Hey Guys! RAW eating is something my good friend Paola introduced me to, and even bought me a book to help me get started! The book is R3 Diet by Joy Brown. She and her husband “Sarge” own R3FitWorld Gyms & Retreat. When I lived in Naples Fl I went to one of Joy’s boot-camps and this woman is the real deal. She trains hard and lives healthy.
I have mostly been on a “Traditional” meat eating diet so I was a little worried about losing muscle, but after doing extensive research on my own I discovered that actually a lot of MMA fighters eat RAW! We all know that they need fast recovery times, precision when it comes to their nutrition, and they cannot afford to lose strength or muscle given their livelihoods depend on being in top physical form.
Both mixed martial arts brothers, Nick and Nate Diaz, adhere to a primarily raw vegan diet. Nick Diaz is a strong believer in having a clean diet, and Nate switched over to vegan diet and noticed greater strength and endurance after doing so. Nick feels he recovers faster and is healthier on an organic diet. The Diaz diet includes vegetables, nuts, and grains. The foods which are omitted from their diet include gluten, dairy, genetically modified foods, both red and white meat, and substances such as fructose are also not welcomed in the diets of both Nick and Nate Diaz.
Nick stated in an interview with Fight Magazine years ago that he doesn’t like red meat rotting in his stomach, it’s full of pesticides, preservatives, and steroids; all this makes him get heart burn and other problems which he doesn’t need when training. Nick has also said in the past that he wants to eat real food and consuming that makes him “not feel like s**t”, and he has no interest in consuming fake food. Fake food, or mass produced food, has made him feel bad all day in the past and that is one of the reasons he is off of it now.
Both Nick and Nate Diaz compete in triathlons, and a raw vegan diet helps them with that.
I am ready to see how my body and mind changes while eating RAW! All smiles here!