“ You don’t eat. Don’t eat, get a fragile physique, I’m agile and sleek ”: Rass Kass 2006
Many people, in their quest to understand “What it is I do” have asked me something along the lines of ” So, what does CHIEFROK eat ?” This is a very difficult question to answer, at least from the frame of reference most people are coming from. I think most people that ask me these sort of questions are either looking for some magic type of superfood, carb/fat ratios, daily amounts of protein etc. I’m guessing, in order to follow me exactly thinking they will get the same exact results. In reality these things shouldn’t be their primary focus. Many ask what kinds of things are they allowed to eat or not allowed to eat on “my diet”. I don’t think diets work so I never go on “diets”, instead I go on “buffets”. The second major problem with these types of questions Is when I’m not trying some weird experiment, what I eat can drastically change from day to day. Obviously with questions about carb ratios and such, these people can’t even imagine a world where they are not obsessively controlling some sort of food, amount or eating behavior. Hopefully this post will encourage people to see past calories, carbs and whatever else they obsess about. Maybe they will let go and realize *they* are not in charge. You will notice below that I am certainly not in charge, my body is. When you let your body have what it needs regardless how strange that may seem at any given moment, magic happens. It’s not about eating as much as you can, Just try to open up to the idea that you may actually be eating too little and that might be preventing your fat loss. Many people for various reasons actually under-eat, yes even a lot of overweight people! To paraphrase the quote at the top of the post, you gotta eat people!
Below is day 1 of 3 different days of eating to give you an idea of “how I eat”. Keep in mind all three of these days/meals were eaten during a weight loss regimen that resulted in a pound of weight loss or more per week while counting nothing and eating as much as I wanted and less than 30 mins in the gym a week. Day 2 and 3 will follow in the next posts.
I had an errand to do on the way to the restaurant, got really really hungry so I grabbed a snack, normally I just jump into supper right after working out.
20 mins later, hit the buffet like the Fat Boys!!
I remember laughing so hard out loud at the giant piece of chicken, thinking GOTDAMN! this must be genetically altered with T-rex genes or something! This thing was bigger than my hand. The picture just does not do it justice nor did the giggling at my table. The corn is piled high on top of the potatoes. the monster pile of potatoes in itself were quite calorielicious and hard to fully respect via photograph.
I washed it down with some cola.
This plate was the epitome of intuitive eating and shows why buffets rule. there are no rules! If the damn cookies were out of the oven they would have made it on this plate instead of desert!
For some reason I was on a serious meat mission that day, I’m laughing at the paleo-ness of it now though.
Part of my methods requires variety in life so I like to switch up flavors this was a Docta Flave, I believe.
Whoa The flavor/palatability was really making me “over consume” that brazilian beef. (According to some I should avoid the tasty stuff) At this point the manager came over to ask me what I was doing after noticing me take pictures of the food I was eating. My brother told him people need proof! “Do you guys play football and need to gain weight or something?” He asked. My brother told him : “He’s actually on a diet ha ha(referring to me) and I’m just trying to maintain my weight ” The manager replied “I don’t think you’ll lose too much eating like that” To which my brother responded, “He’s done it before and he’s steady losing weight for the last 5 weeks like this.” ( I was still chewing ) Then I said “It’s true” ”
You should get your company to sponsor me and I’ll show ya’ how it’s done.” His eyes got real big with a puzzled look on his face. He spent so much time talking to us, we had time to get another plate.
I usually don’t do dessert and never at the end. We normally grab some cookies at the start of the meal. This particular visit we were thwarted in our cookie hunting by what seemed to be an entire fat camp that had escaped after being subjected to salad torture. They kept getting all the cookies as soon as they came out of the oven. Our table was quite close to the desert section so as soon as we smelled the chocolate chip goodness we swooped on them like vultures. Which only made the manager laugh when we returned. My brother had 3 times as many cookies as me. The amazing thing is he has never been overweight and on this day ( like most days) he ate everything I did and then some ! ( an extra couple of fountain drinks to boot.)
Those cookies are badass though, notice in the lemon/lime beverage shot below you can see I cheated and left behind some icing ( there you have it, my secret is not eating icing!)
A little later that evening:
RETURN OF THE JUNK FOOD JEDI
After leaving the buffet we had some projects to work on. About 2 hours later we got pretty hungry and had to made a quick stop. I asked my brother if he wanted some steak subs? He looked at me with a devilish grin and gave me the “Mr Miyagi nod” and we Crane-kicked the shit out of some steak subs and black cherry soda!