Geeking Out To A Better Diet

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Don’t worry, this isn’t going to turn into some preachy tract on healthy eating or how I “found” the latest diet fad. I’m pretty tired of food-as-religion-of-the-day myself. No, this is basically how my geek inclinations helped me get healthier, mostly via eating better – in a way I enjoyed.

I’ve thought about writing on this subject for MuseHack on and off but let’s face it, the site is “Applied Geek” and applying geekery to health fits that vein. Besides, whenever we hear the latest news about how awful people’s diets/habits/exercise/etc. it’s constantly bad – so maybe we should do something.

Do it our way.

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An Interesting Little Experiment

So I’ve spent the last year trying to improve my cooking and eat more vegetarian and healthy. It’s been pretty successful, so I’m at the final stage – an inventory.

What I’m doing is trying to track my basic nutrition day by day for a week to see if everything paid off, if I have any gaps in my nutrition, etc. It’s already pretty interesting (for instance I’m eating more low sodium than I realized).

Just a day in already has me thinking and noticing things. Going to be interesting to see where this goes . . .

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at, nerd and geek culture at, and does a site of creative tools at He can be reached at