This blog is brought about by 4 people I spoke to before 8 am this morning and I think all of the questions/statements are related.
Person 1) Asked if I recommend eating fruits and veg as my only source of carbs long term?
Person 2) Asked if grains contain antinutrients?
Person 3) Made a comment about long term trainees and injuries
Person 4) Said they didn’t feel satisfied unless they had rice on their plate.
So, yes, I recommend getting all of your carbs from fruit and veg for the rest of your life as much as is possible in your particular lifestyle/diet.
Grains do contain antinutrients and a whole bunch of other bad things which makes me think we should not be eating them.
Now, some people can train every day, some with multiple sessions per day and still remain injury free. Yes, others can train 3 days a week and report a range of injuries. Why? Well, do you think nutrition may have something to do with it?
What you put into your mouth becomes your body and although it pains me to say it, a lot of my clients don’t follow my advice. They go out and follow fad diets, they punish their bodies with alochol, grains, sugars, no carbs, no fat, you name it, they do it.
So what effect will this have on your body?
Well, do you think a body made up of toxins, antinutrients, not enough amino acids, not enough good fat, over restricted calories, too many grains and dairy will perform as it should?
I don’t think so. I am sure that cells will not repair themselves as they should. I am sure injuries will occur and not get better. I am sure energy levels are not what they should be. I am sure illnesses and diseases will present themselves. And last but not least, I am sure bodyfat levels will be much higher then they should be.
If you had a car and you put super in the unleaded tank, bubble blowing liquid in the windscreen washers, canola oil in the engine and lemonade in the radiator, what do you think would happen to the car?
Do you think the car may present itself with car injuries, car illnesses, car diseases? In other words, your car wouldn’t work for very long.
The difference here is that we know very clearly what needs to go into a car to make it run and if we put the wrong things in, we wouldn’t blame anyone else or think it is bad luck that the car wouldn’t be running properly.
Not so true with the human body, which I might add is far more complex than a car.
Unfortunately for us, TV commercials, global companies, people who invent bad diets in order to sell books and useless governments are the ones telling us what we should and shouldn’t be eating.
And guess what, too many people listen! And guess what again, too many people are fat, injured and sick.
Here’s a scenario for you;
I know this guy who eats clean 95% of the time. He is lean, healthy and injury free. in fact, he injured himself recently and that injury which was very painful only hung around for 3 – 4 weeks and disappeared without weekly visits to the physio. He also gives great advice on how to be like him. Just to reiterate, he is lean, healthy and injury free.
I also know a book store that sells loads of diet books, they range from one extreme to the other. From low carb to low protein, to low fat, to eat like a french person, to eat like a mediterranean, to eat like a himalayan monk etc, etc, etc.
Wow, which one should I choose first. There are so many, I might just work my way through them alphabetically, I mean they all must work, otherwise the book stores would sell them right?
Actually, which one did that lean, healthy injury free guy write? I can’t seem to find it. He might not have written one yet. Maybe I should just jump onto his blog and read his info for free. It may be possible that his info doesn’t have any underlying intentions other than to help me get lean, healthy and injury free…..
So, don’t come to me with any diet that you may be trying. I don’t care what you read in the paper, I don’t care what your overweight dietician told you, I don’t care what the guy in your office did to lose 20kg in 2 months, I don’t care about any of that because I am telling you what I want you to do to be lean, healthy and injury free long term.
I walk the talk and that is why I am so passionate about helping you.
If you read something that you think is high quality info, then you go for it, but do me a favour and actually do what I suggest for 30 days first and check the results.
Now, to back track to the original subject, I have to address person number 4.
If you don’t feel satisfied by a meal without rice, you need to add more lean protein and veg or salad.
Think of it this way;
Fruit, veg and salad contain loads of vitamins and minerals. They have a lower carbohydrate density which makes them much more suitable for weight loss. The are tasty, natural and provide loads of antioxidants which boost the immune system and aid in disease prevention.
Carbs such as rice, bread, pasta etc don’t contain any vitamins or minerals. They have a very high carbohydrate density which makes them very suitable for weight gain and they have properties that link them to long term health problems.
Now as inteligent human beings, would you choose the food group that provides vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and aids weight loss.
Would you choose the food group that provides nothing except bloating, weight gain and has links to diseases and illness?
What is your food doing for you?