Meat, veggies, and rice man. Meat, veggies, and rice will make your physique look nice.
“It’s that simple?” my friend asked.
“It’s that simple, and it just feels so right”, I replied in my best Brian Fantana impersonation. I do believe I have similar knowledge to the start-up founder of Sex Panther. Unfortunately, I lack his Unassuming Charisma (and ability to grow such a glorious moustache). I’m gonna work on both in 2014.
Let me set the scene on this so you are not too confused.
We celebrated my birthday a few days back with a Burgundy Birthday Bash — going to see Anchorman 2 (completely ridiculous, and thus laughed all the way through), and then hanging out at my place afterwards for dinner.
As we chowed down on some broiled chuck steak, crab legs, stir-fried veggies, and rice, my buddy started asking me about my feasting diet approach. It went something like this.
Nate: Eat light during the day, and then eat a big plate of meat or fish, veggies, and rice at night. Look at what’s in front of you right now (meal #4 below).
TRC: But I thought you were Mr. Cal Berkeley Smart Guy? Don’t you have like mad scientist formulas and insider bio-hacking secrets?
Nate: Dude the science behind “why” is crazy complex. But the “what” to do is freaking simple. The guys that freaking overcomplicate everything are the ones who really don’t know what the freak they are doing.
Side Note — What’s up with freak? There was a movie on cable TV the other day that replaced the F-word in the dialogue with “freak” or “freaking”. I’m trying to Stay Classy.
TRC: Really? I could eat like this every day.
Nate: And you shall. This ain’t our mama’s pills, potions, and powders fitness plan.
I don’t know what that really means, but it sounded cool at the time.
I could tell my friend was still skeptical. After all, I once told him that wasabi was basically Japanese guacamole and he should eat a huge chunk at once, hahaha.
So I pulled out my phone and showed him some pictures of meals I had eaten over the last few weeks. I eat what I teach (others to eat). I mean…
Anyways, cooking at home, eating out, parties, travel, etc., it doesn’t matter. The Feast-style diet is flexible and can be adapted to fit any situation.
Here are the photos I showed him. Some will have to stay private because we want to keep this a Rated R website to avoid pop-ups.
SAMPLE FEAST MEAL #1 — THE SUNFLOWER SPECIAL
This was a take out meal after a long day of work and no leftovers in Da House, from our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. Kalai went with flank steak and rice. I had chicken breast and rice. We both had some fresh veggie spring rolls.
SAMPLE FEAST MEAL #2 — THE KOREAN Q
After a day of visiting people on Da Island, we had no time to prep any food, so we ate out at a Korean BBQ restaurant. Kimchee and other pickled veggies, thin cut bbq steak, and rice.
SAMPLE FEAST MEAL #3 – THE HAWAIIAN MIX & MATCH
We had some leftover stir-fried veggies, carrots, and rice. We went to the grocery store and bought some ahi tuna poke to go along with it.
FEAST MEAL #4 – THE BURGUNDY BUFFET
This was a Burgundy Birthday Bash Buffet — stir fried onions, shiitake mushrooms, and bok choy; pickled veggies, broiled chuck steak, crab legs, and rice.
YOUR FORTUNE COOKIES TO-GO
1. You’ll probably learn more about healthy diets looking far enough back in your own culture than in a modern, snobby classroom.
2. The Feast is international, and can be applied to any cultural diet.
3. The Feast is flexible, and can be applied in any situation or at any shindig.
4. The Feast is a lifestyle plan, so make your diet fit your life, not the other way around.
5. Don’t drink milk. But that is another legendary story for another time.
Here’s the preview.