Extreme Healthy Diet
Extreme Healthy Diet
I started eating extremely healthy a week ago; it was a simple transition for me, a person not prone to giving himself excuses.
I put my hand on the salt shaker the other day, then looked at it, stopped and said,
Panajachel, Guatemala, Lago Atitlan
Sunday, May 25, 2008Blog of Andy HoboTraveler.com
I say an extreme healthy diet, because this is a no excuse, no exceptions diet. No processed foods, no sugar, no coffee, no ice cream, no salt, no spicy hot foods, not much reason to even enter a convenience store. I must go to the markets, I must eat vegetables and fruits, and I must cook foods in the guest kitchen.
This is not a vegetarian diet, 99 percent of the vegetarians analysis of what they put in their mouth is inaccurate and driven by junk science analysis. I have more or less stopped eating any foods where they put it in a box, or added ingredients for flavoring. It is for sure a stopping of sugar addictions or salty foods.
I think if I ate something with concentrated sugar I would start to buzz, I am not eating many simple sugars or monosaccharide. I guess a good way to look at it, if there is a list of ingredients or a packaging it probably is not something I eat.
This takes a lot of concentration; it is amazing how many people offer me foods to eat, even saying,
“This is healthy.”
One of the great pleasures of traveling outside the USA has always been the open-air food markets. Although the fresh food departments of large grocery stores in the USA make life 100 times easier to buy food, I still enjoy the daily ritual of walking to the market.
It is baffling and intriguing, somewhat suspicious that I have discovered so few tourist or travelers willing to enter a fresh food market to buy foods. I am almost willing to say, a person who enter a fresh food market in Guatemala or anywhere on the planet is a better prospect for a friend. I have made many friends inside the market here in Panajachel, Guatemala and will miss joking with them when I leave; they are in a way my only friends in this city. I see them as natural friends, while most of the travelers or tourists I encounter are somewhat delusional.
I do not think people can cook and also are too lazy, a lazy person cannot be healthy.
It is work to enter a fresh food market, haggle with the vendors, ever careful in my choices, I must know which foods are ripe, which vendors have better quality. It is a daily process, time consuming and involves me being interested in cooking my foods.
I believe a person must cook their foods to be healthy, the foods offered in restaurants is lacking 50 percent of what is needed for extreme health.
I worked out at the health club for years, about 15 years I went daily to the gym to work out, while on this good endeavor I started to read Muscle Fitness Magazine, it explained how exercise to grow muscles. I have always considered this the most intelligent and well written, highly researched, clear and to the point health magazine, I have read. There is no way a person can super bulk up their body, become a mass of muscle without eating super healthy. It by far is the most intelligent analysis of eating I have ever read. This magazine gave me the impetuous and concepts.
In the end, I like living, it is time to stop playing the excuse game, I am now 52, I need to quadruple the serious nature of foods, exercise and take care.
I am not eating organic, I am not eating only natural foods, I see this as marketing, nothing to do with scientific analysis, and just labels put on food to make people feel good. I am eating many vitamins and would believe it foolish to stop, and when I hear the words organic used, feel a twinge of annoyance
Maybe I would call this my diet as a result of reading muscle fitness magazine.
Never worry about my health, I am strong as an ox, carry two backpacks that weighs close to 80 pounds with no problem and continually listen to weak people complain about their 20-30 pound bags. I live a life less normal; I am not in the same game as the average person.Extreme Healthy Diet
Thanks for an informative article on your extreme healthful diet. You mentioned sugar addiction and I agree that has gotten a lot of people in trouble. I have learned about a healthful sugar called trehalose that helped remove a craving for sugar. It is even good for diabetics and people with neurological challenges like Huntington's, dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ADD, ADHD. This sugar does not cause sugar spikes in most people and in fact lowers the blood sugar load in most people. I have information and published science papers posted on my blog at www.endowmentmed.org
Thanks for teaching others.
Great job Andy. A slight improvement on my special, secret ELEM diet. Eat Less, Exercise More. You are at the next stage in the program.
The Eat Well (EW) stage. Good foods, variety, fresh, vitamins, minerals, etc. I have always said losing wait and eating healthy is simple. Not necessarily easy, but simple.
thanks for sharing your treck to eat well. I always have trouble sticking to my plan when traveling, not because I'm afraid of eating in the open air markets, but because I want to eat EVERYTHING in the open air markets. Alas, I'm working on learning to say 'no'!
Good job Andy! This information tells us about the general plight of the persons of your age. People need more rich but healthy diet at this age. They have also to take preventive measures against different health challenges. 'Lunch Box Diet' can help in such a situation. it contains all necessary food ingredients. Loose weight without loosing health!