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Personal blog of Fruitarian Lena - fruitarian life in text and photographs.

On most mornings I do all or some of the exercises and postures on this list, all slightly modified for my needs over the years, some named for convenience - I used to memorize the best sequence this way. I used to start with Surya Namaskara, but lately I've been leaving it out. 

1) cut tomatoes and avocados 2) eat out of a measuring cup :)

For days I had the same: oranges, and then tomatoes with avocado, with occasional grapes or apples. It is around 6-8 pounds or ~ 3-4 kg (bulk), $5-7 a day, buying smartly in California.

What are you guys having these days?

Unexpectedly, the Sun went out, and I was happy all the way to the pool, in it, and back.

7K Walking (total), 1.5K swimming.

This is me, Lena, in the bright Californian sunlight after a swim.

This is me on the way back from pool after swimming. This is me, Lena, after the usual 1.5K  swim.

I've been swimming in an open pool for many weeks now, almost every day, almost the same distance - 1.5 kilometers.

My watch with 33 rounds (25 yards x 66)

Swimming in UCSD pool, I started to count laps like in running, by rounds, to make it easier. So now, I touch the lap button on my watch on the start point only. I mostly swim a mile or so, in breaststroke, almost daily. Today I made 33 rounds (50 yards or 45.7 meters each, 25-yard laps x 66). It is 1650 yards, or ~ 0.94 miles, or ~1509 kilometers. 

My times stopped improving: the time for 1.5K on the watch is one of my best times - 41 minutes and 14 seconds, often I am 1-2 minutes slower.

My watch after swimming 1.5K in 40:42 (25 yards x 66)

Happy about my first time swimming 1500 meters in under 41 minutes! Today I got to swim very late because of traffic and waiting in a post office (no Sunshine for my new sundress), but I was faster than yesterday by 1 minute: 1.5K in around 40:42 minutes vs 41:59. Not so tempted to switch from breaststroke to freestyle anymore. 

UCSD Pool

After yesterday's 45 minutes swim in the cold and seaweedy Pacific ocean, in a restrictive wet suit, today's flat blue water surface seemed unreal.

I made 2 swimmer's miles (132 x 25 yards) or 3000 m in over 86 minutes. The day before yesterday I made only one, but in 42 minutes, the fastest by now.

This sunny afternoon was peaceful - wish you many of these.

Albert Einstein

If people are good only because they fear punishment, then we are a sorry lot indeed. 

Overnutrition

Overnutrition, a type of malnutrition, is emerging with rates of obesity and related chronic diseases associated with urbanisation, aging populations, technological development and globalisation of food supplies and industry. Billions of dollars are spent annually by the food industry to promote the consumption of highly refined, high-calorie foods with little or no nutritional value. 

At least 35 million overweight children are living in developing countries and 8 million in developed countries. Children are increasingly exposed to high-fat, high-sugar, high-salt, energy-dense, micronutrient-poor foods which tend to be cheaper than healthy foods. General imbalance in energy intake compared to physical activity levels is driving the obesity epidemic. In industrialised countries, child obesity risk is associated with lower household income, women with less education, and single parent households.

Obesity is increasingly prevalent among adolescent girls and women, as access to a greater quantity of inexpensive, tasty, and convenient foods increases. 

Taxation on high-calorie, low-nutrition foods can play a significant role in reducing the consumption of such products. Population-wide weight-control campaigns that raise awareness among medical staff, policy-makers and the public at large can also help to reduce obesity. Particularly important is the promotion of health literacy. Additional measures include restrictions on the marketing of unhealthy foods and sugary drinks to children, and controls on the use of misleading health and nutrition claims; mandatory front-of-pack food labelling helps consumers to identify healthier options. 

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