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BodyBannerI generally only eat three types of grains.

  • 1/2 cup of organic steel cut oatmeal for breakfast
  • 1/2 cup of organic brown rice or organic quinoa for lunch
  • and another 1/2 cup of organic brown rice or organic quinoa for dinner.

I stopped eating cereal, pasta, and bread. It’s too processed and I can immediately feel the impact on my body. For example, when I have a slice of pizza I instantly start growing a gut.

Zachary's. My favorite!

Zachary’s. My favorite!

Whereas when I cook giant feasts for my friends, my stomach stays relatively unchanged, even after eating until we’re completely stuffed.

Every Wednesday I host Man Night dinners for my best friends. We eat and share hilarious stories from the week. It’s like The Man Show, but without girls jumping on trampolines, or that cool old guy who plays the piano while downing a pint in one gulp.

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What a gift.

Typically we eat:

  • organic brown rice or organic quinoa
  • free range chicken, broiled mackerel, or organic tofu
  • a giant plate of veggies, usually steamed organic kale/collard greens or a stir fry

This is paired with a nice bottle of red wine, for heart purposes only of course.

St. Francis. The Official Wine of Man Night.

St. Francis. The Official Wine of Man Night.

 

For dessert, we start by opening another bottle of wine and enjoying it with lots of 85% Trader Joe’s dark chocolate and almonds (food synergy).

Finally we top things off by devouring an entire cantaloupe. Go organic here if you can. The flavor will be more mind-blowing than when you first tasted fresh pineapple after eating cans of Dole pineapples your whole life.

dole_pineappleSticking religiously to these grains has definitely played an important part in keeping me trim and in shape. This is because all three grains are high in fiber and are low Glycemic Index foods, compared to their cereal, white rice, and bread counterparts. Low GI foods help stabilize blood sugar levels and are more easily digested.  Read the rest of this entry »