This Fundamental Principle Anchors Healthy Eating

As a teenager growing up in Baltimore, I had a close friend — Christian Albert — whose father, head coach of a Division I football team, imparted a piece of wisdom I never forgot:

Frank, it’s better to PREPARE for the opportunity — and never get the opportunity — than to get the opportunity and not be PREPARED.” 

Rote at first sight. 

Like anything else in life, a Healthy Eating Lifestyle requires PREPARATION.  

Even a simple meal like this — great for anyone living on a tight budget (cost me less than $4 bucks total) — well there is some prep time involved: 

20 mins or so… plus washing the dishes afterward. 

I think that prep time, 20 to 30 minutes, is a stumbling block for a lot of people. It’s a fast-paced world, where Convenience is King (or Queen). 

Every great achievement happens over time — usually many years. One habit, one action at a time. 

One meal at a time. 

There is no Excellence in Edibility wiithout exercising patience. 

Patience anchors Preparation. 

They go hand-in-hand.

Patience must be a priority. 

Even with our meal prep. 

Generally speaking, more convenient = less healthy.

Today I fasted for 15-16 hours, drank water with lemon, Tulsi and Hibuscus tea, and ate two meals. 

This is the second (and final) meal of the day: 

Organic Squash; 

Organic Spinach; 

Organic Black Beans;


Balsamic Vinagrette; 

Cayenne pepper; 

Redmond Sea Salt; 


Organic mango slices. 

A little prep and patience today, 

Means a brighter and healthier you tomorrow.