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Diets diets diets…

Diets diets diets…

Well, aside from the physical training, we have still been seeing our nutritionist, Isabella Alencar, regularly to discuss our food and progress with everything. We need to do some regular blood tests, just to see the levels of the various vitamins, cholesteral and everything – everything was good last time, though just to make sure […]

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Nutritional values

Nutritional values

Before talking about the final journey with Andre, O Bicicreteiro, and his group down to Santos, it is worth a quick mention about our chat with Isabella our nutritionist the other week. It was good to see her again, and we went through the body fat/weight/muscle measurements. The results were encouraging. Natalia’s measurements were encouraging […]

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The nutritionist cometh

The nutritionist cometh

Our nutritionist Isabella came to visit us again last night to discuss our diet and path to a level of fitness by which we will be able to succeed in this project. Things are going well. We have been able to maintain varied but reasonably balanced diets in accordance with the food pyramid that Isa […]

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A little frustration…

A little frustration…

This blog is never going to be a critique of Brazilian life and the ins-and-outs of general daily life and health care systems… but it was a slightly frustrating morning for both Natalia and I in terms of health care: Our nutritionist had passed us some standard blood tests to do (such folic acid, cholesterol levels, vitamin B12 and […]

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Quick sandwiches

Quick sandwiches

One of the things I don’t understand too much about Brazil is the lack of sandwiches here. Starbucks doesnt’t sell all the different types of paninis you can find in the ones in the UK, Canada and other countries, whilst you can hardly find many shops (aside from Subway, but I don’t count that!) that […]

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Carrot and More Soup – Not a bad way to end the day

Super sopa de cenoura

Back from the gym at the end of the day. No climbing today, just running, cycling and weights but back to the walls tomorrow for some more traversing. Getting back to our house and we pass a 24-hour supermarket and as we didn’t really have much at home, we popped in to get some stocks. […]

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Back to the nutritionist…

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After a month or so of being very careful with what we eat – avoiding milk and derived products such as cheese and yoghurt, Isa, our nutritionist here in Brazil, came back to visit us. A few standard questions for both of us – how were we feeling with the different diet? Any differences at […]

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The horror! The horror! Facing the prospect of healthy eating…

Healthy start

It is not that we have been eating badly: we don’t eat much junk or fried food, we don’t each many soft drinks… lately we haven’t drunk that much beer… But, in order to make this adventure a success, we do have to eat much more healthily – something which I came to realise abruptly […]

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