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What Does A Typical Day Look Like For A Raw Foodist? What Do You Eat And How Do You Exercise?

by George Santillo
(Georgia)

George's Question: Hi Andrew.


First off, I love Raw-Food-Health.net. I find you really inspiring and there's so much interesting info that you cover.

But I was wondering if you could tell me a bit about your typical day eating a raw food diet and living a healthy lifestyle.

What do you eat? How do you exercise? Do you do anything specific to stay inspired? How do you relax?

I'm looking to live a better lifestyle and shed some of my bad habits, and I'd like some examples of how healthier people live.

Andrew's Answer:

Hi George.

Sure. After getting your question I decided to keep a time log yesterday, so I can tell you exactly what I was doing and when.

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I guess you could say that no day is really all that typical for me. For instance, I generally prefer not to eat breakfast, to work out before my first meal, and to not eat bananas.

Yesterday I didn't meet any of these preferences for various reasons.

Stuff happens, life goes on. You try your best to live a healthy lifestyle in a hectic world.

Also, I'm self employed so my typical day probably doesn't have much in common with someone working at a job with demanding time constraints.

If I'd kept a log for a weekend day, you'd get the impression that I was a rather athletic person who didn't do any work and spent a lot of time loafing.

But, for what it's worth, he's what I did yesterday:

7:45 a.m. Wake up

7:50 a.m. Eat half a 15 inch watermelon for breakfast.

8:00 a.m. Start working on misc Raw-Food-Health.net tasks.

10 a.m. 15 minutes break (do some squats and pushups, pace about, palm my eyes to rest them).

10:15a.m. Work on a raw-food-related writing project I've got going

12:00 p.m. Bicycle 20 minutes to my workout

12:30 p.m. Workout (sprints, slam balls, rope climbs, power snatches, chest-to-bar kipping pullups)

1:15 p.m. Bicycle 20 minutes back home

1:35 p.m. Quick Shower.

1:40 p.m. Smoothie for lunch of 8 bananas, a two handfuls of blueberries, and four stalks of celery

1:50 p.m. Answer work-related emails, start to schedule some guests for my upcoming podcast

2:45 p.m. Snack of 12 peaches

3 p.m. Variety of work tasks, reading several nutrition studies

4:30 p.m. Work in the garden, harvest first tomatoes of the year, lettuce, cucumbers, and arugula for my evening salad.

5:00 p.m.Dinner Course 1: Three large cantaloupes

5:10 p.m.Write two emails to friends.

5:30 p.m. Dinner Course 2: Salad of three heads of lettuce, tomatoes, arugula, peaches, one head of corn on the cob.

5:45: Go on a leisurely walk while listening to a lecture on the Peloponnesian War (I'm a Greco-Roman history buff)

6:10 p.m.Watch some online coverage of the Olympics and the Crossfit Games, then read some websites I enjoy.

7:15 p.m.Work on a hobby creative writing project.

8:00 p.m. Meditate

8:30 p.m. Read

9:00 p.m. Phone call with a friend

9:30 p.m. Read

10:30 p.m. Go to bed

Inspiration: As I explain in this blog post inspiration comes from a combination of your desperation/drive index and knowledge index.

I build up my knowledge every day. I'm always reading studies and commentary by doctors and nutritionists.

I had a good dose of desperation when I was sick with colitis, and I understand what's at stake. My drive isn't really in question these days.

Relaxation: When I want to relax, I find getting away from the electronics which dominate life these days, particularly TV, to be critical.

Go for a walk, meditate, sit on your porch, ride your bike.

Fill your life with the positive, inspiring things which will remind you why you do what you do.

Spend at least a few minutes doing something that fulfills you every day.

That's all I got.

-Andrew

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