Diet

Limited Food Intake

Limited Food Intake

80 Percent Full One of the most unique parts of the Okinawan diet is the idea that you should always eat until you are about 80 percent full. This idea of not over indulging is at the core of the traditional Okinawan diet. There is however little scientific research to link the…
Okinawan Style Diet

Okinawan Style Diet

Okinawan Diet Recently there have been a few posts on eating more like the Okinawans used to. I have received a few emails asking for a list of the types of foods that would be common in an old Okinawan diet. This is just a quick cheat sheet for that. The…
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Soda Consumption The average soda (soft drink) consumption for the United States is one can a day. That is 364 cans per year. The nutritional facts of a classic Coke can state that there are 140 calories. This translates into an average of  50,960 calories of soda consumed annually by the…
Sweet Potatoes and Food Pyramids

Sweet Potatoes and Food Pyramids

Low Carb Diets For the past few months I have been successfully losing weight on a low-carb high-protein diet. This is nothing overly specific, I simply have been making my goal to eat more dark salad and meat rather than pasta. The results have been good, but I quickly plateaued and have…
Drinking Tea

Drinking Tea

An informal post about drinking tea and breathing to relax the body and mind. Definitely not something to be found on a karate syllabus, but an example of how karate-do affects the whole person.