Came across some notes from from a few Tony Robbins programs I attended. As we emerge from the holiday’s and the overeating that typically goes along with it, these will come in handy to help us get back on track.
Eight Key Principles for Maximum Nourishment….as taught by Tony Robbins
- Break your fast every morning with green vegetables, green juices, non-acid producing, low-sugar fruits and fruit juices or light alkalizing foods only
- Properly combine your foods for maximum health. Eat one concentrated food in a meal and do not combine carbohydrates and proteins in the same meal
- Eat comfortable amounts of food to maximize energy and nutrition
- Consume quality oils (Udo’s oil, flax, primrose and olive oil)
- Do not eat when you are stressed or tired
- Do not drink water during meals (dilutes the digestive fire)
- Eat organic food whenever possible
- Do not eat condensed foods, especially animal proteins, immediately before going to bed
Other general tips….
- Consume 70% from water-rich foods (raw-living foods) – have a salad with every meal!
- Avoid animal flesh – it’s highly acid-producing
- Avoid dairy – it’s highly acid producing
- Eliminate acid-addictions (caffeine, sugar, salt, nicotine, alcohol)
- Eliminate processed fats
Try the above for 10 days and see how you feel! Make it a 10 day challenge to your own health and wellness. Ask a buddy to join you!
Here is part 2 (of 3) of my interview with Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke. You can see part 1 of the interview here.
In this segment, we cover:
- Robert’s story of transformation from 125 pounder to 200 pound vegan bodybuilder
- How to gain weight on a plant-based diet
- The importance of a journal – keeping track of your goals and training progress
- Tips to staying motivated and achieving goals
<if you can’t see the video embedded in this post, click here>
A few months ago I got the chance to sit down with Robert Cheeke, my good friend and an accomplished vegan bodybuilder. Robert is currently super-busy working on his second documentary (“Vegan Brothers in Iron“), his first book (due out sometime soon!) and touring the country as a representative for Vega and as motivational speaker. He frequently gives talks at health/fitness festivals, universities and vegetarian/animal rights conferences.
Robert is a super-motivating guy who really walks his talk – he’s been vegan for over 15 years and in that time has gone from 120 pounder to 190+ pound bodybuilder, all using 100% plant-based nutrition. I split the interview into three different clips. I’ll post the second two in the next week or two, but wanted to share this one with you right away.
In this <10 minute clip, we discuss:
- What Robert is up to – filming, speaking, competing!
- Update on his latest competitions
- Common nutrition “pitfalls” many vegans make
- His favorite 100% plant-based protein sources
Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke Interview (Part 1/3)
BTW…if you have questions for Robert, please leave them in the comments to this post and we’ll address them in a future post.
I’m a big fan of smoothies in the morning. A while ago I wrote about my Raw Power Smoothie, an all vegan and mostly raw concoction that would keep me going most of the day.
Nowadays, I’m in the groove of doing more fruits, mostly bananas, with some maca powder and a heaping tablespoon of vitamineral green. I forgo the protein powder and other things. I find that sticking with more of a fruit base and going lighter on the protein actually feels better in the morning.
The key to making this smoothie work and taste great is to get high quality organic bananas. Most people eat bananas when they are still “raw” and green and totally spot-free. Eating bananas like this will give you problems….gas and other digestive issues. They also don’t taste as sweet!
I like my bananas nice and spotty, there might be a touch of green near the stems, but the rest is deep yellow with plenty of brown spots on the peel. The peel should also come off very easily. If you have to hack away to open your banana, it isn’t ready yet!
Note: if you need to ripen bananas, stick them in a closed bag in a warm place.
Now I am off to drink my post yoga class smoothie! (4 large organic bananas, 20 ounces water, vitamineral green powder and maca powder).
What is your favorite smoothie? Let me know in the comments!
(Dr. T video on Chronic Fatigue)
I’ve spent far too many hours this weekend pouring over content by Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren on YouTube through his Dr. T in 3 series, his free tele-seminars available on The Truth About Your Food and his website, Ecopolitan.com (a clever take on Ecological and Metropolitan).
The Dr.T in 3 features quick 3-minute commentaries on various aspects of health and nutrition – offering fresh and no-nonsense perspectives on everything from the impact of dairy products on health to why so many people are facing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (and what to do about it!).
The tele-seminars on The Truth About Your Food are very in-depth (most are over an hour long) and are absolutely packed with some amazing information, including recorded Q&A.
Those who don’t believe that you can be strong and healthy on a plant-based diet need to take a look at Robert Cheeke. Robert’s a good friend of mine, and is living proof that you can really achieve outstanding physical health as a Vegan.