So I am
going to bring this blog back to the title. You’re fat because you’re starving.
conventional foods in which I am describing above are nutrient lacking NOT
calorically lacking. When you eat foods that just “don’t have it” your body
could give s sh*t that you just ate a 650 calorie dinner. It is going to send
signals to your brain that you’re hungry and you want _____ because you need
it! Not because you need more food it’s because you need the right nutrients. I’m
saying that your body isn’t satisfied because you haven’t actually fed your
beautiful complex machine on a cellular level. You’re fat because your body is
starving! You are without the appropriate nutritional needs and your body will
force you to eat large quantities of food in order to quench this need and win
the battle of “will”. You tell yourself you can’t have more food because you
are only thinking that you ate an ample 650 calories. You ask yourself “how
could I still be hungry”? Instead of asking yourself “what am I missing?” This
is not something you can supplement either. Nature did it best so please don’t
think you can just take a multi-vitamin to offset your bad food choices. Our
bodies like to absorb certain vitamins and nutrients together because that’s
how it learned to do it following 1000’s of years of evolution. Taking a muti
only provides you with super expensive urine and a continued false confidence
about your entire diet and weight gain.
A few things to ponder from a source I highly
“Is it just
a coincidence that the portion of our income spent on foods has declined,
spending on health care has soared? In 1960 Americans spent 17.5 percent of
their income on food and 5.2 percent of the national income on health care.
Since then, those numbers have flipped: spending on food has fallen to 9.9
percent, while spending on health care has climbed to 16 percent of the
national income. I have to think that by spending a little more on healthier
food we could reduce the amount we spend on health care.”
is an illusion. There is no such thing as cheap food.
The real cost of the food
is paid somewhere. And if isn’t paid at the cash register,
it’s charged to the
environment or to the public purse in the form of subsidies.
And it’s charged
to your health.”
athlete and as a coach I am somewhere in the middle of these two schools of
thought. I am a scientist and believe in facts and causation. I am also a
realist and believe that you can’t ignore trends and that money is really what
votes and produces laws and subsidies. I don’t believe for a single goddamn
nanosecond government is looking out for our actual health in both the
immediate or long term. If we continue to ignore the facts right in front of
our face we are going to continue to see the rapid demise of the greatest
species on planet Earth. We may wipe ourselves out because our intelligence has
turn into blind ignorance.
So I guess
this blog ended up being about a few points and I couldn’t allow myself to keep
writing about any one particular tangent. I always welcome feedback and would
be happy to dive deeper anywhere. I am passionate about health and all of the
facets that influence it. It is in the very fabric of the business itself. True
wellness is a continuum. You can’t ignore nutrition, mobility, strength endurance, and mental health, none of it. Each plays an enormous and equal part.
quotes I provided were all from an author I profoundly respect, Michael Pollen.
I leave you with one more:
“The way we
eat represents our most profound engagement with
the natural world. Daily, our
eating turns nature into culture,
transforming the body of the world into our
bodies and minds.”