Yesterday we talked about how your metabolic ancestry is determined by the geographical region you come from, as well as your ethnic group, in order to meet the needs of that particular culture.
So, when you take a look at a map, if your ancestry is from the colder climate areas, north or south, such as Canada, Russia, Scandinavia, England, then those are the carnivore based regions. If your ancestry on the other hand is America, Mexico, Asia, those are the areas of the mixed types. The vegetarians are a smaller grouping, from Northern South America, Japan, and mid Africa, while everything south of those regions are the mixed type.
Lets take a look at my genetics because my genetics are to do with Britain, Ireland, Scotland, and a little bit of French. So based upon this alone we are definitely looking at the carnivore type. What I find so interesting about the Keto diet is that it is really based in the carnivore type, high fat, high protein, low carb, little to no grains.
Let me tell you, over these last few months I have really experienced a transformation, not only physically, because I have definitely been losing the weight, but also I have been feeling emotionally and psychologically stronger. This past week, deciding to do The Edge Walk at the CN Tower, and spending time being in Toronto, I had the opportunity to re-establish a much more mixed type/vegetarian diet from before I took on the Keto.
All that was served for breakfast and lunch was fruit and danishes, salads, and as much bread as you could possibly fill yourself with, pasta, as well as fish.
I did a very good job staying away from the bread, totally not of interest to me. The one thing I found really bazaar was how much water I was desperate for, there just wasn’t enough water. I was constantly thirsty. No eggs were served. No meat other than seafood was served, and as such I had to rely upon salads. The couple of opportunities of which meat was served it was served in a stir fry, battered, covered in sweet sauce. So now that I have had the opportunity to reflect upon my newly embraced carnivore type, I realize that my body does not do well as soon as I start to lower my percentage from carnivore to mixed to basically vegetarian. I became tired, irritable, gassy as fuck, bloated, and with the constant feeling of being bunged up.
I will have to admit that at a certain point I said to myself, I am going home in a couple of days, I won’t have this again, so I decided to indulge in the things that I do not normally indulge in. I had oatmeal for the first time in a year. It was good. I had non-sweetened yogurt with fruit for flavouring, and I have not had yogurt in a good year. I had cheesecake and it was good, the first cheesecake that I have had that is not made with sweetener and it was good. I had pecan pie because I just said fuck it. I have not had pecan pie in quite a while. I tried to stick to watermelon, for the fruit that were served because I find I do well with watermelon, but I found it was just too much, every day.
We had Japanese cuisine and I keep wondering to myself ‘why do I keep ordering the sushi when the sashimi is just as good and doesn’t make me feel like shit.’??? So now that I am back home and I have had my mastery experience and I have had the opportunity to re-engage with how it was I was living life before I took on the Keto (without any candies, sweets, chocolates, bread, muffins, danishes, which I would have eaten prior) I totally and completely know that I am a carnivore type, and I need to embrace it. It is nice to walk on the other side for a short period of time, but it is also nice to go home. Back to the diet.
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