Rorion Gracie is a Brazilian American Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master, a prominent member of the Gracie family and the co-founder of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The son of Helio Gracie has been a somewhat controversial figure through out the years even going so far as to trademark the Gracie name to prevent other family members from using it.
However he’s long been the proponent of a specific dieting system.
“It’s not physical activity that keeps people healthy,” Gracie said in interviews with Quem magazine.
“Food is key. If the person does gymnastics every day and does not have adequate nutrition, he or she will get sick in the end. It’s no use buying all the organic food, and mixing it wrong. Thousands of people follow the Gracie diet worldwide and experience improvements in their bodies. These are impressive improvements in heartburn, gastritis, migraine … All this improves or even eliminates through eating. “
The Gracie diet even has a belt system to boot:
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.
The basic principle of the Gracie Diet is to keep blood pH level neutral by consuming only compatible nutrients at each meal. Gracie Diet is flexible but it definitely prohibits consumption of pork and its derivatives and adopts abstinence from alcohol and tobacco.