MEAT IS FOR PUSSIES | #Ironmind – Episode #5

MEAT IS FOR PUSSIES | #Ironmind – Episode #5

September 16, 2019 100 By William Morgan


– [Brian Rose] This week on Iron Mind. – You’re running out of time. – I know. – Impossible is a word
in a fool’s dictionary. – [Brian Rose] My name is Brian Rose and I host a show called London Real. A few months ago John Joseph, the front man of the hardcore
punk bank the Cro-Mags walked into my studio. He’s the complete opposite of me. But something happened. He challenged me to race
the Ironman Triathlon in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 20th on 100% plant based diet. Last week Ironman trainer Samantha Murphy pushed me to the limit, and I got to see some old demons. John Joseph showed me the spirit world and I spoke openly about
my heroin addiction for the first time. I returned to London and
was told by Charles Poliquin that competing on my plant
based diet was impossible. I’m 47 years old and have never run an endurance race in my life. But they say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. This is my journey to the Ironman. (rock music) – When I stopped eating
meat something clicked. I’m not going to consume this animal who’s entire life has been
suffering in pain and misery because you’re ingesting every second of that animals pain
when you eat its flesh. And it knows it’s being killed. And that’s why karmically to not consume the souls of dead animals. It just affects you on a
subconscious fucking level. You’re able to go to a
peaceful centre in your life. We can tell something about
people when we do good for those living entities on this planet. It’s not about being some
fucking stick up your ass vegan, it’s about healing your soul. (piano music) (upbeat music) – Baby how do you feel about
me doing this competition? – I do worry a little bit. – [Brian Rose] Why you worried? – I do worry about the swimming part. It sounds very intense, 3,000 people jumping into the water. Yeah, don’t die on me. – [Brian Rose] Don’t die? Why don’t you want me to die. – I’m not done with you yet. – Baby you’ll be the best
looking widow on the block. – That’s not funny. – It’s a little funny. – That’s not funny. – How come you smiled then? And is that the only thing
that worries you the drowning? I mean, sorry, the swim. Baby how does it feel cooking for a vegan. – Well it’s a challenge. Something that I haven’t done before but I know how to cook so I
just find the ways around it. It’s a completely new territory. – Do you miss meat? – I do not miss meat? – [Brian Rose] Really? – I do miss cheese though. – Cheese?
– Cheese. – But you can make almond cheese babe. – Yeah, I tried that, no. – Baby how do you make these? – Oh this is cashew, chilli,
cinnamon and coconut flakes. This is a vegan brownie so it’s hazel nuts with some almonds and a lot of cocao powder. – [Brian Rose] And what
are you making tonight? – I’m going to make some dal. Dal is amazing, it’s a
good source of protein. It’s a chickpea dal. Smell this. – Nice.
– [Mariana] Right. – [Brian Rose] It’s like a curry? – Yes, it’s like a dal, just
add the spice for the dal. Sorry you sure you don’t want to smell it? No, okay fine. – Baby, thank you so much
for going plant based while I’m going plant based. Not that you have a choice. And Caden thank you for going plant based. Hey look baby, he’s so plant based he wants to eat the outside of the orange. – I was walking in Waitrose and it was too realistic experience how it’s like a whole industry we’ve built around animals and
the exploitation of animals. There’s a way around it. Nobody has to die. (guitar music) (computer beeping) – Yo what’s going on? – What the fuck? – Dude look at you. – Yeah man. – How’s tour? How’s the road? – Gruelling, we’ve been
out three and a half weeks no days off, playing every night, getting up training. I got kicked in the leg
so I couldn’t even run for like five days. – You got kicked in the leg on stage? – Yeah some mama lou fucking, you know, first day at
the fucking hardcore show jumps over the fucking monitor. Fucking slams me in my knee with his leg so I was dealing with that but I know what I signed up for. I don’t make excuses. How you feeling first of all, physically? – I’m a little concerned about the diet. – That’s what I want
to tell you right now. – [Brian Rose] You know I had this guy in here on London Real. – What was that guys
name who said impossible? – So this guys name is Charles Poliquin he’s trained like 800 Olympians. He’s been around for a long time. He’s an old school strength guy and he’s like, “Brian, you
can’t do this without meat.” – Bullshit. Bullshit, bull fucking shit. I’m doing it. You see what I’m doing. I’m 56 motherfucking years old soon. Impossible is a word
in a fool’s dictionary. Well he needs to shut the fuck up because there’s people doing it and they’re crushing it. Look at Rich Roll. Look at Brendan Brazier. Look at guys who hold world
weightlifting records. The world’s top athletes
are going plant based. They have more energy and they’re kicking motherfucking ass. They’re world champions. People are saying I wish I did this shit fucking 20 years ago. This diet is so that when you’re 60 and 70 you’re still competing. All the meat and all of that shit produces inflammation in that body. That’s the sign. “Oh yeah I’m on the fucking keto diet “or the fucking caveman diet. “Oh I eat fucking paleo.” Look at those people their
bodies are fucking inflamed. Looking all the kicks are fucking obese running around fucking chicken tenders and give me a Big Mac and a malt
and all this other shit. Food choices are the most fucked up shit that’s destroying the fucking planet. They don’t tell you this shit because they’re trying
to push products on you. And they’re in bed with the
pharmaceutical companies. They get you sick, their bodies swoop in and sell you fucking pills. – Now how do I know if I’m
getting all the right nutrients I need on my plant based? Because I’m a newbie, so I’m trying. I’m eating this, I’m eating that, I’m eating a little plant protein powder because I don’t know. – What I’m going to tell you right now what I’m seeing a little too much brown. Pancakes are cool that’s a treat. You need to start eating
a lot more greens man. You need to be having your kale and spinach and your broccoli. Rolled oats, quinoa for breakfast. The less processed whole
foods that you can eat, the better you’re body’s
going to respond to it. You know putting that
fallacy out there that “Meat oh you need it for protein. “How are you going to do
this on a plant based diet?” Fucking dude, that shit is 1980s fucking nutrition coaching man. (upbeat jazz music) – Did you get your bike ride in? – I got on the bike outside
for the very first time. (upbeat music) But it was really just around
the neighbourhood here. I didn’t get any kind of time in. That was just because of filming. – Time has to happen. – Yeah, yeah, I know. But it wasn’t going to happen. – You’re running out of time. – I know. (upbeat music) – You’re mantra moving forward needs to be I cannot skip any of my long workouts. – Okay. – You’ve got to make them happen whatever it takes. Like if it’s four o’clock in the morning, it’s four o’clock in the morning. – Okay, deal. – Or it will be not fun. (upbeat music) – So I want to show you episode three, before anyone else sees it. I know that you feel like I haven’t been really telling you what’s
been going on with me. – I feel like you’re
going on your own journey and I’m trying to get to know
what’s happening with you, but you’re not sharing what’s happening and what happened in New York. Why you came back slightly changed. – I’m sorry I haven’t told
you about what’s going on. It’s just for me it’s been really hard to I mean I think some days
I think I’ve got it all handled in my head and
then some days I don’t. We’re making these videos and it’s like I’m reliving all these emotions. Sometimes I get sad, emotional and I don’t know why. Because I don’t know why. So for me it’s been hard. – Okay. – I’m just trying to tell
the right story you know. Does that make sense? – Yeah. – It’s like the only
way I know how to do it is I think to make a video of it. I know that sounds really fucked up. And I want to show you this and we can talk about it. And we can talk about it a lot more. – Show me. – [Brian Rose] You want to see it? – Yes I want to see it. – Okay, here we go. One night my buddy pulls out heroine and says, “Yo check this shit out.” I shipped in some heroine and did a bunch of fucking lines and then I stopped breathing. I was really fragile. If you would of seen
me a breeze could have probably knocked me over but I got a job and I just literally
started rebuilding myself. And it took me years. (upbeat music) What do you think? – Baby, it’s made you who you are. You’re so strong. You’re so strong. I’m very proud of you. Hey, you did good. You did good. – How was that good? – Yes it’s very good. – How, it’s a pretty rough thing though to tell everybody about. – There’s nothing to be ashamed of. You’re not seeing what I’m seeing. – What do you see? – It had to happen to
make you who you are. – Thanks babe. – Heroine huh? – Yeah heroine.
– Yeah okay. – Not impressed? You want to slap me?
– Yeah. – Come on slap me, slap me. – Heroine huh? – Yeah I was stupid. Next week on Iron Mind. – Three. – [All] Get that shit Brian. – This one’s called Signs of the Times. What happened to me in my childhood I always felt inadequate. You know that I didn’t matter. (punk music)