“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.”
-English Proverb

Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Agata Andrevski in London, England.

You get out of your body, what you put in to your body.

Many health problems occur because of poor nutrition.

Many athletes perform poorly because of poor nutrition.

Many people are often tired because of poor nutrition.

In my own experience with nutrition for the last 15 years, I can tell a difference in my body and energy levels when I don’t eat properly, or if I don’t drink enough water.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “But Ed, I’m always on the go – I don’t have time to eat well.”

Well, guess what?

I’m telling you right now that you do. If you’re too busy to take care of yourself, you’re too busy!

A great way to eat well and watch the number of calories you consume is to always take food with you when you leave the house.

The next time you go grocery shopping, stock up on: fruits and vegetables, nutrition bars (I like Soyjoy), almonds, raisins, whole wheat bread, eggs, lean turkey, oatmeal, brown rice and whole wheat pasta. Then, when you leave the house, bring food with you.

For breakfast, have an orange, a couple of eggs, and/or some oatmeal. If you’re pressed on time, just grab an apple and a nutrition bar.

For lunch, bring your own: turkey on whole wheat with mustard is healthy and will give you good energy. Or you can make some whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce the night before and bring it to school/work.

For dinner, my ideal is salmon or grilled chicken with broccoli, but you can do a combination or add brown rice.

Additional tips:

Always have snacks with you – a nutrition bar, fruit, or a handful of nuts will keep you satisfied and keep your metabolism going between meals. Snacks will also help you make better decisions if your next meal wasn’t planned.

Drink a lot of water! Always have a bottle with you.

PIZZA! I love pizza just as much as the next person, possibly more. But did you know that a plain cheese pizza is about 26% fat? Here’s what you can do: order half the amount of cheese (or no cheese) and twice the amount of sauce (a good source of lycopene, which can prevent cancer). More and more pizza places are offering whole wheat crust and pick a topping that is a vegetable instead of a meat topping. If you do this, your pizza will have less than 10% fat versus close to 30%.

Okay, time for me to make an egg sandwich on whole wheat sesame sourdough, with an orange first (if you eat your fruit first, your body will absorb more of the nutrients).

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2 replies
  1. Barry Bachenheimer
    Barry Bachenheimer says:

    Great post! Do you have any recommendations for foods that are both healthy and help to reduce inflamation post injury?


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