An entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables, slaves to white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes. Working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We are the middle children of history, man. No purpose of place. We have no great war, no great depression. Our great war is the spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We have all been raised on television to believe that one day we will be millionaires and movie stars and rock gods but, we won’t. We are slowly learning that fact.
Life is mathematical. Often you are a part of many equations. Perhaps some of love, some of business, and some of friendships. You are never just in one. A common denominator is a shared multiple of the denominators of several fractions. That sounds loaded but, so is life. The best advice that someone has ever given me is to not take advice from someone that is living a life that you don’t want to live. Keep the relationships you have the formula to your life. Cancel out the bad and redistribute the good. The quality of your formula determines the quality of your piece of mind. Be mindful, be intentional and evaluate if your equation is a balance of you, or is it someone else’s idea of you.
Calories are a funny thing in the media and the fitness world. How many calories? Too many calories? Not enough calories? Calories can be really negative they can create eating disorders. But also, they’re a great way to learn about food like nutrients and portions. calories are great way to lean about food. Even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) think so too. As it’s first thing you see on each Nutrition Facts label placing them front and center in bold type face. There’s always that tough line of the reality of weight loss, being in a calorie deficit, or weight gain, being in calorie surplus. When we become over fixated the joy of eating healthy becomes numbers and restrictions. You stop seeing the love that someone put into the food and you just see food as protein. For my own sake and my own view on calories I eat to satiation. I eat when I am hungry and try not to snack. I eat whole foods like grains, black beans, corn and squash. My favorite lunch is made up of homemade hummus, shelled sunflower seeds, sliced bell pepper, rice, pickled cucumber and onion and a filet of fish. Not the McDonald’s burger, but an actual nicely portioned filet. I like it in a single bowl and I cover it in as much sauce as I feel like that day. It is SO delicious.
Sauce: 2 tbsp soy sauce 4 tbsp local honey 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp salt 1 tbsp sliced cilantro 1tbp fine cut onion Add red chili flakes to taste Let this mixture sit in the refrigerator for at least 10 min.