Annoying Food Excuses – It’s Too Expensive

A doctor on the internet suggested that eating 1 lb of greens a day would dramatically improve people’s health and go a long way to reversing type 2 diabetes.

In the comments there was the usual complaint… ‘1 lb of greens is too expensive.’

I’ve lost count the amount of times i’ve heard the excuse from unhealthy people that eating healthy is too expensive, that they would love to eat healthier but just can’t afford to.

Utter bollox!!! I call shenanigans on all of them.

1 lb is 454 grams

Current prices in my local Tesco supermarket (other UK supermarkets have similar prices).

Broccoli… currently at 55 pence for 350g – but if you go in the morning you’ll find many heads of 350g broccoli that weigh well over 454g.

Broccoli can be cut up into little bits (stems included) and frozen and then steamed, added to soups, stews and smoothies all day long. 454g of broccoli is easy to get through in a day.

Savoy… currently at 69 pence per head – again, go early and you’ll find plenty of heads that weigh at least 454g.

Keep heads of savoy in bag in chill draw in fridge and only take off outer leaves and it’ll stay fresh for quite a few days. Finely chop the leaves and add to salads, steam the leaves whole, etc.. Once again, easy to munch through 1lb in a day. Put stems in a container in fridge and add to smoothies to make them more nutritious.

Collard Greens… 62 pence for at least 500 grams.

I like to seperate these into whole leaves and lay them flat in a freezer drawer. When you thaw them out you can use them to make sushi style wraps completely raw – seriously nice!

A little more pricey…

Kale… currently on sale at 49 pence for 206g = £1.08 for 1 lb.

Spinach… 63 pence for 200 grams

Sweetheart… 79 pence each

And that’s just a quick glance at one supermarket. You can find much cheaper than this if you shop around.

How much was that big macfilth meal you ate last night?

#vegan #wfpb #health #food #growingyoung

Drink Driving and Food

I was surprised by this article, and i’m sure many others will be also…

Can you get drunk on boozy food?

So please think about the alcohol you are maybe eating, as well as drinking, if you intend to be driving.

Better still, just quit alcohol altogether and save yourself the worry – no more hangovers and much improved health, fitness, longevity and wellbeing.

#health #food #growingyoung

40km TT (Richmond World’s)…

My fastest 40km on Zwift’s ‘Richmond World’s’ course from the start banner…

Done on the Tron bike. Only just inside the top 57%, ouch, but i’m ok with that for now as i was pacing for a 3 hour ride and i’m also taking it easy on the bike at the moment while concentrating on my running.

I forgot to make a note of the elevation gain – will remember next time.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicyles #cycling #bikes #fitness #health #vegan #wfpb #40kmtt

56 Mile TT (Richmond World’s)…

My fastest 56 miles on Zwift’s ‘Richmond World’s’ course from the start banner…

Done on the Tron bike. Inside the top 47%, which i’m happy with for now as i’m taking it easy on the bike at the moment while concentrating on my running.

I forgot to make a note of the elevation gain – will remember next time.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicyles #cycling #bikes #fitness #health #vegan #wfpb #56milett

40km TT (London Classique from Start Banner)…

My fastest 40km on Zwift’s ‘London Classique’ course from the start banner…

Done on the Tron bike. Inside the top 48%. It’ll do for now on such a flat course that has so much racing on it.

It’s 132 meters of elevation gain.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicyles #cycling #bikes #fitness #health #vegan #wfpb #40kmtt

My Fastest Ever 40km…

Just managed my fastest ever 40km which i set on Zwift’s ‘Volcano Flat Reverse’ route…

In the top 42% on the leader board, which i don’t think is too bad for now on such a flat course.

Done on Tron bike with a fair bit of draughting going on with the Tour de Zwift event. Getting closer to that hour though.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicyles #cycling #bikes #fitness #health #vegan #wfpb #40kmtt

56 Mile TT (Road to Ruins)…

My fastest 56 miles on Zwift’s ‘Road to Ruins’ course…

Done on the Cervelo S5 with 808’s which turned out to be 0:2:27 per lap slower than my usual Tron bike. Added to the Cervelo woes i sacked out for the last 90 minutes to save myself for my charity ride on Saturday (it’s a great excuse so…. 😀 ) which left me just outside the top 56% – which is pretty poor but not too bad considering.

I checked on the leader board and if i just did each of the 3 laps at the Tron bike speed i would be in the top 37%. So i’ll definitely be looking forward to revisiting this course in the future and i won’t be riding the Cervelo any more.

Quite an enjoyable course with 2732 feet of elevation gain.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicyles #cycling #bikes #fitness #health #vegan #wfpb #56milett

40km TT (Road to Ruins)…

My fastest 40km on Zwift’s ‘Road to Ruins’ course…

Done on the Tron bike. Inside the top 41%, so pretty much normal for me.

Quite an enjoyable course with 392 meters of elevation gain.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicyles #cycling #bikes #fitness #health #vegan #wfpb #40kmtt

40km TT (Watopia Figure 8)…

My fastest 40km on Zwift’s ‘Watopia Figure 8’ course…

Done on the Tron bike. Inside the top 43% – again. I keep getting this top 43% on so many courses.

Quite an enjoyable course with 331 meters of elevation gain.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicyles #cycling #bikes #fitness #health #vegan #wfpb #40kmtt

40km TT (Watopia Mountain Route)…

My fastest 40km on Zwift’s ‘Watopia Mountain Route’ course…

Done on the Tron bike. Inside the top 50%, which is ok for a first attempt. I’ll be back.

It’s 991 meters of elevation gain.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicyles #cycling #bikes #fitness #health #vegan #wfpb #40kmtt