Meat = Sluggish Workout?
After a Thanksgiving turkey filled weekend here in Canada, who else out on the internet found their training session after the long weekend on a Tuesday sluggish? I know this simple dad did. So how did we get to feel like this, was it all the meat which is supposed to be full of protein? So does ‘Meat = Sluggish Workout’?
Well I know that some diets that are high in protein also require us to restrict the carbs that we allow in our body, during this meat-fest. The lack of carbs causes ketosis, a metabolic change that forces our body to turn to stored fat into energy, hence the losing of stored fat equals less weight. Though I am not a big fan of this as I love carbs especially healthy cooked potatoes which I recently tried to de-myth in a post found here.
I have written posts on this site before about vegetarian diets and mentioned that I was for nearly 2 years a vegetarian. Within that post I outlined all the benefits of why I was a vegetarian in the 5 day vegeterian, which tries to allow meat and vegetables unless you are ethically against meat.
What I didn’t realize is just how some ultra distance world class athletes swear by being a vegan, for example Rich Roll. Now I am not sure if I can go purely vegan as giving up on eggs would be a bridge too far for me. Do I love my boiled eggs! But I find Rich Roll story extremely fascinating from where he began to where his life has taken him once he made a decision to change his life.
Now I am not saying that we are all going to turn into world class ultra athletes but I believe there are points to be made from all of this. Firstly you can change your life at any stage, got that dad-bod you want to change? Want to feel better about yourself and have more energy? You can start these goals anytime, but today is the best day, right?
Now some of the things I used to dislike as a vegetarian when out for dinner with friends, (unless a restaurant specifically suited to a no meat diet), were that the options were limited. I can’t tell you how many bad veggie burgers I ate, unfortunately for me also I don’t like the taste of fish, and I have seriously tried people, infact I would give my right arm to enjoy the taste of tuna (over statement, as I love my arms).
So after an overdose turkey this weekend I know where my taste buds are heading, though as mentioned, vegan may never be a street that I reside on, but for the next little while I am heading back to veg country to get my energy levels where they should be and no more sluggish workouts. I’ll be sure to report back in a month or so, as I know personally it takes a little while to see the energy and moods change.
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Matt A.KA. Simple Dad 2 Kids.