Diet dept. My current diet includes at least 1 serving of fruit during the day. One of my snacks at work is either dried apple or banana, pretty much every single day. At home, when I get hungry I’ll grab a small handful of peanuts or raisins. I still like pickles also, they have zero calories.Amy asked me what my go-to snack was in the old days. The only thing I could think of is chocolate chip cookie dough. I always had a 1-lb tub of that around, I still have the used ones to prove it, though now I use them to freeze fruit or thaw chicken.

Hydration dept. A slight change in my drinking routine is that instead of drinking my favorite diet soda all the time, I usually mix it with water and juice.

I talked about The Blue Zone Solution by Dan Buettner in episode 90, so check that one out if you want to know more. AND if you want to see a picture of my face! There is video on the youtube version of the episode (http://RunningAFEVER.com/YouTube).

Remember that each of us is different. This flexible diet of mine might not work for everyone. It’s not straight-forward, and it’s designed based on foods I like to eat. But for me it is the only thing that will work on a long-term basis. When I have tried “No” diets like No Carb, No Sugar, No Meat, No Food (only juice) and others, I eventually fell away from the discipline. The concept of visualization also applies here. If I concentrate on that which I want to avoid, I inevitably draw the thing to myself as a result of the attention and focus and energy which I devote to it. To each his own.

Recorded September 8, 2018.

Weight (change since Jan 2018): 203 (-71)
Workout time: 65 Minutes
Total Distance (total since Nov 2017): 3.30 Miles (168.91)
Steps: 11,780
Muscle Mass (change since Aug 2018): 141 (+3)
Body Fat: 26.4%
2018 Goals: (1) Run 10.5 miles in one day by 11/18/18 (2) Lose 100lbs by 12/25/18
2019 Goal: 15% Body Fat

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