Adam Cohn

For me, nutrition is about answering two questions:

1. What should you eat?
2. How/Why are you eating?

1. What should you eat? 
The rule I go by for food is to eat food that is as minimally-processed as possible.  This rule is a main tenant of both the Paleo Diet and the Raw Food Diet. I am currently trying the Paleo Diet for the first time, this means:

-Good fats found in coconut oil, avocado and nuts
-Minimal intake of starches like sweet potatoes
-No sugar

2. How/Why are you eating?
I need to remind myself to be present when I am eating; I do that by asking myself why I am eating.  Often I am eating for the right reasons; I am fueling my body with high-quality, minimally-processed food that makes me feel good and helps me perform at a higher level.  Then there are the other times where I want to eat ice cream at 10 o'clock at night, or cupcakes at 10 in the morning.  At those times, in those cravings, it is crucial for me to ask myself WHY I want to eat those things because chances are I'm not hungry and I don't have a good reason.

Mindless eating is one of America's 
favorite pastimes and I am bent on getting over it.  

These are items that are typically on My Grocery List for a given week.  For me, it is helpful to write my grocery list by nutritional content to make sure I am getting enough protein, carbohydrates and fats to make balanced meals for the week.  

Protein (3-4 sources a week, cooking for two)
-Ground turkey/beef/lamb
-Small chicken to roast
-Chicken or pork sausage
-Turkey or bison burgers
-Shrimp or other frozen seafood

-Collards or chard
-Carrots or celery
-Sweet potatoes or Squash
-Bell Peppers


-Nuts: almonds, pecans, macadamias (not cashews, a family all their own, or peanuts a legume)
-Coconut oil, grapeseed oil