Category Archives: Nutrition

MyFitnessPal & Fitocracy

I’ve been playing with the MyFitnessPal (MFP) and Fitocracy apps for a little while now. MFP is a handy way to make me really conscious of where the calories in my diet are coming from. I especially like the barcode scanner, … Continue reading

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Race Report – Grand Columbian Super Tri

Grand Columbian Super Tri, Grand Coulee, WA – 09/15/2012 I’ve raced at this event twice before, first at the Olympic distance, then at the Half-Iron. At both of those races I felt things were fairly well organized, well run, and … Continue reading

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Yay plants!

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Assumptions vs. Ingredients / practicing excellence

I’ve been vegetarian since last October, when I began my slow foray into veganism. I’ve now been strictly vegan for just over 6 weeks, minus accidentally eating some butter-laced shortbread, and some rebellious “I’m sick and can eat whatever I … Continue reading

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Eat grapefruit, have more sex, live longer

I decided to look up the nutritional properties of the grapefruit I was eating, and found this bit rather interesting: Grapefruit contains large quantities of a simple polyamine called spermidine, which may be related to aging. It is known to be … Continue reading

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Free pancakes

IHOP’s free pancake day was yesterday, and while I cheer and applaud their raising money for charity, I was horrified to see what people were eating in exchange for their generosity. IHOP kindly has their nutritional information listed on their website, but … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Here’s a little day-in-the-life-of coming at you. 0515: wake up, eat a banana, feed the cats, load gym bag for swim session, chug Vega Pre-Workout Energizer, head to gym 0600: 1200yd swim w/ 12 x 25yd sprints chug Vega Recovery … Continue reading

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1 week, no meat

It’s now been a week since I last had any meat. So far, so good! It is definitely an adjustment, though. For the first time in my life, I bonked on a run. Even with a massive bowl of oatmeal … Continue reading

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Real men eat plants

I changed my eating habits a couple years ago. I went from eating lots of ‘hungry man’ microwave dinners, mac-n-cheese, hot dogs, and other assorted, heavily processed and salt-and-sugar laden products to a fairly simply diet that consisted mainly of … Continue reading

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How to make a good salad

A while back I decided to eat try eating a big salad for breakfast (I still do occasionally, but now they’re more of a lunchtime thing). I then wrote up some directions for how to make such a salad, which … Continue reading

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