Happy New Year

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Food: January 7, 2016

The relatives are gone. Most of the holiday treats have been consumed. It’s time for me to get back on track from a dietary perspective. Today I pretty much followed my version of Primal/Paleo eating and it felt good!

I hope everyone is ready to start the new year motivated to change their health for the better and, as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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Up At 3:30 A.M. :(

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Food: December 16, 2015

I’ve been doing a pretty good job of getting close to my target of at least eight hours of sleep per night lately, but last night I woke up at 3:30 a.m., mind racing. I fell back asleep off and on for a couple of hours, but did not feel rested and relied heavily on the caffeine in my morning energy drink for focus.

Otherwise, I did a nice job of following my version of Primal/Paleo eating today as I am still struggling a bit with my discipline when it comes to food choices. I suspect my work stress has a lot to do with this.

Halfway through the work week–as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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Weekend Recovery

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Food: December 14, 2015

Things have been stressful in the work department the past couple of weeks. This weekend, starting with Friday night, I completely went off rails from a food perspective including copious amounts of Chinese food, gallons of alcohol, and other nasty things. Today I righted the ship nutritionally AND I got a great workout in!

I’m really trying to stick with my version of Primal/Paleo eating, but I am struggling with consistency. :(

I hope everyone is keeping the stress low and the nutrition high and, as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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A Popcorn Splurge

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Food: December 4, 2015

Woke up feeling good this morning after a decent night’s sleep. Did pretty well on the eating front except for a popcorn snack. Had wanted to catch a workout after work, but just felt like flipping on the tube and relaxing.

The weekend is here–as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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Miles Of Driving

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Food: December 3, 2015

Did not get a great night of sleep so I woke up a little tired and stressed. Big meeting today (that went well) and then a couple of hours in the car traveling home. Did a fairly good job on sticking with my version of Primal/Paleo eating while also keeping with the intermittent fasting routine.

Really looking forward the upcoming weekend for some stress relief–as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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One Meal Day

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Food: December 2, 2015

Lot’s of stress today on the job front today–I think I’m doing a decent job of handling it. Super busy day as I had to travel for work, so I ended up eating some nuts for lunch while driving and then a late dinner. So, it was basically a one meal day. As I’ve pointed out before, since I have significantly dropped my carbohydrate intake and, theoretically, I no longer rely on a constant supply of glucose (blood sugar), I don’t suffer the normal “low blood sugar” symptoms, like headaches, having light-head and dizzy spell, etc.

Salad with Norwegian salmon--trying to eat healthy on the road!

Salad with Norwegian salmon–trying to eat healthy on the road!

We are halfway through the work week–as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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Water Weight

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Food: December 1, 2015

After eight hours of sleep I woke up feeling work related stress. I was able to catch a morning workout, which helped, but from noon until 7:30 p.m. my stress levels were off the charts (in a bad way :( ).

My food choices very much followed my version of Primal/Paleo today although I had to fight off some carbohydrate cravings in the afternoon.

My weight dropped nearly 3 pounds from yesterday and I would guess this is a bunch of water weight. I’ve noticed when I eat high amounts of bad carbohydrates, I retain water. Just one day of reducing the carbs, and the water weight begins to drop off, this despite drinking roughly 72 ounces of water throughout the day.

I’m taking this clean eating challenge one day at a time–as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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Back On Track

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Food: November 30, 2015

green-smoothy-featuredAs I mentioned yesterday, after a four-day holiday binge, I decided to make a concentrated effort to follow my version of Primal/Paleo eating. I did a good job today! As usual, I fasted until around noon and then had a big ‘ole green smoothie with some leftover turkey for lunch. Dinner consisted of a turkey, bacon, sour cream, and cheese loaded potato with steamed broccoli. My keto test showed this eating put me back into a ketogenic state, so I’m burning fat again!

I’m looking forward to staying strong and eating clean for a few weeks and seeing the results. As always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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On The Road Again!

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Food: November 22, 2015

Just enough time to watch those upstart Bucs kick the feathers off Philly and I’m in the car headed to Orlando for meetings tomorrow. With all the traveling I’ve been doing, I’m beginning to figure out how to control my “travel stress” and leaving the house at 6am, fighting traffic, and hoping for no huge delay is a big stress causer–better to leave the day before!

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Decent eating day with a green smoothie as part of lunch, and a spinach salad as part of dinner.

I hope the start of this short work week (in the US) is great and, as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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Long Fast

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Food: November 21, 2015

I’m back to posting after a work week that included visiting four cities in five days! Needless to say it’s nice to be home for the weekend. Today my plan was to hit the gym and then watch college football. Because I don’t like to workout after eating, I fasted until after my workout and had my first meal at around 4:30ish pm. That’s about a 20 hour fast! I explain here why I practice intermittent fasting. By the way, I deadlifted 325 lb., which is nearly twice my body weight, while in a fasted state, having eaten nothing, other than BCAAs, for about 18 hours before the workout.

The combination of fasting, heavy weightlifting, and low carbohydrate intake combined to keep my body in a ketogenic state, burning body fat as fuel.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and, as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!

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