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  • Joe Rogan & Shawn Baker podcast
  • Food variety myth
  • My Zero Carb running

Joe Rogan & Shawn Baker podcast

Check out the podcast

I only average 150 views a day on this little blog, since this podcast came out I have had 2000 views in 3 days. They obviously do not mention me, but everyone who listened to the podcast must have jumped onto google and typed “carnivore diet”. Cheers guys haha.

Food Variety Myth

So at the moment I am eating mostly meat most of the time. However I am not really eating a massive range of meat either. I am probably 80% beef, 10% lamb and 10% pork. I don’t even bother with chicken much and I rarely eat fish.

I think this lack of variety freaks people out just as much as the copious amounts of protein and lack of vegetables. Even when I was on a more traditional Keto diet, people would always say “oh I could never do that, I would get bored of eating the same things all the time”.

I am over simplify things here but people “crave” variety for 2 reasons nowadays.

  1. An actual desire that your body is telling you that you need to eat something because you are lacking in something it needs.
  2. Your mind just playing tricks with you because of what society, advertising and branding is telling you what you should have. So you think you need it.

I am currently craving no carbs, no vegetables, nothing. This tells me that red meat is supplying everything my body needs. However ignore me, lets looks at all the great variety of food in supermarkets

The Veg aisle:

All varieties of Kale, Brocolli, Cauliflower, Brussell Sprouts are all actually the same mustard plant, that humans engineered into different shapes and sizes.

The same goes for the nightshade plant which we have spliced into Potatoes, Tomatoes, Peppers, aubergines. Lets not forget Nightshade has been used as poison for centuries.

Same goes for red/white/yellow Onions, shallots, Garlic, Spring Onions. All derived from the same plant through humans fiddling.

Therefore probably 80-90% of the vegetable aisle actually come from 3 traditional plants, not much variety there.

This really does make a mockery of anyone that tries to tell you that we were as much gatherers as hunters back in the day. There just wasn’t the variety of veg as there is now, most of the veg we have now is a few hundred years old at most. Plus it would have been seasonal at best, because we actually evolved through the ice age. Also plants were pretty poisonous before were learned to cook them. Raw Potato anyone?

Biscuits ailse

I used to love a Hob Nob or a Digestive biscuit. How many different types of biscuits/bars do most supermarkets stock? 50/60/maybe 100? A lot anyway. What variety do these offer your body though. No much. They are all just different ratios of Grains and Sugar.

Bread aisle

Nothing more than a combination of flours (Grains) and sugar.

Cereal aisle

See above, and add a tonne more Sugar to the grains.

Pasta aisle

Pasta is just ultra processed Grain. All the sauces they sell, usually contain plenty sugar too.

Soda ailse

A full aisle of carbonated water mixed with sugar or sweeteners that replace sugar but affect your hormones in the same manner. Great!

Cakes aisle

You guessed it, nothing more than a combination of grains and sugar.

Conclusion

Your digestive system deals in nutrition, that is the only currency. Bread, pasta, cereals, oats, biscuits, cake, sweets, vegetables… they are all sugar to your body with varying degrees of protein, vitamins and fat hidden in them. The body will continue to request food until it gets enough protein & vitamins it requires to do it’s magic. If it has to get that protein leverage through copious amounts of processed carbs it can do it, but you will only cause yourself ill health and obesity. Usually both, but if you are “lucky” you might get away with one.

Supermarkets offer a shocking range of variety if you think about it. It is mainly just grains and sugar. This is because these products are cheap to make and distribute.

Grain and Sugar are processed plants. This is why even though a large portion of people will not class themselves as vegetarian, the average person is consuming a whopping 84% of calories from plants. So anyone who says plants are good, just point to the rates of obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Meat, fat, cholesterol are not the issues, its the fact people are proxy processed junk food vegetarians.

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My weekly eating exploits:

Monday

8am – 200g beef patties and cheese.

1pm – 500g of brisket and 2 boiled eggs.

8pm – 400g beef patties and cheese.

Tuesday

8am – 2 small sausages and 2 rashers of bacon.

1pm – 500g of brisket and 2 boiled eggs.

10pm – 2 mini pizza, a packet of crisps…. Whoops!

Wednesaday

8am – 300g bacon.

1pm – 400g of casserole beef steak and 2 boiled eggs.

8pm – 250g fillet steak, and 100g prawns.

Thursday

8am – 300g bacon.

1pm – 400g of casserole beef steak and 2 boiled eggs.

8pm – 300g rump steak and 2 fried eggs.

Friday

8am – 300g bacon.

1pm – 400g of casserole beef steak and 2 boiled eggs.

8pm – 300g beef patties and cheese.

Saturday

2pm – 400g of lamb joint

6pm – Beef pie, and snickers

9pm – 100g Lamb joint.

Sunday

10am – 300g bacon.

1pm – Sunday Lunch

7pm – 300g lamb joint.

For the most part I had a decent Carnivore week, but slipped up on 3 meals. This was down to social life, which will happen around xmas time. So not to bothered about it.

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The Carnivore Running Diaries

I got three solid runs in this week. I should have maybe done a little bit more than two 4 milers, maybe a 4 and a 6 miler but overall I was happy with them.

The long 20 miler was a slog, they never get any easier haha. Probably a mental issue as well as a physical one. However considering I do all my training food fasted, and I live a zero carb lifestyle. I think I do OK haha.

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