John Joseph has a new book due out this summer called "Meat is for Pussies". The guy looks GOOD for his age, so I guess I'd take whatever he had to say about diet and fitness into consideration.
Here is the intro from the new book:
Who propagated this bullshit that meat makes you macho? My guess is it's the same big business assholes that told you the Marlboro man was a stud. Eating defenseless animals doesn't make you tough numbnuts. It makes you a coward. You wanna eat meat? Instead of purchasing factory killed, slickly packaged animal parts, have some balls and try this: Go out to the woods or jungle, tear down an animal with your bare hands, rip it apart and eat it. I guarantee you you'll find out just what a big pussy you are because you'll get your ass handed to you like some idiot on that TV show "When Animals Attack."
I've met so many weight lifter Neanderthals over the years that were like, "Yo, I need meat, it makes me aggressive." Or my favorite, the protein myth, "Yo, where do you get your protein from guy?" as if the only source for protein is dead, rotting carcasses. In reality there are dozens of sources of protein that doesn't require the systematic incarceration, torture, and finally, slaughter of animals. And as far as aggression, I know some vegetarians that will rip your fuckin' head off in a New York minute.
These people have all bought into the lies and propaganda put out there by the douche bags running the meat industry who are some of the most powerful lobbyists in the U.S. Do you remember that bullshit ad campaign they ran a while ago? "Beef it's what's for dinner." yeah, and cancer, arterial sclerosis, high blood pressure, impotence, as well as dozens of other meat-eating related diseases. that's your karmic dessert.
I'm sick of people, who are either ignorant of the facts, or even worse, have hidden agendas, dissing vegetarians because we care about animals and the environment. What do you want to live in a barren wasteland dick wad? Now, just so we get off on the right foot here I want you to know my background. I'm not some new age, macro-psychotic wimp trying to get you to eat your sprouts. Most new age people make me fucking puke. The fact is I've probably had a harder life then 90% of you out there. Just read my first book, "The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon." I survived orphanages, abusive foster homes, boy's homes, NYC's mean streets in the mid-seventies at 14, shootings, stabbings, lock-ups, drug addiction, homelessness, the music business and the list goes on. So if anyone knows a thing or two about being tough and fighting on it's me. What I'm giving you in this book is a no-holes-barred, New York style beat down for your brain cells on real health and real nutrition, and I'm not pulling any punches.
To be honest I don't blame you carnivorous fuckers for being turned off to a vegetarian diet by the looks of a majority of vegetarians. The first thing meat-eaters say to me is, "Damn, you're a vegetarian?" I know what they mean. Most vegetarians look like weak-as-fuck string beans. But I've been at this a long time, almost 30 years, and I'm as physical as they come. On any given day it's not at all uncommon for me to run ten miles, hit the gym, pump some weights, then hit the bags for another hour. As a matter of fact just last year in '07, I ran the Marine Corps Marathon and I beat every fucker in the running crew I ran with, some of whom were almost half my age. Their reaction as they crossed the finish line to find me cooled off enjoying a snack, "Damn old man."
At 45 I'm still a stage diving, triathlete maniac and I attribute the longevity to two things. consistency in my training and the most important, proper food choices. Over the years I've worked out at so many gyms and watched trainers instructing people and the one thing I find ridiculous is most of these guys don't know shit about nutrition. I mean,