Little arm pump from this week, it gave me ILS 😂. So about 50 days ago I started eating meat again after 2 years as a vegetarian. I struggled with chronic fatigue and ect the whole time. I unsuccessfully tried a bunch of different ways to meet my nutrition needs. I finally got to the point where I needed to do an elimination diet to figure out what wasn’t working for my body. So I did the #whole30 and started eating meat again. My energy improved, my sleep improved, well being improved, recovery time improved. The inflammation in my body decreased so much that my watch size shrunk two holes even though my body weight is up over 10lbs, having changed nothing else but macronutrient sources. I’m almost back to the highest strength totals I’ve ever had. There are a lot of really good ethical reasons to be a vegetarian or vegan. World hunger, global pollution epidemic- climate change, sentient beings suffering, acidification and eutrophication of the earth, top soil layer destruction and on and on. I found for myself that eggs, gluten, dairy, lentils and many legumes just don’t work for my body. And that was the bulk of my diet. On top of that my bloodwork regularly showed markers for being protein deficient. After doing more research looking at genetic impact on diets I’ve concluded that our ancestry makes a huge difference on what works for our bodies. My DNA is 97.6% Northwestern European and what works best for my body is pretty much meat and potatoes. I decided that being as healthy as I can and using that as a platform for trying to do the most good I can in the world is the best I can do, because if I am sacrificing my health just to limit the impact on the world than I might as well just kill myself and make my use of resources zero. It just doesn’t make sense. Doing an elimination diet so that you really know for your own body what works is invaluable and many find it literally life changing. Out of everything I’ve ever studied there is more disagreement about nutrition than anything else. That’s because all of us vary in this regard so the only path forward is to experientially see what works for us.