Howdy glucose junkies!
I had an AWESOME 5km/3.1mile running race today! Bettered my last time by 33seconds to bring it to 21:05! My PB is 20:20 but that was a while back so I’m happy with this current time. It really hurt like hell to push myself but now I’m floating on cloud 9 with bliss. Please do yourself a favour and get your ass into running!
So onto the hot topic…
In recent times I decided to have some cooked vegan food. Partly experiment, partly due to being undercarbed. I had a few things, some tofu, steamed potatoes and lentils. At the time the taste was overwhelming because there was salt on the tofu and interestingly it wasn’t really that tasty beyond the first few bites, it did however leave me full at the end. My sleep wasn’t as sound. The next morning I woke up feeling pretty hung over. I spied myself in the mirror and had a pretty puffy face. My hands were fatter with fluid retention due to the sodium content, making it harder to close them. My belly carried an extra layer of fluid which had a jiggle to it – proving that not all jiggly weight is fat! My digestion wasn’t as good and I didn’t have my big fruity bowel movement in the morning. Later I realised many of these symptoms were due to being dehydrated as well (from not drinking enough water followed by eating cooked food). I got moving and went for an easy jog, my whole digestive system didn’t feel as light and floaty as I was used to it feeling. After the jog I felt a whole lot better.
So the prognosis? Fruit is QUEEN as usual. Every bite of fruit is AMAZING, without salt, without added flavours and excitotoxins, just as is. Fruit is the only food that doesn’t leave us with somewhat of a debt to pay, every other food (on a lesser scales greens) is subject to the debt-collector… That being said if for some reason I can’t get hold of fruit or pasteurised juice I will *consider* having cooked carbohydrates like potatoes. I would rather be carbed up then exhausted and hungry.
I am all about helping people stay vegan first and foremost, over the years I have seen far too many people go back to eating animals because they didn’t educate themselves to the importance of eating sufficient carbohydrates. And it kills me… They come to the HCRV lifestyle with no ethical attachment to animals whatsoever (like myself actually) then undereat on fruit and BAM! they are back eating everything…even the flesh of another creature…SICK. This is not only supporting the murder of innocent animals and the rape of our environment but it is also EXTREMELY damaging to their health.
People aren’t getting fat and sick off plant foods (cooked or not), they are getting fat and sick off animal pieces and secretions. So remember if you are not prepared to do what it takes to thrive on the most ideal lifestyle for humans *The HCRV lifestyle* then listen up! Before you go back to eating health/animal/planet-destroying ‘foods’ please INCREASE YOUR CARBS first! Get them from cooked carbohydrates if you have to. Go to cronometer and work out your calories so you are having 80% or more of your calories from carbs a day, 10% (or less) from fat and from protein. You can be EVERYTHING you want to be and more but only if you are carbed UP!
Well it’s just about time for me to go fruit myself