So I went to two of Tim's talks at the Woodstock Fruit Festival. I had a good impression of him. Very fit, friendly guy, very good speaker. In one of his talks he explained that he tried the 801010 way, but didn't feel optimal. He said he couldn't afford it as well. Currently he's eating a green smoothie in the morning (kale, bananas, berries, dates), fruits during the day and a huge salad in the evening (plus an avocado and some olive oil) (he even apologized for the olive oil, but he said he just likes the taste). No fruits in the evening, because it made him to jittery.
He guesses his carb/fat/protein ratios are approximately 70/20/10 on average, his caloric intake between 2000 and 2500. He also made the interesting observation that people just don't need all the sugar from the fruits- it will just be excreted from the body (I believe he said through urination, might be mistaken).
He's running quite a bit daily, up to 2 hours a day, and winning a lot of competitions. So he seems to be doing quite well on his approach. My wife has ordered me to try his way, since it would mean we would save quite a bit of money on groceries!
Any thoughts about his approach?
there are a couple fairly present videos in which tim says "people who know me know... i struggle with depression."
off the top of my head, the one where he gives advice on winter running...
This really stood out for me.
Hi Freelee! I was not at the festival and so did not obviously hear Tim speak there. I did watch his video with Dan, and he spoke about his depression and how bad it was, and how some raw food friends got him out there and eating a better diet which began his journey.........something like that. He didn't mention anything about the depression AFTER he changed his diet in the video. If I'm hearing you right, you are saying that he is STILL depressed a lot?
To be fair to him, he said he only eats Lara Bars when traveling....
I know TVO has been extensively discussed on 30bad, but was wondering if other visitors at Woodstock who had seen his talks had any new opinions on his approach....
I just looked them up, they have 200+kcal each. I'd prefer live food anyway or craft my own bars from pitted dates or similar.