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Sometimes people ask me how to get in shape, & this is what I tell them

Posted on December 31, 2014

This is New Year’s resolution time. You may know how I feel about waiting for the new year. But a lot of people use this time to reassess their habits & fix themselves, so good for them. I only know what works (so far) with me. But in the last couple of years, more than a handful of friends have asked me what I did to get into (mediocre) shape & what they should do to get in shape. I tell them some general rules that tend to work for most people, then suggest they find a good gym & learn from someone who knows, because I’m not qualified to be specific & I’m not really all that fit, so who am I to be anybody’s…

Keep calm & carry on

Posted on December 21, 2014

I once heard a lecture by a former coach who said there were 3 basic components to overall health: sleep nutrition exercise In that order. Basically because if you recover crappily, whatever you eat or do for exercise won’t matter. Makes a lot of sense. Picture this: you, relaxing for a while before you get to bed, with no screens, no music, no mental stimulation, in the dark, lots of silence & emptying your mind of thoughts, then drawing some blackout curtains so the room is pitch dark, closing the door, & sleeping like a block of granite for about 9 hours uninterrupted. Holy shit, doesn’t that sound like the fucking best? That sounds like the fucking best. I’m down with all of that.…

Shit and tumors

Posted on December 6, 2014

I can see the Google search terms that bring people to this site, & literally every week I get at least one person who comes here googling some variation of “If I get diarrhea right after I eat do I count the calories?” [Sits quietly rubbing temples for several minutes.] OK. Listen. For the last time: I don’t fucking know because I’m not a scientist, but if you get diarrhea, don’t worry about counting calories. I’m not saying anything about the calories. I’m saying don’t worry about it, because your anus is barfing & that’s enough to worry about right now. Yes you’re trying to keep a record of precisely how many calories your digestive system absorbed before dinner rode the chocolate flume to…