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Science is Man's law. Man is not infallible. Man is never impartial. Man always has an agenda or is paid by someone who does have an agenda. Science is not 100% because it is biased in favor of the researcher.
Even if science was 100% correct the interpretation of that science is up to the writer who will have an agenda of his own. Science cannot be trusted. The only thing that can be trusted is your own instinct. Not your mom's instinct, not your friends instinct, not a writers instinct but your own.
A Lion follows his instinct and eats the same foods over and over again. A Lion understands that everything it needs is in these same foods. It does not need a researcher to tell it what vitamins and minerals it needs and what “super-foods” to obtain them from. A Lion does not need variety or moderation in its food choices.
What will mainstream science tell us? It will tell us we need a huge variety of foods to obtain all the necessary vitamins and minerals. At the same time science will tell us to only eat foods (especially foods high in saturated fat) in moderation. This goes against all of man's natural instincts. Instinct tells Man to eat animal foods high in saturated fat. When these foods are unavailable (again, usually the same animals over and over) instinct will tell us to eat vegetables to stave off starvation until fatty meat can be had again. All men notoriously love red meat, bacon, butter and other fatty foods. Because these are foods that men need.
In the history of the world there has never been an emasculated man who ate red meat, bacon, and butter daily. The emasculated man eats soy, tofu, vegetables, grains and light fish – all of which science says are great. All children notoriously hate vegetables. What does most science say? Don't eat a lot of meat or fat, eat a lot of vegetables and fruits and whole grains. This very obviously goes against our nature. Science will tell us that cholesterol is bad and will kill us. This goes against what our instinct is driving us to eat. Not to mention that even science has debunked the stupid cholesterol myth.
Science will say that jogging and eating low fat is a great way to get and stay in shape. Not so. All it takes is a pair of eyes and a willingness to look beyond the standard dogma to see that people who run to stay in shape and eat low-fat always have terrible bodies and even look sickly a lot of the time. Take a look at the Men who are in excellent shape, especially older men who have been in terrific shape for a number of years, and you will see two things in common: they rarely, if ever, do any cardio and they do not limit their fat intake. They lift weights and eat steaks.
You may be saying to yourself “well bodybuilders have excellent bodies and they barely eat any fat!”. And you would be right. What you aren't taking into consideration is their use of synthetic testosterone. You see, fat and cholesterol are essential for testosterone production. Testosterone is essential for muscle building.
These bodybuilders take mega-doses of synthetic testosterone eliminating the need to actually eat any fat or cholesterol. Therefore, to cut down on calories they cut out the unnecessary fat. What you may not know is that bodybuilders get grossly overweight when they stop competing (stop using steroids) but continue to eat the same way – high carb, high protein, low fat.
What you also may not know is that the very vast majority of them get incredibly fat in the off-season or what is known as a “bulking” stage. They use heavy doses of synthetic steroids to help shed the fat in a mere 12-16 weeks. If you don't take steroids, you can't eat like a bodybuilder and expect to look like a bodybuilder.
I have read a ton of scientific studies on so-called “super-foods”. These studies never mention eggs, red meat, or any other real food. They inevitably have blueberries at the top of the list. I'll make a bold claim right now: BLUEBERRIES ARE NOT FOOD! Blueberries are a tasty treat to snack on when you want something sweet. They are not a food and they sure as hell are not a super-food.
The next time someone asks you what you are having for dinner tell them blueberries and watch the bewildered look on their face. They are going to think you are an idiot because deep down everyone knows blueberries aren't food. You couldn't make it one week eating just blueberries. You would be weaker than a newborn kitten and you would be ravenously hungry.
Now, tell the person you are eating steak and eggs for dinner. They will not question whether or not that is a filling meal because they know it is, though they will likely ask “aren't you scared of cholesterol?”. Red meat is the ultimate super-food. Red meat could be eaten every day for a year with little or nothing else and at the end of the year not only would you be in excellent health but you would be as strong as an ox.
Science will say that moderate exercise 3 times per week for an hour is optimal for health and fitness. I don't need to read an article stating otherwise to know that that is BS. All I need are my own 2 eyes to see that people who exercise only 3 times per week always look like shit. Especially the ones who use “moderate” weight.
“Never work out too hard or your muscles will fall off and you will die of overtraining!”
Go to the gym and see the guys in the best shape. Those are the guys that are in the gym MIMIMUM 6 days per week and they are always lifting the same: hard, heavy, and with little rest. Hardly using moderate weight, moderate rep ranges, or moderate anything. Moderation is for losers, quitters, and whiners. Extremity is for winners. A science article proving this daily observation is completely unnecessary.
Science says don't eat raw meat or raw eggs or you will die. Instinct tells me that raw meat is delicious and much more nutritious than cooked, especially overcooked, beef. When I look at a piece of raw steak at the grocery I think it looks beautiful and delicious. Cooked meat does not have the same level of appeal. Instinct tells me to eat steak raw or undercooked for maximum benefits.
This instinct is validated when I have incredible energy and stamina after consuming a meal like this. After eating like this (currently I fry both sides of a steak for about 10 seconds to kill all the germs on the outside, the inside is raw) I can tell a huge difference between eating undercooked beef and overcooked beef.
Frankly, overcooked beef is horrible, terrible tasting and I can't finish it when I try to eat it. Instinct tells me there is no value in eating it that way, all the excellent benefits of eating beef are nuked when the beef is overcooked. Science will say eating vegetarian is healthy. Instinct, and my own eyes, will tell me that vegetarians are chronically skinny, malnourished, effeminate, pathetically weak and have a giant guilt complex. No thanks, science.
Science will say eggs need to be refrigerated or they will kill you. Even I never questioned this scientific “fact” until I moved to China. Eggs in the grocery store are never refrigerated and are always kept with the vegetables. One hour ago, when I came home from the gym, I drank 6 raw eggs (nature's protein shakes) that have been sitting on my counter-top since I bought them warm from the store two days ago. Clearly eggs do not need to be refrigerated. Any article stating otherwise is either written by a stupid person who is unable to experiment or is a bold-faced lie.
Science says breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Instinct tells me breakfast is unnecessary. Instinct is validated when I do eat breakfast and am sluggish, full and sloppy. When breakfast is not consumed I feel bright and alert and light on my feet. If I were to listen to science over my own instinct I would feel like shit every day.
Science says 4-6 small meals a day are the best way to burn fat and avoid feeling hungry. Instinct tells me that is just plain stupid. Eat MORE to LOSE fat? Eat SMALL meals to feel full? Sounds too stupid to believe. Instinct, validated by experimentation, has told me 2-3 large meals a day, with plenty of fat, are excellent for keeping hunger at bay and feeling satiated but not sluggish during the day. Instinct also tells me hunger is a good thing. What kind of nonsense is that that you should never feel hungry? Instinct tells me to eat when I get hungry and to not eat when I am full. Pretty simple really.
The other day a fat associate of mine told me “I don't understand how you stay so fit. You eat all this meat and butter and you never run on a treadmill.” I told her, for about the 19th time, that is precisely why I am fit and she is fat. She is a person who will only listen to mainstream advice and science and will pay a hefty (ha!) price for it. Don't be like her. Carve your own path. You know more than you think you do.
Don't listen to anyone else.
You will be better off.