Month: April 2021

Dude, Have You Tried Low Carb?

I recently started the “low carb” or “keto” meal plan thing and I have to be honest with you, its not easy!!!

Actually, I’m finding it harder than doing a 5 day fast…if that’s possible.

The math alone was complicated trying to figure out how much of what to eat.  I finally figured out that for a 2000 calorie day, I needed to eat approximately:

150g of Protein

150g of Fat

50f of Carbohydrates

Somehow that math equals 70% Fats, 20% Protein, and 10% Carbs. 

Does that make sense to you?

Once I figured out how much of what I need to eat the math got easier, but what hasn’t gotten easier yet is my energy levels…

I’ve never been so ready to go to bed at the end of the day (even during a 5 day fast) as I have been lately on this low carb/Keto meal plan.

Now the experts say “your body will adjust and become “fat adapted” and fats will become your primary fuel.  

I can’t wait to get to that point!  Until then, I have been impressed how much of an energy boot I’m getting out of our Super Greens.  Just a quick shot (1 scoop and 3oz of water) gives me a nice boost of energy when I’m feeling a bit sluggish.

If you are interested in a low carb or keto meal plan, I found this article that gives you an idea of what you can and shouldn’t eat.

Here is a quick list of does and don’ts from the article: 

Eat: Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, high-fat dairy, fats, healthy oils and maybe even some tubers and non-gluten grains.

Don’t eat: Sugar, HFCS, wheat, seed oils, trans fats, “diet” and low-fat products and highly processed foods.

I hope this helps you if you are interested in starting a low carb/keto lifestyle.

And as always, don’t forget to GET NAKED!

How to Turn Back the Clock?

Some of you might know that I just finished a 3 day fast where I consumed 0 calories…

My daily intake was black coffee, CBD Energy Drink, and NW Super Greens for 3 consecutive days.  I also did some light workouts.

Research has shown that fasting is a great way to reset hormone that are out of balance, improves blood sugar control, improves body composition and reduces inflammation.

In short, fasting can help turn back the clock and give you a few more years to have an amazing life.

These are all the reasons I am making fasting (intermittent and extended) a regular part of my life.

While continuing to research fasting, I came across this article, 6 Popular Ways to do Intermittent Fasting.

Here are the highlights:

1. The 16/8 method.  Only eat during an 8 hour window during the day. Once I started doing this method, I learned to control my impulses to just grab a snack. The other HUGE benefit was that I no longer get “Hangry”.

2. The 5:2 diet.  Involves eating normally 5 days of the week while restricting your calorie intake to 500–600 for 2 days of the week.

3. Eat Stop Eat. Involves a 24-hour fast once or twice per week. The technique is fasting from dinner one day to dinner the next day, this amounts to a full 24-hour fast.

4. Alternate-day Fasting.  Eat normally one day. The next day eat no more than 500 calories.

5.The Warrior Diet.  It involves eating small amounts of raw fruits and vegetables during the day and eating one huge meal at night.

6. Spontaneous Meal Skipping.  Another way to do intermittent fasting is to simply skip one or two meals when you don’t feel hungry or don’t have time to eat.

No matter how discipline your meal plan is, you can never go wrong by skipping a  meal or two.

Whether you’re doing intermittent fasting or a multi day fast, make sure you stay hydrated, and increase the vitamins and minerals your body needs to work at an optimum level.

As always, stay awesome and GET NAKED!

Do You Do These 3 Things?

I came across this article this weekend titled “C-19 Lifestyle Tips to Stay Healthy During the Pandemic”.

After a quick scan it became very clear that this article wasn’t actually about C-19.  It was really about some solid tips to maintain a healthy body and mind just by having healthy habits.

Here are a few outtakes from the article:

Stay Active.  This is really simple and easy to do.  You don’t have to go to the gym or invest into a bunch of equipment for a home gym.  Just go for a walk.  Studies have shown that going for a 10-15 min walk right after a meal helps to regulate blood sugar and speed digestion.

Adequate Sleep. Sleep often times seems like a magical mythical creature that I’m on a constant quest to find. LOL!  Sleep is magical though.  Sleep is the time when your body goes into “repair mode” and boosts your immune system.  The amount of time you need to sleep every night is highly individual.  Focus on quality of sleep.

Diet and Nutrition.  I’m no stranger to “emotional eating” or having dessert after dinner most nights during the week (it’s Emily’s fault).  Doritos are the worst!  Especially the purple bag ones Sweet and Spicy…  Fortunately they are hard to find here in Hawaii. Stick with whole foods with dark leafy greens, fresh vegetables, and herbs that are high in loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Cope with Stress.  Many times stress can be reduced just by getting up and going for a walk, or just changing the environment that you’re in.  Get up and go into a different room or go for a drive around the neighborhood.  When you change your environment you change what is happening in your mind.

Stay Connected.  Send a message to a friend or family member that you have and tell them how awesome they are and that you appreciate them.  That little tip will do wanders with your relationships.

Have a great start to your week!  Eat a healthy dinner, go for a walk and hit the sheets.

And always GET NAKED!