I’ve been lifting a lot of really heavy things at the gym lately. Exercise make you hungry. Heavy weight training makes you very hungry. So eat some food. I’ve had the appetite of a Hobbit lately…
While the calorie counting that I do can technically be considered a “diet”, I think this particular speaker has a lot of useful things to say on this subject.
That’s right, calorie tracking. I do this now. It’s quite simple. There are apps. Tons of them. My personal favorite: FatSecret. I started at 2,500 calories, then went to 2,300 and am now aiming for around 2,000. I began tracking calories in earnest in early November 2013. I have since dropped one dress size (I stopped weighing myself because the scale drives me batty). So why do I track calories? For on simple reason: It works. Continue reading →
Also, here is a very detailed article about raw food veganism from Science Based Medicine.
Disrespect for animals leads to disrespect for people. —Joel Salatin
As I said in the previous post, there was one lecture that was well worth the price of admission. It was given on the first day of the conference and was from this guy.
His name is Joel Salatin and he gave a charming and informative lecture about sustainability in farming, raising pastured animals, multi-speciation and the need to encourage more people to be farmers, confounding the notion that it is lowly blue collar work reserved for people that are too dumb for college. He wants our best a brightest students to become farmers. In short, he rocked it. He believes in what he refers to as “environmentalism by participation”, encouraging and teaching people to grow and cook their own food and contribute to local sustainability. Even if you suck at it, he wants you to do it…until you stop sucking at it:
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly…first.
But rather than a wholesale immediate change of the food system, Mr. Salatin is in favor of slow, steady systematic change.
Change that happens too fast doesn’t have staying power…Slow and steady gets the job done…The turtle concept is a good way to go.
So what’s the problem with Joel? Continue reading →