fitbytech-perfsnackWhat’s the key to getting over your snacking requirements and cravings? I’ve been in search of the perfect snack, lately. Something that wouldn’t include any added sugar but might have natural sugar in it. (An apple, for example. But NOT peanut butter. Ick!)

So far I have a few snacks.

  1. Organic almonds with sea salt or tamari
  2. Organic bananas
  3. Organic apples
  4. add any other organic fruit here, but I’ve started with those above

I was in the grocery store last night looking for “something else.” Um… Gotta go with the big “O” when possible.

I came home with some rice cakes (organic, nothing but rice and sea salt) and some peanut butter (organic, peanuts and sea salt only). And I think I can add one more item to the pre-workout lunch option.

I had looked at the leading brand of peanut butter, the one choosy mother’s supposedly choose.


Um, NO!

So I went for something a bit more unrefined.


And I fell in love.


Time now to go do what I love to do: play tennis.

I’m going to get better at this: finding things I like to eat that are healthier than what I have been eating. It’s a process. A step here, a label there, a few changes… This is a lifestyle change not a sprint.

And next I need to look at this new data on “fitness age” here: https://www.worldfitnesslevel.org/ I really like their idea of 4 X 4 interval training. I’m not sure I understand it all, but I do know my VO2 Max is not near where it needs to be. But my resting heart rate and blood pressure numbers are wonderful.

Take the next step,

John McElhenney

image: today’s perfect lunch, john mcelhenney, cc 2014

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