- Added on: March 14th, 2005
food: I have eaten these for awhile, but raw nuts are great for good quality fat and a bit of fiber, among other things. I generally eat cashews, almonds, or walnuts/pecans, but there's others as well (don't care for soynuts, etc). Extremely dense packing: a couple pounds would take you several aggressive days to get through, and takes up maybe a couple softballs' worth of volume. They don't melt and take several weeks to even start to go bad. Also, if you carefully poke holes in the cashews and thread them with dental floss, they make great impromtu anal beads. I recommend against the almonds for this practice.
food poisoning: when you get to the third or fourth or twelth violent heaving session, and it takes 5 agonizing minutes to produce about an ounce of horribly concentrated bile, i took to guzzling water. It made me sick to even think of it, and it usually came up within a minute, but the heaves were so much more pleasant and productive. And this would buy me 5 or 10 minutes of respite until the bile concentration built up again. Less burning of the nose & throat that way. It takes some willpower to pull this off, but really the overall agony is lessened.
more on food poisoning: I think that the comment about booze might be correct, just based on my own actions & experience.
Heat & sweating: I'm a sweater. At least I was there when near the tropics, may have had something to do with all of the bitters I had floating around my system from excessive Sangsom consumption. Anyway, based on what I'd heard about bikram yoga, I decided to start drinking a couple cups of hot tea at breakfast, then immediately going back to my solar-heated bungalow to do quick pushups, crunches and weightless squat-thrusts. Go 'til I'm in minor agony, swim, shower....and by god, I sweat at least 5 times less than normal for the rest of the day. Perhaps this only works for stupid people, though....