What is E.L.Y.W.T.S.P?

Other than a really impractical abbreviation… Eat like you want to smash people started as a hashtag on Instagram, just like all great things in history had. It is a mentality that I use for nutrition and for my motivation for eating healthy.

I believe in eating healthy food, I really do. I believe that people should optimize their body, to take it to the limit of what it is capable of. Nothing is sadder than seeing someone treating their body like a garbage can, making your organism work overtime just to find some suitable nutrition. A piece of ancient wisdom from Socrates really applies here:
<“quoteText”>“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” I am no certified nutritionist, but I have researched nutrition for countless hours and I am certain that the broad “guidelines” I use would hold up if put on the test by a professional. MY goal is to make my meals as diverse as possible and to prove that healthy food is not boring or impossible to cook yourself. My schedule doesn’t allow much time for cooking, so I don’t stand in front of the oven for three hours at a time monitoring what’s going in there. The food I usually prepare is fast and as tasty as possible.

There are some things I rarely or never eat:

  • Pork (because I had a pet potbellied pig for a while and I appreciate the intelligence of pigs too much to eat them)
  • Milk products (I eat as little of them as possible, some occasional cream cheese, but that is pretty much it)
  • Refined sugar (I have a sweet tooth but I use stevia, honey, fruits or dates to compensate)
  • Wheat (not because it is cool to not eat gluten nowadays, but because I believe there are a lot of carb sources that offer way more)
  • Anything with vinegar (personal preference, I can’t stand it)
  • Alcohol (I just don’t enjoy it very much and I can’t justify the effects on the body)

Things that are a staple in my diet:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Lean meat
  • Beans, lentils, chickpeas and some other legumes
  • Eggs (I have 6 chickens behind my house)
  • Oats (GF if possible)
  • Protein powder
  • Coconut products
  • Vegetables
  • Variety of spices

Look here to find recipes and tips that I use in fueling my body daily. I want to prove that eating well is practical, easy and especially beneficial for fighters!

*Disclaimer: I am totally shit at taking good looking pictures of food. I will do my best to get better, but almost always keep in mind that the things in the pictures taste better than they look 😉