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What’s Your ‘Death Row Meal?’

By Pete Williams

Go for the minced pork BBQ

All this talk about healthy eating can be, well, unhealthy. It’s good to be focused on eating properly, especially with the food industry working so hard to make us fat. It’s also impossible to perform well in endurance sports without proper nutrition strategies.

But the great thing about training and eating properly is enjoying your favorite foods without guilt. Many popular nutrition plans advocate a free/cheat day, which is a good thing.

Once or twice a year, I take that a step further by indulging in a “death row meal,” my last supper, the final feast, the bucket buffet, the last thing I’d eat on Earth were I heading out before breakfast.

I enjoyed my death row meal earlier this week at Bill’s Barbecue in Richmond, Va. It’s two minced pork barbecue sandwiches (sometimes three), fries, large limeade, and a slice of chocolate pie. It’s just an annual thing since we don’t have Bill’s BBQ in Florida.

The more you clean up your diet, the more a fatty meal makes you feel sleepy, bloated, and lethargic. That’s because you’re more in tune with how food makes you feel and fuels you for high performance.

That’s not the case with the death row meal.

It just tastes and feels great all around.

What’s your death row meal?


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Examining the InGREEDients

By Pete Williams

Like many parents, David Burton is concerned about what his daughter eats. But he didn’t just read labels and wonder, he went out and made a documentary about it.

The result is the terrific film InGREEDients. Burton, a registered nurse and first-time filmmaker, discovered an alarming connection between diet and illness while investigating trans fats and hydrogenated oils in America’s food supply. Do you know what a partially hydrogenated oil is? What does zero grams of trans fat per serving really mean?

The award-winning documentary features interviews with medical doctors, natural health doctors, scientists and researchers, politicians, journalists and the lawyer who successfully stood up against two corporate giants whose products are household names across America.

We talked with Burton on The Fitness Buff Radio Show when the film was released two years ago and visited with him again this week on the online television version of the program. Watch it here.

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