When I was training in Chen Village in China over the first 40 days of this year, a young man from Europe, who was part of our group, got sick.
He wasn’t handling the cold very well – and was only able to train a few days out of the first few weeks he was there. By his own admission, every joint in his body ached.
The Chinese were freaked out because he didn’t eat meat or consume any animal products.
Moreover, he’d go to the store and return with various citrus fruits, a jar of peanut butter and a few coconuts.
Living in a cold climate and eating as though he’s residing in the tropics.
Meanwhile, the Furecat is eating deer. lamb, rabbit, chicken, beef, pork and eggs. On top of that, he’s drinking kefir and yogurt. He’s even drinking raw goat milk, seconds after the goat was milked.
He wasn’t sick for a single second of the trip.
The Chinese would offer him rice, noodles and white buns – and he refused 100 percent of the time. As strange as they think it is, encountering someone who doesn’t eat starch, it’s even more bizarre to meet a vegan. They don’t understand that at all.
“How you going to keep warm?” they remark.
But keeping warm isn’t an issue if you refuse starches. In fact, it makes keeping warm far easier because your circulation is better. Additionally, your body isn’t inflamed and your gut isn’t bloated.
Additionally, the healthy fats from the meats, the kefir and yogurt lubricate your joints so you’re not in pain. They flood your brain with the nutrition it needs to function at your best.
I told the 23-year old if he ate nothing but meat for a few days, especially fatty meats, he’d probably regain his health.
“But I haven’t eaten meat since I was 15,” he quipped.
“What an opportunity to change your life,” I replied.
He turned and walked away.
Diets are a religion. Truly.
Diets attract true believers and nothing short of death will rid a person of dietary beliefs – unless the person is truly open to answers.
Many dieters aren’t.
Some people have written me to ask if I’m following this diet or that.
The answer is “no.”
I’m not following a diet, even though I think there are many fine, dandy and admirable diets out there.
What I follow is a way of eatin… and not eating.
And hear me out on this: Even though I don’t eat starchy foods, if I HAD to in the case of an emergency, I could and would.
If I was ill for 30 days out of 40 and someone suggested I make a change to see what happens, I would make that change to find out.
I would make the change instantly.
Life isn’t about already having all the answers. Life is about making adjustments along the way. It’s about admitting you don’t know it all, and never will, on any subject under heaven.
That’s just one of the reasons members of the Matt Furey Inner Circle love coming back for more. They always want to see what the Furecat is up to now.
One thing is for sure, there’s always something new – and it’s life-changing.
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