Get off of processed foods

You really should dump processed foods from your diet. Completely. We’ve already done that since we’re planning on being healthy.

People often eat processed foods because they’re convenient. I get it. However, I got a little trick for your lunches.

Buy some of those glass lunch containers. You ideally want glass instead of plastic as plastic is bad for both you and the environment. Cook your dinners, and cook extra for the next day’s lunch. Then store the extra in the glass container and bring it to your work the next day.

When not bulking (I lift weights), I’m intermittent fasting. It works! You only really need two meals a day, and getting my calories from mostly meat, it gives my digestive track 17 hours to break down my dinner. It’s much easier on my digestive track this way.

What to eat instead of processed foods

So breakfast, when I eat it, is nothing but yogurt and coffee. I phased myself off of sugar by simply putting less sugar in my coffee until one day, I didn’t add any sugar and didn’t really notice. For me, that took about three months to do.

Lunch is leftovers from the night before.

Dinner is meat with a little bit of rice, pasta, or potatoes. Note that the carbohydrate servings are pretty small. However, the meat servings are quite large. We also juice.

Sometimes we juice at lunch. Sometimes we juice at dinner. Regardless, we’re definitely getting a lot more servings of fruits and vegetables than the average person.

It’s funny. In the San Francisco area, we know tons of vegetarians. We’re way healthier than any of them and actually eat more vegetables than most of them. I see that they get the bulk of their calories from carbs, which are unhealthy.

Another way to get plenty of veggies

I have two personal trainers. One of them doubles as my health coach. He knows way more about nutrition than I do so I take what he says seriously.

He’s really into organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar. He says it helps your digestion.

Some people drink it straight. I don’t like to do that. Instead, we steam a bunch of veggies, we’ll just say spinach, kale, and a squash, and add extra virgin olive oil and the apple cider vinegar to it, then mix it and serve. It’s not that bad.

Spicing the meats

We spice the meats in advance. We make our own spice combos. For Mexican, we use cumin, Tapatío, garlic, salt, and black pepper. For an American steakhouse, we simply use Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic. That’s it.

For Italian, we use any combination of olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. For Indian, we use ginger, garlic, yellow onions, and combine those with cumin, coriander, mustard seeds, and turmeric.

The Thai curry is the easiest one to make because we’re simply combining coconut milk with the pre-made curries you can get from pretty much any decent grocery store nowadays. For Filipino marinades, I use Filipino soy sauce (it’s smoother than Japanese soy sauce), Filipino vinegar, black pepper, and tons of garlic. Note that soy sauce is fermented and that gets the estrogen out of the soy. I strongly advise men not to eat soy.

These are all ways you can marinate your meats. Cook extra to have leftovers and put it in a glass dish for the next day. That’s a great way to avoid having to eat processed foods. Plus, cooking for yourself can be fun and in the long run, will save you money.

We buy food in bulk and it’s cheaper that way. We have a freezer for our meats and simply thaw them out for the next day.

none of us eat processed foods

Another shot of Jin, me, and Kristy

None of us eat processed foods. Jin’s a vegan and Kristy eats even less carbs than I do. You can see the results.

Oh, and I’m turning 47 in a few months. Cutting out processed foods from your diet also helps you age slower. Processed foods have some pretty bad shit in them.

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Roman is an artist, composer, writer, and travel junkie, and he can still throw a football

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