That’s the story of Scotsman Alastair Wilson. He was very overweight but, with a strict diet, he lost 50 kg. The next step? Become a bodybuilder.
Drastic diet: from overweight to bodybuilder in a short time
When the Scotsman Alastair Wilson, in 2012, reached 127 kg of weight , he realized that it was no longer possible to continue living like this.
In the best of his 20 , he wished to be much happier. And feel better.
Her body, on the other hand, had now become a problem. Not just physical and aesthetic, of course. The boy, in fact, felt tested as well and especially mentally . At first, it had been very difficult to go to the gym and train. But he was not committed to the goal he had in mind: he wanted to lose weight and become a bodybuilder. At any cost. Concentrating on the large amount of exercise, little was left, in terms of time and attention, to nutrition.
However, he finally managed to find the right balance. And he hit the mark.
Today, Alastair is 28 years old and has a meticulously sculpted body. The young man now weighs 76 kg and is completely satisfied with his life. Looking at the two images, it’s really hard to believe that they are the same person. The secret? His butcher . Without him, the boy would never have made it this far. In fact, to gain muscle mass, Alastair had to take a lot of protein .
So, every day he ate 6 egg whites, 4 ounces of red meat, 4 ounces of fish and 6 ounces of chicken. A decidedly substantial eating plan. Expensive. Because the young man not only wanted to eat good quality food , but also to find a way not to spend too much money. His trusted butcher, Alan Elliot, sold him excellent cuts of meat at a very low price. In return, however, he asked the bodybuilder to be his “sponsor” during public appearances and on social networks.
Alastair Wilson is a living example of how it is possible to achieve any result if you have determination . Of course, the beginning is not easy. But consistency is the secret to reach the goal. It is also very important to keep in mind not only your own goals, but also to set intermediate goals to keep motivation high.
Protein: a double-edged sword
It has now been shown that an excess of protein, especially of animal origin, increases health risks. In children, for example, there have been cases of hormonal dysfunctions. In other cases, there have been health problems related to intestinal inflammation.
Not to mention that too much protein affects the amount of vitamin B12 in our body and acidifies the blood, a factor responsible for inflammatory and tumor processes. In fact, it has been estimated that 20% of premature deaths are related to excessive protein consumption.
Questie, however, also has its own positive aspects for our health. First, protein foods reduce caloric density. Then, they satisfy the taste, because they are good and engage the chewing giving satisfaction. Finally, they increase the feeling of satiety.
But how much protein can we eat per day? We are talking about 0.75 grams per kg of body weight. Protein consumption in the Italian population, however, is already quite high. And despite the fact that there is no safety limit for protein intake, it is advisable not to consume more than 50% more than what is needed, i.e. 1.3-1-5 grams per kg.