I’ve eaten the same thing every day since 2015 and it still makes me happy.
My food lifestyle focuses primarily on minimizing inflammation and maximizing happiness, which for me means eliminating depression. I measure a host of markers with regular blood tests.
An increasing number of studies link inflammation with big problems such as depression, chronic disease, cancer and early death. Recently a number of studies have found the only common link between those living longer than 100 years is a pattern of low inflammation markers. It pays to focus on inflammation.
None of this started intentionally nor was I as focused on food science then. I 2015 I wanted to feel and look better. So I started to eat less things that made me feel bad and more things that made me feel good. During my no drinking experiment, I took my first blood test and discovered high inflammation markers.
From there my lifestyle turned into an obsessive science which, while complex on the surface, is actually quite simple in practice.
In September 2015 I quit drinking for a 30-day blood test experiment. At the end of the month, I felt so good that I didn’t start again. I do have a bad ass home bar, though, mostly stocked from Mouth (investment).
I no longer require medication for anxiety, depression or high blood pressure (all of which I was on at age 32). My body fat is consistently below 15%. And I’m really really happy.
My definition of clean eating could be described as Paleo+. See the food rules below for more.
(* = recently updated)
* What I Eat + How I Eat + Historical Changes
I’ve been evolving this since March 2015. Updated Jan 2019. This is my life bible.
MyFitnessPal Food Tracking
Daily data starting in March 2015.
* Current Routine & Past Logs
Feb 2017. My current routine is a bit all over the place. I am active everyday either surfing, lifting or climbing. the rigidity of my strength training plan was necessary when I first started as an unhealthy, overweight mess. As a person with a healthy lifestyle I can now afford to be casual.
Blood Testing and System Health
Blood Testing Records and Logs
I use WellnessFX (via Quest Diagnosics local centers) to conduct quarterly comprehensive blood tests. The Performance Test requires 16 vials of blood and tests every aspect of my system.