It is gluten-free, nutritious and delicious. I cooked this tonight and loved it! Had to sub for ancho chili powder so added 1 tsp cayenne pepper. Was def spicy but mmm good. Served with rice and tortillas and a simple salad. David, That sounds delicious and thank you for the variation feedback! I made your chili recipe this week. It was absolutely delicious and very filling.
Outside of the niche community of serious strength athletes, The Vertical Diet is pretty unknown. Another massive influence on this is that the founder Stan Efferding is very charismatic and jacked and creates compelling arguments as to why a lot of the aspects of this diet are beneficial for health and performance. As a dietitian who specialises in working with strength athletes, with a focus on powerlifting specifically, I get quite a few questions about The Vertical Diet. Due to that, I thought I would go through some of the pros and cons. The Vertical Diet is a diet that is based on whole foods that are high in nutrients. It is promoted through claims to optimise gut-health and improve performance. The Vertical Diet, therefore, focuses on a limited number of foods that Stan Efferding has chosen for specific reasons. One of the pieces of reasoning behind this is that it is hypothesised that limiting the variety can help the body become more efficient at digesting the foods that are consumed. This would allow for better absorption of nutrients, while also making it easier to eat more total food volume across the day. According to Efferding, this limited variety and improved digestive efficiency should improve muscle growth, recovery, gut health, and metabolism. The vertical component of the diet includes red meat and white rice.
Outside of the niche community of serious strength athletes, The Vertical Diet is pretty unknown. I downloaded the Monash app, but I am still confused about two things. Do you know how I can get to the content? In general, we have allowed corn syrup but with further testing this may change-syrups are complicated. Are sundried tomatoes fine by any chance? Would this be acceptable? Is it only the sucrolose that is a concern?