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Game Changers Not Playing Fair…

Game Changers Not Playing Fair…
29th October 2019 James Burroughs

So I’m sure a lot of people have now seen Game Changers on @netflix. There has been a lot of talk about it at @bodyclinicuk and I’ve even had some DMs about it.

First thing is first you should not be taking nutrition or specific diet advice from a documentary on Netflix. Especially one that is based more on opinion than actual facts.πŸ€ͺ

It seems there is at least one documentary a year out on Netflix stating some propaganda, trying to convey a superiority over all other diets.β†˜οΈ

The guy has gained 25kg since being on a plant based diet. Bloody lolπŸ˜‚ πŸ’‰

Beetroot juice will not increase your Bench Press by 19%.πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

The show has the Terminator (Arnie) himself on for 15 seconds and let’s please remember he is not Vegan πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ, he is plant-based and coincidentally has a Vegan powder coming out (πŸ˜‚ πŸ’΅).

The main concern is the documentary states that going Vegan will boost athletic performance and a non-Vegan diet is harming the environment and will kill you due to a variety of disease. It’s seems they have picked weak random bits of research that has already been used in previous documentaries.πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

Of course there are some professional athletes that are Vegan, however there are only a limited amount of top vegan athletes, relative to their competition. A few exceptions are Lewis Hamilton (f1), Scott Jurek (long distance runner), Venus Williams (tennis), Nate Diaz (UFC). 🏎 πŸŽΎπŸ‘ŠπŸ»

You can of course be a Vegan and be a top athlete, but a Vegan diet is not the main factor why someone becomes an elite level athlete. Plant-based diets have not shown any superiority in the limited research available. It is also safe to say that an athlete can be the best of the best by incorporating animal products in their current diet, when we reflect upon the former and current greats in all sports.πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

Finally I am not discrediting Vegan athletes or the athletes used in the program. They are all exceptional performers and I fully respect their decision. Just more actual facts are needed.

So I’m looking forward to next vegan documentary. Hopefully using actual controlled trials and tests. Having a clear comparison between a vegan athlete and a non vegan.πŸ€žβœ…

Any questions on this topic feel free to drop me an email:

james@clinic.co.uk