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My Nutrition

A reader asked me to share some about my nutrition. Here we go -

I don't consume at all: *Alcohol *Recreational drugs *Tobacco in any form *Mammals *Sweets

I think cutting bad stuff out goes a long way towards doing things correctly.

I quit drinking in 2006... basically, I reckon the downsides from liquor aren't worth the upsides. Now about this, I get asked sometimes, "Is it awkward to go to a bar?" For the first six months it was. Now, it's not. I get a club soda and have no problems.

Likewise, I quit pretty much all recreational drugs at the same time in '06, depending on how you define it. I've gone back and forth with caffeine over the years - originally I quit caffeine in '06, but I saw some good research on metabolic advantages from caffeine. I do take vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, and fish oil. Beyond that, I'll take anti-inflammatories like acetametaphin or ibuproifen (the active ingrediants in Tylenol and Advil) if I've got inflammation from training or I'm ill. I'd be open at some point to trying nootrophics under the guidance of a physician, but I've been picking up low hanging health fruit first. Human Growth Hormone also looks promising, and I'd consider synthetic testosterone if I needed it to keep my testosterone levels up later. But all these are for health/longevity purposes, not for pleasure, with the possible exception of caffeine. I go back and forth on caffeine, maybe I'll quit it someday. For now, it's not an issue for me.

April 5 - This may be long...

On How I Move, Eat, and Sleep

Okay, so I only got 6.5 hours of sleep. But oddly enough I felt pretty decent. Food wise my day started out pretty good too:

Breakfast - two eggs, two turkey sausages, bowl of mixed berries with coconut yogurt

Lunch - Quarter chicken and veg takeout from a place down the street, with some olives and sun dried tomatoes

Dinner - Not so good. Shared some samosas with the wife (the wrapping is made out of flour), and then had breaded fish sticks and sweet potato fries with the kids. I'm definitely developing gluten issues.

After dinner - almond butter sandwich on sprouted grain bread with some unsweetened coconut milk.

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