Re: Extropy in the Personal Sphere

Peter C. McCluskey (
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 16:05:36 -0700

I've been slowly but steadily improving my diet. For example, 10 years
ago I ate 1 pound of beef and well over a pound of sugar in a typical
week, and never ate broccoli. Now I eat broccoli fairly often, have reduced
my beef intake by at least an order of magnitude, and my sugar intake by
a factor of about 2.
I'm taking quite a few vitamins and related supplements.
I make some attempt to exercise regularly.
I've also gotten around to signing up for cryonics. ("Rick Knight") writes:
> many extropians filter their water, pursue either vegetarian diets or

Is there any evidence that filtering water is important? (Hagbard Celine) writes:
>Being a student, I've found that extropy tends to cost some money. As
>many list members would no doubt agree (given the stark capitalist bent
>of many subscribers), augmentation of one's available resources is one
>of the surest ways to facilitate the achievement of a measure of
>personal extropy. Health food costs an arm and a leg, never mind

The idea that health food is necessarily expensive probably indicates
a poor definition of health food. I generally find the unhealthy foods
I'm cutting down on (beef, ice cream, chocolate bars, potato chips)
cost more money on average than the foods I'm trying to eat more of
(bananas, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots). Of course, the preparation
time for healthy foods is much higher, and probably deters some overworked

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