What’s Allowed

Following is a more detailed description of the food categories you’re allowed to eat.

  • All the Meat you want:
    Any beef (ground beef, steak), pork (chops, ham), lamb, duck, chicken, turkey, eggs, fish, seafood (clams, scallops, etc). Fresh or frozen.
  • Plenty of Veggies:
    Any fresh or frozen veggies (except potato, corn, and beans)
  • Supplement with Nuts/Seeds:
    Any nuts/seeds (except peanuts), raw/ lightly roasted and unsalted; or any nut butters
  • Add some other Healthy Fats:
    Avocados, olive/almond/coconut oil, or flaxseed/grape seed oil
  • Some Fruit:
    Any whole fresh fruit (no juice), but in moderation (1-2 servings)

Why All the Meat?

  • You can’t overeat it and you can’t gain weight on lean meat alone
  • Loaded w/ BCAAs + glutamine = faster recovery = drop in cortisol (stress hormone)
  • Loaded w/ carnitine which causes fat to be used as energy
  • Raises metabolism which burns more calories
  • Satisfies the appetite
  • Improves insulin sensitivity

Note: ALWAYS eat meat with fat (naturally or from nuts/seeds, olive oil, avocado)

Why All the Veggies?

  • Loaded w/ vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc
  • Fills you up
  • Doesn’t spike your insulin
  • Balances the acid-base (more alkaline as opposed to acidic)

Why Nuts/Seeds, Olive Oil, or Avocado

  • Fat ratios of omega 3/6/9 get normalized
  • Get more 3 w/ fish oil and more 9 w/ olive oil and nuts
  • Anti-inflammatory (Inflammation causes: heart attacks, cancer, and Alzheimer’s to name a few)
  • Essential to human health
  • Promotes healthy blood flow

Why Only Some Fruit?
Sadly, fruit raises insulin levels and needs to be moderated if you are:
1) Trying to lose weight OR
2) Diabetic or have another metabolic derangement
That being said, fruits are still very good for you, naturally sweet, and loaded w/ nutrients. A good rule of thumb is to keep your fruit intake less than that of vegitables

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