Diet and Mental Health

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a lt. col. friend told me about training troops for desert duty in Texas in the summer. They boarded their flights with two jerry cans of water, toted them all the way to their racks and during maneuvers, hated that weight. The only way to shed it was to drink it and they did, gladly. They had to be forced to eat in the heat. Thats something right there, even when burning calories like a bonfire they wanted to drink and didn't want to eat unless it was under scrutiny from up top.
I think it makes sense, it takes a lot of energy to eat and digest food.
 
Wow, so you must eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and grains, since you limit everything else. What about nuts?
Yes, I eat a lot of nuts. I do eat eggs that I buy at the store, and lots of beans, tofu, tempeh. I am also flexible at certain times when not at home - each situation is different, depending how I'm feeling.
 
I watch a couple things about diet carefully. I use the myFitnesspal app partly because it interfaces with my Garmin watch to take exercise into account as well, and partyly because it makes tracking easy as any food you can think of is in there - raw, homemade, restaurant, packaged you name it.
3-4 times a year I track for a week or two to see how I'm eating. I get a free pass on salt sort of (addisons disease) but check all the other stuff calories, fats, carbs, all that stuff. I also like a really good multi-vitamin with lots of micro nutrients. GNC Mega Men is one of my favourites.
There are things we don't get out of our diet and something that "fills in the cracks" of nutrition, and all the things like magnesium, iron, selenium, etc that you may not get in your diet I think is hugely important. Those things may come in your food - but it depends if they are in the ground your food is grown in.

As for eating in the heat - it takes circulation away from the skin and cooling where adding water gives you more cooling capacity through sweat. If you reallly want to feel hot on a hot day? Drink a couple cans of cola and then go outside to work.....the a. digestion and b. sugar will have you overheated in no time.

Did a lot of research on this when I was working on playing better golf because - all those things tie together. You need to eat when you burn a few thousand calories in a few hours, (I have played 2.5 hour rounds - walking) My fave was PB&J cut in quarters or a bite or two of a Clif bar every hole or two. Small amounts of easy to digest food not a hot dog at halfway. Hydration - you gotta get ahead to stay ahead. Because the loss of salt through sweat is critical (Addison's again) for me. I drink a ton of water the night before, and then add a Nuun to the bottle I drink before playing for added electrolytes.
 
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I watch a couple things about diet carefully. I use the myFitnesspal app partly because it interfaces with my Garmin watch to take exercise into account as well, and partyly because it makes tracking easy as any food you can think of is in there - raw, homemade, restaurant, packaged you name it.
3-4 times a year I track for a week or two to see how I'm eating. I get a free pass on salt sort of (addisons disease) but check all the other stuff calories, fats, carbs, all that stuff. I also like a really good multi-vitamin with lots of micro nutrients. GNC Mega Men is one of my favourites.
There are things we don't get out of our diet and something that "fills in the cracks" of nutrition, and all the things like magnesium, iron, selenium, etc that you may not get in your diet I think is hugely important. Those things may come in your food - but it depends if they are in the ground your food is grown in.

As for eating in the heat - it takes circulation away from the skin and cooling where adding water gives you more cooling capacity through sweat. If you reallly want to feel hot on a hot day? Drink a couple cans of cola and then go outside to work.....the a. digestion and b. sugar will have you overheated in no time.

Did a lot of research on this when I was working on playing better golf because - all those things tie together. You need to eat when you burn a few thousand calories in a few hours, (I have played 2.5 hour rounds - walking) My fave was PB&J cut in quarters or a bite or two of a Clif bar every hole or two. Small amounts of easy to digest food not a hot dog at halfway. Hydration - you gotta get ahead to stay ahead. Because the loss of salt through sweat is critical (Addison's again) for me. I drink a ton of water the night before, and then add a Nuun to the bottle I drink before playing for added electrolytes.
I wish I could take in as much data on my diet like you do without becoming obsessive about it. It sounds really effective to know all of that about your diet and being able to tweak it.
 
I wish I could take in as much data on my diet like you do without becoming obsessive about it. It sounds really effective to know all of that about your diet and being able to tweak it.
I just do it 3 or 4 weeks a year...like a checkpoint because yeah, like you say...
 
Oh I see, maybe I’ll look into it. Is it a subscription? Can you use it without the watch?
No I have no subscription and yes you can use it without the watch, its just the watch tracks activity so I get calories in and out...

Watch out and turn off the ads and emails though.
 
No I have no subscription and yes you can use it without the watch, its just the watch tracks activity so I get calories in and out...

Watch out and turn off the ads and emails though.
I’ll look into it then but I’m definitely leery of obsession xD
 
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