Hi, Its John Allen Mollenhauer, founder of nutrientrich.com, for those who don’t know me, most people call me John Allen or "JAM".
I’m out in Monterey California taking a vacation with my wife Pao, and today we were travelling the coastal mountain ranges from SanFran and it was an incredibly beautiful drive.
My wife is an avid fan of Lighthouses so we travelled to see several (4 in total today). By the way, it’s a fascinating pursuit, that of lighthouses. The history is rich, (most dating back to the early 1800’s) and they are majestic to say to the least.
Along the way, we enjoyed stopping at the coastal farms and experimenting with all the local and fresh produce they had to offer. One farm introduced me to the "Olallieberry" a Nutrient Rich Berry (pronounced oh-la-leh, sometimes spelled ollalieberry, olallaberry, olalliberry, ollalaberry, or ollaliberry) is a cross between the loganberry and the youngberry, each of which is itself a cross between blackberry and another berry (raspberry and dewberry, respectively).
What an amazing treat this was… we bought a jar of jam and even had one on a scone the farmers had made so customer could taste test this jam. While there, the many surfers and locals, and other tourists were coming in to taste this amazing jam.
I’m sharing this story for a couple reasons. While eating, I thought to myself how many millions of people are caught up, eating according to point systems and dietary rules based on the "eat less" paradigm, that make their lives a calculated experience, with non-stop worry about whether they are sticking to their diet, meanwhile, there are millions of people just living their lives, knowledgeable about what to eat, how to eat it, when to eat it relative to activity levels, and focused on enjoying food.
It was another reminder of just how caught up we can get with a worldview that limits our lives. I’ve stated there are prerequisites for success in a Nutrient Rich Lifestyle:
1) Curiosity and a sense of discovery
2) inspiration, education and support
3) the comittment to get grounded in experience.
This trip was a perfect example. We sought out local foods that met our preferences.
My wife keeps laughing at how our car smells like a supermarket, as along the way we picked up all kinds of produce and specialty products that the local area had to offer.
In one part of the trip we stopped at a location in the middle off no where. I’m thinking I’ll never find what I want and I was hungry! To my astonishment, I found Odwalla, Superfood Green Drinks in the middle of no where, located right next to the beef Jerkey! The Nutrient Rich Revolution is in full swing! By the way, it’s about time a Nutrient Rich company has broken through; I even found Odwalla at a movie theater in SanFran, next to the Milk Duds.
Because we’ve been very active the past couple days, we ate all day, albeit Nutrient Rich, whole foods. These foods didn’t overload our body with calories, while not providing any nutrients. The opposite was true, while we were excessively full, these foods promoted our health, didn’t overload our bodies with too many calories, and today, I may not have to eat until noon or later, because my body has got plenty of nourishment to last. And that’s no understatement.
Admittedly, I was full within the first hour of the day, and hunger never saw the light of day, thereafter but it was a great deal of fun being curious and discovering new foods.
In a Nutrient Rich Lifestyle, you learn all the ins and outs of eating foods that promote your health and success, the enjoyment of food and more while you accomplish your goals; say maintaining your weight, training and conditioning and others.
It’s good to know when it makes sense just to care, but not that much and just eat whatever, and not just for nutritional reasons, but purely for the enjoyment of food. See the chapter on "You Can Eat Whatever You Want" in the Nutrient Rich Lifestyle "Starter Kit" at Shop Nutrient Rich.
Talk again soon,
John Allen Mollenhauer is the founder of nutrientrich.com the first dietary transition system with a flexitarian approach to improving the quality of the food you eat, for health, higher performance and natural weight loss. Also he founder of www.MyTrainer.com, John Allen teaches the 7 Steps High-Achieving People Take to Live, Look and Perform Even Better! His products and coaching programs are all designed to help people get healthier and therefore, even more successful. Coming soon… www.BeatFatigueNow.com!
2 thoughts on “Another reminder of just how caught up we can get”
Great article! Sounds like a fantastic and “fruitful” trip! 🙂 I think a lot of people also get caught up because they dont take a few minutes from their busy lives to make the right food choices and instead chose fast foods or quick and easy to make processed foods, when really its just as easy to chose “real” or “whole” foods (foods that aren’t genetically modified), like fruits, veggies, whole grains or nuts . Combine this with an activity you enjoy such as walking or hiking and you won’t have to limit yourself. You’ll enjoy your food and yourself!
Hi John, I just stumbled across your site in Technorati and just wanted to pass on a note to say that I really enjoy your writing style. You paint a very good picture and get a really good point across. Good luck on promoting a nutrient rich diet, we need more of you out there!