We all know that aggravating a swan will lead to injury. We all know that eating a pie will lead to death. But did you know that simply looking at food induces a physiological reaction? Even thinking about a food causes your body to recreate the situations that occur when you eat that food.

For example, looking at ice cream causes your pancreas to squirt out a shot of insulin, and looking at bread can cause Palsys, death, or worse.

Some of you may have difficulty believing this, and indeed, this is the most controversial topic I have written on, but I could point you to many, many scientific articles which prove out this point. As a child I’m sure you learned in school about the famous dog called Pavlov, who not only invented a meringue-based dessert, but also invented the conditioned-response.

The conditioned-response is the logic that all modern computers work on – you perform an action and the PC gives a conditioned response because the little people who build them have conditioned this response over many thousand times.

Therefore, logically, we can understand that every time we put a food inside of ourselves, our body reacts to it through numerous responses (salivation, insulin, peristalsis, absorption, quivering etc). Pure anticipation of the food being inserted into our body can give rise to EXACTLY the same symptoms –without the food even TOUCHING us!

Only strictest thought control processes can control our body’s subconscious reactions to looking at, touching, smelling, or even thinking about food (of course, Hitler used this to great effect). I estimate through my many experiements, that every time you say the word ‘waffle’ you gain 0.012 lbs of fat.

Be warned.

Killer Carbs

June 30, 2009

For the past 2 months I’ve been on a low carb diet and although sceptical at first, I like the effect. I lost some weight (mostly fat), but have more energy, less lactic acid during workouts, and hopefully more muscle growth, although that is a work in progress.

What this diet did lead me to discover though, is that carbohydrates can literally kill you. A recent news article described a 56 stone man in Texas who died recently, and his diet was almost 86% carbohydrate.

If that’s not proof enough, let me give you some anecdotes:

  • 1 month into my low carb diet, I had to eat some pastries and a bread roll as I was travelling and there were no other alternatives. The next day I was violently ill. Admittedly, I had eaten other things on that day as well like prawns, which could have contributed to the illness, but all the evidence points to the bread. Science has shown that the gluten in bread binds to lipids in the duodenum whilst simultaneously encouraging further lipid production in the liver, which can cause severe bowel problems.
  • Just last week, I ate a roast potato and that evening I had severe stomach cramps AND sunburn. Now I’m no nut, and I’m not saying that exposure to the sun wasn’t partly to blame, but I haven’t had sunburn in MONTHS and then I get it on the same day as eating a potato…coincidence? In actual fact, it has been proven that ‘white’ foods including potato, rice, pasta and flour contain a compound which can actually be absorbed into your system, causing effects on your skin, the largest organ in the body.
  • More and more I have heard people close to me complain of very low energy levels. Other friends have recently experienced rashes, gluteus pain, bruises and sickness, and they all eat a lot of carbs. I don’t eat carbs and I haven’t had ANY of these symptoms.

You may ask that if carbs are so bad, how come so many people eat them every day and are fine? Well firstly, the carb effect is cumulative, so 10 or 20 years down the line, people will be in a bad state. Secondly, different people have different resistance to carbs. Thirdly, ‘common’ medical ‘conditions’ have become gradually thought of as ‘normal’ through the pervasive actions of the ‘mass media marketing machine’.

Is it really normal to get a ‘cold’ 6 times a year? I’ll let you ‘decide’.

Food for the body

June 30, 2009

Music may be food for the soul, but nutrition is food for the body. Nutrition is almost twice as important as workouts in achieving results. Of course results are what we are ALWAYS after.

The main problem surrounding nutrition is the lack of “whole foods” in modern diets. Primal diets consisted of meat, dairy, fish, milk, nuts, rabbits and trout. Svelte and bulky as they were, cavemen had an abundance of macronutrients. There are three primary macronutrients defined as being the classes of chemical compounds (fat, protein and carbohydrates) which humans consume in the largest quantities and which provide bulk energy; but what is more important than WHAT they ate – was HOW they ate.

Sometimes – a large bolus of food consumed “whole” can raise your metabolism by causing nutrient-induced gastric kinesis whilst also fuelling muscles. Remember, macro means large, so bigger bites means bigger muscles. Also try swallowing small nuts and berries ‘whole’ as chewing them can break the protein chains.

Often – quantity is better than quality. By eating foods abundant in number, you can fool your brain into thinking you have eaten more than you actually have. For example, eating rice will make your brain think it has eaten 1500 ‘items’ of food – the sheer number will alter your mindset into getting fast results.

Taking notes of your daily nutritional habits will help you spot gaps in your diet and enable you to see where you can improve, but remember – it’s not always about the results.