As I was between business meetings and getting hungrier by the minute, I decided to grab lunch. I had splurged a bit over the weekend for my Wife’s birthday and surely didn’t want to betray my vegan/vegetarian commitment. Eating out can really be challenge for those who are trying to eat foods that lower our risk of stroke, heart attacks and cancer. In this episode, I discuss the three things I found in a downtown cafe/farmers market and had a wonderful lunch without compromising my goal for good health. Hope this helps give you some ideas on how to eat for life while maintaining a busy and active lifestyle.
A Rescue Fan wrote in and basically said, “Hey! Bad advice! Everyone knows that eating snow when stranded in the wilderness is a bad idea. It can make a person hypothermic!”
As I thought about their comment, I began to do some research and then some deeper thought on the subject.
I instantly began to wonder if the commenter had a point. Is it better to slow down the hypothermia that may be already causing symptoms or die from dehydration?
Remember, hypothermia usually sets in as quick as 3 hours or less in certain cases while life threatening dehydration can take up to 3 days. So, if you’re surviving the elements long enough to dehydrate, you’re probably staying somewhat warm. If so, then consuming snow or melted snow and getting hypothermic as a result is probably the last of your concerns when thinking about staying alive. For if you survive the elements, dehydration and death will be knocking in about 2-3 days.
3 Rules to Eating A Healthy Lunch On The Run
And welcome back rescue fans!
So you’ve taken the plunge into eating a vegetarian or vegan diet and maybe even have seen that you’ve got to limit your wheat intake. Now, you’re hungry, you’re at work and have no idea where to eat, what to eat or where to begin? Well stay tuned to this episode of RoyOnHealth because I have some ideas for you! Full transcript to follow under video window.
Continued Transcript To Follow:
So I finished my workout, and on my way to the ProTrainings offices, I knew I needed to grab some food for lunch. Now keep in mind, I’ve changed my diet and my exercise routine a lot over the last 10 years but nothing like I’ve done in the past 12 months. I could probably be pretty accurately described as a Vegan Hybrid. Well, as I was moving my way through the vegetable section and had my arms filled with my top 4-5 products I noticed another patron that seemed a bit lost. They would first look at the salads, then they would look at the fruit section, then they would go back to the whole vegetables only to end up back at the banana section of the fruit area. It was then that I thought, you know, I wonder how many healthy diets are failed because it’s just too confusing or difficult to do? Well, I’ve got a couple of ideas for you.
First, let’s set some ground rules that I use for my own diet. What kind of diet to I eat you ask? I’m a Veganvegetarian Hybrid
What’s a veganvegetarian hybrid you ask? Well, it’s it’s a made up name for when I will eat meat when set before me by friends and family but when on my own, is not consumed. I do from time to time have dairy products but for the most part, I prefer a vegan diet as it’s what makes me feel the best most of the time. The reason I eat this way is based on some pretty hard science that proves that animal protein is probably the leading reason we have inflammatory, cardio vascular and cancer problems. More on that later but that’s the reason I eat the way I eat.
Now, If you’ve ever tried to eat whole, plant based foods that are not made of animal products or anything that contains gluten, you know that it can be a bit of a challenge and so I thought I’d share some help.
Now, I’m going to let it rip starting right here! And this is in order to develop a healthy life style that is sustainable, manageable, and effective. If you don’t care about your health, stop watching already. But if you do, and you’ve had this frustration, keep watching.
Number 1 Rule: Don’t be in love with the taste of food as much as you love the results of a healthy lifestyle. This is a precursor to making my dietary hints work. If you’re picky, if you can’t eat anything that you don’t absolutely love…then, this is not for you. Or at least until you master your tastebuds.
Number 2. Diversify your foods enough to get a mix of nutrition but don’t worry so much…it’s only lunch! You can get crazy with the balance of your meals at home when you’re in your own kitchen and have a refrigerator.
Number 3. Think simple: We only need between 250-50 calories per meal and Liquid, Fiber, Fruit and/ or protein adds up fast. It’s not about feeling full, it’s about knowing that you’ve eaten what you need to be healthy.
Banana’s (105 cal per). Good potassium for post workout but high in sugar, almost 28 grams per. it also contains Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Manganese, and is a very good source of Vitamin B6.
I look at a Banana like a candy bar. Healthier but still loaded with sugar. But, if I’m running short on time, I can spread a little peanut butter on the banana and Vala! I have a smooth, tasty and nutritious protein bar on the go.
Celery sticks are becoming a staple for me. They’re loaded with water, are a good source of vitamin A and Magnesium as well as they are alkolotic and help digestion. Because they’re so full of water, they really help the peanut butter go down. Now, I like to spread peanut butter on them to round out the vegetable and protein combination which keeps me going through out the day but if you’re allergic to PB, you may be able to try humous. Very good too. It’s high in plant protein but doesn’t have any peanut allergy risk.
I fall back on Peanut Butter quite a bit but be careful. It’s calorie count adds up fast. almost 190 calories in just 2 tablespoons! That amount only has 3 gm of sugar but carries a whopping 7gm of protein.
Maybe you want something that tastes like wheat or grain but you have a Gluten sensitivity or cilia disease. More and more food producers are making GF products and here is a really delicious GF granola that i tried today. KIND healthy grains is GF but tastes very good. At 130 calories for a 1/3 cup it’s low on suer at 6g and at 3G of protein it’s not a bad source to replace the peanut butter. You’d have to have almost 2/3 of a cup to get as much protein as 2 tbspn of peanut butter but hey. We’re not freaking out about this.
Of course, there’s always a variety of nuts to eat. My favorites are Almond, ideally raw but I know, it can be hard sometimes. Walnuts, Pecans and seeds like sunflower, pumpkin and pine.
So, next time you’re hungry but don’t want to fall of the wagon, go to your local grocery store and look for these items. They’re nutritious, they’re animal protein free and they taste good too! Oh sure, your colleagues will look at you funny while they’re wolfing down they’re two for one wendy’s chilly or their big mac, but hey! It’s kind of fun being out of the ordinary isn’t it?
From RoyOn Health…
Here’s to your health!
I received an email from a person who provided CPR to their father but unfortunately, their father did not respond to the CPR and remained dead. The child who provided CPR to them is now dealing with incredible feelings of failure and guilt. They feel as though they failed their father. They feel as though they did not help enough. They are sad, but they also feel responsible that their loved one is gone.
I knew I had to respond to this as soon as possible so I recorded a direct message to them in hopes that it can help them understand that they did everything right and what’s more…they showed a wonderful act of love to their father. I hope this helps them but I also hope it helps others who are suffering from the same or similar feelings. Peace Be With You.
Hello Rescue Fans!
Today marks our first try at a live, hour long episode where we open up the communication line and answer questions on the fly. Today’s broadcast was on very short notice but we took a deeper look at what causes seizures and what to do if you see someone have one. Then, in the second half of the show, we answer a question about severe asthma and what to do if your rescue inhaler isn’t working. Make sure you leave me feedback about how it went and let me know if you’d like to see more of these in the future in addition to my normal episodes. Please include times, days and length of production as I’d like to try to set one up for the future that more people could attend. If you missed the live broadcast, you can still see it here!
A while back I had the honor of being asked to be on the health care panel for a local television show called, “Ask The…”. In this episode, Shelly Irwin had wanted several representatives from different types of medical response agencies. The Hospital ER, the Ambulance on the street and a paramedic in education. It was a lot of fun and though it’s a bit long and my mike is turned up a little high, I thought some of you might like to here what the different types of medical responders do and how they look at things from their world. I loved being a street paramedic but I really love being able to host RoyOnRescue and create life saving video trainings that are watched all around the world.
Hope you enjoy it.
Oh yeah, did I say it’s 26 minutes long? Might want to refresh that beverage of choice before you begin! : )
A great video of a firefighter who found a casualty from a house fire. It’s bad enough to loose things in a house fire but when a family loses it’s pet, it can be like losing a family member. This brave firefighter took the time to use his life saving passion and skills to save this little kitten. Need a pick me up in a cruel world? Watch this video.
Keep on rescuing!
Remember at the end of the 2013 I said something about a series of wellness segments for 2014? Well…it’s come to roost and here’s my first installment. It’s a little off the cuff but I got so excited to show off this great new healthy lifestyle assistant, that I threw all caution to the wind and recorded the first in-house juicing experience with an iPhone.
For those of you who juice, you already know that the flavor was so intense(in a good way) and the fragrance was so brilliant, it made me laugh outloud! I enjoyed another juice the following morning but kept it a little lighter and shared it with a couple of colleagues in the ProTrainings offices. Success! I’m looking forward to more episodes on wellness and prevention and who knows, maybe I’ll even sneak in some of the ways I’ve found to eat smart during a crazy busy day.
For now, keep on rescuing and remember, the best way to survive cardiac arrest…is to never have one!
In this episode we answer a question that was sent in by a Rescue Fan that wondered what the best course of action would be if a person suffered a neck injury on the ice. It’s important to remember that if the patient has any pain, movement minimization is the goal while maintaining the patients core body temperature while waiting for EMS to arrive. If the person doesn’t feel hurt, they may elect to slowly get to their feet and recover. If they do feel pain, numbness, tingling, weakness or loss of consciousness, the best course of treatment in my opinion is to call 911 or EMS. I hope it helps.
Tens of thousands of people are trained in life saving CPR every year. But sometimes it’s easy to forget that CPR is not just for health care providers and in the case of an emergency, you never know just who might be happening by. In this case, it was famous actor, Dustin Hoffman! You may know him from some of his better known movies such as Rain Man, Tootsie, Hook and of recent, Kung Fu Panda. I included the video that interviewed to two medics who interacted with Mr. Hoffman on scene and they tell the story. Thought you might find it interesting.