Tuesday, May 28, 2013

100% Raw Vegan Ironman pro athlete: Race Nutrition

100% Raw Vegan Ironman pro athlete: Race Nutrition:   Last Sunday, May 26th I raced a long distance triathlon. It was a little bit less than a half ironman, it was 1500m swim, 49 miles bike an...

Race Nutrition

  Last Sunday, May 26th I raced a long distance triathlon. It was a little bit less than a half ironman, it was 1500m swim, 49 miles bike and 9.1 miles run. It was a little windy and temperature was kind of hot, about 87 degrees, but in the starting line it was kind of cool, about 70. I felt pretty strong during the race, and I won, so that is a great sign. This was my second triathlon of the year, the first one I got second and this one I got first, so looks like 2013 will be a good season! I decided to do just 1 ironman this year, looks like it will be Florida.

So here is my nutrition on race day.
Woke up at 345 (since is a 80 min drive) had a garden of life raw meal (http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/Foundational-Nutrition/RAW-Meal.aspx ) with maca powder (http://navitasnaturals.com/product/457/Maca-Powder.html ), and just smart water  until the race starts.
On the bike I had my electrolyte drink but instead of goji berries I used currants, had my aero drink ( http://www.profile-design.com/profile-design/products/hydration/all-hydration/aqualite.html) and one bottle. The goal was to have one done in the first loop, fill up the aero drink and grab some extra water.I like the aero drink cause I can keep biking hard and not have to move from aero position.
I also used my gel during the ride about 1 small serving every 30 min or so. Felt super strong in the bike, avg 24+ mph.
The run I used the same thing, the gel and the drink, plus the water in the course. Felt good and strong in the run. I did not know how far I was ahead but my mantra was, keep pushing. Had a solid run and solid race over all... specially cause I did not tapper for the race, I kept my workout normal until friday and saturday, so I was pretty happy with the result.

Here are the videos for my gel and drink (I tested this drink with goji and currants so far).

GEL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWJ2EcSfcjY

Thank you for all my sponsors, Garden Of Life, Nutiva, Feetures, Boston Bill, Fletsusa!!!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Peace is possible

You know, I am not afraid to say, I do believe in world peace (you can call me a dreamer). For me, war is war, bomb is bomb, killing is killing, no matter what race, country or religion you are.... is all the same, because we are part of one human race!!! If we change our minds we can achieve world peace, because if you ask anybody in the world 99% of them don't want war...the 1% that want war is because they are profiting from it.

I am a pro athlete, my favorite quote is: "Be the change you wish to see in the world"(I have that in my racing uniform), so because of that I started a group meditation on April 22nd (Earth day), I am asking everyone to meditate from 1pm to 105 pm(Florida time) (5 min only) wherever you are. This will help raise the love vibration of the planet. This is the link to the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/166113220208657/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Because I am an athlete the Boston incident for me went a little too far,the fact is I run because makes me feel free, triathlon/running is a spiritual experience for me so bombing and amazing event like Boston marathon it's a little too far (it does not matter who did, false flag or not, and the reason for that).
I created an event tonight at 630 pm, from Fit2Run Wellington. I am asking everyone to use a white shirt. We will run 4 miles, and before we start we will have a 26.2 seconds of silence. Even if you don't run bring your bike, skate, roller blade etc and join us. Here is the link for the event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/461983730537642/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Like I always say, we are one, and we can change, its just a matter of get together with a peace and love vibration, its scientific proved that one's vibration can change the vibration of 750 people, so yes you alone can change the world.... Change come from within! Be the change!!!! We can only change if we change our minds. In order to end war (on both sides) we have to bring the light!!! Fixing war with more war it's not the solution, the solution is LOVE!!!!

Feel Good and spread the LOVE!

Monday, February 25, 2013


Triathlon is my passion, and this is how I lost my weight, found myself, and is a spiritual experience for me. Today during my workout I thought about something. I was thinking about doping, and I realize something: in order to change we have to change our mindset. Because like Albert Einstein said once "You can not solve a problem with the same mindset that created" don't know if is the same words he used, but the idea is the same. My point is if an athlete dope because we have in his mind win at all cost, or to prove something to someone etc etc, if he/she get caught, it will be out for awhile and he will be back, and/or another athlete will dope, or another substance will be created that does not get caught on tests. So that does not change anything, does it?
What would really change is if we change our mindset. In the order to change the sport (in this case) we need to have a different mindset, because if we keep the same old mindset of winning at all cost, it will never change...
Here is a video that I love and explain a little bit of what I am trying to explain. In order to change anything, sports, politics, etc, we need to change our mind!
Think about it! This can be use in many areas!!!
Feel Good, Go raw, Love,

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Here is the video of my Energy Bars experiment, after 2 months the bars did not change, no mold, no ants and still look like new.... That proves my theory that is not real food. Check my video!
Also, I here are some good articles about food that is good to know! Remember eat real food!
This is one about HCFS in milk and they are trying to add aspartame:

This one is about FDA approved rat hair in some foods:

And this one in how junk food makes you addictive:


Tuesday, February 19, 2013


When I say I am vegan and raw, sometimes I hear people saying that is so extreme....
So the other day I was thinking, is tax season and this time of the year a lot of people are calculating their expenses , income etc... So I would like to ask you, how much did you spend in medicine last year? You can count the times you went to the doctor, antibiotic, tylenols, cold medicines, allergies and everything e you can imagine.
Now you ask me, how much I spent in medicine? ZERO! Yes that's right, I did not buy medicine since I changed my diet about 2 and a half years ago. It is incredible. This time of the year here in Florida I used to have a lot of allergies specially sinus infections and the last 2 years I had nothing. I mean NOTHING!
People always ask me, you are so natural, so what you do when you get sick? Or what doctor you go? Then I remember I don't get sick, and I don't go to the doctor. Even sports injuries, that is a big plus for me. A lot of athletes either get hurt of have a hard time recovering due to inflammation caused by diet.
So how extreme sounds my diet now?
2013 is just starting so, I encourage you, go vegan for a little while and start adding more raw foods into your diet and see how much money you can save in the end of the year. It is not about the money it is about your health, but you could be using that medicine money  to do things you LOVE! Think about it, how long have you been eating a high cooked and high animal protein diet? And how is that working out for you in terms of health?
Feel Good and Go Raw!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Body Lab

   I am always doing experiments with my body, I love it and I treat my body like my personal lab, and that is pretty much how I study and learn. I love testing my body, mind and soul.
   So, this time I did a new experiment witch I think some people will like and some will not. Last year, on the last 6 months pretty much, my diet was 90% fruits and salad at night. I had energy and felt great, but I wanted to see if fruits only (fruitarian) was good for me. With all my testing I can honestly say that a vegan and raw diet is the best way, but all fruit would be the best way? So I started studying, and since I live near Hippocrates Health Institute, and they are not a big fans of fruits (as far as I know), I decided to do 2 weeks with no fruit (lets say no sugar cause I still ate avocados)!
   I must say, I am pretty impress with the results. As an endurance athlete I always have in mind to use fat as fuel even in high intensity and you can train your body to do that, therefor this experiment works well for me. Also when I did my Irisdology consult with Jennifer ( healthybliss.net ) she told me I was sensitive to sugar.Is not that I would eat more fat, or cut carbohydrates, is just that I would choose slow release carbohydrates instead of simple sugars from fruits.
   First few days were hard, but after that my energy levels went sky high and it was sustain energy. I slept better, lost a few pounds probably 1% less body fat. My workouts started to have amazing results. A lot of mucus came out, and I felt that my digestive system were working better as well. I was shock with how good I felt, and best of all, I was eating a lot less food. I think the biggest results were on the spiritual level, I felt more connected, hard to explain, but it felt that way!
   What I am trying to say is that you have always to test what it works for you. Also, a big variety in your diet is key for your health, as long as raw and vegan (try to eat something new every week). I will not cut fruits from my diet but I will eat less. Fruits have good source of nutrients that is why I will still eat fruits.
   Also by doing this experiment made me start doing my own sprouts and I must say it is a great. I love doing and it is a great spiritual experiment. Also helped me create a new gel made from sprouts. A slow release carbohydrate.
   My diet on those 2 weeks were simple:
   Morning: Wheatgrass shot sometimes some chia seeds mixed with water before working out.
   Lunch: Huge salad with lots of sprouts
   Dinner: Sprouts and or avocados ( yeah its a fruit but low in sugar)
   After workouts: Garden of life raw protein mixed with coconut milk, almond milk or hemp milk (all homemade of course). ( http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/Foundational-Nutrition/RAW-Protein.aspx )
   After this experiment I found a video very interesting what he says about fasting, sugar, raw foods, etc.