If I don’t have meat, then WTF can I eat?! (Suriname Edition)

21 Day Vegetarian Challenge | If I don’t have meat, then WTF can I eat?! (Suriname Edition)

THEM: “If I don’t have meat, then what the f*** can I eat?” MASTER BODY ARCHITECT: “I’m glad you asked …”

Vegan, Vegetarian, or Meat-Eater? How about all 3? by Joe Reid Kirby III | 5/20/17

You don’t have to put yourself into one box, category, or cage. I think you will find that all 3 lifestyles have their advantages and disadvantages. As a thorough holistic nutrition coach and well-seasoned master trainer, here’s the way I balance all three to my benefit of living a healthy, happy life:

As I’m sure we’ve all come to learn by now, the best kind of food to eat is real food. Although junk foods may be a lot cheaper than wholesome foods, it’s been proven time and time again that sticking to a healthier nutrition regimen may cost you now, but will save you thousands in medical bills and preventable doctor visits of the future. “Foods” injected with chemical cocktails which trick your brain into desiring more of the foods that give you stomach aches, headaches, body aches, and allergies may seem more desirable for said taste; until you realize that untainted foods actually taste a hell of a lot better than the mysterious, cleverly-packaged science projects which didn’t exist 50 years ago — not to mention, that you don’t have to succumb to any nonsense side-effects.

This modern, religious food war is causing more confusion to the masses than providing the apparent goal of clarity. As a fellow practitioner of all 3 craving cults, allow me to introduce you to my simplified solution of the whole man versus food phenomenon; as well as, illustrate a practical, yet beneficial, method to which you may happily include all 3 lifestyle choices into your life without feeling deprived, stressed, or utterly bewildered — all the while, not sacrificing your good health in the process.

Suggestion number one: Place your focus on eating real, whole foods which are unprocessed (& require preparing — whether at home or compliments of a professional chef) and still remain in their natural form — for the most part. For example, if you’re a French fry lover; instead of buying an overly-processed, frozen bag of 70% modified potatoes, 30% other shit, prep your own homemade fries in your clean kitchen with your favorite types of potatoes. Google quick and easy healthy recipes; then, become culinarily resourceful with all of the fresh ingredients you can get your hands on. Make yourself a special sauce to drizzle on top of your crispy goodness and enjoy!

Suggestion number two: Take the middle-path of the two extremes. If you really sit back and think about it, herbivores and carnivores are both the extremists of the food chain. As a full time, Texas-style, all-you-can-eat meat eater (with a side of couch potato), I once packed on massive quantities of body fat and gained upwards of 20 pounds — placing me at my heaviest all-time weight of 193 pounds. Non-coincidentally, after adjusting my overall over-consumption of low-quality foods and sprinkling in a consistent schedule of daily workouts, I achieved what I’d personally consider my best body to-date — at and around 175 pounds. On the flip side, as an intermittent fasting, raw vegan, I found myself on the reverse side of the spectrum and ended up dropping a staggering twenty plus pounds in less than 4 weeks — placing me at the all-time lowest weight I’d seen since I was a teenager. Most of the lost inches were a result of body fat loss; however, I must admit that I did also cannibalize a significant amount of lean muscle tissue in the process. As a result, I slowly began to reintroduce eggs and a limited number of animal by-products (treat meals that contained trace amounts of dairy) into my diet, to regain my ideal weight and counter-act my hypertrophy nemeses.

Suggestion number three: Balance all three lifestyles in a way that you can honestly sustain and build from for the remainder of your days. The direction that I found works best for me is: following a strict vegetarian (no meat) lifestyle daily; performing an intermittent fasting, raw vegan 3-day detox/cleanse monthly, to filter organs and clean out the entire system; and treating myself to one quality meat-based meal on holidays and special occasions of which I feel I’ve earned that guiltless right. Through this methodical lifestyle choice, I’ve quickly reached my ideal weight once again and am looking to build from this promising, sustainable way of life.

Follow what feels best for you and your family, regardless of negative naysayers. Your life is yours to have and enjoy … just remember that leaning too far to either side will always lead to a fall — this thin line we’ve coined ‘life’ is all about balance.

#3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

 

P.S. Join me on the GottaLoveKirby YouTube Channel to participate in the 21 Day Vegetarian Challenge I’m hosting, brought to you in part by #3CupsOfJoe … From Your Average Joe to Fitness Model Series — ending June 11th.

SUBSCRIBE to the GottaLoveKirby YouTube Channel — https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLofiSU77ApA5gGD639VtJ1fmk7rvI7-RS — & COMMENT below to receive a FREE Vegetarian Meal Plan TODAY!

My Motto: Don’t Be Average, Get Fit!

This video contains a wide variety of the many vegetarian meals I eat throughout a typical week. The only ‘meat’ you need is to do what it takes to MEET your goals.

21 Day Vegetarian Challenge | From Your Average Joe to Fitness Model Series

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Suriname Familie | What does Peace, LOVE, & Understanding mean to you? (Season 1 Finale) ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 11

SEASON FINALE: Season 1 of the #3CupsOfJoe Show has come to an epic end! My incredible Suriname family made this episode extra special for me!

What does Peace, LOVE, & Understanding mean to you? There are no wrong answers … only questions we haven’t asked.

My Motto: Do what you LOVE and nothing else.

My Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

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My 27th BIRTHDAY — 1st in Suriname (Taurus Season) ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 10

I had such an incredible birthday yesterday with family & friends! I greatly appreciate all of the LOVE and well-wishes I was abundantly showered with!

Numerology: 27 = 2 + 7 = 9 = Highest Level of Change

I’m looking forward to making my 27th year of life even better than the previous 26. Stay tuned …

The Season Finale of Season 1 (Episode 11) of the #3CupsOfJoe Show is coming soon! If you like my vibe, SUBSCRIBE to be notified.

My Motto: Do what you LOVE and nothing else.

My Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

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AVD Wandelmars 2017 ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 9

The annual Avondvierdaagse (AVD) Parade in the city of Paramaribo, Suriname is a Carnival-like showcase of the many cultures this beautiful country is home to. The sound of the beating drums, sight of the cultural dances, and feeling of the passionate singing was an intoxicating experience. Definitely a great way to start the week of my birthday!

Stay tuned for Episode 10 of the #3CupsOfJoe Show, as I’ll be sharing an inside-look at my 27th Birthday Celebration — my 1st birthday outside of the U.S.

My Motto: Do what you LOVE and nothing else.

My Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

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Make Your Heaven on Earth + Surinamese Markoesa & Bakabana ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 8

Find peace in doing the things you love; with the people you love; surrounded by the music you love; & a belly full of the nutritious & delicious foods you love. Stop waiting to rest in peace & start living in peace.

Wifey & I hooked up some homemade Surinamese Markoesa Sap (passion fruit juice) & Bakabana (fried plantains). I hope you enjoy this episode of the #3CupsOfJoe Show, & look forward to seeing you in the future episodes to come!

My Motto: Do what you LOVE and nothing else.

My Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

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Making More Memories in Bersaba (Video + Poem) ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 6

“Freer than I’ve ever been … something that you’ve never been.” ~ 6LACK

The caged bird has no idea what freedom is, until it experiences life outside of the cage; and here I am … out of my cage. Free to fly! I’ve chosen to fly so high. Watch the way the sky flips me as I soar by.

You Are. ~ Spoken Word Poetry by Joe Reid Kirby III

You are the space,
You are the state of being,
Where the villages of joy and happiness live,
You are the light captured on film,
The heat mapped on the radar,
Perceptions reflect the many scenes of your life,
Upon the mirrors of your memories,
You are the time which separates beginnings from infinities.

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 3/20/17

My Motto: Do what you LOVE and nothing else.

My Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

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Holi aka Phagwah in Suriname + A LOVE Challenge ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 5

According to Wikipedia: “Holi [or Phagwah] is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the ‘festival of colours’ or the ‘festival of love.’ The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.”

Without even knowing that meaning prior to my experience, I embraced this loving culture and was embraced by it. Good food, great fun, and a giving family are all phenomenal qualities of life to celebrate!

My LOVE Challenge to You:
* Take a day away from the world, with your life partner … no work, no phones, no computers, no tv (except movies), no kids, no distractions.
* Do not verbally (nor texting/messaging) communicate with each other the entire day together. Instead, speak to each other only through touch, body language, hand written notes/letters, and music.
* Enjoy the feel and presence of one another in absolute peace, passion, and serenity.
* Write a letter to yourself about the day you’ve experienced before you sleep. This will be your reminder to your future self of how cleansing your spirit of LOVE can positively impact your entire life.

I will see you all in 2 weeks! I’ll be enjoying my life with my wife within the rainforest of Suriname; and hope you find it in yourself to celebrate your lives too!

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My Motto: Do what you LOVE and nothing else.

My Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

Days in Suriname

Days in Suriname by Joe Reid Kirby III

The time doesn’t change here …

Nearly every day it rains,

A forth as often as the sun shines,

And does it shine …

You’re sprayed daily with a tropical tan through the window,

The plants are constantly encouraged to grow,

All everything in these parts seem to know is life …

And you’re free to live it however fast or slow,

The birds put on an hourly show,

The roosters perfect their ambient crow,

The reptiles pay the humans no mind,

They simply bypass the obstacles and continue to go,

And you’ve never seen the stars shine with such a glow,

On a clear night you’d swear you could touch them,

No,

You could hold them …

So,

Reach your arms out and stand on the tips of your toe,

As long as your mood is high they’ll seem so low.

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 3/7/17

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