One of Mark’s Primal Laws is to avoid doing stupid things that may injure you. It’s a good law.
I almost broke it today.
I met up with my buddy to go indoor rock climbing this morning. The stupid part? I didn’t have any breakfast.
Now I know all about intermittent fasting (IF) and how many people enjoy working out in a fasted state. Blah, blah, blah. I’ve only been rock climbing a few times, but I have figured out this much: it’s hard and takes a lot of energy.
I gassed out way too quickly on several climbs and couldn’t complete them.
Mainly this was because I’ve been staying up too late at night and waking up late as a result. I basically rolled out of bed and went to the climbing gym. Not smart.
Fortunately this wasn’t all that dangerous (except to my pride!) as our safety equipment and mutual checks prevent accidents.
So, Primal Law: Don’t Go Rock Climbing on an Empty Stomach.
I ended up buying a Clif Bar. Mistake.
Check out the ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, ClifPro® (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Soy Flour), Organic Rolled Oats, Soy White Chocolate ( Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Cocoa Butter, Soy Flour, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors), Organic Toasted Oats (Organic Oats, Organic Dried Cane Syrup Organic Cane Syrup, ClifCrunch® (Organic Oat Fiber, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Organic Milled Flaxseed, Organic Oat Bran, Psyllium), Macadamia Nuts, Organic Soy Butter (Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Soybean Oil, Salt), Organic Macadamia Nuts, Organic Date Paste, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt
Here’s how I read these: Sugar, Legume, Grain, Sugary Legume, Sugary Grain, Nuts, Legume, Nuts, Sugar, Additive to make processed foods palatable, Salt
Definitely, definitely not Primal. My GI tract hasn’t been happy since.
So here’s another Primal Law: Don’t Rely on “Healthy” Snacks to Be Healthy.