Random thoughts on nutrition

I jotted down my random thoughts on exercise here… and now it’s time for nutrition.

  1. Eating less is good. Eating hardly anything is stupid.
  2. Real food rules.
  3. I don’t care if it is fortified with vitamins or tested by expert doctors or proven to help kids think better… if it comes in a box it you better watch out.
  4. Bran muffins are not health food. If you need the fiber eat 4-6 cups of cooked spinach, mushrooms, asparagus or Brussels sprouts and a cup or two of raspberries.
  5. Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. The most important meal of the day is the meal that follows some form of intense activity.
  6. Fake meat is terrible and doesn’t clean the blood off your hands.
  7. Red meat does not cause cancer.
  8. Flavored coffee is bad. Mocha, frappe, chai latte they’re all the same and they belong in the dessert section.
  9. If you’re visibly overweight you have no business even looking at the dessert section. That section is reserved for lean active people (to enjoy occasionally).
  10. Eat more vegetables. Much more than what you eat now.
  11. Quit counting calories. Assess by how you look and feel.
  12. If you suspect you are addicted to any food, be it KitKat or raw broccoli, drop it for a month.
  13. The best way to lose fat is by going low carb.
  14. Low fat diets, for fat loss or general health, is extremely unhealthy.
  15. Saturated fat is not harmful. Your cell walls are made of saturated fat.
  16. Fasting/skipping meals is extremely beneficial to health.
  17. Fruits are natures candy to us. Eat them sparingly.
  18. A vegetarian diet can be extremely healthy if adequate protein and fats are consumed.
  19. I don’t care what you say, if you are visibly overweight you are eating more than you should be eating.
  20. The human digestive system is more like that of a dog than a sheep.
  21. Type 2 diabetes can be cured/controlled with diet.
  22. If you ate only meat and vegetables for the rest of your life you would live a long disease free life. If you ate only grains and fruit for the rest of your life you wouldn’t live too long.
  23. Rice along with potatoes, yams and other tubers are rich in starch and should be consumed post activity to reap the benefits.
  24. You’re probably are allergic to gluten (found in wheat) at some level.
  25. The smart thing to do is to place most of your daily calories right after your workout/intense activity.
  26. Fat loss is only a side effect of good nutrition. There is much more to be gained.


5 responses to “Random thoughts on nutrition

  1. Mamatha January 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I’m loving your random thoughts series.

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