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Foundations Homework (week 4)

First off I just wanted to thank Margie for an excellent presentation on the block system and nutrition fundamentals!  I got a lot of positive feedback from the Foundations Class and we should all look forward to hearing a lot more about nutrition and longevity from our resident expert.

This week's Foundations homework is to KEEP A FOOD LOG.  For the time being, please focus on being consistent with your log rather then being "perfect" with your intake. Tracking your nutrition can be a very powerful tool in terms of really evaluating what and how much we eat.  On Sunday we will discuss what we learned from the homework and begin to implement the block system.

Please categorize your meals into Proteins/Carbs/Fats so that you can begin to look at meals in terms of hormonal balance.  This is a trial and error period where I don't expect anyone to be able to categorize all their meals so neatly. Do you best and come ready with questions.

Here is an example of a turkey sandwich broken down into P/C/F:
~1/4 lb. Turkey / 2 slices bread, tomatoes, lettuce / Mayonnaise            Water

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Reader Comments (4)

ERIK, How's your shoulder?? Are you feeling better?? I sure hope so.
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllisonNYC
It's actually my ribs. I had them looked at and there is no fracture, but they are bruised and I'll be out of commission for a little while. I'm hoping to be back on the 15th. They do feel better then on Sunday, but walking is still a problem. I'm sure they'll be healed soon enough, it's just an annoying detour.

Lesson learned: When doing a box jump, don't miss the box.
March 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErik
Hey Erik, That's what I meant. I'm not sure why I wrote shoulder.

I'm glad nothing is fractured or broken but it sucks that you're uncomfortable.

If there's anything I can do to make coming back easier let me know.
March 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllisonNYC
Allison - I'm guessing no Box for you tonight? How's your back? I only got half-way through 7 reps at 122 for DL (which is nearly bodyweight, I realized later), inclined pushups and 62lb hang cleans. That was plenty. Damn that workout is HARD.

Erik - glad it's starting to feel better!
March 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMargie

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