’s okay. A substantial percentage of fats from almonds are monounsaturated and are good to promote weight loss, especially stubborn fats in the belly area.

Almonds are also good for the heart, lower bad cholesterol and of course, taste great!

Blueberries

These indigo-colored fruits are high in antioxidants, which are good for detox. They are also infused with Vitamin C and dietary fiber. Sounds like body cleansing and immunity boosting to me.

Chicken

No wonder why this made his list. Chicken is a very potent source of protein and has helped a lot of people trying to manage their weights. It is very nutritious and scrumptious to eat. I don’t think I need to say more. (Chicken is my favorite!)

  1. Avocado – Banana – Casein Protein

Avocado

Not only that it is yummy, avocado has a lot of benefits.

Like almonds, avocado contains monounsaturated fat making it healthy and is a good weapon against bad cholesterols. This fruit is also good for weight management.

Banana

This contains a lot for a fruit, well a berry. Yes, banana is a berry hanging on its tree. With bananas, you’ll get, at a minimum, potassium, fiber and Vitamin C.

Casein Protein

If there’s whey protein, there is also casein. They’re cousins (chuckle).Our bodies digest casein protein slowly, which may take a few hours. Thus, it is sustained in the body longer.

So there go the back-to-back ABCs in the Mountain’s diet. Going through each one makes me understand why these foods make it to his meal plan. Maybe we should start including these on our own, too – just not that many calories, all right?

Gynecomastia – 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Male Breast Enlargement

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Gynecomastia or what people often refer to as “man boobs” does not lead to cancer or any hazard to someone’s health. This can start to appear in young male teens as early as they’re twelve and sadly, is almost permanent.

This is quite common, but not everyone knows a lot about it. So here are some secrets they are keeping about this male breast enlargement.

1. Most men with this condition do not experience physical difficulties at all.

Chances are this may get a little distracting to some. Let’s say, to a girl who’s flat-chested and is still frustrated about it, seeing a guy with bigger breasts may be less flattering.

Doctors who have seen patients with gynecomastia infer that these men tend to suffer from a lower self-esteem than physical pain.

2. An outpatient male breast reduction surgery is okay.

While this surgery in the previous years was considered a big “no-no”, there is a wide range of medical institutions now performing it in their outpatient departments.

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3. Spot training won’t work.

Let’s face it; there are men who need gynecomastia treatment who do not always like what they see or what they have on their chests. So, they tend to spot reduce.

However, this is highly impossible. Apparently, men with this condition must work their way to losing fat all throughout their bodies.

After knowing these three things, there’s one thing I’d leave as an advice: embrace what you have. If you have this condition, or knows someone who does, or even if you don’t, do your best to stay confident at all times.

If you have this and it bothers you, there are always workouts that you can try to lessen its appearance. You may also go get a surgery if you want. But at the end of the day, how you perceive yourself is what matters most.

Mind over matter. Mind over chest.

What to know the other 2 facts? Watch the video below!

These Are The Top 3 Muscle Building Supplements of 2016

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Nothing beats healthy diet and lifestyle. However, we still agree that supplements play a big role in your success goals in building up muscles.

There are undeniably a wide range of supplements in the market today; some more effective than the others. Let me share three supplements that should keep your body building going.

Creatine

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Creatine is a substance we have us inside our muscle cells where approximately 95 percent is found in the vertebral column. This is an important acid that promotes the distribution of energy to our muscles.

In the form of creatine monohydrate, bodybuilders can now incorporate this into their diets for supplement purposes to maximize cell vitality and balance.

Beta-Alanine

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This is basically the sole “nonessential” beta -amino acid that we can easily derive naturally from select protein sources, such as poultry.

As we exert effort, hydrogen levels in our body also increase thus, affecting our pH levels that may make us more acidic, and later on cause fatigue or maybe muscle weakness.

Here is where Beta-Alanine plays a very important role in bodybuilding. A significant performance increase is reported with beta-alanine (BA) due to its extremely potent capacity to boost carnosine levels by as much as 60% in a span of four weeks. By keeping carnosine up, we reduce the risk of muscle fatigue.

Whey Protein

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We have seen a lot of bodybuilders and fitness coaches use protein shakes to maximize their workout results.

Well, whey protein is a great supplement to make sure the body receives the protein it needs to build muscles. Whether you are trying to build those muscles or simply lose excess body fat, adding a whey protein supplement to an activity routine can help you with the gain or loss you desire to achieve.

There go three supplements you can rely on when body building. Good luck!