Every now and then some diet becomes fashionable. Also, surely one could say how many athletes so many attitudes to eating. It is no different this time. To a whole array of various diets, Kron Gracie added that little extra bit for himself. Check out what he is saying about his pescatarian diet.
Who is Kron Gracie?
Kron Gracie, brought into the world July 11, 1988, is a Brazilian-American blended MMA competitor and grappler. He is the youngest of four children of BJJ legend Rickson Gracie and grandson of legendary Helio Gracie. Although he was born in Rio de Janeiro, he spends most of his life in Los Angeles, California – United States. Heed his family’s heritage and traditions he was introduced to BJJ very quickly. He began his training under his father as a child. In 2008, at the age of 19, he received his black belt also from Rickson Gracie.
Kron Gracie is a top BJJ contestant in black belt division with medals in the numerous IBJJF Championships and owner of brown and gold medal in ADCC. In 2014 Kron Gracie started his MMA career. His weight division is a featherweight. He is currently under contract with the UFC and also has fought for the Rizin Fighting Federation (Japan). When not competing, he teaches BJJ at his school in Culver City, California and helps run his father’s association.
Grappling Main Achievements:
1st Place ADCC World Championship (2013)
1st Place IBJJF European Open (2009)
2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2011)
2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2009)
3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2012**)
** Weight and absolute
Mixed martial arts record: 6 matches, including 5 wins by submission and 1 loss by decision.
What is pescatarianism?
Pescatarianism or pescetarianism, also ichivivarianism (Latin for fish – pesco) is a type of semi-vegetarianism diet. It is a plant-based diet excluding red meat and poultry from it but leaving fish and seafood.
There are a few reasons why someone may decide to eat a pescatarian diet. People choose to add fish to a veggie diet so they can get healthy advantages of a plant-based diet plus heart-healthy fish. Others might be trying to curb the environmental impact of their diet. For others, it might be just a matter of taste.
Kron Gracie’s pescatarian diet
His diet is due to the need for healthy eating, which allows him to perform at a high level. Kron on his diet is eating fish, not much dairy and gluten, no milk. He is adding “I don’t have any hard rules: I think I eat the things my body needs at the time it needs them.” Also, Kron is saying that he is just testing things and seeing what is working good for him. Diet and food, in general, is not the most important thing for him. “My priority isn’t eating, my priority is training, so I am gonna eat what I need just to get me through the training”.
Kron Gracie is summarizing his diet as just healthy. However, he is also saying by pescatarian diet he feels he is helping to support things good for the world and environment.
His attitude towards food met with some criticism. He was accused of kinda don’t know what he is doing and just eating some expensive stuff that is supposed to be healthy because of the price. Some also point out his hypocrisy. Because at one sight he is talking about eating food that is good for the earth but at the same time you can see him eat stuff that is definitely not sustainable. Someone summed it up well Kron Gracie is good at fighting and he should stick to it and not talking about diet.