#Throwback to when I was a ninja monkey. Ive been slacking, but im working now to get this fit again.
so here’s the story: same bikini, side-by-side, 5 weeks and 13 weeks. The difference is between those two shots I actually started working out LESS, and cheating MORE. (Though the majority of my meals are always paleo, I just have a weakness for ice cream and alcoholic beverages.) Maybe that’s why the progress plateaued. But I wanted to conduct an experiment to see how much benefit/change was due to diet alone. So there it is. A small before and after slice.
Why it matters.
Before I leave for the gym, I feel the need to address something.
Despite what the flavor of some of my recent posts might suggest, I’m not militant about my diet. If I come off “preachy” that is not my intention, nor do I seek to convert everyone to paleo.
And I’m hardly perfect with adhering to the lifestyle myself. Just 2 nights ago I was at the gym, walking on the treadmill while watching breaking bad (which is the only reason I was there) and I said ugh fuck it, and I went to the vending machine and spent about 5 dollars on utter garbage. Zesty cheetos, biscuits, candy. I had a craving and I just gave in. And of course I regretted it afterwards. I felt like complete rubbish and it set off a chain reaction of relapse to old demons. And it took days of being more “militant” until I felt like myself again.
And these occurrences do happen every now and then. Usually not to this extent, but I do - regrettably - succumb to cravings now and again for processed garbage.
So no, it’s not because I’m like a christian missionary for the religion of paleo.
Rather I simply seek to be a good ambassador for meat and meat products because it get’s a very bad rapport. With the lies people are so used to hearing about how fatty meats give you high cholesterol and cancer, and the lies the government that is heavily in the pockets of the grain and corn industry perpetuate unto it’s people, and the dubious shaming tactics vegans resort to, meat needs a champion to stand up for it’s health virtues. And I simply wish to do the public justice in giving them the correct knowledge to make their own decisions, and give justice unto the meat industry.
I also feel it is our moral imperative as omnivores (or carnivores by choice) to have respect for the animals we consume and let that reflect in the choices we make with our dollar. To care about the animal that gives us sustenance by caring about the conditions in which it was born, raised, and killed. To care about the environment as well. We must be humane in all our handling of livestock to give nature it’s due respect for putting us where we are on the food chain and sustaining this delicate balance for a long time to come. And we do this by buying grass-fed free range meat.
Ideally it’d be organic, but that label in and of itself is deceptive as animals that are not bred in ideal conditions or eat an ideal diet can still be considered “organic.” And sometimes it feels like a financial burden but if at ALL possible, it should be a fair burden to undertake because that’s how you vote for the humane treatment of animals. Because no, they aren’t just slabs of faceless meat we buy at a store. It DOES matter.
So yes, I simply seek to promote health and wellness through the consumption of meat, AS WELL AS health and wellness for the animals that give us this hearty nutrition.
Mmmk, gym time.
My #freezer. Vegans can make fun of me all they want and call me a #bloodmouth, but the reality is “vegetarian” is a deceptive title. They aren’t vegetarians to me. I call them carbovores. Cause that’s what most of them are.
As #paleo, i eat more #vegetables than at least 95% of these carbovores. Mostly, vegan is a label for “i want to eat as much junk food and processed food as possible, and i supplement my diet with few vegetables.”
The paleo bloodmouths consume more vegetables than vegetarians. Explain this ironic little caveat.
Basically, the moral of my story is veggies are important. You can’t be ignoring them. No one should be ignoring them.
(Taken with Instagram)
My shooting call time is this weekend, so in preparation for that, day 1 of keto. (Still 2 months of paleo.) And yes, i’m officially back from my wee hiatus. (Taken with Instagram)
Diet/food update… what I’m eating right this moment…
Tonight it’s medium-rare cooked steak that I then cut up, and drizzled with chipotle aoili. And a cucumber. Lol, fascinating, i know.
K so this post is again for the broads who want me to document what I eat.
This here is I guess what you would call my breakfast. It’s a smoothie I make from various frozen and fresh fruit, and berries rich in anti-oxidants (like cranberries, blackberries, blueberries, and black currents) , and almost always include rapsberries, strawberries, and 1 banana.
For my smoothie today in particular, what I did was throw in the fruit I want, 250 ml of rice milk, 50 ml of lactose free half n half, 2 generous table spoons of plain probiotic yogurt, 4 brown sugar cubes, and 1 scoop of this protein and supplement rich soy-milk-honey powder I use that I buy from the store or whatever.
Then I blended it all together. It’s aproximately 800 cals. But that’s just my rough estimate.
On regular days I forgo the half and half, and the sugar. And in this case it’ll usually come out more to 500-600 cals, which I split into 2 portions, so I have 2 seperate meals from it.
Today is not a regular day though. Its a running/training day. I dont eat solid food on these days, cause I need to clear at least 4 hours before my run when I dont eat anything, cause it takes that long for all traces of food to digest, and consuming it in liquid form just helps speed this process along more. But also, since I’m about to run for a couple hours later that night, I need the extra bit of dense carbs which I get from the added fructose and glucose. This is important so that I dont burnout/runout of energy too quick which if it happens, cuts my run short.
I also need the extra calories for the energy I plan to exert on this run, so I consume the 800 cal smoothie as one single meal. And as I mentioned, I need to have finished drinking it at least 3-4 hours before my scheduled ‘take-off’ time lol.
But yah, otherwise, like I said, I make 700 ml of 600-ish calorie smoothies on most days that I just seperate to make 2 meals. The rest of my meals on these normal days are solid.
Q’s? Concerns? Inquiries? Go ahead and ask :)
+and another view.
Soo yah, I just came back from my run.. and this is how stupid I am. You won’t even believe me.
That smoothie I spent so much time talking about.. I forgot to drink it entirely. After taking a picture of it I left it there and was doing 20 things at once and all these errands.. and when it was time to run.. I just assumed the job was already done. It only hit me that I forgot to eat halfway through my run. So I only did 6 miles, in 45 mins. But I was running on 0 fuel and thought it would be best to cut it short. Never felt more tarded -_-