Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Here's a photo of an amateur endurance athlete* who lives on Mangalitsa lard and other animal fats, including butter.
Let's call him B.
His diet, exercise and physical stats have been constant for at least several months: he weighs 145# and is 5'10". He eats protein - typically eggs, fatty fish or meat - with every meal. He eats no grains at all: no wheat, rice, rye, barley, etc. His carbs are sweet potatoes and potatoes, which he eats pretty much every day.** He runs aproximately 50 miles a week.
He's a big fan of Robb Wolf and Kurt Harris.
Unlike the typical paleo eaters I know, he's not doing CrossFit or resistance training. Nevertheless, he's fit, eating lots and lots of Mangalitsa fat, healthy and happy.
* Here's another one - a real beast.
** Eating his carbs that way allows him to get carbs without eating gluten. He says self-experimentation has taught him that he does best without grains.
Posted by Heath Putnam at 10:09 PM