More Than Just A Muesli
By chance, I had watched a documentary about Bircher muesli which I found really quite enlightening. I’d always assumed that muesli was a cereal based food only eaten at breakfast, but it turns out that various versions were eaten throughout the day by the Swiss as either a main meal or a side dish. I’ve always loved muesli and the idea of eating it throughout the day was quite appealing to me, although I knew I would have to reduce the sugar content massively from the commercially available ones.
The thought of a muesli packing in loads of flavour, giving me flexibility and more importantly being chewable and satisfying was a real game changer. Clearly many of the ingredients I’d put together in my shake formulation would transfer across to the new muesli, I would just need to add in larger whole grains to make the meal more solid than liquid.
Within a couple of hours, I’d worked out a formulation for what I believe is the most complete and nutritious form of muesli on the planet. I crammed it full of wholegrain cereals and seeds and researched the best forms of proteins for both vegan and non-vegan variants. During this time, I only thought of making this super muesli for myself, I never expected to be for supplying to others! Many have commented since Growli’s creation, that by making my formulation so complete and so full of different specific ingredients it would make it very difficult for any copy cat Growli products to make an appearance!
Anyhow, I took to eating my new creation for every meal during the pandemic lockdown, between four and five meals per day. Exercising for hours each day; an hour of weights, an hour and a half of steady cardio and at least ten thousand steps per day across the local fields. Within a week of starting this new diet, I felt very different. I felt stronger, I experienced more endurance and a desire to work harder than my last workout. Without sounding too dramatic I felt super human, like I was preparing for a movie role!
I noticed my body becoming leaner at a steady rate, nothing drastic or rapid, just naturally paced and deliberate but whereas with keto and carnivore I had experienced a loss of lean body mass, this wasn’t case whilst eating Growli and I was setting personal bests in the gym each week.
I wasn’t in a calorie deficit, I was simply consuming the correct amount of calories for my body size and of course I was full of nutrition every meal containing all the vitamins and minerals I needed. A far cry from the meat and fat diet I had been living on previously.
My constipation issues from carnivore were gone, my hunger was greatly reduced and my outlook on life was far more positive. It wasn’t long before I would start evangelising my new creation to anyone who would listen, I simply wanted to share my experiences and many were interested and intrigued. Some simply didn’t get the concept, but why would they? They obviously hadn’t thought about the need for a such a muesli in their current lifestyle.