Rules of (Food) Engagement: Eat the Cake

By Darrel Wang

In my short time on this planet, I’ve learned some cardinal rules about food and nutrition. Some were easy lessons, some were not so easy. As Otto von Bismarck says, “Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” That said, please take my lifelong journey of mistake-ridden nutrition mannerisms and run with them.
FullSizeRender 901 – Every household needs a slow-cooker and grill. Charcoal preferred, gas acceptable.  

2 – The bulk of your protein needs to be filled by something that, at some point, had a face, soul, and parents.  

3 – Fueling (quantity) is based on performance and sport.

4 – Drink water when you are thirsty. Don’t when you’re not.

5 – If you’re at a party, you knew there’d be cake. Eat the cake and stop being an asshole

6 – Fat doesn’t make you fat.

7 – Organic, non-GMO, locally sourced, grass-fed, and free-range are the way to go. If you’re not able to get your paws on any of those, regular real food is fine.

8 – Learn how to cook… Even if it means throwing stock, celery, carrots, and a roast in the slow cooker, learn.FullSizeRender 87

9 – There is no better breakfast than bacon and eggs.

10 – Supplements are not a primary source of fuel.

11 – Don’t feed your pets anything you wouldn’t eat yourself.

12 – Making your own beef jerky is easier than you think.

13 – PSE Kitchen is going to rock your world… You can take that to the bank.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am not, by any stretch, a dietitian. But I am a human being… That can only vary so much. The rules listed above are as much as I can safely speak on the topic of nutrition.   Enjoy, friends.


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Lindsay Ford

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Lindsay Ford is the Director of Dietetics at Skyterra Wellness in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. In addition to her full time role at SkyTerra, Lindsay provides nutrition support and education for PSE. She is a contributor to Runjury free, Jeff Ford’s blog devoted to sharing information with endurance athletes. She has over nine years practical experience working with individuals primarily in weight-loss, endurance specific training and sports including soccer, football, golf and gymnastics. 

Lindsay’s passion pushes her every day to inspire individuals to maintain a healthy weight, achieve goals and live a more balance life while training for sports in a PSE structure. She taps into her personal and professional experience to provide foundational and current nutrition guidance. Lindsay is a former Division I collegiate soccer player and 1 x Boston Marathon Qualifier with a lifetime marathon personal record of 3:33 following the PSE model of training.