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Why Cheat Days Don’t Work

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When people are looking to make changes to their diet, they often pick one of a few different strategies. Some people designate “eat well” days once or twice a week, others introduce good foods into every meal and others yet go cold turkey on undesirable foods (me). Another popular method is “cheat days”,…




Eating Philosophy for Staying Lean, Strong and Energized

A lot of people ask me about what I eat on a typical day, so I decided to explain the philosophy behind the food choices that I make and some of the books that inspired me and my ideas about food. I call it an eating philosophy because I like to eat-a lot, but I…




A typical day of vegan eating

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Many people have asked me what I eat in a normal day and I was sure I had posted this before, but for the life of me I can’t find it on my own blog! So I will share what I scarf down in a normal day but first I must make a disclaimer.
I eat…




Nutrition – In the Raw

My good friend and life mentor, Aaron Ross, recently spent a week at a raw food nutrition retreat. Here he writes about how it impacted his health (he experienced immediate results) and also has a video interview with a woman who’s beating stage 4 cancer through nutrition and mental practices. Can I get an Amen…




Why? Because it feels good.

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Hardly a day goes by when someone doesn’t ask me why I am so committed to my exercise, diet and daily routines. Often they want to discover the science that could possibly justify what seems like such a huge sacrifice and ordeal.
My logical and dominant left brain always quickly responds that my rituals…




Are You Falling for These Health Food Label Tricks?

Learning how to read food labels is one of the most important skills to possess if you are going to eat well. When I first started learning about nutrition many years ago, I was doing triathlons and my primary concern was eating plenty of carbohydrates, particularly complex carbs (or lower glycemic carbs as they are…




A Vegan Take on the Paleo Diet and My Latest Experiment in Clean Living

After stumbling across some online posts from folks who were raving about the Paleolithic diet, I decided to see what all the fuss was about and it led me to a new eating experiment for myself.
The Paleolithic diet, as its name suggests, is a eating regimen based on the presumed diet consumed during the Paleolithic…




Making Sense of Conflicting Science

I read an article in the New York Post Times last week about kids and vegetarianism (Kids say veg of allegiance via vegan.com). While most of the article talks about the merits of vegetarianism, there is also a warning that a vegetarian diet is risky and can cause anemia, poor brain development and stunted growth…




Experiments in Clean Living

Was reflecting on all the ways I have reduced my exposure to toxins over the last few years and all the benefits I have experienced as a result. Here is a list of the things I have recently eliminated from my life either through diet and/or changing personal care products:
Meat – Stopped eating animals more…




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