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.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Food and Emotions

Its funny, after I changed my diet to raw I started to find myself calmer and more connected. Now that its been 2 years, the connection its even stronger. I noticed, specially on my regainer program (www.rwtraning.net/blog)  that the people who changed their diet, their mood changed within a week.
The other day talking to my friends about all my experiences I realized something: Dead foods brings out dead emotions, such as anger and fear. On the other hand living foods give you good emotions such happiness and joy.
Everything has a frequency including food so feeding your body with dead foods will help you grow bad emotions and those "bad emotions" or bad vibes increases your chance of getting a disease. Therefor living foods brings living emotions or good vibes witch leads to health.
So think about it what kind of frequency you want in your body? Do you want a healthy body full of positive energy or not? Do you love yourself enough or not? Food is love, and the easiest way to start loving yourself more is to eat more living foods!

Sprouts are the best living foods that you can ever have, you can actually make your own sprouts, its easy, fun and there is no better pleasure than eating the food you grown.

Feel Good and Go Raw!

Friday, January 18, 2013


I think most of you have seem the picture of the McDonalds happy meal after a few days out of the fridge, and how did not change at all, if not here it is:

So inspired by that I grabbed a commercial energy bar and a commercial energy blocks. Both we made to be used pre or during exercises. I open them 12/21/12. Here is the picture:
And 3 weeks later:
It looks the same! Crazy! No mold, no fly, and no ants, nothing changed... real food? I believe not! I wonder how many days it will last! I did some youtube videos about that too. Check it out!

Feel Good, go Raw,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Doping? No thanks, I choose LOVE

   I have been away from my blog quite awhile, this year I plan to be more consistent specially on showing my diet to everyone, because I know that is most of the curiosity come from.
Anyways, today I will express my opinion on doping (cheating) since everyone is talking about Lance. I am not here to point fingers or anything is just MY personal opinion and I need to get out of my chest.

   Well, first I want to explain a little. 2010 was a great year for me on triathlon. I set a few PR's I changed my diet 180 degrees, and I got healthier. 2011 and 2012 season were great but hard seasons, but with a lot of mental challenge and changes, specially on the spiritual level.
   My first question on doping, is what is the difference from doping and drafting? Both are cheating, so there is no difference. The reason I say that is because on Ironman Brasil 2011 I was one thing that marked me as a triathlete. On that race I saw the triathlete that I was a huge fan and one of my biggest inspiration to start doing ironmans drafting. She is a female pro that pass me drafting from a man on a non draft legal race. My world went down. I saw many times, many athletes from 1st places to age groupers drafting in all races. Honestly isn't that cheating as well?
   Second, I know many athletes pro and age groupers that take PED, nutritionist that suggest to them to take and etc.Also, taking PED is easy. If you look at some ingredients at a few supplements sold in local vitamin shops they might contain PED. Just look it up and you will see.
   Third, look at our society. Honestly, look deep into to it. Look to some companies that might lie about an ingredient just to make 10% more profit, or might lower the content of something to make an extra dollar. Or your coworker that might lie about you just to get that promotion. Isn't all that cheating? 
    People might ask: and you are perfect? No I am not.I did plenty mistakes in all my life, but I was always true to myself. I have a clean nutrition because it is my choice. I don't draft in races because is my choice. I avoid buying from corporations that lie (or do something I don't like) because is my choice. Bottom line is, I CHOOSE to LOVE myself. All those choices are loving choices. Because in the end of the day I can lay down in bed and sleep in peace.
   The message I try to bring with all this is simple: "Chase happiness" there is nothing better than laying down in your bed knowing that you are doing your best with nothing to hide to anyone.
   So if you are tired of the way we are living, because for me the Lance Armstrong story is just a reflection of our society, change. Like Ghandi said " Be the change you want to see in the world". Live a life of true unconditional LOVE. It is possible. Just be yourself, love yourself and be true to yourself because in the end of the day you will sleep with inner peace!!!
Feel Good, go Raw and love yourself,