At first, when one learns about (or sees someone’s results from) the low-carb, high-fat (or animal-based) way of eating, there is a cognitive dissonance to work through that goes something like this:
“Wait, doesn’t fat clog your arteries and make you fat? You must be some kind of unicorn. It will catch up to you soon.”
“Aren’t whole grains a healthy carb? I can’t eat low-carb because my doctor said I needed to eat a high fiber, low-fat diet since my cholesterol and blood sugar is too high.”
“Won’t all that meat eventually rot in your gut and give you cancer?”
It’s confusing because many times another doctor is recommending this animal-based way of eating. Somehow they have been helping people lose weight, reverse symptoms, and improve other health markers. Weird.
How can that be? It doesn’t make sense. Everybody knows the majority of our plate needs to be fruits and vegetables. We’ve been taught this all our lives. How would you get vitamins and minerals if you don’t eat your veggies like our mamas taught us?
After some trepidation, and because you really want to lose weight, feel better, and perhaps even have a more vivacious life, you decide to try it. Soon, you too have lost weight and gained vitality in many ways.
It’s difficult sometimes. Family members think you have lost your mind, you try to keep your food choices a secret from co-workers, and you rarely want to socialize. Sometimes it’s difficult because life gets in the way.
Birthdays, graduations, baby and wedding showers, Halloween sweets and treats all bleed into the excess that is Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Then, the new year rolls around and you get back on the band wagon.
You might be asking yourself if all this effort is worth it. Why does it have to be difficult?
Or, you might be learning about this way of eating for the first time and wonder if it actually has any merit long term, if at all.
Enter Brio Place
The word brio means vigor or vivacity. Brio Place is a curation of ideas and resources for those who are interested in nutritional information that is humane, animal-based, and sustainable, both for the individual and environment.
We need you to be your most vivacious self because you have very important work to do in this world.
Think about it:
What would you do with even 10% more energy? Maybe even have enough to be productive for one more hour a day, perhaps?
Can you imagine commuting an hour to work at a job that you have lost interest in and realizing that you are actually in a good mood and feeling hopeful? How much faster do you think you’ll find a career you feel called to if you are feeling this way?
What if you were able to parent a little more easily because you felt good most of the time?
How much better would all your relationships be as a bi-product of understanding yourself better nutritionally?
All these things and much more are possible for you too!
It would be one thing if a low-carb, animal-based diet was like any other diet and helped someone lose weight only to gain it back, which sometimes happens. But how is it possible that so many people are maintaining the weight loss and improving other health markers over decades?
We have to first get past our perceptions of contradictory information to understand what is actually true.
Maintaining health is more nuanced than a number on a scale, or any one health marker. This site is a collection of case studies and curated educational material from doctors, nutritionists, and other experts in animal-based nutrition, personal development, and regenerative agriculture.
Topics of Exploration
Cyclical-keto, Carnivore: Did you know that beef is full of vitamins and minerals in addition to healthy fat and protein? We hear a lot about the nutrient density of certain vegetables but did you know eggs and beef liver are among the most nutrient complete foods? Discover how to maintain a vivacious life with an animal-based approach. Links Coming Soon!
Know Thyself: OK, we all know daily sweets and the drive-through are not the most advantageous choices for our health but we consume these things more often than we’d like. Why is that? Then there are times when we believe we are moderating and end up going through a whole bag of chips on our own. Or have you ever considered that you may be self-sabotaging your efforts because of what you truly believe about “healthy” people or a myriad of other reasons? Here we explore some reasons why we do what we do and how our body actually works. Links Coming Soon!
Regenerative Agriculture: We believe that raising cattle, other animals, and crops regeneratively is more humane than killing hundreds of land animals, birds, bees, beneficial insects, and the soil with plowing, mono-cropping, and pesticides. This topic explores where our food comes from and why we need to be aware. Links Coming Soon!