In a previous blog post we explored what personal training is and how it fits into the overall world of fitness to help you decide if this is a path, among many fitness options, you should take to help you reach your fitness goals. For those who have either decided or are heavily leaning toward personal training as their fitness path, this post is for you. In this post, we’re going to explore how you go about selecting a personal trainer.
This is delicious, healthy, full of good fat and only about 15 grams of net carbs per serving. I recommend you use the, ‘Hu Kitchen Dark Chocolate Bar’ –they are super clean, made of only cacao, coconut sugar and cocoa butter. This makes 2 servings (although it’s one serving for me). If you want to make larger amounts, you can proportionately increase the ingredients. I don’t recommend storing this ice cream in the freezer for more than one week, as the consistency will degrade.
First off, I hope everyone reading this is safe and comfortable. We’ve all been given an opportunity during this Corona virus lockdown to spend more time with family, embrace hobbies, learn a new skill or if you’re like me, grow a sick, pandemic beard. Aside from to not shaving until this whole thing blows over, I’m going for nice scenic walks, exercising regularly and cooking every meal.
Facing the ugly truth, I had to give up Hellman’s, being 92% soybean oil. But I loved the taste, texture, consistency, look, smell, and feel of Hellman’s, to say nothing of BLTs, and couldn’t find a substitute I liked. Once I did, I realize it’s not the bread but the Hellman’s that makes the BLT taste like it does, so I liberally now spread the mayo on two lettuce leaves, slice the tomatoes on, salt and pepper, and then layer on the bacon.
I had Chipotle on Saturday and all i could taste was salt. It’s still all I can taste. So I’m cooking my own version of their burrito bowls for meal prep this week.
The Ketogenic Diet is a strategic macro-nutrient distribution of daily food intake designed to switch the body’s metabolic state from Glycolysis, whereby glucose from carbohydrate intake fuels the body’s energy needs, to Ketosis, whereby fat is burned for fuel in the absence of the carbohydrates. Once your body no longer relies on glucose as a primary energy source, your liver starts to convert fat into ketones to fuel both body and brain. The macro-nutrient distribution is roughly 70% fat, 20% protein and 10% carbohydrates. Easier said than done and deceptively dangerous!
Can we talk about magnesium for a minute? Call me crazy, but I can get quite effusive when discussing this powerhouse macro mineral. In the pantheon of essential minerals, magnesium, in my book, is nothing short of a superstar. Of course, all the essential minerals are necessary for good health, and they all deserve their due, but hardworking magnesium is truly a miraculous substance — one that we would do well to focus on for the preservation of our own good health.
Right now is a really amazing time to be low carb, gluten, and grain free. There are numerous companies that make alternate versions of your favorite carbs, and these days you won’t lose all of your friends for replacing rice, mashed potatoes, and pizza crust with cauliflower (only most of your friends). I’m not big on prepackaged foods, but there’s a brand, Siete, that makes tortillas out of almond flour. I used these Siete wraps for meal prep this week to make tacos. One drawback of Paleo is that you really never get to eat with your hands, and while a taco salad is delicious and good for you, it’s still a salad. I love biting into a taco and having its contents spill out all over me as much as the next guy, and thanks to Siete and companies like them, now I can!
MEAL PREP: Stuffed Cabbage My favorite cheat meal is a burrito. 90% of the time I follow the Paleo diet, and only eat meat, vegetables, eggs, nuts and seeds. I don’t eat grain, beans, or dairy, and a burrito is all of those things wrapped up in another thing that I don’t eat. So it’sContinue reading “Stuffed Cabbage”
MEAL PREP: One Skillet Cashew Chicken Stir-fry Wedding gifts keep pouring in and I recently received a beautiful Le Crueset cast iron pan in sexy-red (image to follow). With proper maintenance, a good cast iron pan is indestructible! This thing is a work of art, and I was really excited to use it. So I wentContinue reading “One Skillet Cashew Chicken Stir-fry”