Monthly Archives: January 2014

You’re an omnivore, so act like it

We all know it’s important to eat healthy and varied. So while I was focusing on healthy, I mistakenly thought I eat varied.
A glass of milk, a butter+cheese and ham sandwich , a beef steak with sweet potato sounds like a big variety in a day. Guess what, you only ate cow, whey and sweet potato!
The variety must come from the variety of the food source, not just from the variety of how something is prepared (milk, butter, cheese, beef steak are one source: cow).

How would real variety looks like for my dinner (this week)

Monday: Baked red beets with (goat) chevre cheese and white fish file
(in a tray stack the slices ready boiled red beets, white fish file and chevre cheese. bake for about 30minutes)

Tuesday: Mixed fresh salad with 2 boiled eggs and red kidney beans
(1 cucumber, 1 salad mix, 1 onion, 5 mushrooms, half red bell pepper, kidney beans, 2 boiled eggs)

Wednesday: Baked celery root&carrots with beef steak
(in a baking tray put the sliced celery root, carrots and beef steak. Season with any spices you want. Baked for 30-45min)

Thursday: Mixed fresh salad with salmon and kvarg
(mix kvarg+juice from a lemon. Place salmon in a deep small baking tray and cover with the kvarg+lemon. Bake for 30-45min. Mix salad 1 cucumber, 1 salad mix, 1 onion, 5 mushrooms, half red bell pepper)

My shopping list:
Everything ecological

2 Salad green leafs mixes
2 Small Cucumbers
1 package Ready-boiled red beets
6 Carrots
1 Celery root
Bag of Onions
10 mushrooms
1 red bell pepper
1 can of boiled red beans
3 lemons

Eggs
100g chevre goat cheese
200g white fish
200g beef file
200g salmon
1 kvarg (also called Icelandic yogurt, anything high in protein)

P.S. on Friday I throw out the window all my healthy habits of living long and prosper and eat myself into a carb induces blissful coma

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80%diet 20%exercise

The problem with your weight is not that you’re not exercising, it’s what and how much you eat.

You can be slim or normal weight and happy by not exercising a day in your life. This is because how you look and feel is 80% influenced by what you eat and drink.

It’s incredibly hard to out-exercise bad eating habits, I tried to live off steak, fries and cake, it ended up with me being anemic and chubby. Then I went on a healthy diet and remained chubby because I was eating too much.

However, exercise is what determines your body composition(muscles, fat, bone % etc.) and how you look.

Here’s an example of the same person, same healthy weight, same height, one not exercising and one exercising.

The type of exercise you do also influences how you look, here’s what a marathon runner looks like compared to how a sprint runner looks like.

80% diet and 20% exercising, so put most effort in healthy eating and drinking in sensible amounts and you’ll see better results and won’t be exhausted.