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A thesis near and dear to my heart (and gut).

This is a short post, but the linked material is quite interesting to me.  I am consistent overeater.  There are some foods I will overeat to the point of feeling completely sick, and keep going.  As a general rule I just eat too damned much, good food or junk.  This series of posts over at Whole Health Source delve into an interesting thesis that may help explain the tendency some of us have.  I think this is particularly important as this more addictive association with food tends to get short shrift from many folks who don’t have the same tendency.

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/04/food-reward-dominant-factor-in-obesity.html

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/05/food-reward-dominant-factor-in-obesity.html

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/05/food-reward-dominant-factor-in-obesity_18.html

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/05/food-reward-dominant-factor-in-obesity_26.html

Whole 30: Day 10

Phew, today I got it back together, and I’m prepped for tomorrow.

Sleep: 8.5+hours

Fitness: 1.5mile VFF run with the dog.

Food: M1: Eggs, sausage & Coffee.  M2: Double meat salad with guacamole from Chipotle.  M3: Sauted roots and veggies.  M4: Beef & Broccoli with guacamole and some dark chocolate covered almonds.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Whole 30: Day 9/30

Whole30: Day5/30

Airplane travel is a torture all it’s own.  My back is sore, I’m exhausted and my nutritional resolve broke down some.  Fortunately, I stayed away from the burger king visions that floated through my head.  I made it home from the airport after waking up at 2:30 and traveling for about 10 hours.  I had a bit of a dairy and carb binge…but it’s not about the last step….it’s about the next.

Sleep: ~5.5 hours

Food:

  • M1: Eggs, bacon, sausage, & coffee with half & half
  • M2: Chicken, seaweed salad, cheese, blue corn chips and salsa, chocolate (85% Trader Joe’s brand….which is glorious!), banana.

Now, lots of water, and a ton of sleep to get back on the plan!

Whole 30: Day 4/30

First, I got to spend about 25 minutes in the Udvar Hazy annex of the Smithosonian Air & Space Museum yesterday.  I was fortunate enough to see one winged rocket that’s special to me AND the Enola Freakin’ Gay!  For those who don’t know, this is the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb.  Now while this is not an historical moment to celebrate, it’s certainly historically significant.  Anyway, here’s some crappy cell phone pics.

Sadly today I had a very long (12hour) meeting today, but I did avoid (almost) all the “goodies”.  I did dip into a couple diet cokes after lunch.  I was able to avoid the very tasty looking pizza though.  Since this whole deal started early this morning (and I’m on the wrong damn time zone) my sleep wasn’t as long as it should have been…I tend to stay up too late in hotels.

Sleep: 6.5hours

Food:

  • M1: 1.5cups of coffee (little half & half), ham & sausage omellete, melon, bacon, more sausage and more eggs.
  • M2: jerky, chilli, hamburger (meat only), chicken
  • M3: Rockfish, asparagus, salad

Fitness: ~300m in the pool and Mobility WOD #6.

How things going for you?

Whole30: Day 3/30

Two steps forward, one step back. I went out for a lunch with some coworkers today and I thought the waiters description of the panfried fresh fish with mashed cualiflower sounded perfect!  I was pretty pleased with this offering…until it arrived…and the fish was breaded.The moral?  always ask. 

In fact I should have had the guts to send it back.  “Fortunately” tomorrows work provided lunch is pizza.  Why fortunate?  I’ll have my own lunch to bring in a chow down, not something that’s too socially acceptable at restaurants. I also have not been getting much exercise in, though I’ve been able to keep up with the daily mobility WODs.

Sleep: 7.5hours (damn jet lag)

Food:

  • M1: eggs, bacon, sausage & coffee
  • M2: breaded flounder with mashed cualiflower and asparus
  • M3: beef jerky and chilli
  • M4: 2x scoth & soda, chicken salad, hamburger

Fitness: Mobility WOD #5

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiam.” – Winston Churchill

Whole30: Day 1/30

Well here is my first daily post of my attempt at the whole30.

  • Sleep(night prior): ~7.5 hours
  • Meal 1: Sausage & eggs and coffee with a little coconut oil.
  • Meal 2: Omelette with ham bacon and mushrooms, fruit.
  • Meal 3: Chicken breast & seaweed salad.
  • Meal 4: Meaty texas style chilli & some beef jerky
  • Exercise: 1.5mile vibram five fingers and MobilityWod #4

Pros:

  • If you want to try coconut oil in your coffee make sure it is something as good as tropical traditions gold label that actually tastes like coconut, otherwise it’ll just be greasy coffee.
  • Meal 2 was an example of dealing with eating out. Made a trip out for breakfast with my dad and was completely able to stay on plan (ignoring the quality of the ingredients and vegetable oil).  Got fruit instead of pancakes and skipped the hashbrowns on my plate.
  • The seaweed salad is from Azuma I got at Costco, good stuff!!
  • For recipes on the meaty chilli and beef jerky, see upcoming Paleo Eats episode.

Cons:

  • Still a little hungry at the end of the day and craving sugar and cheese.  Finished my last meal about 6pm and just made my way on water.  Hopefully the carb cravings won’t last too long….but I’ve got my doubts.