Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cashews vs. Endurance

Another three days went by, just didn't have time to write anything :)

First of all I'm still on track. :)

And I've got more endurance – on Sunday climbed for seven hours, yesterday about five hours, and managed to climb 11c in the end of the day.

I had three parties over the weekend. It was fun thank you to my friends for having me.
And go back to my diet – first party on Saturday evening – I just drank water, yes, it was strange.
But then I went to a birthday party and just brought watermelon with me. Everybody was so happy about it :)
And it was my dinner. I felt pretty good, slept well.

Sunday night I went to a housewarming party after seven hours of climbing, felt a little bit tired.
I brought three pineapples with me. Actually two would be enough.
And now I know how to slice a pineapple. :)

I'm not so experienced in any fruit/veggie slicing, before I used to buy everything already peeled and sliced. :)
So it's good thing to know. And last night Vadik told me how to peel mangoes.
I'm getting stuff to my own "recipe" book. :)

And ya, I had about pound of cashews for lunch on Saturday, and I had cashews for lunch on Monday, and then I found out that all cashews that we can buy are not live, I mean not raw, they are processed right on a plant.

Unless you happen to work in a cashew plant or pick cashew apples, it’s unlikely you’ll encounter completely raw cashews. The so-called raw cashews sold in natural food stores are not exactly raw, but instead are steamed. It is the case that the double shell surrounding the raw cashew, which is technically a seed and not a nut, contains urushiol, a resin that can create significant skin rashes, and can be toxic when ingested.

So no more cashews for me :)

And then I found out that pecans are processed as well, didn't find a link to any material yet, so it's not a fully proved fact. Stay tuned for more investigations about that.

And buckwheat that we have in a store is roasted, so it's not live culture either.

As they say the best way to check if it's live culture or not is to try to sprout it.
Now I put my pecans in the water to see if they can sprout.

For dinner on Monday I had bananas, Tuesday breakfast was tangerines, Tuesday lunch was tomatoes and then tangerines again. Forgot to mention sweet peppers for first lunch on Monday.

Oh ya, I usually have two lunches per day – first one at noon and second one around 3-4pm.
And for dinner I had pears. They were very helpful to five hours of climbing. I felt rejuvenated after each pear.

And last night Vadik brought Mangoes, he said they are the best mangoes ever, so I'll try.

Need to mention I felt kind of weak on Monday and Tuesday, but still I ran the stairs in the Subway, so it's a strange combination of weakness and increased endurance.

Hard to make any conclusions yet, because my body is still in a transition period so everything could happen. And as I remember from my other experiments transition periods can be really weird :)

Ok, Wednesday morning, I have mangoes for breakfast, and probably I will buy apples for lunch.

So bottom line – It's 9th day and I feel amazing, lightweight and powerful.

Stay tuned.


Unknown said...

oh no! Your future buckwheat diet is in jeopardy!

alexindigo said...

I still have options for grass-feed and sun-feed diets :)