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3.0 NUTRITION: Intro to Nutrition Coaching
This video explains exactly what I’ll be doing with my clients in Nutrition coaching. I expect to see massive results, relatively quickly, affecting both health (weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, inflammatory markers, energy, digestion, skin) but also in regards to leanness, fitness, and fat loss. Let me know if you have any questions.
I read a long research article about plant burgers and decided to try the “Impossible Burger” today. I have to give it a thumbs up on taste, it was excellent. I think it’s prudent to not overeat these though, maybe one per week max. They are definitely modified to taste this way, so who knows the long term effect. On paper, they’re better for people with heart disease and definitely better for you than your typical fast food fare. I still eat meat, but it’s good to limit it somewhat. Primarily this is because of the industrial practices involved in the huge amount of meat we eat. Long-term it depletes the soil. We eat twice as much meat per person now as we did in 1960. Grass-fed beef is better for you and also better for the soil, the environment, and it ironically makes the planet healthier. I grew up on my Grandpa’s cows and I can tell you that beef is healthier.
Eating more plant foods is definitely the way to go overall, incorporate as many plant foods as you can (French Fries don’t count). But I’m definitely not giving up meat. Give it a try and see what you think!
People are asking me quite a bit about healthy snacks. The perfect is the enemy of the good. It doesn't have to be perfect. Just go for some protein and healthy carbohydrates. The key is to avoid sugar and fried foods like chips and fries. I like a little green tea in the afternoon for antioxidants and light caffeine. I usually eat something like this 30-60 minutes before training martial arts. All of you low-carb people come and live in my world for a day, and I'll have you desperate for some whole grains and fruits. Try working on your feet 10 hours, since 5 am, running sprints for 30 minutes, and training martial arts for 90 minutes. You need carbs for the vitamins, for the antioxidants in fruit, for focus, for fiber, and most importantly for energy. No great athlete eats a low-carb diet. Dr Dan Benardot, in his book "Nutrition for Serious Athletes" specifically states that athletes' number one mistake is not eating enough. Now athletes and the general public are drastically different situations. You have to adjust. Keeping your blood sugar steady is the bottom line.
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