Month: March 2011

Paul Chek goes Vego.

You know your health guru has a lot of guts when they switch over to a plant based diet and follow their heart. Paul Nison went back to animal products and now has come back over to a plant based lifestyle. Paul Chek is now a vego and used to be one of the most outspoken anti vego’s on in the industry! Good for him for seeing whats right. To go vegetarian/vegan is to give the middle finger to the status quo mindset. You really have to have a lot of guts to walk away from the death machine and follow your heart. Im glad people are experiementing and the common things I see when people add in animal products is that they typically get fatter, have dental issues, more depression, have increased digestive issues, decreased stamina and agility RELEVANT to themselves on a high carb, low fat, raw/vegan lifestyle. Sure some people do better on a SAD diet cos they get way more carbs than when they followed some 1200calorie a day anorexic mouse like ‘holy spiritual wu wu hollywood gourmet raw/vegan’ plan that they ripped out of Shape magazine. Thats why I go on and on about eating AT LEAST 10g of carbs per kg of bodyweight per day (5g of carbs per lb of bodyweight per day) OTHERWISE people just starve emselves all the way back...

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10k pb. 36:07

10 years vegan next week. Fastest 10k of my life today. That feels good. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/74427350 Ran it first thing in the morning. Committed to it the night before. Woke up, went to bathroom, drank a glass of water, put on kit, jogged 2k easy with a few strides and then set up the Garmin 310xt and hit it! I ran the first km as fast as my last km. Ran it solo. Looking forward to doing these sort of runs in a bunch but your gonna struggle to find a bunch of runners that can run this fast! The only thing I have is those big fun runs that are once or twice a year. Got back home and drank my morning litre and started breakfast. Went out on the bike for 1hr really easy to spin the legs out. Riding around Melbourne and getting familiar with it again. Who needs drugs when you got health and fitness?...

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Mark Sisson ‘I hated training, I hated racing and I hated exercising..’

I was listening to an interview with Mark Sisson yesterday. I found it sad to hear him say how he disliked being a competitive athlete. He said ‘In all those years, I never had fun!’. I almost fell off my seat when I heard this. I raced my bike yesterday and had a LOT of fun. Yeah there is some pain in there but LOTS of fun. Catching up with mates, trash talking each other, playing chess on bikes, learning more about your body and other peoples etc. Im a BIG believer that when we make something FUN, we automatically take care of motivation. I never have to push myself to be active as I have MASSIVE pleasure attached to being fit AND I know its IMPOSSIBLE to be healthy if you aint really fit. Im not talking EPO fit, Im talking carbed up, hydrated, well slept, training smart ‘fit’. Mark Sisson said he would eat a half gallon of ice cream and a 6pak of beer a night on average and then go run 30km the next day to ‘burn it off’. I find that sad too. I eat like I do so I can live the quality I enjoy. I eat like I do cos it brings my body the best health, joy and performance. I NEVER eat junk and then go ‘oh I better go train...

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Kevin Gianni & David Wolfe & co spreading/selling confusion?

I get these sort of emails all the time. Here is 2 recent ones. It would be great if Kev, David and the crew got on successful raw/vegan crew instead of doing a fear mongering vids/talks on how bad fruit is and how vegan is extreme. Hey, maybe those guys could try if first! 😉 No drugs, no high fat fad diets where carbs are the enemy. I would LOVE to see a fit & health David Wolfe/Kevin Gianni and co. I speak up cos I care. It takes more effort to publicity comment on these guys than be silent about em or talk crap behind their back. Id rather be open and give solutions vs just being a stoned stone thrower with no real solutions. Email #1 Hello, I just watched your video on David Wolfe. Thank you for speaking truthfully at any cost. It touched me. It was timely. I was getting confused, too much conflicting info about raw food and then Kevin Giannini did the great health debate and I was even worse after that. I started eating meat again, feeling horrible…I really resonated with what you said about following your heart. I am jumping in to fruits and veggies 80/10/10 style tomorrow. If I get stuck or need a hand..do you do one on one counseling? With much gratitude, R Email #2 RE: Gianni’s ‘Great...

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Vegan 10 years next week, today ran the fastest 5k of my life.

Whats up with that? They said that my toes would fall off? They said I wouldnt get enough protein? They said that their Grandma said I was crazy? They said that not eating meat pies was ‘UnAustralian’. They said that I would crash and burn..Ive been waiting..10 years on… riding and running the FASTEST of my life. I use a gps watch and power meter to prove it to myself. Doing this helps you build confidence in your diet and lifestyle choices. Its like building a house and then it holds up after an earthquake. You and others can see what is working or what needs improvement. Anyone can say ‘Oh I feel faster..’ but unless you can give solid data..its doesnt mean much. Here is my 5k pb from today. I ran it solo. I train with the best cyclists/runners in Australia. I dont use ANY drugs. No coffee, red bull, ventolin, EPO, cacao, green tea etc. Doesnt make me ‘holier than thou’ but it does give a clear indication of what you can do on a 100% plant fueled diet and 100% clean and still be fitter than 99.999% of the population in your chosen sports. You can listen to stone throwers that talk a lot of shit but never really say anything. OR You can listen to people getting the results you desire. So be careful...

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David Wolfe vs Doug Graham.

David Wolfe is a flake thesedays that just follows what brings the chicks & the money. He hired a personal body guard in his recent trip in Oz. I was apparently meant to kill DW lol! I mean yeah, in a debate for sure but personally I wouldnt lay a finger on our faux avocado friend. Its DW own fault he is fat, out of shape, has a drug problem and owes people money. He knows what to do if he wants to get his life back together. DW needs to stop doing NLP on his audience for sales...

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New bamboo bike is on its way..

That’s if the termites dont get it first! Serioulsy though, have a new custom bamboo road frame from coming from Phil Webb. Really looking forward to it. Will post photos/video when I build it up and take it for a spin. Im currently riding a top shelf Cannondale and that is great but nothing compared to the ride quality you get from bamboo IMHO. Here is another bamboo bike I had in the past. It got stolen in Malaysia. Its being used Im sure of...

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But Durianrider, eating high carb, low fat makes you fat and sick right?

Im reading Weston A Price’s book at the moment. He mentions wheat and lentils as ‘MUST EAT’ staples. Funny that, cos NONE of the people that quote his book in ‘health scene’ mention that. They talk as if your meant to live off boiled bones and cows tongues. Anyways, here is some interesting info.. WORLD´S HEALTHIEST PEOPLE: 1. Abkhasia: Ancients of the Caucasus Where people are healthier at ninety than most of us are at middle age 2. Vilcabamba: The Valley of Eternal Youth Where heart disease and dementia do not exist 3. Hunza: A People Who Dance in Their Nineties Where cancer, diabetes, and asthma are unknown 4. The Centenarians of Okinawa Where more people live to 100 than anywhere else in the world ALL LOW FAT, PLANT EATING...

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Do carbs make you fat?

What about sweet fruit? SURELY ALL THAT FRUCTOSE MAKES YOU OBESE IN A YEAR!!?? Here is a photo from today. 7th March, 2011. How come ‘they’ say that carbs make you fat, fruit makes you fat and yet 99% of those cru and their guru’s are fat? So how come after almost 10 years as a high carb vegan and 8 years as a fruit based vegan that Im still not fat!!!??? How come my blood tests keep coming back ‘A grade’?. How come I only take 1 supp (b12) and the paleo/primal/zone/atkins crew sell/take up to 30? And...

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