Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Starch reset revisited.

I've had some people interested in the potato hack again. Here's the information:

Primal Starch Reset

Here is how to do the Primal Starch Reset:

- Buy 10-20lbs of high quality potatoes
- Wash and cook 5lbs at a time. Boil or bake and store in fridge.
- Plan on eating 2-4 lbs a day to your hunger. Munch cold ones for a snack.
- Use salt, pepper, vinegar and maybe a little ketchup or mustard.
- Eat nothing else. Don't use fat or oil to cook with.

That is the hard core version.

Here’s a little easier version, but you may not get as good as results. Maybe you’ll get better results; especially if it helps you stay with the hack.

Eat potatoes, it doesn’t matter which kind. Sweet potatoes are good using them to help break up the boredom can help.

White rice works too. You should have beans with it to get a complete amino acid profile.

If you need variety you can use these vegetables:

Artichoke, arugula, asparagus, bell peppers, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, celery root, collards, cucumbers, endive, fennel, garlic, green beans, jicama, kale, leeks, mushrooms, mustard greens, onions, peppers, radishes, green leafy vegetables of all sorts, and watercress.

You can use ketchup but make sure it has sugar for the sweetener not HFCS. Don’t use too much.

Mustard is fine too.

“No fat” broth is good.

The idea is too have very little to almost no fat. No fructose. Absolutely No alcohol.

Eat when you are hungry. Don’t eat if you are not. Eat until full. Wait until you are hungry to eat your first meal of the day instead of rolling out of bed and eating breakfast. Wait until you are hungry before you eat again. Don’t snack out of boredom of some other emotion. Don’t eat because everyone else is eating. Don’t eat by the clock. This means don’t think because it is noon or 5 o’clock that you need to eat. Eat when you are hungry, don’t if you are not. Remember we are trying to break old eating habits.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

End of the Greens Challenge

    My 30 days of Greens challenge is over. I think I had 1 day of no greens, 2 days of only a couple cups of greens, and 2 days with only 4 cups of greens. The rest of the days I consumed 5 cups of greens per day. I feel great!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Greens challenge

    Yesterday and Wednesday I didn't eat enough greens. It was day 21 and 22 of the challenge. I'm blaming it on job change, stress, and avocado season.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Interview with Ray Cronise on No Meat Athlete

Can you handle the truth? Ray Cronise is interviewed by Matt Frazier on the No Meat Athlete podcast. They cover Ray's paper that was recently released, "Metabolic Winter Hypothesis". Ray explains his food triangle and how it works for weight loss. But, be ready to be smacked with the truth, "we eat too much and stay too warm".


Monday, July 21, 2014

Greens update

    I'm really busy so I'll make this quick. I missed out eating 5 cups of greens this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday I only had 4 cups of greens each day.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Day 6 & 7 of greens challenge

    My weight bounced up to 171lbs after a couple days of eating too much. Especially dairy and meats. I'm back down today to 167.5lbs.

Day 6, Tuesday 7/15/14

The cooler weather took a minute off of my pace. My heart rate stayed much lower in the coolness. I ran 50% of my time in zone 4 and 30% in zone 5. My heart rate was lower and my pace was much faster.

Day 7, Wednesday 7/16/14

I wasn't very active on Wednesday. I didn't meet goal on my steps. I didn't sleep well again either. I'm thinking about investing in a better sleep tracking device to see if the Loop is accurate. Also, with a better sleep tracker I can't look at more aspects of sleep such as dream cycles and brain waves/states.

    I'm still not having any problem getting 5 cups of greens a day. Here's the deal, ya have to eat lots of vegetables, especially greens. Vegetables are bulky and take up room in your stomach. They are nutrient dense and calorie sparse. Eating vegetables will push the other nutrient sparse/calorie dense foods, like meat and dairy out of your diet. This way you can eat more, get more nutrients, and consume less calories. There, I just gave away the key to the kingdom. But, do you have what it takes to use the key to get into the kingdom of a healthy lean body?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Day 5 of greens challenge

    I'm finding it very easy to get 5 cups of greens a day. I have a couple of meals with 2 or 3 cups of greens and I'm good. So I might have to up the challenge some how. I know I want to get some more sulfur containing vegetables in my diet so I might add that to the mix. I had pizza yesterday. It was a lunch that was provided for me. It was good, but my face was puffy this morning. I also went up in weight a half a pound. I weighed 168lbs this morning.

My morning salad. I had to substitute grapes for my pineapple. It was good, but not as good as pineapple.

Lots of calories and sodium yesterday. Wow! over 4,000mg of sodium! No wonder I'm puffy today.

I'm really surprised that I didn't have any inactivity warnings yesterday because I was sitting in a class room most of the day. I guess we got breaks often enough to prevent an inactivity alert. I had really poor sleep last night as you can see from the picture. Lots of tossing and turning.

    Today I had a really good run. Check back tomorrow to see what a 30degree drop in temperature can do for run time.