Meat & Veg
Eating is voting. Whether we eat to support the environment, human labour, animal or personal wellbeing, we get to express our values on our plates.
I get questioned all the time about what I eat. I eat to prioritise performance over pleasure. After a process of elimination, my diet largely boils down to meat, nuts and greens. The macros make it something sort of like a modified ketogenic diet.
Disclaimer: I’m not one for fad diets and I’m not here to proselytize. My sole credential is a food seminar I took at Harvard where I learned that nutritionists know as much about nutrition as cosmologists know about the cosmos. Not a whole lot. What works for The Rock won’t necessarily work for me. What works for me won’t necessarily work for you.
Let’s start with the pros. This diet shreds you like the bad guy from TMNT. You can kiss cravings, crappy moods and postprandial crashes goodbye. I no longer rely on stims to see me through a gruelling session, but equanimity alone. My sleep is shorter yet somehow more restorative. A couple months post glucose breakup, I’ve forgotten what a fluctuation of focus feels like.
Now, the cons. Nutritional ketosis is hard to achieve but as I belabor ad nauseum — anything difficult is worth doing. Strength gains are sub-optimal. Creativity is slightly stunted, but luckily shrooms are keto. Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of the diet is that only my friends thought I was a freak before, now my family thinks so too. Ah well.
I manage to stay in a roughly ketotic state (~1mmol/L) most the year and as far as I feel this fantastic, I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. This modified keto approach is effective and affordable so go nuts. As always, have an open mind but not so open your brain falls out. And lastly, if you believe it works, it works — that’s real science.
So my carrot-wielding crusaders… unite!
Jk carrots aren’t keto #checkyourprivilege