Until You’ve Actually Tried it you Will Never Know…
June 8, 2019
I don’t think there’s necessarily any reason to avoid eating a plant if you show no symptoms of ill response to it.
In the kenogenic world you might think of a variety of conditions that people are using for ketosis for that you get immediate feedback on, like athletic performance, cognitive performance, epilepsy, weight…
And then there are people who are doing it just because there’s research leading them to believe that it might be good for longevity, but you can’t tell! I can’t tell today if having high levels of keytone in my blood for that last year has contributed to my longevity or not. And maybe it’s still worth doing for that, but I wouldn’t think less of anybody for not going on a kenogenic diet if they’re getting no benefit that they can see except for this theoretical benefit of increased longevity.
And so similarly I would not think less of anyone who’s tried a carnivorous diet and added back some plant, and saw no detriment to their health just for some theoretical benefit that someone might envision about eating a carnivorous diet.
In a certain sense I’m really a pragmatist about it.
On the other hand, I do think that when people eliminate plants from their diet and give it a fair chance, I’ve heard this time and time again, “I just can’t believe how good I feel from a very small change in diet. I was already eating mostly meat, I just had a few plants in my diet, and after a few weeks of removing those plants, I felt astonishingly better”.
Enough people say this, that I think it’s worth trying just for that because you could say “I eat broccoli and I feel totally fine” so there’s no reason to remove it but until you’ve actually tried it you might not know.
Living the adventure, and advocating a passionate and healthy lifestyle, Renee is a freediver and creative. She trains and teaches freediving in Dahab, Egypt, documenting her journey along the way, sharing her love of the sea and her passion for freediving and self-development.