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7 Foods That Are Good For Your Body And Your Brain

Posted on: August 11th, 2010 by Joe

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Since I’m on the topic of health today I want to share one more tidbit I just read. I’m a big fan of the P90X program and just read an article from the beachbody.com website entitled 7 Foods That Make You Smarter by Suzy Buglewicz. Great article, go read it when you have a chance. I just wanted to list the 7 foods it mentioned here on my blog since they are some of my personal favorites. Here they are:

  1. Spinach
  2. Oatmeal
  3. Fish
  4. Walnuts
  5. Berries
  6. Yogurt
  7. Eggs

10 Healthy Diet Principles

Posted on: August 11th, 2010 by Joe

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Okay first let me start by saying that this is not the typical post for me. It has nothing to do with computers and is probably a stretch from what is commonly believed about computer programmers. I would dare say that when most people think of a typical programmer they think of a nerdy person who sits at their desk all day. And sitting at your desk all day can lead to being unhealthy both in diet and exercise. For the record, if I’m nerdy it’s definitely a cool version of nerdy and as far as diet and exercise go I believe strongly in both. I listened to an audio book recently called the Body Fat Solution by Tom Venuto and it totally changed my view of diet and exercise. I have been fairly healthy all of my life, but have never really thought too much about how what I eat effects my quality of life. Anyway I don’t want to ramble on about that as it is a big topic and there are many more qualified experts that can address it far better than I. I do highly recommend reading that book. In the book there is a list of ten diet principles that I think are important for everyone. Here they are

  1. Focus on the calorie deficit first and budget calories wisely
  2. Start building every meal with lean protein
  3. Eat vegetables (fibrous carbs) with every meal
  4. Eat omega 3 and other healthy fats every day
  5. Eat at least 2 Fruits every day
  6. Eat natural starches and grains as your x factor
  7. Eat mostly foods that pass the natural test
  8. Eat 5 to 6 times a day (a meal or a snack every 3 hours)
  9. Limit or avoid liquid calories and drink mostly water or green tea instead
  10. Follow the 90/10 rule

If you have any questions leave a comment or go check out the book. I got the book off of audible.com or you can go to their website: http://www.thebodyfatsolution.com/


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