Willpower is bullshit

One of the most common mistakes centered around nutrition is the belief that your will is strong enough to stop you eating shit. This simply isn’t true. If there’s shit around chances are that at some point you will indulge.

The simplest – and perhaps sole – way of enforcing a good diet is to remove all the shit that us currently in your pantry and fridge.

If there’s no shit around it becomes very hard to eat shit.

Tests of your strength of will should take place elsewhere, not in the kitchen. A bad day at the office can see a whole block of chocolate disappear. A spat with your partner and the whiskey bottle takes a nudge. You get the gist.

Free yourself from the temptation and throw the shit out today.

The true definition of will power

The true definition of will power

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Don’t eat shit philosophy

It’s time to clear something up. The Don’t Eat Shit Diet is actually an anti-diet. It’s not really a diet at all. It is simply a set of principles that you can follow to eat well. (Hmm, maybe one day I’ll trademark the name and sell a thousand books. Until then, it is what it is and nothing more.)

The philosophy of the diet is really very, very simple: Don’t eat shit!

What this “diet” is not:

  • It’s not about counting calories
  • It’s not about going gaga over what someone might have eaten millennia ago
  • It’s not about what celebrities are eating now
  • It’s not about proportions of macronutrients
  • It’s not about precision
  • It’s not about food matching
  • It’s not about metabolism
  • It’s not about blood types

Does this mean that this “diet” shuns the stuff above? Not necessarily. What it means is this “diet” is about following the simplest possible parameters to achieve a healthy diet.

So stop stressing. Stop being cultish about what you eat. Food is fuel but it should be enjoyed too.

Live your life, eat and be merry!

Food fight

Some people just know how to have fun with food

Choosing the best shit to eat

Keep it simple, stupid! As far as guidelines go, it doesn’t get much simpler than that.

When it comes to choosing the best food for your health, simple is also best.

Here is a simple way to decide which foods to eat:

  • Always look for organic, free range, grass fed options
  • Grow and farm your own produce where possible
  • If you can’t grow your own, use a supplier you trust and can question about produce
  • Your last resort is eating foods from unknown suppliers where you don’t know the source or processing details

Healthy choices make for healthy results.

Grow your own.

Grow your own. Grass is for suckers.

Tap water is shit

It’s time to polarise the people. I contend that tap water is pooh poohs. And I know that some scientists (almost certainly government paid) insist that tap water is a-ok. Here’s the rub: tap water has fluoride added it, purportedly because we’re all too retarded to take care of our own dental hygiene. The thing is fluoride is bad for you. Apparently it’s good for your teeth (I don’t think so, read this) but it’s certainly bad news for the rest of you. (As an aside, I’ve started using homemade natural toothpaste consisting of coconut oil, bi-carb soda and peppermint essence and my teeth feel and look better than ever!)

The fluoride that is added to our water supply is not naturally occurring. In fact, as per my stance on not eating shit you can’t pronounce you should avoid tap water as the scientific names of the stuff being added includes hydrofluorocilicic acid, hexafluorisilisic acid and sodium silicofluroride (source). Who can actually pronounce that shit?

Our water supply also contains chlorine. Yep, like the stuff they put in pools so we can swim in them after other assholes have gone pee pee in the water.

Let’s look at why fluoride and chlorine are bad for us:

Fluoride may cause:

  • dental fluorosis
  • cancer (debated)
  • gastrointestinal disorders
  • mouth sores
  • skin rashes
  • headaches
  • arthritis

Read more.

Chlorine may cause:

What does all this mean? Well there’s shit in your local tap water that makes it bad for you.

Oh yeah, I hear water contains mercury too. Egad! What else is in it?

dirty water

Mmm mmm mmm. Yummy water.

Who should you do? I see two options: 1. get yourself a whiz-bang water filter or 2. buy bottled water (but choose carefully because some of it is crap too). Or you could just stick you head in the sand and hope for the best.

Note: I have a philosophical issue with bottled water due to the actually bottles (too much waste). I also have trust issues with the big companies that produce bottled water. My plan is to invest in a pricey yet awesome filter for home. Your life, your call.

Coffee: good shit or bad shit?

I love coffee! I mean, I LOVE IT. I’m not addicted though, I swear. Seriously, I’m not addicted. In fact, in the last 40 days I’ve had two coffees and two decaf coffees (yes, I punched myself afterward). The real question is: are you addicted?

Coffee is yummy. There is no denying this. Trouble is it very easy to drink too much. Coffee is now very trendy (beware of the cafe hipster, they’re bloody everywhere!). Coffee is also hot (great for cold winter days). Coffee gives you a buzz (yippee for caffeine). Coffee has become a ritual for many (the new tea ceremony perhaps?). So, as you can see, it’s very easy to drink too much (especially if a boutique roasting cafe opens next door).

So, is coffee good for you or bad for you? Well, the answer is yes and no.

For those who want the quick answer and don’t want to read on:

Coffee is good for you in moderation as long as you don’t have underlying stress and/or adrenal issues.

Here’s what you need to know in a rather pretty picture:

Pros and Cons of Coffee

Fun fact: Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world, selling for $600/lb. It is processed by the Luwak, an animal native to Indonesia, which eats the ripe coffee beans and then expels them. So, the world’s most expensive coffee is literally expensive shit. (Note: please see comments for some additional info on Kopi Luwak – definitely worth a read.)