High Protein & High Fat…WHAT…A Load…Of Absolute…Rubbish

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I like to keep you on your toes with this blog…have you not knowing what topic is coming next…or why.

Things are just so boring when they become mundane…the same…every single time.

I really love…that I write this…as a man…with a lustful taste for a breast of grilled…marinated chicken.

It shows the pureness in my intentions through the dualism that many will call.

There is no gimmick…agenda…nor over zealous group identity to be peddled to you in these words.

I firstly must address the audience…with a declaration of warning…that I really do go in on this topic…big time…but…also for the first time…out in public…away from a professional environment or setting.

I have no issue with anybody singularly…haven’t honestly got enough hours in the day.

I’m just doing what I do…what works for me…and if you do what you do…and it works for you…then all the best…good luck…I wish you nothing but prosperity and success.

As you may have picked up on…this is me composing an intro…to the already finished symphony.

This is my life…it’s what I do every day…so I tend to get very passionate…and go very deep with it.

Having already written the blog post…this is the calm…before the storm.

As a soft tissue specialist…movement analyst…and elite performance coach…I run a neuromuscular rehabilitation clinic…fixing “Broken people”…and working in numerous different capacities with a vast demographic of the general public…all the way up to the highest level of elite sports…movement…and performance.

This is a topic I speak about every single day.

Naturally this is an outlook or rationale to general society…broadly…but it may not clinically apply to every single person…as…who knows with there being so many different individual ailments and conditions that require individual assessment and prescription…but…for the vast majority…I believe this all to be a solid post.

I would really appreciate if you could share this for me.

Carbs…Are Sugar…And…Sugar…Is Carbs…All Of Them.

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Carbs Are Bad…Sugar Is Satan…The Body…Refutes Them?

Gluconeogenesis…it’s an evolutionary trait found in animals and humans for survival…proven.

It’s the first thing I bring up when usually discussing this topic.

In a nutshell…it’s a cellular chemical reaction that occurs…because…sugar/carbohydrates are essential and integral to the nth degree.

In the absence of them…our bodies will look to none sources…to avoid hypoglycemia.

We can’t escape it.

If you starve the body or lower the bodies carbohydrate intake…below levels of that resulting in homeostasis…then it will just go and create it’s own…to survive.

It’s innate…because it’s essential.

The majority takes place in the liver and the kidneys…which serve their functional purposes within this reaction.

Its an apparent biological evolutionary trait…for times and periods of starvation…or…a lack of necessary fuel.

Especially when energy expenditure or recovery is needed alongside said starvation and periods of hunger for example.

Gluconeogenesis transcends survival instincts in the society we now live in today though.

It’s one of the most important factors of the initial question being asked.

Don’t get me wrong…it is still as apparent and relevant for us…as it was all those years ago…but…the purpose of specificity has also been further adapted and defined…to the modern day life of 2018.

Same principles…different situations.

It isn’t just about not being able to find food easily…or sparingly…etc etc nowadays.

Today…it’s relevance is also found in the parameters of fad diets…eating trends…fasting…exercise…movement…health…well being…and overall modern life.

There are outlets and organisations that I believe need to be questioned on these type of topics…publicly…out in the open…in a positive manner.

They aren’t questioned…very often…and…even when they are…the finer mechanics are usually danced around…or watered down.

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So I said before that Gluconeogenesis occurred in the absence of carbohydrates right??

Well…check this…it’s proven that when those carbohydrates aren’t there to be broken down…then…our bodies actually…go for…and convert…the protein.

Contrary to what popular culture will have us believe…”Protein” Isn’t a thing…it isn’t a steak…a shake…pill…powder…or potion.

They are molecules with chains of amino acid residues…that serve many purposes for the musculoskeletal system and human design.

It’s crazy when you think how intricate and complex the body really…actually is.

If you take something away from it…(carbs/sugar)…that it needs…that it wants…that it requires to operate…efficiently…and safely…then…it will find a way…to find a way…itself.

Well…what that really means is…when people tell you they are on a no carb diet…because they are bad for you…they make you fat…sugars bad…it’s killing us…causing all the cancer…then…they aren’t…really…on a no carb diet…as…it’s…impossible…the…body…won’t allow you to do it.

People may stay away…and turn to high fat/protein…but…in the absence of carbs…the protein sources they’re consuming…start to get naturally converted…into…effectively…carbs…which is sugar…which is carbs…which are bad for us…and the body rejects them…so they say?

Go for high protein I hear so many say these days.

The proteins being converted are either being taken from the food…or taken from the muscle.

So imagine if you are heavily depleting your carbohydrates…at the same time you are cutting your overall general food intake…while also adding in the stimulus of loaded exercise and going to work. (Big bigggg trend in modern day society)

You aren’t going to be able to mentally or physiologically cope with that forever…it’s in no way sustainable.

The stress on the nervous system and the sympathetic arousal generated from that lifestyle will catch you up somewhere down the line…no matter how long it takes.

You’ll burn out in the end.

Especially if your goal is to maintain muscle mass and be healthy in that situation…you are up against it…regardlesss…to say the least.

I did it myself years ago when I was like 21 and naive.

I speak from experience.

I even went back to it at 23…no carb… high protein…which typically in most instances leads to high fat…especially in the country I live in.

It’s not just all of the studies…the papers…the evidence…the proof…that back my claims. (Which I’m happy to email if anybody is intrigued)

I’ve lived it…felt it…seen it all in myself…and in hundreds of people I’ve come into contact with doing what I’ve done over the years.

If you won’t look out for yourself…the body is going to do it for you…it has to…until it can’t any longer.

That’s gluconeogenesis.

That’s why we have a nervous system isn’t it?

Before man and woman…was neurological…cognitive function…adaptation.

The nervous system…was a part of us…before we were a part of ourselves.

It is inevitably us…giving birth to the stimulus needed to create…and sustain life.

At one point we were just random cells and passageways…that by chance…or consummate natural design…had their dots connected together.

Things only survive if they work…efficiently and effectively.

You…I…him…her…they…wouldn’t be here now if that was not the case would we?

It works the same in every area…from the workplace…to the human body…to building roads and bridges.

Cutting and lowering carbs is flawed to me on that systematic basis.

How can they be demonised…taking into account…that your body is giving you that type of natural signal and indication through Gluconeogenesis?

Cut sugars/carbs out…so the body can go into survival mode…to avoid hypoglycemia…and for it to do that…it has to convert…or eat ourselves alive…to keep going.

The end result is an inefficiency regardless.

The 2+2 shows us the 4…which…is that carbs and sugar…which are the same thing…are…and have most definitely been a key staple/fundamental…essential for living…since the dawn of man and woman.

I believe that…without carbohydrates/sugar…we wouldn’t have made it…it’s that deep to me…it’s on that level.

We wouldn’t have got here…this far…I wouldn’t be writing this…you wouldn’t be reading it.

I truly believe that statement…just as seriously as how lots of other critical thinkers…logically believe the same to be true about the connection between man and canine. (Which makes total sense too when you analyse it deeply enough)

There are many pieces on the board of life…we just need to come to a tolerable consensus of what those pieces are…and how they create parallel unison among one another.

I never really hear these types of topics being spoken about enough in professional settings…properly…with no red tape…marketing…profit margin…agenda…or form of censorship behind them.

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On a mass scale…those who believe that carbs are bad…and cause weight problems/health problems…are listening to the studies and the evidence…typically…made by the people who are paid to find and show that carbs are bad…and cause weight/health problems.

Please bare in mind that this type of thing…with professionals…is very much like the ghost hunters you see on the television.

99% of them know there is no ghost there…at all…but they act it brilliantly as their gains are monetary and psychological…for the self…or are too pigeon holed into having to stay silent/not caring as long as the show goes on (Would need a post of its own for this area!)

It’s also a very political topic…one that cannot be fully explained or justified in one blog post…one that affects…socially and economically.

You tend to find a lot of people get really angry…emotional…and defensive when it’s all brought up…and…it’s often very hard to have a two way discussion about the opposing views…so the low carb action usually reigns supreme.

 

It’s more prevalent…prominent…has a louder voice…and is marketed…endorsed…backed…and influenced by conglomerates…systems…and hierarchies…that…hold influence…over the entire world in some instances.

Take the world of diabetes type2 for example.

They use Gluconeogenesis often to try treat it…and regulate insulin levels.

Lower carbs/sugars…because carbs have a bad affect on diabetes type 2…so you can deplete your natural fuel…in an attempt to regulate insulin…for your body to go into survival mode…against…hypoglycemia…to proceed to produce…vital necessary…carbs…sugar…that it needs…because instead they have been substituted by levels of other entities…that have much more negative affects on insulin levels…and assist in creating the list of reasons why the type 2 started in the first place…and continue to cause such problems…which is why it won’t get better or go away.

I get that the process is said to regulate by the bodies natural conversion…the logical evidence though…is seen far and wide to show the key to type 2 diabetes…to treating it…lies within natural carbohydrates…and sugars.

Some of the best revolutionary doctors…professionals…specialists…who truly practice what they preach…all say the same.

The healthiest people I’ve ever met in my life…are high carbohydrates.

The healthiest people throughout all of history have been high carbohydrates.

The true…honest…pioneering…pure…studies back it all up…time after time.

The basic science backs it up…in my opinion…which you don’t have to take.

It’s all there if you as an individual are prepared to research…question…contrast and compare.

They’ve started to finally admit the astonishing affects of a piece of steak for example on insulin regulation…vs…the efficiency of carbohydrates…but still…we are still very far out.

I’m not saying go against what you are being prescribed for your diabetes…or any other condition by your doctor…at all…I’m saying…find the doctors who are cutting edge…pure…dedicated to helping people rather than a medical industry…who are speaking the same truths…there’s plenty of them…changing lives all over the world.

I’m not even talking about diabetes type 2…I’m…talking about it all…the whole representation of carbs…of sugar…it’s a complete idiosyncrasy in my eyes…and…is all related in every instance.

The majority of the messages that go out to the masses in the mainstream for most things…are drip fed…watered down…distorted…manipulated…or promoted by the masses…in the mainstream…that hold existential positions of power.

Promoting critical…clinical thinking doesn’t really sell the world dominating…earth conquering conquest…ask any marketing giant…it just gets you into pointless debates and wastes precious time.

Keep…it…short…keep…it…sweet…make…it visual…they’ll say.

The ideas that prosper the most…that reach the forefront…not always…but typically…are usually based…in some way…on some form…of fallacy…propaganda…power…dominance…corruption…business plan…system…socioeconomic benefit…demographic out reach…marketing ploy…lie…or random…sporadic…irrelevant invented group public consensus.

Singularly or in amalgamation…depends what area we are taking about in life I suppose.

Its not usually a pure intention or service…based on…this information…this help…this advice…this product…being offered…is singularly…only…solely…just…fully…about your personal individual prosperity..and nothing else at all…somewhere along the line…there is a catch…or an under the table culture going on…usually.

That’s not conspiracy theory…by any means of the imagination…pick up any true history book…worth it’s name…from any era…and they will show you that evidence.

In 500 years from now…if our world is still here…they will be speaking of us with the unknown truths of hindsight…that we speak of today…of those 500 years previous to ourselves.

Certain things…certain behaviors…are just ingrained with the tapestry of our binary DNA.

It was shown consistently then…it will be shown consistently now…and still is…on a daily basis.

It’s not an attack on anybody…it’s pointing out that no matter how important…specialised…or knowledgeable somebody may be…it still doesn’t mean that what they are telling you is true…logically thought out…purposefully accurate…coming from practical experience…or carrying your best interests at heart.

We’ve got billions of years of data…on existence…public accessible…so many great minds…so many bad ones…so many positives…so many negatives…but…it all comes together…to tell us a story.

It’s true when they say to look to the future…we firstly have to correct the past.

Everything we do or have ever done either follows or starts a lineage of design.

That’s why we always need to question and think further.

A dialogue of conversation…tolerance…logic…science

..and real evidence…over…consumerism…profit margins…social hierarchy…and group perceived perceptions…would do us all some good…I personally think.

May be wrong…may be right…but I feel it In my heart…I’ve experienced it all in many different ways throughout my life.

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When it comes to sugars and carbs…it’s nonsensical to say they cause the problems.

Granted…for a small demographic of people…simple sugars can cause certain issues…but…we can’t allow ourselves to lose track of the fact by the very nature of how the body works…those demographics are an abnormality.

I used diabetes above as an example because it’s a problem that is spiraling out of control…most definitely getting worse…not better…so blatantly…after all these we’re obviously not treating it right.

We are living in the day and age…where the majority are banging on about cutting carbs…about…boosting fat…dairy…and protein levels…but obesity…and diabetes…are getting worse…and worse?

It’s not rocket science…it’s really not.

We’ve got to consume fats…proteins…let’s get that straight…it’s important…it’s necessary.

We should all consume fat…protein…but in the right way…in the right amounts…from the right sources.

It’s just like salt…can be really bad for you…but not having it…is…really…really bad for you.

There are naturally other requirements in unison along side carbohydrates…but…it seems to be forgotten that…some of the best forms of carbohydrates/sugars…which are some of the healthiest foods on the entire planet…carry the most complete proteins and healthiest fat’s…within them?

You’re getting everything you need in the “Cleanest”…healthiest of ways.

When you compare the amino acid and nutritional profile of a green bean…to that of a protein shake…or piece of meat…for example…the results are fascinating.

To want to reduce fat…and gain more energy…by eating loads of fat…is nonsensical…to me anyway…although some of the best names in the world say it’s not.

It comes down to simple chemistry and molecular structure.

The structure of a carbohydrate molecule vs that of a fat molecule…vs…the way the body processes them both…shows fat…to process…store…and keep…fat…at a staggering…staggering rate…vs…that which allows the carbohydrates to be burned off as needed energy.

There isn’t even a need for chemical conversion when it comes to the fat…and that is such a huge factor when considering what is really attributing to disease…and obesity.

A factor that seems to be brushed over and ignored.

Fat exists in carbon chains…and is stored….as carbon chains…it’s TOTALLY efficient for the body to do so…which is why it gets stored in over excess…while carbohydrates get burnt and utilised for movement…energy…and autonomous function.

It’s so efficient to do so…that it would be lunacy to analyse the conversion of carbohydrates…and think it could be those causing a physiological issue…in my opinion.

Why is this not promoted more I consistently ask…why are all these groups and individuals being allowed to cash in on missing this point…when the majority know all this?

Where we are going wrong in my opinion…is we are giving animal advice…to humans.

Straight up…absolute…animal advice.

De Novo Lipogenesis…also exists…which is the counteraction to the gluconeo variant argument.

It’s not an argument to me though.

Yes it exists…yes it is present in humans…but it has been proven time and time again…that it is an inefficient system that the body does not turn to…again…based on the principles of molecular structure and the amount of effort needed to store carbohydrates as fat/the roll of glycogen/glucose/sugar etc etc to movement and energy expenditure.

De Novo Lipogenesis…is prevalent in animals…not humans.

It basically states that too many carbohydrates…cause the body to convert and store them…as fat…but…is proven to not be of any significant importance to human physiology…and only applies to certain animals…evolutions…and specifici purpose of design.

This is shown in cows for example…they graze…and if they did not store carbs/sugar as fat…they would die…as…they eat grass. (evolutionary trait not relevant to us…when is the last time you grazed?)

De Novo Lipogenesis is ineffective from a functional and evolutionary perspective…and is also proven to have no relevance when comparing past living…to modern day.

I have never…ever…met a scientist…Dr…Specialist…who who has a specific passion for this area…who can display numerous proven results…who do not agree that Carbohydrates are a far superior form of energy…for performance…and functional living.

Protein…amino acids…will only ever be used…as above…in times of extremities…like starvation…when necessary sources are not available to facilitate day to day normality…as they serve many other purposes.

Fat is stored for times…when carbohydrates are low and unavailable.

This is where the high fat brigade…seem to go over the top and miss the point.

You see…fat…can provide energy…for a substantial amount of days…yes…but the level of energy provided…is a low intensity…lethargic…stuck in the mud type of output.

It provides the energy as a back up…exactly the same as a backup generator…would be used to power a room after a storm cuts out the electricity.

Carbohydrates are what the body craves for high level output…high level intensity and performance.

A couple of days depleting carbohydrate sources…and output levels drop through their arse.

I’ve never worked with a person who is low/no carb…who…

1. Isn’t either…knackered all the time…out of shape…ballooning and fluctuating in weight…negative…obsessed with food…or lethargic the majority of times.

2. Doesn’t absolutely SMASH coffee/caffeine or stimulants to boost energy or seek a high.

I’ve NEVER…EVER…worked with an athlete or individual…who swapped from high carb…to low carb…without their mental and physical performance deteriorating…and I work with the true 1%…those who go further mentally and physically…in performance and in life. (Although there will be areas where it is necessary for certain athletes to cut carbs…for what in my opinion…are dangerous reasons…in most cases)

Could line hundreds of people up who will back every single thing I’ve said here up…from their own feelings and experiences of living it…experiencing it…including myself.

The structure of the brain…and nervous system…show…that carbs/sugar are utilised far more efficiently than fat…and…fat…is only utilised during periods of depleted carbs/sugars…again…back to gluconeogenesis.

Before we go any further…let’s take Lewis Hamilton for example?

Perhaps the greatest to ever do it?

You won’t find many parameters that put you under as much mental and physical stress…as he is going through.

Formula 1 racing…takes so much mental and physical strength/efficiency…it is literally…unreal.

Flying round a track at 200mph…in a lightweight car…where one wrong move…could instantly kill you…or those around you.

None stop focus…none stop adrenaline.

The guy just wins…constantly.

It’s win…after…win…after…win.

Championship…after Championship.

He’s getting better…year after year.

I remember a while ago they asked him…how do you keep getting better…how do you keep this level going…we can’t believe it.

He attributed his increase in performance…and maintaining his craft at the highest level…to him adopting a vegan…plant based lifestyle…high carb/sugar…lower protein and fat.

According to Lewis…he had never felt so energised…so healthy…focused…or driven.

Lets just stop for a second…usher in a little logic.

Do you know how much money is in Formula 1?

Its…a HELL…of a lot.

Do you know how much money…Lewis Hamilton generates from constantly winning Formula 1…for himself…for the team…for the brand.

He’s the reason people who don’t watch it…still talk about it.

Are you really going to tell me…if sugar…carbs…are bad…that they mess you up…and the best way to go…is high protein…high fat…that his performance/physiology/medical team…would turn around and say “Hey Lewis…you are the best that ever did it…so yeah…what a great idea…let’s change your nutrition…so you risk losing your races…risk a decrease in mental and physical output…risk your life…risk others…and risk the reputation and bank balance of this team ploughing millions and millions into you?

Do you really think he would do it…if he had been shown the options meant..he wouldn’t be Lewis Hamilton anymore😂😂😂😂!

Come on guys.

That’s an example of the highest level…proven.

He makes the change…and boosts every area of his performance…and vibrancy towards his own life…while he was already at the pinnacle.

Do you think the guys operating at that level…advising him…have any room for error!?

How has he taken it to an extreme…which is going completely raw carbohydrate/sugar…and boosted every previous area…with not one area of dip in performance?

How?

I saw that interview a couple of years ago…and he’s still passionate about his nutrition…and won again this year.

It’s not just him…no…if…I was to write a list of the most elite of record breaking athletes…the trend…is high carbs…because…it’s…simple science…they know it…I know it.

 

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There are a lot of problems plaguing society today…problems that can be reversed through better nutritional and lifestyle advice…with…positive…change.

I don’t even think I could put the seismic…catastrophic calamity that is coming our way in the future…into quantitative words.

This isn’t about me knowing it all…I don’t…it’s about the fact that…the evidence is all there in front of us…already…all we have to do…is step outside of the box and it’s conventions.

Stop lapping up the propaganda.

It’s not said to be negative…it’s said…because it’s not too late for change..

Opinions differ…but when it comes to mental health…wellbeing…functionality…for example…then…we’ve got schools in Manchester…where 60-70% of kids are being labeled and defined…officially…as clinically obese…under 12 years old?

These type of figures represent just one of so many different subsections…and categories…while kind of showing again that the 2+2…equals four.

The low carb high protein/fat is so floored…yet it prevails…and is prevalent in my own country.

We…England…are a country…that consumes much…much…more fat…than natural carbohydrates or sugar…on the whole…massively.

The fact you see a McDonald’s…A KFC…BurgerKing
..Dominoes…Pappa Jons…Pizza Hut…Kebab House…Chinese…Indian…Chippy…Greggs…Krispy Kreme…Butchers…on almost every street corner…almost every…street corner…flies in the face of any doubt that should ever be had about that.

We’re also a country that eats and drinks far too many unnatural and modified things…and we really want to blame it all on sugar and carbs?

Killer?

Yes society has a sweet tooth…loves sugary sweets…drinks…goodies…and carbs…but…it loves fat…and loves it far far more on a daily basis when you look at what people are consuming and the state the obesity level is at.

Carbs even have be covered in fat these days!?

You see…yes there are carbs/sugars…being consumed…but being consumed on top of all of the pizzas…the burgers…the deep fat fried chicken burgers…the deep fat fried chips…the hot dogs…the puddings…the hot wings…the ribs…the sandwiches…the chow meins…the commercial curries…the steaks…the fish…the milk…the eggs…the butter…the cheese…the mac and cheese…the bacon…the lamb…the chocolates…the mayonnaise…the yogurts…the oils…the ice cream….the donuts…the deep fried food…the…cakes…the donner…the burritos.

Now that’s a tiny list of just a few of the most popular foods consumed by the UK on a daily basis on average.

If you live here in England…you honestly can’t tell me…out of those few examples there…and from those alike…that they don’t make up the majority of the food intake…of a massive portion of people in this country? (Not all)

You just can’t tell me it’s not true…the fact they dominate…tells us all we need to know.

The sales figures are all there to be seen.

You walk in Tesco…Asda…Sainsburys…Aldi…they’ll prove me right on the whole…across the board…every single time.

Look at their shelving…their displays…their offers…their positioning…their focus…and where their sales drive lies on the whole.

Look at what they have the most stock of…look in people’s baskets?

You’ll see the majority of things from that small list…is what is being sold and consumed the most in comparison.

We do have break away groups who focus on other areas of nutrition…but on the whole…people aren’t getting healthier…or in better shape…and that comes from a higher focus on fat.

Even those that are trying to progress are usually being prescribed a low carb opinion.

So let me take the cake…the chocolate cake…with chocolate fudge icing in the middle…with chocolate fudge icing on the top of it…with sprinkles and broken off pieces scattered around for decoration…for example.

I don’t think this is promoted to people enough.

When you are sat there…staring longingly…in admiration…passion…and love…yet feeling the despair of having such a sweet tooth…don’t.

It may taste sweet…it may be promoted…and programmed as a psychological representation  of sweetness to you.

But the proof…is literally in the pudding.

It’s PACKED OUT…to its essence…in fat.

If you were to consume enough of that sweet buttery…sugary cake…you are taking in a huge amount of fat.

If you eat a whole big…huge cake…everyday of your life…then most people are going to end up typically putting on some form of body fat.

Just because it tasted so rich and so sweet…just because it had sugar in it…doesn’t mean it was the sweetness that got you overweight.

There are people all around the world…on a daily basis…consuming the exact same amount of high sugar/carbs in those pieces of cake…from natural carb/sugar sources…with low fat…and are some of the most mentally and physically robust people out there…with the least amount of ailment.

I do it…the people around me I work with do it…we see and feel the benefit and I’m not even Vegan. I’m high carb with a bit of marinated chicken thrown in there…because I LOVE the taste.

The problem with such developed countries like mine…is that we have totally forgotten about what mental and physiological robustness…actually is.

I’m going to be honest here…99% of people who have ever told me that the lower carb/sugar option is better for them…have never even chartered the waters of understanding what pushing your body and mind further than you ever thought it could go…actually is.

It’s easy to say “Low carb/sugar option works better for me” as an outright blanket statement…but have you ever tried pushing further than the 99%?

I also meet people who haven’t drank a glass of water for years…and haven’t eaten a natural slice of food…who will also tell me…they feel fine…it works for them.

A lot of the time…mentally…we…adapt to what we are…what we know…because we have to…we have to survive for as long as we can.

One thing I’ve also learnt over the years…is that the majority of people…aren’t ever going to tell you the truth about what and how they actually eat…theres too much stigma and social representation behind it all.

Most of the time carbs and sugars are demonised because…quite frankly…they’re a safety blanket.

Its obvious what’s really causing the obesity…the unfitness…disease and negative mind frames…but the transition away…isn’t easy…so…people opt for blaming the innocent…instead of the guilty…as…if you blame the guilty…you…gotta start being open and honest…addressing the issue…and yourself…which…is the hard option.

Here’s a typical example of what you could easily…easily…find on a normal typical day.

I understand that many people’s schedules or regimes would be nothing like below…and the things being eaten would not be the same…but it’s one random off the cuff example…to illustrate this point…of how many people actually do live due to shopping trends we all have access to.

7am-12pm

Cereal with big bowl of milk or Bacon/sausage & egg barm or full English breakfast…all with coffee/tea and milk

Packet of crisps

Bottle of Coke

Bar of chocolate

3 mugs of coffee/tea with lots of milk

12pm-5pm

Cheese Burger/deep fried chicken burger with deep fat fried chips and mayonnaise Or Big Roast beef sandwich with mayonnaise and fat fried chips.

Bottle of coke

packet of crisps

3 x Coffee/tea with milk

5-10

Meat Pizza

Bar of chocolate

bag of sweets

Few biscuits

2 x Cup of tea with milk

Again…I get I may be well off on the order there…or the amount…or the things being eaten…it’s not a specific example.

That’s still all predominantly fat though…and the figures and trends say on the whole society consumes much more fat based products. (Again – it’s not salad…vegetable and fruit gafs dominating your high street is it?)

So even if it wasn’t a pizza…a burger…a bacon butty etc…the probability of it still being something high in fat…or based around it…is higher than not.

You even look at the vast vast majority of vegetarian foods…they’re packed out with high amounts of fat…both good and bad…but going back to a cellular level…far too many to be efficient for us.

This is why many people look at a vegetarian diet and see many overweight…and blame it on the carbs…the sugar…the “Lack of fat and protein.”

People can’t seem to see that the majority of vegetarian food…promoted to vegetarians…is either unnatural…high in fats…or a meat substitute.

That is why you aren’t going to meet a true…actual vegan…the type who isn’t…just bullshitting and following a hype…a trend…or social representation…who isn’t lean as anything…or…lean as anything compared to what they were before….as in before…they went natural high carb…high sugar…balanced proteins and fats.

Anybody who isn’t lean as anything…eating high carb…lower fat…lower protein…and being mobile…is bullshitting you about what they eat…or have a clinical pathology completely unrelated to this debate…that they need to go and seek medical assistance to either solve or regulate.

The body works a certain way…and if yours doesn’t…it’s always either bullshit…or time to see a doctor in that area…to make sure you are actually ok.

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The carbohydrates…on top of the level of fat being consumed are extra calories…which will naturally have a negative effect.

When you bring fat into the equation…you then have to start counting calories…which is just a mine field.

It really winds me up to be honest…when people say…listen…it’s not the fats…it’s not the carbs…it’s purely down to the calories.

It makes no sense…because a calorie cannot…really be…”A calorie.”

Well it can’t…it’s another flawed concept.

On the basis of molecular structure and stability.

Let’s say I was a woman…and I’m likely to put on weight in my current life condition…which is being sedentary.

If I eat 3000 calories a day of chocolate…ice cream…chips…cookie dough and pizza…do you honestly think I’m going to look or perform the same as if I chose to eat 3000 calories of rice…potatoes…fruit…sugars…and vegetables!?

If you’ve got to calorie count…and watch what you eat…then your lifestyle is wrong for dropping body fat…being healthy and mobile…in my opinion.

The parameters of actually uniquely…individually…and specifically quantifying your calorific intake and expenditure…are so wide and varied in each case…that it really is an irrelevant territory…if…you eat the correct things for physiological efficiency…in the appropriate and adequate amounts.

We need to stop telling people it’s all due to the calories.

Calories…do…have their part to play…but to me the problem most definitely does not lie anywhere even close to being near them.

Counting and restricting calories is a cop out to me…a total get out of jail free card.

It just can’t be calories in vs calories out…boom…poof…that simple…over…out…done with…adios…hasta luego….gone.

It’s naive to me and I’m just being honest…not disrespectful.

I’ve been there myself…with all this…everything I’m speaking about.

Again…we…and America for example…among the masses…promote low carb…sugars bad…and we primarily consume more fat and proteins in our diets…yet have an obesity crisis and major problems with diabetes?

Problems we can’t get rid of…and can’t control?

It’s spiraling out of control.

That’s not to mention the sheer amount of pills being dished out by the second for illness?

Are we for real? seriously?

The majority of people bashing carbohydrates and sugar…don’t actually even know what they truly are…or what they do…or…they do…but…are part of a much much larger picture…both intrinsically and extrinsically.

The nutrition we follow…that we buy into…that we take into the most personal place we have…our homes…around our friends and family…has served it’s purpose now…it’s done…needs slinging out.

We don’t eat..drink…or consume as a society…in any way shape or form…for efficiency…benefit…or purpose anymore.

It’s basically for gluttony and greed when you break it down…if it’s not for those reasons…then…it’s being done for the sake of it…or because it’s been sold or peddled that way.

It spans from again…and yes I know I bang on about them a lot…evolution…and our past history.

Names such as Tigellinus…Nero…Alexander The Great…Julius Caesar…Augustus…George IV…king Louie XIV…De Medici…the list could go on and on and on for thousands of years.

We have lost track of what the functional human being needs to do to perform optimally and coexist together.

What the man in the street needs…with a family.

We are eating in a manner that was engineered by people such as those above.

We’ve lived in times of lavish rulers…Kings and Queens…monarchies…glitterati etc etc…and their ideologies have stuck.

I mentioned those names before.

It’s always been the rich…the powerful…that were overweight…not the poor…or normal people in the street…it wasn’t possible.

As Frank White may say “They got fat while we starved”… literally.

It was a sign of wealth…status…glamour.

Banquets…galas…balls…dinners…events.

Joe public…ate like Joe public…trying to survive…continue…and prosper.

You were either the elite…part of the club…or…you wanted to be.

It’s exactly the same as when you see people copying what the celebrities do now.

Eating back then was done to fuel…to live…for manual work…for life tasks…for social progression…strength and survival.

If the everyday person…ate like the establishment did…back then…they would have become sedentary and not be able to achieve some of the greatest physical accomplishments known to us…in a time before electronic technology.

Two completely different ways of life.

You were more likely to be underweight if you were in the lower/middle class…which is not at all the case today.

Again…look at what the likes of Julius Caesar etc etc dined on.

Statistically they ate much more quantities of fat and protein…in abundance.

They ate carbohydrates yes…but…they are always depicted with big greasy chicken legs…or ham joints in their hands aren’t they?

Laying down on a sofa with grease all round their mouth and robes…or stood by a hog roast feasting.

It was always a feast…based around high amounts of proteins and animal fats.

Throughout history the establishment or upper class have always been depicted by most…as gluttonous…over weight…and larger than life.

The general public…everyday person…was always depicted as thin…resilient…and hard working.

Or starving and dying?

They weren’t eating the same foods…at all.

A member of the highest level of order could not been seen to be anything remotely like a “Commoner.”

Commoners ate from the ground…from the confines of nature…worldwide…which you will find typically…will be high carbohydrates…amongst proteins and fats.

That’s not to say they never ate meat or got their fats from other sources…just not in the amount of the rich or average person today.

Notice how the soldiers did not even have the same diet as the leaders either…and we all know how important an army was to them???

The general public aspired to look like the elite…eat like them…be like them…but it wasn’t possible back then. (You had few who could attain it away from the establishment…yes…but not many)

That lifestyle has stuck..as still to this day…food and lots of other things are used as a representation of…representation…in many ways.

The precedent that was set by the seconds of past…resonate within the darkest hours of the future.

Name me a time other than recently…that you would get an obesity crisis in children as an epidemic taking over countries?

No matter the class now…it doesn’t matter…it’s equal opportunity.

You don’t get overweight from eating potatoes…rice…bananas…oranges…and Sugar…there isn’t an instance where anybody can show you where they have.

The leanest people in the world…who get sick the least…base their diets off the same principles…its proven time after time again…high carb…lower protein…lower fat…rich…nutrient dense…natural foods.

These people may I add…usually work in much more extreme conditions…within much more unsafe parameters…for extended periods of time…physical…hard…grueling labor…day in day out…and still they have more energy…more stamina and less ailment than us!

We are finishing jobs that have us sat down relaxing all day…in comfy chairs…and we are knackered and sick…stuffing our gobs with fat and chemicals.

You don’t see many of the people working in the rice fields over weight…and we can all guess what they eat the most of?

Ever been to anywhere like Bali? Gili Meno? Lombok? Thailand?

Ever seen how they get down?

If you have…then you will know carbohydrates are King.

They are looked at as medicine!

They get their fats naturally…usually from the same source of the carbohydrates.

They do eat sea food and meat and use certain fats…but it’s all balanced…in proportion…with carbohydrates taking the definitive crown.

You go to a hotel in Bali and they have advertisements around…to eat your carbs for mental and physical health…everywhere!.

The funny thing is…the only people…you see overweight…are the upper class with the disposable income to eat outside of their conventional beliefs…or those with more access to animal fats and proteins.

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Countries and economies would collapse and bigger problems would ensue than just nutritional health if we started to promote the high carb option.

Think about it…

Imagine…the government said “Hey guys…do you know what…forget the high street shops and conglomerates…forget the medical industry for general health wellbeing and weight loss/management…forget the meat farming and the dairy industries…all you need to do is grow loads of different carbohydrates in a green house in your back garden organically…become self sufficient…you need to buyou don’t need any of us!”

Do you know how much money is made from Pharmaceuticals…supplements…medicines…meat fishing and dairy farming…and how much countries rely on it all…for many different reasons?

There are places and areas worldwide…that would fall to their absolute knees if we promoted high fat…high protein…is flawed…and killing us…cut back on it…or cut it out to plentiful levels of better sources…The UK…being one of them.

Take Wales from my previous post for example.

It’s a farming country.

They struggle with employment and socioeconomic issues in areas…and the main trade is meat and dairy farming…or is spawned from those existing in the first place.

If we told people meat…fat…protein…dairy…was causing the issues…and advised people to grow natural foods instead…themselves…the country could collapse in many different areas while the game is being played the way it currently is.

This isn’t a topic that is just about food…it’s deep…and intertwined…and goes far beyond what one mans mind can capture.

Eat what you want to eat…be who you want to be…but don’t not have a dabble at questioning.

We’ve just…nose dived into this world where we are avoiding…what got us all here in the first place…and it seems to have become the norm.

It’s the fittest and the strongest that survive…that keep the world going…existing and moving.

It’s the fittest and the strongest that keep everybody else going.

Not just strength in fitness and body…but in mind.

It’s always been that way…it always will be…until computers take over and start doing everything for us (It’s gone and is going that way?)

I couldn’t care less what you look like…your background…colour…or creed…there’s far more important things to be concentrating on…like…it not being good…in any way shape or form to be overweight… underweight or suffering from malnutrition…let alone categorised as clinically obese.

Potatoes…sweet potatoes…fruit…table sugar…Green beans…it’s all sugar…it’s all carbs.

I hear people going into cell structure and the adverse affects of sugar on cells all the time…but…I’ve never heard them mention something like…red blood cells…only being able to utilise carbohydrates for energy.

We need to start looking at things…properly…honestly…out in the open…otherwise we aren’t ever going to create any change.

The right people need to get a voice.

The beauty of science…is that…if your equation…is proven to be better than mine…I’m not going to cry about it…I’m going to thank you for the enlightenment.

Knowledge will always be power.

It isn’t muscle or firepower that wins wars…it’s tactics…and understanding.

I respect you…but I don’t respect the ideology of low/no carb…high fat and protein…and I don’t mind if you don’t respect mine…at all.

We wouldn’t advance if we all thought the same.

I end on this note…

At one point somebody claimed the world was round…they killed him…then started agreeing the world was round.

Purity usually sells you nothing but yourself…or if It does…it sells you the cheapest…most honest…sustainable…viable option…that leads to positive longevity and true benefit.

Don’t just take mine…or somebody else’s words as gospel.

Find the backed up proven clinical science…then…compare and contrast with history.

Allow me to finish with this question…to put it all into perspective.

Lets say you’ve just woken up from having heart surgery…from having a heart attack.

Do you think the hospital are going to rush to replenish you by bringing a plate of steak and eggs…bacon and eggs…fish and cheese…or…do you think it will be more than likely…fruit…vegetables…grains…starches…carbs?

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8 thoughts on “High Protein & High Fat…WHAT…A Load…Of Absolute…Rubbish

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read it…i really appreciate it!

      Long rambling but I had a lot to say 😂

      Love your blog and the wonderful array of vibrant colours and artistic flare you provide me with!

      Keep doing you…hope you are well and loving life!

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  1. Hello Mr. Cleaver,

    I really enjoyed reading this article. It makes a lot of sense and answered a lot of my questions. I recently followed an IF and keto style of eating (October to early December) and towards the end of it I enjoyed the results that I was getting, but I was also stressed by school, pounding coffee, forgetting to eat, and not sleeping at night, AND doing zumba everyday. I rapidly slimmed down and then the holidays hit.
    Looking back, I noticed that that way of eating made me very prone to an eating disorder and obsessing and it was ruining my relationship with food. I have been debating weather or not I want to give that “lifestyle” another try. The books and literature always talk about the “good effects of high fat, med protein, and low carb” like balancing insulin and any bad repercussions are very well hidden like you said.
    My goals have shifted and I started weight training 3 x’s a week and training for a running event that will take place in June. And from what I have been reading, carbs are going to be important. I am still a little lost when it comes to nutrition, but your article has given me a good starting point. Thanks again!

    ❤ Alana

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    1. Wow…the consciousness…and the honesty in your words have blown me away.

      It’s not easy to be open like that…and to speak from experience…which I massively respect.

      You’ll have to give me a tiny little bit to really respond to this…as it deserves to be taken in and given a proper response!

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