Pretty much everything I was taught about nutrition and health was wrong. They told us to have a 3-2-4-4 day as children which means 3 servings of milk products, two servings of meat, four servings of grains, and four servings of fruits and vegetables.
Then as adults, they gave us the food pyramid. Which is simply the grown up version of the bullshit they fed us as kids.
So why would they have a massive misinformation campaign about nutrition? Take a wild guess.
Yup. You got it. The industry itself told you what to eat so they can sell their bullshit products.
Is it healthy?
Take a look around you. Does the average American look healthy? The mirror doesn’t lie and neither do your eyes.
Do I have a healthier alternative?
Yes. And I’m about to share it with you.
Disclaimer – I’m not a doctor. Nor am I a health professional.
The proof will be in the pudding. Yes, there are fantastic health professionals and wonderful doctors out there. I’m now convinced they’re a minority though as you got a lot of them that are pill pushers.
Plus, take a good look at them. The average healthcare worker looks like they spend a hell of a lot more time on their Tik Tok dances than working out.
I personally know two doctors who are tough as hell. Huge muscles. Strong personalities. Vibrant smiles.
These guys will live to be 90+. But once again, they’re a minority. These guys are the exceptions. And behind closed doors, they’ll even admit that. No, I won’t tell you who they are for obvious reasons.
The average health professional looks like they shouldn’t be giving health advice. Does that matter? Well, think of it this way. Would you take financial advice from someone who’s going through bankruptcy? Would you take relationship advice from someone who’s been divorced several times and is currently in an abusive relationship?
Then why would you take health advice from someone who looks unhealthy? If I’m paying for health advice, that person needs to be healthy. I want someone who walks the walk, not just talks.
The food pyramid is not only wrong. It will shorten your life.
My diet is way better. I can prove it by lifestyle.
I’m Gen X, so not exactly a young guy. But I can outrun, outlift, and frankly, beat the shit out of most people in their 20s in a fist fight. And I’m not even a fighter. I’m an artist. I just happen to have a much better health routine than most people.
First things first, animal proteins and fats are good. We’ve been programmed to believe all kinds of bullshit, like egg yolks, butter, and red meat are bad.
It’s the other way around. Egg yolks are where it’s at in the egg. The whites are useless. Red meat is the absolute best thing in the world for putting on muscle. And butter’s great. It’s margarine that’s garbage.
And don’t get me started on seed oils.
Limit carbs. Completely cut out processed foods and refined sugars.
Sure, you can have cake at your best friend’s birthday party. A few times a year won’t kill you. But at home, don’t buy that shit.
Meat and fish are where I get the majority of my calories from. Get really good at cooking. Every meal has either beef, pork, chicken, or fish.
We also eat fruits and vegetables. For veggies, we usually steam them.
We get our carbs from rice, pasta, or potatoes. Carbs in small portion sizes as the meat or fish is where we’ll get most of our calories from.
For oils, we use butter, ghee, coconut oil, or olive oil. What to fry with? We rarely fry anything, but when we do, it’s coconut oil. Almost everything gets grilled, baked, or slow cooked.
“How do you poo?”
It’s funny. I get the “you’re lucky you’re slim” from a lot of dorks/dorkettes. To which I reply to them “it’s not luck, it’s diet and exercise.”
Then of course, they always ask what I eat. I tell them. Then they ask “how do you poo?”
It’s amazing that so many adults have made it to adulthood without knowing how to poo.
Apparently I need to explain this.
You go to the toilet, take your pants down, and push the poo out with your butt muscles. Of course, remember to wipe, flush, and wash your hands.
Then they roll their eyes. I don’t get it. I should be charging people for my services.
You need to find an exercise routine you enjoy or else you’ll be more likely to quit.
I happen to love weightlifting. Weightlifting has a million benefits. It builds your muscles, toughens your bones, and makes your body look way better naked. This applies to both men and women.
There’s always those people who say “but I don’t want to get too buffed.” You won’t. I’m skinny because I prefer being skinny strong. Yet, I can still lift a lot of weight. You can lift weights and stay skinny or you can lift weights to bulk. It’s really your choice, depending on your routines.
I also do a lot of heavybag work. I’ve trained in Muay Thai, Kali/Escrima, Jiu-Jitsu/Sambo/Judo, Karate, and plain old American boxing. No, not to compete. This is stuff that men should just know.
Boxing alone will get you to weigh exactly what you want to weigh. You choose your weight and your team helps you get there. That’s why you see boxers change weight classes by choice. They got all that shit down to a science.
I also run. Nothing fancy. All you need are running shoes, sweats, and a sweatshirt or a hoodie.
Running is an underrated exercise. It even clears your head for you.
If you’re bulking, you don’t want to fast. But since I’m not bulking, I’m only eating 13 meals a week.
You’ve probably heard of the term “intermittent fasting.” That’s just a fancy term for not eating breakfast.
“But breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”
You’ve been programmed well. That’s from a cereal ad from the 1940s.
Yes, if you’re a farmer or physical laborer, you need to eat a big ass breakfast. If you work in an office, you don’t. And you more than likely shouldn’t.
Missing meals is too hard? Well, there’s a wonder drug that I recommend for you then. It’s called coffee.
Learn to drink it black. No cream or sugar. When your hunger becomes too much, simply drink a cup of coffee.
I hated black coffee at first. It took me three months to be able to drink it. I had to cut sugar and cream down little by little until three months in, I was drinking it black.
The good news though is that once you learn to drink coffee black, you really notice the difference between good coffee and bad coffee. You’ll become a coffee snob.
That’s how I’m able to do 24 hour fasts. Some of you can do long fasts without coffee. More power to you! That’s awesome.
I’m not there. I need my coffee or else I’ll end up giving in to the hunger.
Another benefit of coffee is it may reduce your chances of developing degenerative brain diseases. That’s another topic for another day though.
Back to fasting. Fasting has tons of benefits. For one, self-control. For another, fasting gives your digestive system time to break down food completely.
Fasting may also reduce digestive system related cancers. Plus, fasting helps your body control its insulin levels, which we now know have a role in cancer rates.
Once again, there are lots of wonderful folks in the medical profession. These are not the people I’m talking about.
I’m singling out the bad ones, the ones on the take from Big Pharma.
Big Pharma and Big Tech (more on that another day) have way too much power in this country. Their lobbies have 99% of our politicians by the balls.
Most politicians are on the take. If you see someone get elected over and over again, it’s not because they’re wonderful people. It’s because they’re taking money from lobbies and using that money to get re-elected. This is the reality of our system and this is yet another reason we need term limits. Badly.
Anyways, this is another reason why Americans are so unhealthy. Big Pharma now leads the massive misinformation campaign to keep you unhealthy. It comes down to greed.
You know how much money I spent on healthcare last decade? I’ll tell you exactly.
I spent $125 going to a clinic for a skin infection. The doctor gave me a topical cream to kill the skin infection.
Plus, I see a chiropractor once a month and pay in cash. My chiropractor benches 225×13 and he even looks like he does. (I only take health advise from people who look like they should be giving health advice).
Then of course the insurance which is ridiculously high. That’s because I have to pay for everyone else, who make really bad health choices (mostly due to brainwashing).
You see? People like me are bad for Big Pharma. They barely make shit off of people like me, besides what they take out of my paycheck.
Do you think they want 330 million Americans like me? I’d put a lot of companies out of business. And even worse, they’d lose their sway over our crooked politicians.
If you’re a political party guy by the way, hate to break it to you, but your political party is just as crooked as that other party. I know it’s fun to blame the other guy but while I’m giving you a bitter dose of reality, I might as well not hold back.
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