First off I just wanted to thank Margie for an excellent presentation on the block system and nutrition fundamentals! I got a lot of positive feedback from the Foundations Class and we should all look forward to hearing a lot more about nutrition and longevity from our resident expert.
This week's Foundations homework is to KEEP A FOOD LOG. For the time being, please focus on being consistent with your log rather then being "perfect" with your intake. Tracking your nutrition can be a very powerful tool in terms of really evaluating what and how much we eat. On Sunday we will discuss what we learned from the homework and begin to implement the block system.
Please categorize your meals into Proteins/Carbs/Fats so that you can begin to look at meals in terms of hormonal balance. This is a trial and error period where I don't expect anyone to be able to categorize all their meals so neatly. Do you best and come ready with questions.
Here is an example of a turkey sandwich broken down into P/C/F:
~1/4 lb. Turkey / 2 slices bread, tomatoes, lettuce / Mayonnaise Water
Composition notebooks can be purchased at any Duane Reade or CVS for under three dollars.