Friday, July 29, 2011

Out with the Pasta...

Yes, meatballs and broccoli.
Lately I've been omitting the bulky carbohydrates from meals simply because it's so hot outside. Cycling, weight-lifting and swimming are all much more enjoyable on a semi-empty stomach. We've been living off of vegetables, fruits, beans, eggs and meat for the last little while. Hot summer weather is such a blessing in Canada and the last thing you want is to be too-full, having to "wait until my stomach settles" to enjoy the outside. Between crossfit WOD's (workouts of the day) and being outside, I manage to exercise a few hours each day. There's almost not enough time to cook proper food, instead opting for a salad of raw vegetables. On the 100-mile diet, winter-time means that at least 75% of one's macro-nutrients are from carbohydrates (pasta, wheat, spelt, barley, oats, kamut, starchy vegetables, etc), but summer is totally different! And it makes perfect sense doesn't it? Bulky food in winter to put on weight and stay warm, and light food in summer to shed winter pounds, enjoy the sunshine and prep for the next cold-spell. Okay, so we're not exactly going into hibernation or gaining/losing 20+ pounds like our paleolithic ancestors, but it's enough of a change that you CAN feel the difference. Eating local not only puts you in-touch with the seasons, but puts you in-touch with your body as well.


   

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