Finished a podcast with Joe Rogan and Mark Sisson from Mark’s Daily Apple. He’s all about the ‘Paleo’ lifestyle. His big point was to reduce the amount of training you do and become fat adapted. He rarely pushes himself with training an is able to maintain low body fat. Sprints, heavy weights and long slow cardio are his workouts. Apparently he’s just loving life this way.
The only issue that I can see with this potential glorious lifestyle is the absolute crazy discipline required to become and stay fat adapted.
I’ve heard the same echoed from Dom D'Agostino about saving time and working out less. He apparently only lifts 2 days a week and does zero cardio and is able to maintain a 230 lb low body fat frame. Again, I’m thinking that the discipline required to keep your diet on check would kill the average person.
I had a couple of beers after hockey last night. I enjoyed it and will probably do it again. In theory, this would kick me out of ketosis. To sacrifice beers with buds is going too far for me!
You really need to find a balance for your lifestyle. It seems reasonable to believe that these guys who are fat adapted and workout less seem to fully enjoy their lives. On the other hand it seems radical for the average office monkey who wants to still enjoy after work drinks.
There’s probably huge benefits to becoming fat adapted. Stay fat adapted is another animal altogether!