Month: July 2010

Whats the best source of protein?

The highest source sure aint the best source, thats for sure. Remember, despite the protein paranoia in western society, we still do not have a medical term for protein deficiency. Kwashiorkor and marasmus refer to caloric deficiency. Interesting huh? All fruits and vegetables have all the essential amino acids. Anyone can prove this by typing in 100g of any fruit or veg into the USDA data base, fitday, nutridairy, crono meter etc. If we EAT ENOUGH CALORIES, we get enough protein automatically. Dr McDougall wrote about how all plant foods do. http://drmcdougall.com/med_hot_protein.html http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/105/25/e197 Human mothers breast milk contains around 5-6% of its calories from protein. Fruit contains around 5-6% of its calories from protein. I remember the channel 9 show I did about my diet and Suzzie Burrell who is a lovely  lady but couldnt even run around the block at pace said ‘Fruit simply has zero protein..’. My question is ‘what on earth are they teaching in nutrition these days? Suzzie said I should eat meat, but she nor the camera crew were amused when I tried to catch Suzzie’s cat.. 🙂 Its funny, I have mates that couldnt even keep up with me for 1km on a bicycle and they tell me they wouldnt get enough protein as a vegan and Im like ‘Ive smashed the hill climb time trials I set as a meat eater and...

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Some stats that will help you, your children and the planet.

HUNGER: -The Number of people worldwide who will die as a result of malnutrition this year: 20 million -Number of people who could be adequately fed using land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by 10%: 100 million -Percentage of corn grown in the U.S. eaten by people: 20 -Percentage of corn grown in the U.S. eaten by livestock: 80 -Percentage of oats grown in the U.S. eaten by livestock: 95 -Percentage of protein wasted by cycling grain through livestock: 90 -How frequently a child dies as a result of malnutrition: every 2.3 seconds -Pounds of beef produced on an acre: 250 -Percentage of U.S. farmland devoted to beef production: 56 ENVIRONMENTAL: -Cause of global warming: greenhouse effect -Primary cause of greenhouse effect: carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels -Fossil fuels needed to produce meat-centered diet vs. a meat-free diet: 3 times more -Percentage of U.S. topsoil lost to date: 75 -Percentage of U.S. topsoil loss directly related to livestock raising: 85 -Number of acres of U.S. forest cleared for cropland to produce meat-centered diet: 260 million -Amount of meat imported to U.S. annually from Central and South America: 300,000,000 pounds -Percentage of Central American children under the age of five who are undernourished: 75 -Area of tropical rainforest consumed in every quarter-pound of rainforest beef: 55 square feet -Current rate of species extinction due to destruction...

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Gold coast marathon on 2bananas, 3 dates and a mouthful of endura! :)

Here is my race report from yesterdays Gold Coast Marathon 2010. July 4th. Great day and a great course with a great crowd. We parked our van and slept in it as it was only 200m from the start line..As per usual my diet the previous few days was 3500cals plus from sweet fruits. Made sure to drink enough water so was always urinating clear and went to bed early. Got up 2hours before start and ate 2 ripe bananas with 1 litre of water. Had a pocket full of dates for the marathon but only ate 3. Didnt bonk or get dehydrated. Drank water at aid stations. After a mate handed me a clear cup o sports drink that I thought was water, I was extra sure to test taste before gulping. I hate the taste of sports drink vs my own fruit juice mixes. As a result I had a chemical tasting hiccup the remainder of the marathon! 🙂 I Felt fresh at the end of the marathon, which is normal if you havent gone as hard as you could have. I started out with Steve Moneghetti’s (Australia’s fastest ever marathoner) group which was over a 150 runners (down to 12 by the finish!) and got a real bad stitch so just walked/jogged to finish in 3:33:33. Was aiming for either side of 3 hours and was...

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Eating for endurance..

What do you eat, how much, when and why? Sure I aint the fastest cyclist out there, but when it comes to going the distance, no worries mate! cos Im eating for endurance.. 🙂 This is an article I wrote. Hope it provides some insights.. n 2003 I rode the Paris Brest Paris as a vegan. It is 1243km and it took me a total time of 51:30 with a 40minute nap squeezed in there. I was the first Australian home that year. Its such a tuff ride that they only have it every 4 years! I ate 100%...

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