“Until His Heart Attack”: Skinny Diver Turned Bodybuilder, 21-Y.O. Sam Sulek’s Diet Advice Focusing On Quantity Over Quality Gets Thrashed by Fitness Community

Published 09/26/2023, 5:45 AM EDT

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Modern lifters and bodybuilders follow a much different approach to nutrition as well as training compared to old-school lifters. One such concept that is trending at the moment is flexible dieting. Currently hyped in the fitness industry, Sam Sulek is one such individual who follows an unorthodox method when it comes to training and nutrition.

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A clip of 21-year-old Sam Sulek has recently given birth to debates amidst the fitness community. As he gave his take on flexible dieting, the bodybuilding community bashed him for his unhealthy approach to nutrition.

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TikTok sensation Sam Sulek recently went viral on the internet, thanks to his mass-monster physique. While he is appreciated by many in the fitness industry, he is also criticized by many, like IFBB Pro Greg Doucette, for following a poor diet. In a recent clip that went viral, he gave his take on flexible dieting. Flexible dieting simply allows you to eat anything if it fits your caloric goal. However, it does not necessarily mean that it won’t hamper your health. Even if you maintain your weight and do not gain any extra pounds, eating junk food regularly can very well lead to detrimental health outcomes.

 

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Sam stated in the clip, “I got two spicy chicken sandwiches from Wendy’s. Now, when you hear that, and then you consider the fact that I’m dieting down right now, …I’m sure of some of your initial-your initial responses..dude Sam isn’t..he’s not on a f**king diet..he’s f**king eating Wendy’s.” Continuing further, he said, “One thing that matters the most for weight gain and ideally fat loss is calories in and calories out.”

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Upon coming across this post, many lifters and bodybuilding enthusiasts expressed their views on the same. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

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One of the users commented on the post, saying, “This is literally how I look at what I eat, people are incredibly misinformed,” while another user pointed out the flaw in his advice. He wrote, “This is terrible nutritional advice for a normal person or a natty lifter. I think Sam is fun to watch, but if he’s going to talk about his macros like he’s doing something smart he’s gotta drop the cycle.”

Another criticism from one of the viewers pointed out, “Hes right for sure, but one of the missing point is that a lot of people here are training to look good AND to be in a good health.” Drawing comparisons between Sulek and Kali Muscle’s eating habits, a user also stated, “Cali muscle ate like that until his heart attack,” while another comment disagreeing with his advice read, “Macros, fine….I get it…..but processed food and chemicals…nope!”

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While Sulek is an influential figure in the bodybuilding sphere at the moment, there is no denying that his dietary practices are not one of the healthiest ones for sure. What are your views on Sulek’s advice? Let us know in the comments.

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Sarthak Khanna

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