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The Gracie Diet

The Gracie Diet

by Rorion Gracie

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The "Gracie Diet" is a method of eating developed during 65 years of research and first-hand use by Grand Master Carlos Gracie. Based on common sense and the proper combining of foods, it's the secret of success for the largest family of athletes in the world.

Fully updated with lots of new information including:

• An entire chapter on detox; ways of boosting your immune system; how to deal with constipation which affects over 20% of the population!
• New and delicious additional recipes, some created by top Italian Chefs especially for this book!
• A reference guide to the "GD Belt System", to facilitate your transition into the program!

Most diets change the way you eat - THE GRACIE DIET will change the way you live! The revolution began in the 1920's, when the late Grand Master, Carlos Gracie, first introduced jiu-jitsu to his family. Through the years that followed, Gracie family members dedicated their lives to perfecting techniques that would empower the weak against the strong. The superiority of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was proven once and for all during the unforgettable first-ever UFC telecast in 1993. Today, the Gracie family's influence continues to expand as they have been called upon to redefine the unarmed combat programs of military and law enforcement organizations worldwide. The Gracie name has become synonymous with self-defense, but what the world does not know is that the family has one secret that they cherish more than any fighting technique - The Gracie Diet. Over the course of his long lifetime, Carlos Gracie developed, refined, and perfected the Gracie Diet to ensure optimum health and vitality for all members of the Gracie clan. Now, for the first time ever, Carlos' nephew, Rorion Gracie, shares with you the powerful secrets that have been fueling the Gracie family's tradition of excellence for more than 75 years. In this book, you will learn, not only how members of this family of athletes are living long, healthy, and energetic lives, but also how they instill self-discipline, willpower, and healthy thinking in their children. In addition, you'll learn about the Gracie Way of conquering the enemy within, a vital part of their legacy. The "Gracie Diet" is a method of eating developed during 65 years of research and first-hand use by Grand Master Carlos Gracie. Based on common sense and the proper combining of foods, it's the secret of success for the largest family of athletes in the world.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940016361550
Publisher: Gracie Publications
Publication date: 02/24/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 123
Sales rank: 964,145
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

In December 1969, Rorion traveled to the United States for a three month vacation. After visiting relatives in New York and Washington, DC, he moved to California and stayed at the Hollywood YMCA. He had kept his return airline tickets, along with his cash, in a safety deposit box at the YMCA. A few weeks later when the time came for his return to Brazil, he discovered that a receptionist had stolen his money and his ticket. Not wanting to alarm his parents, he told them he had decided to extend his stay in California. After six months, he decided to visit Hawaii. Rorion had a great time in Hawaii – until his money ran out. At one time, he was so broke that he actually had to panhandle and sleep on newspapers in the streets. Eventually, he found a job and, by the end of 1970, he made his way back to Brazil where he attended the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro for 5 years and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Law. At that point, Rorion made the most important decision of his life: to move to America – for good. In 1978, with only $2,000 in his pocket and a dream to make Gracie Jiu-Jitsu known worldwide, Rorion moved to Southern California. He worked as an extra in movies and television. At the same time, he put some mats down in his garage and invited every person he met for a free introductory jiu-jitsu lesson. The word spread quickly and in 1985 Rorion invited his 18-year-old brother, Royce, to move to America. In 1993, four years after establishing the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the United States, Rorion realized that the best way to popularize Gracie Jiu-Jitsu would be through television. This inspired him to create the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC). Through this pay-per-view television spectacle, he hoped to show that, in a “no time limit – no rules” setting, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was the only system of self-defense that would give someone a realistic chance of defeating a larger, more athletic adversary. He recruited seven of the world’s most reputable martial artists to participate in a single-elimination tournament along with his brother Royce. Using only the basic techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Royce became the first ever UFC champion. The world of martial arts would never be the same. On any given day, he and a handful of his 10 children can be found at the Gracie Academy teaching, training and carrying on the family legacy.

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