A Staten Island triathlete and endurance coach ventures into the ultramarathon realm where there are seemingly no limits to human endurance. In 2013, he successfully finished the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (picture of 2013 Grand Slam finishers above; I'm second from right), becoming only the 282nd person (since its beginnings in 1986) and only the fourth New Yorker to finish four of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile ultramarathons in the U.S. in only 10 weeks.

Friday, March 29, 2013

The 3 Mortal Enemies of the Body you should Avoid at All Costs

I'm hoping this blog will be short and sweet.

This is related to what I posted yesterday about the wonders of the Primal Diet and what it did for me.

I know that for some of you, such a radical shift in your dietary intake might make it impossible to reach "100% primal" at this time. And there might be a lot of complexities about this diet that you either don't understand or don't have the time to understand.

So I'll cut to the chase and keep this very simple.

If you want your diet to be at least half-way decent, there are 3 things in food that you MUST avoid at all costs. If you can cut these 3 out of your diet, you will have a much healthier diet, whether it's primal or not.

1) High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) - This nasty stuff seems to placed in most processed foods these days. Here's a good link at what this crap does to your body. The fact is that your body simply cannot digest this form of sugar very well and leads to all sorts of problems, including obesity and diabetes. One of the worst at carrying HFCS is soda. If you are a notorious soda drinker, I can safely bet you will lose at least 10 pounds if you cut the soda completely out of your diet.



2) Artificial Sweeteners - That would be Aspartame and Splenda - Aspartame metabolises into formaldehyde and formic acid, both are ingredients in embalming fluid, and they are very slow to leave the body. The side effects are numerous. Splenda is another poison to avoid like the plague. Sucralose is a chlorocarbon and is more like DDT than sugar. Chlorocarbons in general are very harmful to the body. Plus, both artificial sweeteners have a tendency to make you even MORE hungry, and will make most people consume MORE calories than they would normally do without these sweeteners.



3) Wheat - Is the worst grain to ingest of them all. Here is a history of wheat, when the industry changed wheat to something a lot worse than it originally was. Aside from toxins like gluten and lectin, there are other toxins that just about destroy the delicate balance on your GI tract.


Primal or not, if you can cut out these 3 enemies from your diet, you would have taken a HUGE step toward your fitness and your diet in general. You will feel much better and maybe even reverse the aging effect, resulting in a much fitter you!

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