Enjoyment, Fitness, Omnivore, Raw food, SAD, Strength, Vegan, Weight loss, Wellbeing

Intent for this site

For freedom in improving your health, with maintaining your sanity. πŸ™‚ I had a rigid plan for several years, and loved most of it, as odd as that sounds- until I wanted to eat while food omnivore meals again.

I hope people gain some insight from the posts, and that I don’t come across as arrogant or all knowing. My hope is that people who are having struggles with their health goals and unenjoyable/rigid diet and workout plans end up finding a balance that works for them. Not too little freedom and also not too much – like having processed foods every single meal and no salads. That wouldn’t be successful for most folks with beaten bodies from past eating habits.

Best of health. Ryan

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Health expo in Madison area

I had attended this community event this last Sunday, and I have to give it raving reviews. The amount of options available with the different booths, coupled with different workouts staggered throughout the day was amazing for a health focused individual.

Here’s the site: http://madisonhealthexpo.com/

If you’re at all interested in your well being, please go next year or find an event like it within your comfortable driving radius; my wife and I will be going – hope to see you there. It would be cool if you mention which blog posts are helpful to you and which ones suck πŸ™‚

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Advice may be good one month or year but not the next

Just because there’s a perfect ratio of nutrients in something one time, it may not remain the same. Your body’s preferences, as well as nature and the composition of things change over time. You can either use your gut feel for things, taste buds, and for nutrients – better yet, a blood test works wonders to identify new changes and potential issues.

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Cleaner Fast food burgers

In the past I would have shot towards a Culver’s burger on the rare occasion I desired a heavier burger, as they tout family farmed beef (and it sits right with me to know the animals have more pleasing living conditions). The family farm aspect is great, yet it is really greasy. If that’s your thing, great, but seeing the Hardee’s all-natural brurger come out, it’s a step up in the right direction πŸ™‚

So… this past week I tried one in a lettuce wrap, without msg condiments, or processed cheese. ‘Was very pleased. Barely greasy at all, and went down good, and is digesting great.Β That afternoon I was very alert too!

Hope this helps folks who are looking to partake in fast food every so often, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Why “restrictive” diet plans are successful for super tasters

In shirt, it gives you parameters to follow and if you have cravings for other things and choose to leave the perimeter and open a gate (not a prison wall), you should be aware that you may not truly be hungry for nutrients, maybe just experimentation and fun in life. It is ok to experience some of junk food this way – for some people. Myself, as a super taster that wants to remain lean and fit, it isn’t something I can do weekly.

What a person can step back and realize is when you have cravings for something outside the diet plan ( for me, that’s peanuts, nuts, and blue corn chips, as I have these in excess), that you’re not truly hungry, maybe just thirsty more so.

So take your body’s cravings into account and see if you just need water or to get outside of you been in all day.

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Fill up on non-Foods

As you know, a big focus of this site is to remind people that enjoyment life is not just about food.

But if you’re like me, transitioning sucks.. There is a lull, similar to Seasonal Affective Disorder. A shift, if you will, between the old high coming down and opening up to a new period.

What are some non-foods?

Fitness, Family time, Creative expression, Selfless acts, Feasting with your eyes (Visual stimulation)

Hell, let your emotions loose in private, and have a breakdown if you need.. It may even help you. Last year I’ve rediscovered my own love for appointments and technology and how it helps me do more in life (as long as I set aside the schedule some days and go on intuition. Sometimes others need more help than someone else πŸ™‚ )