If you’re new to me and my website, I worked daily in the Fitness-, Bodybuilding-, Gym-, and Competitive Sports industry for almost 22-years with nutrition, supplementation, and training — and was involved in it for a total of more than 26 years. Most of that time, I too was trapped in the pseudo-science of “nutrition science” and was fooled by the synthetic toxic crap of the pharmaceutical and supplement industry. My outlook and understanding took a sharp turn as I became severely ill in late 2017 with several tumors, liver and kidney damage and my thyroid shutting down. In a last effort I turned it around in a matter of a few weeks by adopting our natural species appropriate diet of the raw flesh and fat of animals and by following up with regular water-fasting combined with days of dry fasting. You can read more about that here:
My Journey – Why I do what I do…
For week 46, let’s take a peek at Muscle & Fitness Hers, a ‘fitness’ magazine aimed at women. Their latest article on ‘nutrition’ is called, “Eat it and delete it.” Quite the catchy phrase, which at the same time cries out, “I have an eating disorder.”
Yes, the premise of the article is that it’s totally okay to indulge ‘a bit’ during the holidays, whether it’s through alcohol, eggnog, or carb-heavy side dishes. Then the author, John Rowley, goes on and say that they actually preach “the benefits” of pigging out like a mentally ill bulimic.
“We here at Muscle & Fitness see nothing wrong with celebrating (within reason). We’ve preached the benefits, both mental and physical, of having your favorite foods without feeling guilty for it. In this article, we’ve listed five different classic holiday foods alongside a workout you can do to burn off the calories.”
After that introduction this charlatan goes on and lists ‘light beer,’ ‘eggnog,’ ‘white wine,’ ‘stuffing,’ and ‘candy canes,’ and how to “burn the calories” through walking, jogging or swimming.
That’s sure is an odd selection of ‘indulges.’ So, is this John actually telling us that women who are into health and fitness turn to alcohol and stuffing, like little drunken piggies, as soon as they find an excuse to indulge?
Anyway, there are so many wrongs with these kinds of ‘guilt trip’ articles and the idea that you need to ‘punish’ yourself with exercise because of “calories,” a concept of physics totally irrelevant to that of physiology.
First off, if you actually follow our species appropriate, species-specific diet, or at least use it as your major nutritional foundation, you will never get any cravings and you will never feel hungry, empty, or low on energy. All those feelings that make you ‘indulge’ and make bad choices comes from nutrition deficiencies.
If you mostly eat crap, especially plant-based peasant-food as in being vegetarian or vegan, or if you focus on foods rich in carbohydrates such as rice, bread, and pasta, you will have several nutrition deficiencies. The only way to get bioavailable nutrients is through animal-based foods such as the fat, flesh, and organs of animals and their produce, such as eggs and dairy. The less of that you have in your diet, the less nutrients you will get, and that means nutrition deficiencies. And if you are nutrient deficient, your body will cry out for food all the time in an effort to get what it needs. That means hunger, cravings and feeling empty only hours after your last meal.
However, when you follow our species appropriate diet and consume a meal dominant in animal fat and meat, you are satiated for at least 12 hours or longer – because you get the nutrition your body need. It’s that simple. If your diet is on point, you actually have to remind yourself to eat at times, because you’re always satiated and full of energy.
With that said, it can take several months, to a year, or longer, to fully adjust to our natural diet if you have been damaging your body for most of your life with a bastardized diet full of plant-based Frankenstein foods. Your body need to re-learn how-to run-on fat and ketones, it needs to repair all the damage done, especially in the digestive system, and it need to detox – a lot!
And if you are still trying to change your nutritional approach and fall victim to old habits and cravings, as in indulging, simply pick up where you left off. No need to do excessive exercise. The problem with unhealthy foods, as listed in that article is not the energy content, it’s the toxins – the defence chemicals, the antinutrients, and (if turning to alcohol) pure poisons that need to be neutralized. And if you actually feel bad about it, both mentally and physically, make sure to directly turn to the most nutrient dense foods as in liver, fish roe, egg yolks, and red meat. Then plan a fast for a couple of days, as that will actually speed-up detoxification and repair. But do not jump right into a fast as a ‘punishment.’ That is just as bad as doing excessive exercise. First load up on nutrients, then do a fast – as the fast will deplete you of nutrients and if you are low, it will be stressful and damaging. Only fast if you previously have been eating good food and experience no cravings or hunger.
And that take us to another article on their website called “The 7-day detox meal plan.” No, just no! You cannot detox while eating. As soon as you stimulate your stomach, detoxification and fat metabolism slows down. And if you consume something with toxins, as in vegetable- or fruit smoothies and such crap, your detoxification shuts down completely and getting rid of that toxic sludge becomes your body’s number one priority.
The only way you can remove toxins that have been stored in your body is when you are in a fasted state, and that occurs after 8 to 12 hours of fasting, and it accelerates after 36 hours of fasting. So, again, make sure you get bioavailable nutrients through animal-based nutrition and then plan a fast that is at least 3 to 5 days in length. That is the only way to detox and heal. It’s simple and it costs you close to nothing!
Do not fall for any of these detoxing or cleaning fad diets or supplements. That is all fraud, and the people recommending it should be behind bars.
Your body does it own detoxing, cleansing and repair as soon as you let it; by simply abstaining from foods for a short while.
And once you have fasted a few times and your body can handle it with ease, check out my articles on dry fasting. The next level in self-healing.