Coffee follow up

A few weeks back I wrote a post in regards to the benefits of drinking coffee.  In that post I referenced “Bullet Proof” coffee.  I then followed up on that post  with a full blog entry on the delicious hot drink.  Now to complete the coffee hat trick, I present to you a few new options to add to your coffee.  Staying away from the excess sugar and creamers full of not real ingredients, the options below will offer your palate a pleasant change as well as some performance enhancing qualities.

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Figure out “YOU” before figuring out your workout

 

I have witnessed many people (myself included during my uneducated rambunctious teenage years) train with the philosophy of going 100% all the time.  If you are not working out every chance you get and at a high intensity all the time, then you are missing an opportunity to get stronger.  WRONG.  You are gaining an opportunity to decrease achievements over time or worse, get hurt and hence lose out on a lot more. Continue reading

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You need Cholesterol

As I have stated before and will state again, I am not a doctor.  The ideas I write about on this blog are my beliefs based on the reading and research that I have come across.  I am simply putting the information out there for you to begin to make your own thoughtful decisions about your own health.  With that being said, we always hear that cholesterol is bad but is it really all that bad?  And if so do you really know why it is bad?  I have compiled a list of interesting facts in regards to the benefits of cholesterol in which your primary doctor has failed to mention to you prior to prescribing statin drugs.  Continue reading

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Cheat days & Guilt Free Treats

There is no such thing as eating perfectly.  I suspect most americans have cravings and temptations to grab a candy bar or sip on a soda every so often.  I am not going to be a drill sergeant and say you absolutely cannot touch that stuff.  However I will recommend that you ask yourself before indulging; is this the best option and what will I gain from consuming this?

Since living a life time of eating not so healthy food, it is going to be tough to completely give up all the potato chips, cake and gummy bears that we have grown to love.  That craving will always exist in some form (there is no escaping them either, unless you move to a place free from ads and checkout aisles full of candy). This is where cheat days come into action with your new healthy lifestyle.  On a Friday or Saturday night I will enjoy my favorite ice cream, pizza, beer or whatever it is that I didn’t eat during the week.  However I will keep the two questions from above in mind before consuming my favorite snack. Continue reading

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Fats? Should I eat them?

Fat does not make you fat.  There are certain types of fats that should be avoided at all costs, but just so we are clear, Fat does not make you fat.  Next time you are in the grocery store pick up a box of so called “Healthy zero fat or low fat” cereal and take a look at the ingredients and/or sugar content.  How is that healthy?  let me ask you this, have you ever seen a fat Lion?  What do lions eat?  Meat; red meat, lean meat, and the entire animal.  Which brings us to one source of good fat, saturated fat.   Continue reading

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What is “Good” sourced meat?

In todays health world there are a lot theories and philosophies about what you should be eating.  My theory is that you should be eating real food, eat what works for YOU and moderation.  I am not saying a vegetarian diet is better than a Paleo diet or that being gluten free is the only way to eat.  What I am saying, is whatever eating lifestyle you choose to follow make sure it is the best choice for your body.  Continue reading

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Eating Nuts!

I love eating raw nuts.  There is always a endless supply of jars full of raw nuts around my household.  Full of wonderful fats, they are a quick easy way to sustain yourself until your next meal.  As long as you stay away from the roasted flavored nuts (full of hydrogenated oils and sugar) you can benefit from incorporating raw nuts into your daily consumption (however moderation is key, its very easy to over eat on these guys since they are so delicious). Continue reading

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Morning Routines

Last winter I listened to a podcast interview with Hal Elrod.  Long story short, his life got turned upside down after a traumatic car crash.  However that traumatic experience lead him to discover his “Miracle Morning”.  Hal Elrods miracle morning is simply a morning routine to find some peace and solace and to start your day full of joy.  A couple key points of Hal Elrods philosophy; Continue reading

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