Last Sunday, while nursing our sore calves and thighs from Saturday, we did some active recovery by getting out and riding our bikes. Also, while waiting to watch the Steelers we caught a Maryland Public Television show called ?Dr. Fuhrman’s End Dieting Forever!? Dr. Fuhrman coined the word ?Nutritarian?. From his website I learned that a Nutritarian diet is a way of eating that maximizes the micronutrients per calorie. It explains that a Nutritarian diet is designed with foods that have powerful disease-protecting and therapeutic effects and delivers a broad array of micronutrients via a wide spectrum of food choices. The foods with the highest micronutrient per calorie scores are green vegetables, colorful vegetables, and fresh fruits. He says, for optimal health and to combat disease, it is necessary to consume enough of these foods that deliver the highest concentration of nutrients.
The acronym he uses for these foods is G-Bombs.
G ? Bombs stands for Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds.
From his website:
?G-Bombs? is an acronym you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet. These are the foods you should eat every day, and they should make up a significant proportion of your diet ? these foods are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease and promoting health and longevity.
And you can eat as much as you want (of the G-Bombs) and still lose weight.
Kim went out and bought the cookbook.
I don?t know about all that but this week I have had a breakfast consisting of just berries and nuts; a stew of cabbage, onions, tomatoes, leeks, beans, spinach, mushrooms; a salad of berries, greens, seeds; and a homemade salad dressing consisting of oranges, almonds, cucumber, red wine vinegar, and basil. And for some reason I have a feeling kale smoothies are in my future??
Yikes! Can I get a crab cake with that?
It?s been a great vacation. We ran some races and we rode our bikes a lot this trip. We discovered lots of new things along the Delaware shore we didn?t know about before including a 16 mile bike trail loop from Rehoboth to Lewes and back. We met more neat people. I finally finished reading my book, ?Essentialism? by Greg McKeown (blog week 26) and learned I am definitely a non-essentialist but I have some deep down essentialist tendencies. And, I am hoping I will finish reading my second book, ?Delivering Happiness? by Tony Hsieh in the next day or two.
According to the book ?Essentialism? a non-essentialist is ?too busy doing to think about life.? On the other hand an essentialist ?creates space to escape and enjoy life.?
I tried to do a little bit of that these past two weeks.
Life is good.
This morning my cousin?s son Charles will begin his one hundred mile run in the mountains of Colorado while I am out foraging for berries and nuts. Good Luck Charles!
And speaking of hunger, don?t forget September is Hunger Action Month. We will finish out September with a food drive supporting our friends at Move For Hunger and their affiliates.
Have a great weekend!
Chief Operating Officer
Sport and Spine Rehab