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Intent for this site

For freedom in improving your health, with maintaining your sanity. 🙂 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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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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Detox diet, my findings

My wife and I partook in a food removal diet. No wheat, diary, corn, eggs, gluten. Also coffee and alcohol removed.

It can be dangerous if one tries to follow it to a tee and not consult with a dietitian and not get some new staple food sources that work well for your body’s digestive composure.

I got a great suggestion to try quinoa instead and that helps to have a different food. Before that move, my teeth started aching from dried fruit n nuts. I loaded up as that’s what I gravitate towards if anxious and put less love onto meals. Now making Smoothies, salads, eggs, soups, stews for people is great.

Trying new foods is the whole point of the experience for people that don’t vary their food groups. It forces you to try new things like non-glutenous grains and new produce, or maybe some local animal products too. 🙂

I’m missing eggs, that’s for sure. Hopefully my body tolerates them, as they’re a nice satiating food source. My intuition speaking, not based on finger pricks which do a better job, loading up on 1000 calories of dried fruit n nuts for 2-3 days my pancreas was probably more taxed. Not a pattern I would want to continue.

Not that one particular food is bad as long as you’re not allergic, it’s just overloading the body with “too much nutrition”. Whether that’s any animal product, fruit, grain, or vegetable

Til next time.

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Obsession with diet and over-controlling

Fyi: This post is more of a personal reflection, reminders to myself, but you may happen to find some value in it.

On the topic of controlling food, I’ve again noticed this in myself, something that those close to me have probably seen for years but stayed quiet because I was so pleased with the choice for a few years. It still is a big part of who I AM and allows me to accomplish more in life (that includes more time for relaxation too) without spending my efforts on too much digestion (ie: eating 3500 calories when 2400 would do).

Recently I over prepared for meals during an IT programming conference I went to. I realized this as I discovered the specialty line further into the week and noticed more clean options. I didn’t see it for 2 days for some reason (I failed to trust that the universe will present enough clean options to me and be able to go with the flow in a few moments during the first day and second to last day), and I even I forgot about the specialty options at times. I would say I “don’t know why”, but it was fear of being myself or that I wouldn’t learn as much if I wasn’t stuffed to the brim, which is the opposite actually. When we’re over nourished in our bodies, we sometimes can’t even stay awake, and that’s obviously not good.

Again, once I found the specialty line, it was so much better and the oatmeal, quinoa, cut up fruit was excellent as well. I feel like I can do better next time – not over prepare, and also not overeat so much standard food, and default back to my snacks I brought.

Is bringing your own food tough? It depends on your perspective 🙂 I gotta say, it was freeing (and at the same time, messy) eating delicious mangoes for one of the meals, where ever I found a peaceful spot for myself, that’s all.

To me, a habit of clean eating isn’t that crazy (but orthorexia or over planning is definitely undesirable if it limits your fun for too long). When having a busy life, eat ahead of time when needed and also just prepare QUICK snacks for backup. Hard boiled eggs aren’t quick snacks (*hits forehead*) – pre peel them.

In closing though, if I don’t moderate or limit my food choices and quality for most weeks out of the year, I start going towards unhealthy living and gaining excess body fat, which isn’t desirable, unless there’s a famine, heh.

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