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8 Back-to-Basics Nutrition Tips

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 19:34:10 in Healthy Living

“Cauliflower, leek, garlic, tofu, etc. Yes, there some really great white foods, but, if someone is just starting to overhaul their nutrition, I'll bet they're eating more white bread than they are white fish.

As I said in the title and in the article, these are BASICS for people trying to get started on a long journey toward better nutrition and a healthier lifestyle.

Thanks for the comment. Hope you found some positive stuff in the article too.

J.”
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Fitness Nutrition 101: Macronutrients

Commented May 29, 2013 at 17:30:01 in Healthy Living

“Great info. Thanks for sharing.”
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Fitness Nutrition 101: Macronutrients

Commented May 29, 2013 at 07:26:03 in Healthy Living

“I did know that, but the article is geared towards the approximately 96.8% of American adults who eat meat as a source of protein.

I have the greatest respect for those who chose to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet (as I have myself at times) and the health benefits can be great. Please share your research on non-animal based sources of protein in additional comments if you'd like. I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for your comments.

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/article/vegetarianism-in-america/

2Paco on May 29, 2013 at 09:09:14

“Most things you eat have a combo of protein, carbohydrates and fat. Kale is a perfect example. 72% carbohydrates, 12% fat, and 16% protein.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2461/2

So you can see that if you eat a plant based diet you are getting more than enough protein as long as you are eating enough quality food. My morning smoothy is 25 grams. On the days I run long I may add a scoop of veggie protein powder (22 grams) which probably is not necessary but it is an easy way to get the protein. (Now 47 grams)

Beans, lentils, chickpeas have equivent amounts of protein as beef.”
Veggies for Carnivores

Veggies for Carnivores

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 12:57:14 in Healthy Living

“Agreed. I do feel though that the book is targeting an audience who perhaps have little experience (as I did) preparing creative and tasty vegetarian options.

I can cook, and I eat healthy, but if you asked to prepare a meal for a vegan or a vegetarian that was balanced and tasty, and indeed, edible, I'd struggle without the help of people like Lora. The word 'carnivore' - although technically inaccurate in this circumstance - caught my eye and drew me to the book.

Lora's book educated me a little and gave me a fresh take on some delicious options. I hope it will do the same for others looking to get more out of their veggies.

Send me an email at jamie@trainwithjamie.com and I'll mail you copy. Happy Holidays!”
Veggies for Carnivores

Veggies for Carnivores

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 23:22:36 in Healthy Living

“Oh dear, so serious. The title is clearly having a little fun with the English language. It's a cook book promoting healthy eating and interesting recipes, not a dictionary.

Sorry we turned you off, our loss I'm sure.

Happy Holidays!”

PancakeHunter on Dec 20, 2012 at 10:42:53

“We get that.

But notice the many other similar reactions you've been getting here about that word.

I think the thing you may be missing is that the word "carnivore" has become a bit of a derogatory term these days, sometimes used by vegetarians and vegans (jokingly or not) to disparage anyone who doesn't follow their diet. It's even been adopted by some health-conscious omnivores to imply that people eating the SAD are "meat-crazy", when in reality, they're most likely carb and sugar crazy.

So, while a book extolling the virtues of creative, well-prepared vegetables is always welcome, you might try to be more aware that certain buzzwords will immediately turn people off and send up red flags.”
Veggies for Carnivores

Veggies for Carnivores

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 11:04:05 in Healthy Living

“At no point did I imply that meat makes up the bulk of the average American's diet, nor did I say that the general population shuns them en masse.

It's an article promoting a healthier diet for all, and new ways to incorporate vegetables.

Hopefully you found something positive or useful within the article. Thanks for reading, and for your comments.”

honeybear64 on Dec 20, 2012 at 16:11:31

“Mr. Galloway -

Thank you for promoting healthy diets, and for encouraging people to get creative in the kitchen.

As PancakeHunter pointed out, phrases like "insights into how a carnivore can make friends with veggies", implying, whether intentionally or not, that non-vegetarians are somehow unfamiliar with vegetables and pretty much live off of meat, can push people's buttons, whether justifiably or not, since a common theme among vegetarians is that meat (and for some, eggs and dairy as well) is the prime culprit in our twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes, and so it fits their agenda to exaggerate just how much meat Americans actually eat to the exclusion of other foods. I think meat is perfectly healthy, and I say the same about vegetables as well. If anything, evidence has been piling up that the true culprits may be increased consumption of sugar, refined grains, and industrial seed oils, and that if we could cut back on those foods, we'd be in much better place. I absolutely agree with you that "your average person would benefit from a cleaner, fresher diet".

I apologize that my original comment failed to acknowledge your good intentions.”

seumasog on Dec 19, 2012 at 23:02:00

“Sadly, your article perpetuates a lot of misleading mythology in an effort to be "witty." Seriously, who "panics" at the thought of having to prepare a vegetable dish? You need to get out more.”
12 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout

12 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout

Commented Nov 12, 2012 at 12:46:39 in Healthy Living

“Weekend warrior are people who get out and hit there fitness hard on the weekends or in their spare time, often training towards a goal or event.

It's great to see you highlighting climbing as an alternative to the gym. As I mentioned in my article, it's important to get outside and escape the confines of the gym floor. Climbing is also great for challenging your body in multiple planes of motion and for keeping your heart rate up and at varied levels.

Thanks for your comments.”
12 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout

12 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout

Commented Nov 12, 2012 at 12:43:15 in Healthy Living

“Hi Rob1964

The bagel picture was an editorial choice on which I was not consulted. I would have preferred something with a higher GI. :)”
12 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout

12 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout

Commented Nov 12, 2012 at 09:12:44 in Healthy Living

“Hi Rob1964

I agree with you that a diet that is too high in gains isn't ideal for the average person or those looking to lose a lot of weight.

However, the article is written with weekend warriors or those training at high intensity levels. A higher amount of carbs selected for their high glycemic index should aid their performance without loading up on unnecessary calories.

I hope this clarifies my statement and that you found other positive or helpful information within the article.

Thanks for your comments and for reading.”

Rob1964 on Nov 12, 2012 at 10:39:31

“What are weekend warriors and what is considered high intensity?

To match that level of calorie intake once you add protein and fats I would think we are talking 2-4 hours of high intensity work.

Climbing hard for 2 hours straight is high intensity so is climbing 5 hours alternating climbs with my parter but I don't need that kind of carb load.

Yes the sensible active stretching was nice to see.”