Here's an extra-special note I got from John Berardi, creator of the Precision Nutrition system and the recently-released (and from numerous rumors, extra yummy) Gourmet Nutrition cookbook. Read through it, then please click on the links provided and do your part. I know I'm going to (of course, it helps that I've been debating on this one for awhile, and hubby said this last weekend that I could get it):
Yesterday I ate 7 meals and 4,500 calories.
Yet millions of people in the US and Canada didn't eat one.
What a contrast!
And trust me, the irony isn't lost on this big eater.
Most people think of hunger as something that only affects
remote areas of the world, or the homeless you see living on
Call me a slow learner, but I recently realized that this
is FAR from the truth.
Recently, I learned that tons (millions, in fact) of
everyday people, especially children, single parents, and
the elderly, go hungry each day right here in our own states
The amazing thing is that these children are kids we know,
these parents include some we hang out with, and these
elderly are your peers, your parent's peers, and your
Sure, they hide it well. But that doesn't make them any
Learning all this, and being touched personally by hunger,
inspired me to take action.
As a result, for the last year, the entire Precision
Nutrition team and I have spent a lot of time thinking about
how we can help bridge "the gap."
>>The gap between those who buy and eat the best
>>foods . . .
>>. . . and those who can barely afford to buy any
>>food at all.
In the end, we came up with something we're very proud of:
>>The Healthy Food Bank.
And although we've been working hard behind the scenes for
nearly a year on this project, this month we're officially
spreading the word.
So, what's the Healthy Food Bank?
>>The Healthy Food Bank is a registered charity that
>>purchases nutritious staples - good food - for local
>>food banks and shelters around North America.
And today, I'd like to send you to our new web site:
In doing so, we'd like you to know about the new project
and we'd also like to give you access to some food articles
we think you'll find very interesting.
Further, we'd like to announce something special.
>>For the next 45 days, if you purchase a copy of our
>>highly acclaimed Gourmet Nutrition cookbook, 10% of
>>the sale will go directly to the Healthy Food Bank.
What this means is that by boosting the health quotient of
your own food, you'll also be helping to boost the health
quotient of the kids, the single parents and the elderly in
your own city who can't afford to eat tonight.
Hey, I hate clichés, but if there ever was such as thing as
a "win-win," this is it.
So pick up a copy of Gourmet Nutrition today, and let's help
do some good for a lot of people in need.
Until next time,
So who could resist that offer? Not only is Gourmet Nutrition loaded with the best recipes on earth, it's purchase is going to a good cause. Totally up my alley.
I've still got some of the day left, but here's my food log and workout so far:
B: FiberOne cereal, 1/2 cup milk
Snack: prunes (5), pumpkin seeds
L: Flaxseed whole-wheat pancakes (2) w/ sugar-free syrup and 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 orange
Snack: celery and peanut butter
Workout: TT 2k4 Workout B; HIIT 25 minutes 1 min on/1 min off on the bike