Monthly Archives: May 2012
EAT BIG AT NIGHT BABY…
What’s happening everyone? Hope the world is treating you good. If not, who cares? Keep walking on. Happiness is a state of mind, make your own circumstances, life is too short not to smile along the way, etc. In other words, yes I have been reading a lot of Bruce Lee. “Be like water my friends.”
I’ve also been hammering away on the new book project — how to make fat loss eating more functional for busy, working professionals.
I realized that one of the key concepts, perhaps the KEY CONCEPT, of all my plans is to structure the diet in a way that the majority of calories and carbs are eaten at night. I know that goes against everything you hear in the fitness industry. But guess what? If everything you heard in the fitness industry worked, the majority of the population would be ripped. Obviously, this is not the case, and we need to explore alternative methods to get the job done.
And this alternative works, trust me, and it is a sustainable plan for the LONG-TERM because it goes with, not against, social patterns and evolutionary-engrained, natural instincts.
Should I leave you hanging and tell you to wait for the new book? Nah, I don’t roll like that. I actually wrote about this topic in my first book: The Samurai Diet: The Science & Strategy of Winning the Fat Loss War. So for this blog post, I’ve decided to include a few chapters.
The new book actually will have a bunch more theory and science behind this process, but these excerpts are a good start for now. And of course the practical application, as always, should be simple. Which it is, and if you’ve read any of my previous work, I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record:
1. Eat a protein only breakfast
2. Eat a Paleo-style lunch (lean protein, non-starchy vegetables, and a piece of whole fruit).
3. Eat a Japanese Village-style dinner (lean protein, vegetables, and some low sugar, gluten free starch = sweet potatoes, potatoes, or rice).
Without further ado, here are the chapters from the book:
“If it doesn’t swim, run, or fly, or isn’t green and grow in the ground, don’t eat it.” That’s a quote from famous strength coach Charles Poliquin. Well, I can think of one more “delectable delight” that should be on that list, but we’re talking more about the bedroom than the kitchen at that point.
Can you smell what “Miyak” is cooking?
Or maybe you’ve heard the late, great Jack Lalanne’s simple dietary prescription: “If man made it, don’t eat it.”
Cumulatively, that pretty much sums up the practical application side of Caveman Eating.
My nutritional approach has been accurately described as a Paleo/Caveman-meets-Sports Nutrition hybrid. So I figured we’d start with the Paleo side of that coin first.
As seen above, the practical application strategy is simple, but I do think it’s a worthy endeavor to dive a little deeper, and learn some of the details behind why the “eat what your ancestors ate” philosophy can be so effective.
Otherwise, after a day of exposure to internet health blurbs and the infinite amount of misinformation spread via various mainstream channels, you’ll be coming back asking, “But wait, aren’t fruit juices, wheat breads, low-fat mayo, and cardboard, fiber-twig cereals good for you?”
Sure, maybe if you are Tony the Tiger and are sponsored by Kellogg’s.