All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

Suddenly, my time on one swimmer's mile (66 short laps/lengths of this open air pool) has improved by 3 minutes! After making that 6 km swim I went back to 1.5 km a day to the same time as before: around 45 minutes, and today it was under 42!

Additionally, for the first time I made a couple of lengths (25 yards) in 34 seconds, my best time before was 36. Additionally, I had several 35-s in a row. 

No idea why. I did not sleep well for two last nights because of the troubles in my private life, and the last night I slept on a rather soft surface, not on my usual double yoga mat, and my back was aching.

On the other hand, my style gets better, effortlessly (still breaststroke).

Also, it was the first time in a long while when I ate something before a long distance exercise (swim or run): 2 hours before arriving at the pool today I had a glass of a fresh blood orange juice and a few pieces of dark raw vegan chocolate. Maybe it gave me additional energy, because normally my last meal is 10-26 hours before my training start, and most often lately it was around 20 hours. There is a downside to eating short before a training session, I afraid: I had a slight discomfort on my right side by the end, and I remember I happened before when I ran for an hour or two soon after a meal.

But in general, I am glad now, wish you the same!

PS: Several times in my mind I thanked a girl named Savannah or Paloma (or similar beautiful name) who works in the "Swim West" store in Encinitas for an excellent piece of advice: to pre-wet hair before the pool! Even with my new silicone swim cup designed for long hair it gets soaked in chlorinated water and even after repeated washes I still smell it later, not any more! Thank you! 

Richard Dawkins

I'd like everybody to be a vegetarian... In 100 or 200 years time, we may look back on the way we treated animals today as something like we today look back on the way our forefathers treated slaves.

Dietary Reference Intake DRI

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are reference values that are quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy people. They include both recommended intakes and upper intake levels.

Although the reference values are based on data, the data are often insufficient or drawn from studies that had limitations in addressing the question. Scientific judgment is required in setting the reference values. 

  • EAR - Estimated Average Requirement - a nutrient intake value that is estimated to meet the requirement of half the healthy individuals in a group.
  • RDA - Recommended Dietary Allowance - the average daily dietary intake level that is sufficient to meet the nutrient requirement of nearly all (97 to 98 percent) healthy individuals in a group.
  • AI - Adequate Intake: a value based on observed or experimentally determined approximations of nutrient intake by a group of healthy people.
    Used when an RDA cannot be determined.
  • UL - Tolerable Upper Intake Level - the highest level of daily nutrient intake that is likely to pose no risk of adverse health effects to almost all individuals in the general population. As intake increases above the UL, the risk of adverse effects increases.

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