Our household is on a constant quest to eat healthier.
Over the course of the last year, I’ve navigated back and forth between vegetarian and not. The first time I tried, I supplemented my protein requirements with WAY too many grains. This time, I’ve learned my lesson and am keeping track much better…filling up on fruits and veggies rather than the grains.
Much, much better. More energy, added muscle yet feeling lighter and brighter.
Why bring this up now?
One of my fellow martial arts friends over on the 100 posted an interesting case study on Brock Lesnar. Now, I don’t follow sports, MMA or WWE…just not enough space in my brain to add in professional sports
What struck home was the fact that Mr. Lesnar is an exceptional athlete. He has changed his athletic performance many times over, yet his poor food choices led his body to start failing him.
Mr. Lesnar has Diverticulitis. It is an infection of the small pouches in the large intestine responsible for absorbing nutrients through the intestinal wall, called Diverticuli. The major cause of diverticulitis is a LOW FIBER DIET rich in processed foods and lacking essential nutrients.
From Mr. Hubbard’s Case Study:
Lesnar himself has openly admitted and spoken about how is diverticulitis was caused by his poor diet. He claimed to have not eaten a vegetable since he was a teenager; only “meat and potatoes” for YEARS. Now, for us here it is difficult to imagine how someone could go for years without eating a vegetable, but we all know that it is possible, and far too frequent.
So here is one of the best athletes, MMA fighters, and sports entertainment stars in the world, who, at 35, has had his career negatively affected, unnecessarily shortened, and perhaps even permanently ended. He has had his very life itself threatened, and continues to struggle with this condition…..ALL BECAUSE HE DIDN’T EAT HIS VEGETABLES.
Lesson? If it came from the dirt. Eat it. If it came from a box? You might be better off eating the box. (Just kidding But you get my point.)
I didn’t like my vegetables growing up either, but a spinach salad will fill me right up nowadays AND it will fuel my workout AND help me build muscle. It’s a win-win for me no matter how I look at it.
So, what’s on the wrap in the picture?
It’s a low carb spinach wrap with avocado, Fage greek yogurt, black beans, spinach, tomatoes, salsa, portabella mushrooms, and a slice of fresh mozarella cheese (yes, I still do eggs, cheeses and yogurts for now).
Just something I threw together with the ingredients (fresh) that I had in the frig. Hmm, the picture looks good, I might have to make one before training (again) today!
- Brock Lesnar: Does Latest Setback Change Our Perception of Lesnar? (bleacherreport.com)
- Can diverticulitis require intestine removal? (zocdoc.com)
- The Rise and Fall of Brock Lesnar: Will These Hiccups Destroy His MMA Career? (bleacherreport.com)
- Diverticulitis: What Exactly Is Wrong with Brock Lesnar? (bleacherreport.com)
- How is diverticulitis treated? (zocdoc.com)
- L R Interview Brock Lesnar (buzz103.radio.com)
- Healthy Vegetarian Recipes (fitnesstipsforlife.com)
- The Traveling Vegetarian: How To Eat Well On The Road, Without Meat (blisstree.com)
- Post-Workout Vegetarian Snacks That Are Packed With Protein (fitsugar.com)