Thursday, November 20, 2008

Skinny in London...and soaking seeds

(The ATROCIOUS English Breakfast)
(not my know I wouldnt order this one...)

I've had some realizations lately while Ive been here.

As I go about my day on castings and appointments,
I'm always walking (usually running) and taking public
transportation throughout the city.

I've noticed that despite people eating
absolute trash here on a daily basis,
most people I see walking about are fairly fit.

They might have bad skin and their insides
are very likely not the best, but as far as weight goes,
they are relatively thin.

Of course if we all stipped down to our undies,
the story might sound a bit different, but you get the idea.

And we wonder why clothing is so compulsory...
most people don't look that great without it.

Back to the thoughts...
Why were they still relatively fit,
despite eating cooked crap 3+ times a day?

ACTIVITY. They are constantly walking.
Walking up stairs, walking to work and the tube station.

How often do Americans WALK?
We wake up, walk to the breakfast table.
Walk to our CARS...*hint hint*
Walk from our car to our office desk,
where we sit all day, and then do it in reverse.

The brits are likely burning at least 500-1000
calories more per day by not using cars on a regular basis.
Plus, Ive been looking at labels on the back of food products
here, and there is FAR less bad stuff contained within them.

Most ingredients are actual FOOD items...not crazy
chemical compounds and modified oils and starches.
This could be another factor for sure.

Raw fined tuned my look, but I had the discipline
to be active everyday. Whenever I went home
to Minnesota after living in NY, I could feel my
knees getting stiffer because I wasnt walking like before.

If you are struggling with weight issues,
don't forget that moving around will help your cause
FAR quicker than just switching to raw food alone.

Jog in place in front of the TV,
listen to an audiobook and go for a powerwalk,
do sit-ups in your bed 2-3 times a week.

Consistency is king...persistence will make the difference.

Just a thought...keep it active.
And eat those greens!

Oh! One more thing...I just listened to a great
interview of Jameth Sheridan by Kevin Gianni,
and he said that eating UNSPROUTED nuts and seeds
arent even enzyme neutral, but enzyme NEGATIVE.

Enzyme inhibitors are found in seeds to keep them
dormant until enough moisture is present to wake them up.
By eating unsoaked and unsprouted seeds, we are really
doing ourselves a huge disfavor. Ive been doing this
with pumpkinseeds here, and I can really tell that I dont
feel as good. Im ready to give up seeds and nuts altogether
and just go with avocados, olives, and the occasional coconut.

Think about it. Soak those seeds or don't even bother.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

My friend Charles (who recently liberated himself from an unfulfilling job)
sent me this video via facebook. I watched it this morning, and it really hit home.
Its a little long, but very worthwhile.
There are some moving stories about him protecting whales,
and it seems that we could all learn something from it.
By the way...if I were ever offered a job that had fur coats,
instead of turning it down and giving the work to someone else,
I would do the job, and then donate 100% to
They mean business, and they are involved in DIRECT ACTION.
Its not about signing petitions or protesting, its about direct action.
I feel so impotent when I watch things like this...just sitting in the apartment.
Look into yourself and ask yourself:
"Am I meant for more than...THIS?"
You are. We are. SO much more.
Hope you check the vid...its not all doom and gloom.
Its about empowerment and a change of perspective.
A key idea he mentioned was that according to our society
and the media it represents, its totally honorable to
risk your life to protect oil supplies of corporations,
but if you risk your life to protect precious animals like
whales and seals, you are a crazy eco-nut.
Think about that.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Busy busy...

First off...

I can't tell everyone enough how
great I feel when I read all the positive
comments lately. Just great...thank you everyone!

London is actually great.
This city can be expensive to
newcomers, but if you get the ins and outs,
you'll find that its sometimes cheaper than the states.

Ive been eating about 3 persimmons a day.
They are called "Kaki fruits" over here, and
I get 3 every morning from a guy on the corner
for $1.5o US. WOW. I bought ONE in NY for $2.50
before I left. And avocados are cheaper too!

Another is already added to the price on
the menu, and tipping is only 10% max, so if you
go out and compare prices, youll be surprised to
learn that its possibly cheaper to eat out in London
than in the states. We went to VitaOrganic today,
and its pretty good. We just did the lunch salad bar,
and finally a nice green juice.
Tesco has great stuff too. I have to get pics going.

There is so much more charm here too,
and people are very proper and civilized.
Hopefully its not just because there is
CCTV (surveillence cameras) EVERYWHERE.

I had all these plans to travel next week,
and now we might have to put them on hold
because there are alot of possible jobs coming.
Its just the way it cant really plan.

Anyways...Ive got to run...but a huge
thanks for everyone sticking with me on this.

I will likely speak sometime in Paris
and hopefully London too...its just a matter of finding the place.
We should just get together in the park and talk,
no need to buy food or anything. Maybe a big
potluck in one of the parks here.

Ok...big hugs and have a great weekend everyone.


Monday, November 10, 2008


No pictures...soon Im sure.
Landed in London earlier today, and I have to say its a relief to finally be here
without the stigma of politics...THANK YOU BARACK!
We just loaded up on FRESH Incan Berries...i.e. Physalis.
Look this up. David Wolfe said he discovered these a while back
and didnt know what they were so he called them incan berries.
Most people here in the UK know that they are called Physalis though,
and are related to tomatillos...and are just as easy to grow.
Hey everyone...dont be afraid to grow your own superfood.
Those tomatillos exploded all over my garden this summer,
and I can't see these being any different.
More posts to come...its going to be busy, but you know how it goes.
And the dome is all winterized should see it!
I really hope I can keep it above 30 degrees F in there...we'll see.
Incan Berries...seriously...grow your own!