Dave Ruel – The Muscle Cook


Dave Ruel is a fitness coach, professional body builder, and nutritionist who is also known as the Muscle Cook. He has helped lots of people achieve fantastic results with their physiques ranging from fitness models and professional bodybuilders to regular people like us.

He is a strong believer that bodybuilding and fitness nutrition can and should include a lot of variety and tasty foods. Chicken breasts, tuna fish, etc. do not have to be the mainstay of your diet and it should not be boring or bland.

Even if you can barely make coffee or cook chicken breasts today, Dave can have you easily, quickly, and cheaply cooking delicious anabolic or muscle building meals in the kitchen. Anyone can do it.

Dave is perhaps best known for writing The Ultimate Cookbook and Complete Nutrition guide for Bodybuilding and Fitness,  Anabolic Cooking.

Click Here to see Dave Ruel’s Anabolic Cooking

The right foods are critical for building muscle and burning fat, but most bodybuilders cannot stay on their diets. This is no surprise as most of their diets are so bland and boring that they encourage cheating! How many days can you go on egg whites, chicken breasts, broccoli, and similar foods?

Dave was not naturally a cook. When he started serious bodybuilding training he was afraid that anything he cooked would taste like cardboard, and he was led to believe that bodybuilding food was supposed to be bland yet nutritious.

He found a mentor who disagreed with the prevailing wisdom: that serious bodybuilding food had to be boring. His mentor helped him greatly improve his nutrition while teaching him how to easily prepare very tasty and inexpensive meals that are so good that you have no desire to cheat!

Simple tasty meals help you with your fitness goals in many ways:

  • Provide you with superb nutrition
  • Greatly remove the desire to cheat
  • Also they can save you a ton of money over packaged or prepared meals and foods

Anabolic Cooking has over 200 fabulous muscle building and fat losing recipes that even a 10 year old can cook (and very seriously speaking, I have a 10 year who can do it).

There are done for you meal plans, including shopping lists, step by step preparation directions, and nutrient timing strategies.

Nutritional and Anabolic Cooking basics are included.

There is even a guide to eating out and managing cheat meals!

Breakfasts, desserts, protein bars, fish/seafood, red meat, chicken, pork, and more is covered .

Click Here to see Dave Ruel’s Anabolic Cooking

You don’t need a fancy kitchen, cooking knowledge, or extra time to cook.

Dave Ruel made lots of mistakes in his training and nutrition over the years until he figured out what worked with the help of his mentor, a local bodybuilding champion, and slowly augmented with his own cooking techniques and recipes.

Dave also is a dedicated Montreal Canadiens hockey fan, and hates tomatoes!

Besides Anabolic Cooking, Dave has co-authored The Metabolic Diet with Karine Losier, The Lean Kitchen Queen. The Metabolic Diet is a fat loss cookbook I highly recommend as takes the same viewpoint that food needs to be fun and tasty, and focuses on healthy tasty foods (a lot of “diet” food is incredibly unhealthy!) with over 250 easy to make Fat Scorching recipes.

Click Here to see Metabolic Cooking

Whether you are an ordinary person who wants to lose weight, or a bodybuilder who has “bulked up” a bit too much (and who doesn’t occasionally?) , click the link above for the details on Metabolic Cooking!

Metabolic Cooking – Quick and Easy Fat Burning Recipes.


12 Responses to “Dave Ruel – The Muscle Cook”

  1. JJ

    Sep 15. 2013

    I’ve only got a few of his recipes that I use regularly, but they are amazingly easy to make and convenient. Some of the muffins absolutely rock!

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    • Ted Baldwin

      Sep 15. 2013

      The muffins are many people’s favorite. I like how Dave Ruel has plenty of variety for all meals, all trivial to prepare, with lots of variety especially for breakfast. I love egg white based omelets – I add 2 or 3 if organic whole eggs and lots of veggies when I have them, but get tired of them after a while

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  2. Fernando

    Nov 29. 2013

    Hey man, we want some of YOUR simple anabolic recipes (with pictures please)! A few of your favorites, either from Dave’s book or your own concoctions 🙂

    Rumor is that you are an awesome cook, healthy AND non-healthy for occasional splurge meals

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    • Ted Baldwin

      Nov 29. 2013

      I went from being able to make macaroni and cheese and coffee to a pretty decent cook. It’s not hard.
      My favorite “splurge” meal to cook is Rack of Lamb (very very easy) and Creme Brulee (way easier than you think).

      Going to try to write up some of my goto Anabolic meals before long – I travel a lot for work which will make it a little bit tougher as I want to take pictures for the writeups as well.

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  3. Chris

    Dec 03. 2013

    Hey, I just got to mention that if you are never going to cook, Dave’s book will do you no good!

    A friend bought it, thinking he’d start cooking, and he never did. Just didn’t get around to it. He gave it to me, and although I’ve just started trying some of the recipes, I can attest to the fact that they are dead simple.

    I can’t cook, but apparently now I can 🙂 Easy-Peasy!

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  4. Lex

    May 05. 2014

    His recipes are perfect for the non-cook bodybuilder – simple to make, very little needed, and tasty/healthy.

    I don’t cook often because I’m busy but his tend to be fast and awesome. Love his two Tilapia recipes, his Beef and Broccoli stir fry, and especially his Oriental Beef Stir fry!

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    • Ted Baldwin

      May 05. 2014

      I’ve cooked and written up all your favorites except for the Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry (I’ve made it before, but no pictures etc.). Will do before long.

      That is the idea – healthy muscle building recipes that people who rarely or never cook can quickly and easily make. Healthy, fun, tasty foods!

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  5. Ladybird

    May 12. 2014

    Not familiar with Anabolic Cooking although I’m going to try out some of the recipes from your site and look into it. Metabolic Cooking however is a favorite in my house!

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    • Ted Baldwin

      May 12. 2014

      All of Dave Ruel’s stuff is great IMHO – and Karine Losier certainly knows her stuff too. The combination of the two is a knockout for sure.

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      • Ladybird

        May 10. 2015

        As I said, I was going to try some of the recipes here – I did!
        House favorites are:
        Texas Rubbed Steak
        Ted’s Ugly Anabolic Eggs
        Oven Roasted Broccoli
        Jerk Tilapia
        Greek Shrimp with Lemon and Oregano

        These are all I’ve made several times!!!!
        I’m also going to start making some of Daves’s desserts – I notice you don’t do a lot with desserts yourself?

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  6. Andy

    Sep 25. 2015

    I tried a few of Dave’s recipes from your site over the last weekend, and they were all easy. I can’t really cook much at all, but this eating out most of the time isn’t good for the physique so I’m trying.

    They were easy, and I did need to buy a couple of spices which is cool as they last a long long time and I’ll hopefully use them over and over

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