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Raw Food Roundup

Ok, I officially LOVE raw food. I started eating raw about five weeks ago, and have been 99% raw since (my trespasses? a tiny brownie, a few sprouted grain english muffins, and a stupid eggplant pizza). Let's do the math on this baby :

First I ate 100% of whatever I wanted. I loved fried foods, desserts, and pizza. Thanks to miraculous metabolism, I never gained too much weight. Then I read Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever, hacked away at my diet, and cut out probably 70% of the foods I used to eat. Later I researched more and cut out 90% of those foods, leaving me eating about 7% of what I initially ate. I wrote a book called The Skinny Snob about that. Going raw eliminated at least 70% of those foods, so now I'm down to about 2-3% of the foods I ate a year ago. Based on my daily diet I would consider that wholly accurate.

Now... that is a wild change. Especially coming from me. I would constantly mock anyone trying to go on a diet and explain that you should just eat whatever you wanted. No amount of logic would get me to change. What did get me to change was my inclination to try things for 7 or 30 days, and the accompanying drastic results.

Getting in shape + Epigenetics

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The recent research about epigenetics has convinced me of the importance of getting in the best shape I can before I have kids.  I used to be in pretty good shape (i.e., 11 hrs, 52 mins finishing time for the JFK 50 mile run), but 10+ years in the startup grinder and the inherent lack of balance in life has left me out of shape.  So, I recently got a trainer (who's been kicking my butt 3 times a week) and I'm committed to making the time to get back into shape.  It's also something that's important to our corporate culture as we grow. One example is ordering healthy food & fruit for the office.

It's also hard for me because I have a very unhealthy relationship with food.  I eat quickly, which means I usually intake more calories than I need.  It's also hard for me not to finish my plate, and it's especially hard not to eat food if it's in the house and it's something I'm craving (does anyone else have experiences where food 'talks to you'? If so, tell me about it in the comments!).  Re-adjusting the relationship I have with food is something I'm working on, but it's not easy.  Hence the epigenetics part:  If I can get into better shape before I have kids, my hope is that my kids won't have to deal with issues like these over their lifespans.

Related: There's a great article in the NY Times titled "Is Sugar Toxic?"  It's worth a read.  Do you agree?  I'd love your thoughts in the comments section.

I'm tracking my progress.  Here's what it looks like so far, with projections for where I want to get.

The recent research about epigenetics has convinced me of the importance of getting in the best shape I can before I have kids.  I used to be in pretty good shape (i.e., 11 hrs, 52 mins finishing time for the JFK 50 mile run), but 10+ years in the startup grinder and the inherent lack of balance in life has left me out of shape.  So, I recently got a trainer (who's been kicking my butt 3 times a week) and I'm committed to making the time to get back into shape.  It's also something that's important to our corporate culture as we grow. One example is ordering healthy food & fruit for the office. It's also hard for me because I have a very unhealthy relationship with food.  I eat quickly, which means I usually intake more calories than I need.  It's also hard for me not to finish my plate, and it's especially hard not to eat food if it's in the house and it's something I'm craving (does anyone else have experiences where food 'talks to you'? If so, tell me about it in the comments!).  Re-adjusting the relationship I have with food is something I'm working on, but it's not easy.  Hence the epigenetics part:  If I can get into better shape before I have kids, my hope is that my kids won't have to deal with issues like these over their lifespans. Related: There's a great article in the NY Times titled "Is Sugar Toxic?"  It's worth a read.  Do you agree?  I'd love your thoughts in the comments section. I'm tracking my progress.  Here's what it looks like so far, with projections for where I want to get.

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