Brad Eats In A Day

This show is inspired by the recent questions I have been receiving about my daily diet.

2022 has been a year of changes in my philosophy and critical thinking, leading me to second guess some of the foundational elements of the ancestral health movement, and accordingly, embarking on an experiment to modify my long time dietary practices, such as fasting in the morning and watching my caloric intake to maintain health and body composition. I started playing around with different methods, making an effort to consume more daily calories and finding that it actually resulted in positive changes.

You will hear about all the differences I have noticed since I started eating differently (and more!), what consuming carbs in the morning does to your stress hormone response, and what I eat in a typical day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in detail.


In the past six months, Brad has changed from partially fasting until noon to eating significantly more calories. Brad has done some critical thinking about some of the foundational elements of the ancestral health movement. [00:19]

Consuming some carbs first thing in the morning will turn down the stress hormone response which is widely regarded as a desirable way to wake up in the morning.  [01:14]

A big bowl of fruit in the morning is sometimes followed by an egg dish. Few vegetables are in Brad’s diet.  [06:03]

Even though Brad has been eating more calories, his body weight remains the same. [09:46]

Fasting does have some benefits like just keeping you away from the things that are not good for you like nutrient deficient foods. [11:58]

Brad’s early morning smoothie with lots of fruit, frozen liver and bone broth starts his day with a bang.  {13:05]

We have a strongly wired appetite mechanism that will drive us to consume sufficient protein. Supplements really help. [17:35]

Dark chocolate is a must throughout Brad’s day. [20:33]

By midday, Brad is ready to prepare a proper meal. There is a big vote for red meat. [22:34]

Fish intake has been decreasing for Brad as the ocean becomes more polluted and fishing practices become more adverse. [27:45]

When you are listening to this podcast, we hope you are really hearing the information and taking it in. [29:43]



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Brad (00:00):
I’m author and athlete, Brad Kerns. Welcome to the B.rad podcast, where we explore ways to pursue peak performance with passion throughout life. Visit brad kerns.com for great resources on healthy eating, exercise, and lifestyle. And here we go with the show.

New Speaker (00:19):
In this six month experiment, I’ve consumed significantly more calories than my historical pattern, which was characterized by not eating much until midday. I weigh the same and perhaps have even improved my body composition with more muscle mass and, uh, reduction in body fat from previous years. And in terms of like that being my go-to treat, there’s only so much dark chocolate you can enjoy. And so my intake is reasonable and somewhat, uh, regulated or restrained by the fact that that’s my single favorite treat. And I don’t have seven other, types of indulgences, if you will, that are in my daily diet. I’ve just kind of shut out, uh, any intake of processed foods or sweets or treats in favor of dark chocolate.

Brad (01:09):
If you tell me it’s healthy, I’ll wat it. I’ll grow to like it. And if you tell me it’s not healthy for me, I will eliminate it tomorrow and never eat it again and not cry any tears.

Brad (01:14):
Okay. Had a few questions come in asking me about what my daily dietary pattern looks like. And of course, in 2022, some big changes have happened in my philosophy, my critical thinking, and my, uh, second guessing some of the foundational elements of the ancestral health movement. And accordingly, embarking on a experiment to modify my longtime dietary practices such as fasting throughout the morning hours and watching my, uh, caloric intake in the back of my mind to maintain healthy body composition. And now some of those things have been, um, called into, called into question, and I’m playing around with different strategies, for example, uh, consuming more daily calories and seeing what happens. And so far, uh, nothing’s happened except good. I haven’t added a bunch of body fat. And you’re gonna learn why in more detail in this show, dedicated to what does Brad eat in a day. So here in late 2022 is a good time to publish the show because I launched a big experiment. So we’ll start the story back in May when I launch my experiment to consume more carbohydrates,

Brad (02:42):
More calories in total, and forget about the fasting periods and the compressed eating windows. And basically, uh, consume calories from, uh, soon after I wake up, as soon as I finish my 40 minute morning exercise routine, actually, and or a workout on the heels of that. So I start eating as soon as I, as soon as I can, but I’m not, uh, sitting down to consume calories before I launch into the morning exercise session. And a lot of times I’ll piggyback a workout onto the morning exercise routine. So, um, but I will start grabbing some dried fruit, uh, before I begin the morning exercise routine. So I’m gonna start from the moment I wake up. I very soon hit the deck and commence the session that you can learn all about on the online course. But I am reaching for some dried fruit, uh, that’s inspired by the, uh, shows with Jay Feldman, where, uh, consuming some carbs first thing in the morning will turn down that stress hormone response, which is, uh, widely regarded as a desirable way to wake up in the morning.

Brad (03:51):
We get that natural and desirable spike in cortisol and serotonin, the drop in adenine so we feel alert and energized. But again, um, the argument that these are stress mechanisms and that you can, uh, fuel yourself with something that’s easy to digest right away and maybe, diminish the need for that cortisol spike and preserve that for the upcoming exercise session. Makes sense to me. No big deal either way. So I’m no longer scared of sliding a few dried mangoes in while I’m driving my dog over to the park to begin the morning exercise session or heading to the backyard to begin. So that’s the first thing that happens. And then I have the 40 minute routine, uh, possibly an add-on workout after that. And usually I’m doing something after that, even if it’s not a big formal training session at the track, I’ll go and do some extra dead lifts in the backyard or stretch cords or jogging, uh, down the street at a slow pace, which I’ve added back to my overall training program to put more time on my feet and better condition myself for the sprint workouts.

Brad (04:58):
Not that I’m training for endurance goals anymore, but I’ll run one to two miles most every day, believing that it’ll help me perform and recover in my high intensity sprint sessions. So when I finish that, usually an hour or an hour plus of exercise, then I will go and hit the now world famous, cuz I keep talking about it, the huge bowl of fresh fruit and the giant whey protein super fuel smoothie that can appropriately be called a high carb, high protein, high fat smoothie. And so that’s a pretty big dose of nutrition first thing in the morning. So I’m not often stacking that with a proper breakfast like omelets, uh, or cooking up eggs or something else. But sometimes, believe it or not, especially if I’ve done something really strenuous, I will do the fruit and protein reliably. And then soon after, maybe it’s 20 minutes, maybe it’s an hour, maybe it’s right away, I will prepare a delicious nutritious breakfast, which usually centerpiece would be eggs with avocado and corn tortillas.

Brad (06:03):
But let’s go back to the bowl of fresh fruit. Scott and other listeners, were going back and forth with our new fascination, new hobbies. Says, what kind of fruit have you tried? These amazing California mangoes. Yeah, man, I’m going for a lot of tropical fruit and fresh berries, pineapples. And so this is definitely a flip flop from all the commentary in years of books where we generally projected this message that you wanna take it easy on fruit a little bit, you know, it’s got a lot of sugar. It can be contributing to, uh, storing excess body fat, and of course the vegetables and the wonderful abundant colorful nutrients that are found in your salad or in your green smoothie. we touted those, uh, a great deal, uh, over the, over the years. And so now, yes, I stand here, um, with a change of heart.

Brad (06:57):
And so I am big time thumbs up on the fruit and have really backed off my vegetable consumption, uh, inspired by the carnivore leaders like Dr. Shawn Baker, Dr. Paul Saladino. Um, not that I would contend, uh, or put myself in the category of high plant sensitivity, uh, but I would say I have mild sensitivity that can get severe when I do stuff like my previously mentioned green smoothie experiment from years past. This is probably three years ago now, where I was on this kick inspired by Dr. Rhonda Patrick’s viral YouTube video and the amazing concentration of nutrition that you can get when you throw, previously frozen kale, spinach, carrots, beets, celery into the blender and blend it up and have this wonderful morning green smoothie. But I also got a huge dose of plant toxins in raw form, which is the most, uh, severe in terms of sensitivity.

Brad (07:54):
And I would reliably experience a bloated abdomen for many hours after this morning green smoothie. Fortunately, I was only dedicated to this experiment for, oh, maybe, uh, six months or maybe longer on and off. But I started to reflect a little bit on how could something like this be truly healthy when it’s causing me such immediate and acute digestive distress. So if you wanna test for your own sensitivity to plant toxins, that’s a great way to just pile in huge piles of produce in raw form and see if you can handle it. Um, so I’ve had a change of heart about the urgent need to have vegetables and produce be the centerpiece of your diet because by comparison, the animal foods, especially the animal superstar foods at the top of the ranking, provide much more nutrition than even, uh, the, you know, the super duper kale smoothies and, uh, almond spinach salad and things like that.

Brad (08:57):
The stir fries that I used to make, uh, many days, you know, giant piles of produce and at least I would cook them up. So those were much easier to digest than my raw smoothie. But, um, I’m now contending that vegetables have gone by the wayside for the most part. Uh, but I’m, you know, really big bullish on fruit, especially in the morning, especially after my, uh, 40 minute or one hour exercise session. And that’s probably an important point, especially when we have a lot of counter arguments to what I’m talking about here, is that as Liver King likes to say, I earned my carbs and I earned them every single day because my first hour of every day is pretty strenuous and I’m burning a significant amount of calories. And so, hey, the big bowl of fruit right after really works well for me.

Brad (09:46):
And then I’ll talk about my wonderful protein smoothie, which I also believe has been, um, a huge catalyst for a number of benefits, including the ability to drop that excess body fat that I’ve talked about on previous shows and maintain, effortlessly maintain, uh, my ideal body composition down here at, uh, a hundred sixty three, a hundred sixty four pounds, which to me is important because I feel good, but also because of my competitive goals, which happen to be the high jump and extra weight does not really help. In fact, when you look at the world class high jumpers, they too weigh a hundred sixty three, a hundred sixty four pounds, but they’re like six three and so forth. So I’m doing the best I can, people, but I feel like this is a healthy weight. And even though in this six month experiment I’ve consumed significantly more calories than my historical pattern, which was characterized by not eating much until midday, um, I weigh the same and perhaps have even improved my body composition with more muscle mass and reduction in body fat from, uh, previous years.

Brad (10:55):
So I’m gonna, uh, contend that my morning exercise routine and increasing that and increasing the degree of difficulty combined with this nice start to the day where I’m getting maximum and optimal cellular nourishment sets my appetite and satiety hormones very nicely. Because when I finish the fruit and the smoothie, I am very satisfied. And for many hours afterward, I don’t worry about a snacking or taking these departures that we often lament when we’re trying things like, uh, extended fasting. And oftentimes, um, this stuff will kind of become exposed, uh, let’s say late in the evening when you’re reaching for that pint of ice cream. And not to pick on anyone who likes to go reach for a pint of ice cream, but if you unwind that story a bit, we might discover areas, needs to improve areas such as perhaps not consuming enough protein over the course of the day and feeling a little depleted and burnt out.

Brad (11:58):
And our brain does not like to feel depleted and burnt out. So we will, we will experience strong cravings for quick energy nutrient deficient food at those times when we’re a little bit fried. So, front loading in a sense, your nutritional needs in the morning has been a winning strategy for me. I’ve talked a long time and many books, podcasts about the wonderful benefits of fasting where you get that anti-inflammatory response, you get that immune boosting response, you get the autophagy, the cellular repair. And for many people who are caught in the throes of an overly stressful in sufficiently active and excess process food consumption, lifestyle boy fasting can be a real life changing practice because it’s keeping you away from adverse dietary habits such as the great All-American breakfast that you see at the hotel buffet or in the typical cultural traditions that we’ve had for so long with your oatmeal and your pancakes and your french toast and your muffins and your orange juice.

Brad (13:05):
And this huge load of, uh, largely nutrient deficient processed carbohydrates that set you up for trouble and a roller coaster day of cravings. And, uh, mood swings, energy level swings, declines in cognitive function because you dose yourself with nutrient deficient foods that inhibit cellular energy production first thing in the morning. So when I talk about fruit and the ingredients in my smoothie, I’m talking about very nutritious, uh, agents that are not difficult to digest and that nourish my cells efficiently without any bloating of the abdomen and all those side effects that I experience from consuming a lot of plant toxins, albeit widely regarded as healthy when I described that smoothie with the bes and the celery and the carrots and the spinach and the kale whoop de do, um, not gonna be as winning as something that doesn’t cause those problems and still provides excellent nutrition.

Brad (14:06):
So as far as the smoothie, you can look on the website at the B.rad Whey Protein Super Fuel, and we have a link to a number of interesting, delicious creative smoothie recipes that you can try with the whey protein at the centerpiece. But, uh, essentially what I’m putting in there is bone broth is my starting point, my liquid base. And no, it does not adversely impact the taste of the smoothie. And I just find it a great way to, uh, get my daily dose of bone broth assuredly. So it’s just cold bone broth and that goes in as liquid. Um, I’m putting in frozen chunks of liver. So pre-pro grass fed liver, which has given, given me nutritious source of fats, the bone broth and the liver. Uh, I’m putting in a sufficient amount of frozen fruit on top of all the fresh fruit that I ate.

Brad (14:59):
I’m always putting in frozen bananas. And then I’ll often include frozen strawberries or frozen tropical fruit like mangoes, buying those in bags ready made at places like Trader Joe’s. So I have all these ingredients ready. And another, um, great feature of the fruit and the smoothie bomber in the morning is, it doesn’t take a lot of time to knock this out and get this great dose of nutrition. So I’m not slaving over the stove, cause I know a lot of us are pressed for time in the morning, but you can certainly wash up some berries, throw ’em in a bowl, um, get your, your pineapples, your mangoes, your papayas. And I like to spend the time in the kitchen, getting the fresh fruit and slicing it up. And it does take a long time, but I sort of enjoy it and I feel, uh, really connected to healthy eating when I’m preparing the food from scratch.

Brad (15:46):
Uh, but sometimes it’s tempting to buy the pre sliced stuff, especially when, uh, let’s say you’re traveling or you don’t have that time to devote, you spend a little bit more and you got your pineapple all sliced up. And yes, those guys do a better job than I do. Uh, keeping the pulp out of there and stuff like that. So, uh, whatever you can do to get that fresh fruit in, not a time consuming effort in the morning. And same with the smoothie, when the ingredients are ready. And I actually store my smoothie ingredients in a shopping bag and carry it into the kitchen every day cuz there’s so many of ’em. I just want to keep ’em in one place. We don’t have the shelf space, so it’s just like, here comes the delivery boy and use time to make the smoothie.

Brad (16:27):
So I have the bone broth, I have the liver chunks, I have the frozen fruit, and then I have two to three scoops of the WHEY Protein Super Fuel. Um, my slogan on the bag says A scoop a day is the way, Hey, but I, I know I pay less than you for the product. But, this is the very best source of grassfed whey protein isolate that you’ll find anywhere in the world. It comes direct from cattle grazing on small family farms in Wisconsin. And the product is so fresh and pure that is considered a food grade product as opposed to a supplement, uh, with a supplement containing a bunch of extra ingredients. And this way is made in a single day by artisan cheese makers generational family businesses because, uh, when you make cheese fresh, whe happens to be a byproduct. They used to actually, um, throw the way in the garbage, discard it until, um, scientists realized, I think this is, uh, a hundred years ago or something, that it was a really great source of protein, in fact, um, the single best source of protein by far in the supplement world.

Brad (17:35):
So I have this great source of WHEY protein and I’m certainly not concerned with consuming too much protein in a day. And the great leaders that you can hear from, like Dr. Peter Attia, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon and their respective podcast are talking about how important it is for health, vitality, longevity, appetite control, weight control to get sufficient protein every day. I should mention Dr. Ted Naiman in there too, in his great book that he wrote with William Shewfelt called the P E` Diet. That’s protein to energy ratio. And the argument there, the protein lever theory or the PE ratio idea is that we have strongly wired appetite mechanisms that will drive us to consume sufficient protein and we will consume calories until we get this deeply wired need for protein met. So if you have a lot of potato chips and ice cream in your diet, which are respectively, infants, amounts of protein, um, you’re gonna be wanting to consume, uh, the entire pint.

Brad (18:43):
And it’s a, a futile attempt to get your protein needs met from that deepest biological drive. That hard wiring through, uh, processed foods that your brain does not know is, is not gonna be, uh, the way to do it. So again, if you front load with, in my case, two to three scoops of protein, so I’m talking about up to 50 grams, if I’m doing three scoops outside, have the creatine in there as well. Um, I feel like that’s, you know, a strong vote in favor of my performance, my recovery, and my maintenance of lean muscle mass throughout life. What else goes in there? Probably 18 to 24 ancestral supplement capsules. So the MOFO product male optimization formula with organs at least six capsules a day of those. And then I’m often including other of my favorites, things like blood vitality, prostate, uh, beef organs, beef liver, and the many other great supplements.

Brad (19:39):
And it’ll help, uh, increase your intake of organ foods when you’re not out there devotedly slicing up heart and having that for lunch. And, uh, making sure that you get ample intake. So I have the frozen liver chunks as well as what’s in the supplement capsule. So I’m getting some good nutrition in the form of organs. I’ll put some glutamine in there, which is good for gut health. And then at any one time I’m experimenting with maybe another half dozen different supplements. And so that will all go into the blender so that I don’t have to painstakingly take the capsules one by one. Um, maybe I’ll add some cinnamon for flavor cuz the liver can make it pretty strong. But with a sufficient amount of fruit and things like cinnamon, you’re going to, uh, get a pleasant tasting smoothie. Sometimes I put, uh, coconut flakes in there for a little more texture.

Brad (20:33):
And if I have some good pastured eggs, especially from fresh from local farms, I’ll put three egg yolks in there and get additional nutritional benefits. I told you it was a super fuel smoothie. So that is my, uh, morning. And then as the hours go on and I’m getting into the busy day at work, uh, guess what’s nearby? That’s right, dark chocolate. And I am one of the world’s foremost connoisseurs. I love this stuff. And so I will be nibbling on those squares, uh, throughout the day. And of course we’re not supposed to snack and all these good things, but you know, I just find myself enjoying a square here and there and I feel, feel like it has good nutritional benefits. I don’t have a problem digesting dark chocolate, although Paul Saladino might scold me cuz chocolate’s in that category, the ca cow bean could have potential issues.

Brad (21:27):
But there’s so many nutritional benefits I’ve talked about at length on my shows devoted to dark chocolate with guests like Torea Rodriguez and also Shawn Askinosie. So boy, in terms of like that being my go-to treat, there’s only so much dark chocolate you can enjoy. And so my intake is reasonable and somewhat, uh, regulated or restrained by the fact that that’s my single favorite treat. And I don’t have seven other, uh, types of indulgences, if you will, that are in my daily diet. I’ve just kind of shut out any intake of processed foods or sweets or treats in favor of dark chocolate. So that keeps me honest there with the potential consumption of nutrient deficient, processed foods that would count in the sweet category. But definitely open season on the dark chocolate. So that would take us to midday or at some point I will make the effort to prepare a proper meal.

Brad (22:34):
And whether we call it lunch or dinner, it usually involves the same go-to favorite foods. And a lot of that can be found in my Butcher Box shipment every month. I’m now also ordering from Wild Idea Buffalo.com, because the, the red meat being at the top ranking and then the less mass produced types of red meat like lamb and buffalo, could possibly arguably be ranked as the very best food that you can eat in the world, uh, that tastes fantastic. Butcher Box now offers ground bison as well, so I’m getting in a lot of steak, a lot of ground beef. Typically I’ll, uh, cook this stuff in the, um, cast iron skillet, and then I’ll sometimes throw on a couple of small baby corn tortillas buttered up nicely so they get a little crisp. And then I’ll cut the steak or put the ground beef into the corn tortilla.

Brad (23:31):
And of course, the corn tortilla’s not a nutrient dense centerpiece of my diet, uh, but it helps me enjoy the meal a little more. A lot of times I’ll slice some avocado on top of that. So I have these little, uh, miniature tacos if you would call them. And I also enjoy putting on some of the exotic hot sauces. We found one at a Seattle Farmer’s Market that the ingredient list was amazing. It had like orange juice, jalapeno pepper, a bunch of other interesting things and it kind of has this, uh, a little bit sweet orange taste. Kind of like shaula sauce is another popular brand. And so that will go on there too sometimes. And that would be a typical lunch or dinner, uh, centerpiece. And also around the dinner time, I’m gonna go and make a concerted effort to add some more carbs, usually in the form of sweet potatoes or extra fruit into the evening, perhaps as an after dinner enjoyment.

Brad (24:30):
So I’m eating a lot of the nice bright orange, uh, traditional sweet potato. And then when I can find them, the purple sweet potatoes are another new favorite. And, um, inspired by Jay Feldman. He wants you to discard the skin because the small amount of plant toxins that are contained in those root vegetables are concentrated in the skin. I used to love the skin, so now I eat it with no skin, and that would be a steak and sweet potato would be a typical dinner. So indeed, uh, inspired by Dr. Paul Saladino, um, wanting us to emphasize red meat because the ruminant animals like the lamb, like the bison, like the cow, do a better job processing their, uh, the feed that’s included in their diet if they’re not 100% grass fed, which is pretty rare and expensive. So let’s say that I’m getting, grass fed and grain finished animals, then they are going to deliver a superior end product in terms of nutrient density, nutrient profile, as well as a lower of undesirable polyunsaturated fatty acids in the final product in the tissue that we’re consuming in comparison to a chicken or a pig, which are monogastric animals, single stomach animals like the human.

Brad (25:46):
And so when we give a chicken or a pig, the typical corn or soy feed that they’re raised on, they deliver an end product that has an inferior fatty acid profile with increased levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids due to their, uh, unnatural diet and their difficulty processing it in comparison to the room in an animal, the red meat. So that’s a big vote in favor of red meat unless you can source a premium and pristine quality chicken or pig food. And I had a great guest on the show,Tyler Dawley from Big Bluff Ranch, where they raise sustainable and regenerative farm chickens. And so these chickens are afforded their wonderful natural diet. It is supplemented with feed, but they are avoiding the corn and soy feed and giving ’em more natural product. And so when you get a, a sustainably raised chicken or pig, you can alleviate some of those objections.

Brad (26:48):
But for now, exposed to this refined information, um, you know, I enjoy bacon and I would often have that with an egg meal, but not from a conventionally raised pork because what you’re getting there is mostly fat, right? With the bacon, that animal could be giving you a fatty acid profile that’s not optimal and vastly inferior to, let’s say, a nose to tail strategy of emphasizing red meat and getting your liver, your heart, your kidney and other organs into the mix. And especially when I say bone broth as the base of my smoothie, um, talking about the ultra high quality bone broth that comes at a radically different price point than the stuff that’s labeled beef broth or chicken broth in the cardboard boxes that you see at the grocery store for $2. So this is a authentic bone broth, and the way you can tell is that it should be gelatinous when it’s refrigerated.

Brad (27:45):
So that’s what’s going in the base of my smoothie and doing the best I can to emphasize red meat at those meals. And that means, as I talked about with the chicken and pig taking a backseat to red meat. And also I find myself consuming less fish, although I’m a big fan of wild caught salmon. Again with some good content from Saladino talking about how a lot of the fish are becoming more and more objectionable due to scarcity due to adverse fishing practices that affect the environment adversely. And then finally, due to concerns about toxins as the oceans become more polluted, and of course the farm fish especially the most popular stuff like atlantic salmon and things like shrimp, um, there’s some good argument that you really wanna stay away from that stuff because it’s just too heavily processed and the fish are fed these, this pellet food that contains hormones, pesticides, antibiotics to keep ’em healthy in cramped unsanitary conditions.

Brad (28:48):
And yeah, the salmon melts in your mouth and tastes great at the restaurant, but it’s not going to score highly on the Carnivore Scores Food Rankings Chart. So it’s really, um, simplifying, focusing in and picking, uh, foods that I enjoy. I’m trying to enjoy my life too, but I am also putting in a vote here to not be constantly entertained and dazzled by a succession of exotic meals with this food or that food that might not be of high health standard. but taste great. And I think that’s something that we all deserve to wake up to here in everyday life as we destroy our health with the routine consumption of, uh, great cultural centerpiece foods like the apple pie has to come at the holidays or the big stack of pancakes has to come on Sunday morning.

Brad (29:43):
And I think we can rethink a lot of these traditions and extricate the fun and excitement of having a family brunch with the need to consume nutrient deficient processed calories. So with my diet, I don’t know if you wanna join me in this quest or not, but if you tell me it’s healthy, I’ll eat it. I’ll grow to like it. And if you tell me it’s not healthy for me, I will eliminate it tomorrow and never eat it again and not cry any tears. And I’m thinking of an epic conversation I had with one of my neighbors a long time ago where she stopped me and we had a really authentic and vulnerable conversation where she was complaining about her weight gain and her frustrations with signing up for the programs and it wasn’t working for her. So I painstakenly presented this wonderful overview of the ancestral eating strategy, where you’re talking about going back to our hunter gatherer roots and eating the great foods that fueled human evolution, meat, fish, foul, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.

Brad (30:39):
And if you see no grains, because grains and sugars and seed oils do damage to your metabolism and hamper your ability to burn fat. And I went on and on and had this conversation that probably lasted up to a half an hour. And at the end she says, well I really can’t live without my bread and my wine. And so I guess I, I don’t think I’m gonna try it. . And I had an amazing awakening that day, uh, to realize that my breath and my energy are so precious that I really need to preserve my enthusiasm and my willingness to help you transform your life to people who are willing to listen and open-minded. And I think I probably jumped the gun there when we started talking a little bit about diet and weight loss frustration, and went all out and forwarded the gas pedal.

Brad (31:28):
So fortunately with a podcast, uh, you’re either listening right now, and if you’re not listening then you’re not hearing this. But if you’re listening, thank you so much for joining me and being open-minded and receptive to this information that I’m presenting. It’s a compilation from, you know, hours and hours of study and listening to podcasts and talking to the world’s leading experts. So I believe strongly that I’m conveying really helpful and useful information. Uh, but not, if you’re not receptive to it and you think it’s baloney, then uh, you know, go on with your life and will part ways and still be friends. . Okay, that was my, uh, that was my neighborly encounter, life changing encounter. So, for now I’ll stick to podcasting or hey, you wanna send me an email or hit me up next time you see me in an airport. We will get into it if you are ready to go and take off and rise up to the next level of healthy living. Thank you so much for listening. We love to hear from you. We answer and take very seriously all feedback, comments, questions. So go ahead and email podcast@bradventures.com.

Brad (32:43):
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MOFO has been nothing short of an incredible addition to my daily life. After a few days of taking this stuff, I started noticing higher energy levels throughout the day (and focus), increased libido (no joke!!), and better sleep (didn’t expect this at all!), not to mention better performance in the gym. I was finally able to break through a deadlift plateau and pull a 605lb deadlift, more than triple my body weight of 198 pounds! I was astonished because other than the MOFO supplement (and it’s positive, accompanying side effects) nothing else had changed in my daily routine in order to merit this accomplishment. I’m a big believer in MOFO and personally, I like to double dose this stuff at 12 capsules per day. The more the merrier!”


28, Union Grove, AL. Marketing director and powerlifter.

Success Stories

“I’ve been taking MOFO for several months and I can really tell a
difference in my stamina, strength, and body composition. When I
started working out of my home in 2020, I devised a unique strategy
to stay fit and break up prolonged periods of stillness. On the hour
alarm, I do 35 pushups, 15 pullups, and 30 squats. I also walk around
my neighborhood in direct sunlight with my shirt off at midday. My
fitness has actually skyrockted since the closing of my gym!
However, this daily routine (in addition to many other regular
workouts as well as occasional extreme endurance feats, like a
Grand Canyon double crossing that takes all day) is no joke. I need
to optimize my sleep habits with evenings of minimal screen use
and dim light, and eat an exceptionally nutrient-dense diet, and
finally take the highest quality and most effective and appropriate
supplements I can find.”


50, Austin, TX. Peak performance expert, certified
health coach, and extreme endurance athlete.

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