Broccoli and meat

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The other day, I had posted about extreme paleo and what it can do for you but I did not go into too many details. I am doing that now.

In that post is a video in which, Prof. Jordan Peterson talks about how his daughter went on a strict diet of chicken and broccoli and how it drastically improved her health. He did the same and had the same results and also dropped about 70lbs.

Many people, whether they know it or not, have some sort of autoimmune disease. Cancer, arthritis, type2 diabetes, etc. Here is a LIST. Eating the right foods can help correct your body and keep it from attacking itself. That’s a very simplified version of what an autoimmune disease is… it is when your body has a giant allergic reaction and begins attacking itself. That giant allergic reaction is often labeled under the generic term, ‘inflammation’. Eating broccoli reduces inflammation. Isn’t that nice? It also does many other wonderful things for your body that you can read about HERE.

Since there are so many good things about broccoli, you might think that’s all you need to eat, but no. Let’s throw in some meat. How about chicken and/or turkey? Preferably dark meat or a mix of dark and white. Just try to avoid ONLY eating white meat.And for, Pete’s sake, don’t panic about eating the skin. Enjoy it. It contains collagen and gelatin two very important things your body needs (as well as many other good-for-you vitamins and minerals).

The following information is from the University of Illinois Extension.

A 3 1/2-ounce portion of turkey is about the size and thickness of a new deck of cards. The fat and calorie content varies because white meat has less fat and fewer calories than dark meat and skin. One gram of fat contains 9 calories, and one gram of protein contains 4 calories.

Meat Type

Calories

Total Fat

Protein

Breast with skin

194

8 grams

29 grams

Breast w/o skin

161

4 grams

30 grams

Wing w/skin

238

13 grams

27 grams

Leg w/skin

213

11 grams

28 grams

Dark meat w/skin

232

13 grams

27 grams

Dark meat w/o skin

192

8 grams

28 grams

Skin only

482

44 grams

19 grams

Yesterday, I brought out my Instapot and shoved inside of it a giant turkey breast. It was way over the, DO-NOT-FILL-ABOVE-THIS LINE line but hey, I like to live dangerously.

I cooked it for about an hour or so and then let it sit in the pot while it cooled. This helped to cook it further which resulted in nice, juicy meat. I also purchased a large bag of frozen, organic broccoli florets. That’s what I’m eating for the next month to see how I do.

My life is already my own version of ground hog day so why not do the same with food? It’s not as if I have never eaten anything wonderful in my life. I was the queen of fast food and look where it got me? Sick, fat, and almost dead. What do I want out of life? Good health and reduced weight. When do I want it? A.S.A.P. Unfortunately getting healthy does not happen over night. Patience is required.

If you are sick of being sick, join me. Talk to your doctor about it. I can’t tell you if this is the right thing for you. No one can. But if you are in the same boat I am what have you got to lose? Just be sure to do it smart and safe. Make sure you are eating plenty of calories and drinking plenty of water. You’ll need that water to help flush out the fiber from the broccoli and the toxins that have built up from eating poorly over the years. Stay away from processed foods especially those made from grains, beans, legumes, and try not to eat fruit. You can change out beef, fish, and chicken for the turkey but stick to 3-6 ounces per portion of meat. Because certain cuts of meat can be very lean, make sure to eat good fats. Cook your meat in bacon fat, gee, butter, or avocado oil. Steam your broccoli. If you feel you need more fat add it in the form of avocados or animal fats, not nuts. Ditch the cheese.

This month long effort is for the extremely unwell or obese among us who need a drastic measure to overcome a drastic situation. After this initial month, we’ll reassess. If additional months are needed and you are doing well, continue. If you think you are ready to add other foods then do so. Keep in mind that you are still only eating meats and greens- but no green beans! You can add asparagus or salads (just be sure to only use oil and vinegar for dressing). Olives, etc. but we will get into that later. People around you will not understand and despite being fat and sick themselves, they will consider themselves to be more knowledgeable about nutrition than you are and try to talk you out of what you are doing or give you unwanted advice. Try to be patient. Try not to tell people what you are doing. If they ask just tell them, ‘I’m eating clean.’ and leave it at that. It’s no one else’s business what you are, or are not, putting into your mouth. People tend to become over agitated when they hear other people are no longer eating grains. I attribute that to excellent marketing on the part of food lobbyists and the people for whom they work.

Good luck and by all means, if you have a question ask it!

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