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One of my regular Synergy Kettlebell Training blog readers/subscribers emailed me, in regards to MY RECENT POST HERE, with a question that I have been getting lately and thought it appropriate to post both the question as well as my comments.

Bob,
Where do you get the Greek God's yogurt?  That dessert seems to be pretty high carb for a high fat day, I guess I'm surprised that you would eat carbs like that on a high fat day.  This gives me hope : )  Also, that is clearly a high carb day.  Do you have the smoothie on high fat days as well, or do you cut that out?  I may have been cutting out too many carbs on high fat days.  If you could, please post a typical high fat day as well .... I'd like to see how your's differ.
Thanks A LOT and keep the info coming!

Chris

I get it at Sprout's or Whole Foods.
I eat the yogurt pretty much every day. I don't worry about those carbs- only grains and starches on a "high carb day".
The smoothie is something that I do to get some extra veggies and fruit in, but sometimes I just toss them in a bowl and eat them. Either way I still have them.

Here is a typical "High Fat" day for me. Most of my eating days are considered high fat(healthy fats) where I still have carbs, but not starches or grains. Those are what make the difference in your body composition.

1. Big Salad- Watch the below video and see the super yummy contents of one of my regular salads that I have EVERY night. Since I intermediate fast during the day, drinking only water, the greens and other veggies bring out vital digestive enzymes that have been storing up in the liver all day long. That way when I begin eating more aggressive foods, such as proteins and fats, later in the evening they all get digested and absorbed much more efficiently.

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2. Wild Caught Scallops, sliced zuccini, onions, mushrooms, spices.  I had about as much of this as I did my salad.

 
3.  Half of a Beet(of course organic) and 4 oz of organic raw mild cheddar cheese.
4. 24oz of Greek God's and Mountain High organic yogurt with 1 diced organic apple, 4 organic strawberries, and a handful of organic flame raisins mixed in.

The Rules of Healthy Eating To Be Healthy are actually very, very simple. You have one balanced main meal a day. That is an evening staggered meal. You don't just need to eat a meal and be done inside a typical 30 minutes as most folks do because you have a 2-4 hour eating window where you stagger your eating over that time. When you eat focus on consuming more whole, organic, and natural food. That's what you're body really craves. Advocate an Intermediate Daily Water Fast alongside the evening balanced and staggered meal protocol for optimal health and full-body leanness.  If you are low on energy that will instantly change once you begin this regimen.  It's no easier than this.

Keep in mind that food is only used for two things, fat or fuel. If you are not regularly being very active, then the food that you consume will be stored mostly as fat.

A really big misconception is that animal protein should be the main source of protein in our diet. This is not necessarily true. Plant based foods offers an ample amount as long as you properly combine them. 

Being someone who does not advocate practicing the inflexible and very unpractical "6 meal a day" protocol; essentially you need to eat according to your daily activities. If you are sitting on your behind for half the day, at work, at home, or in the car, then you really need to be mindful of how much and when you eat.

Why this works is that you are utilizing the 2 main fat burning and fat storage hormones in your favor. That would be Insulin and Glucagon. When your insulin is spiked, let's say after a meal (keep in mind that even protein meals spike it almost as much as carb meals do and for the same length of time), then you are potentially storing fat. When you are not eating(fasting and/or exercising) glucagon rises and you will be in the burning environment.

Bottom line is that it works! Intermediate fasting works and is none the simpler to practice every day for the rest of your life.  You will live longer, feel more energized and stronger as well as be much more alert and hormonally balanced. Anyone who says it doesn't work simply does not do it right or have tried it. If anyone says “this” or says “that” is the reason are simply providing excuses why or why not they have personally failed and were to mentally weak to continue it ongoing. That is truly the bottom line.

Anyone who begins a new diet, lifestyle change, exercise regimen are always Gung-ho about it.  You might be Gung-ho now, but it fades. Trust me. I have done this for a long time. I see it every day--- UNFORTUNATELY. People are too lazy. As you can read I don't hold anything back. I'm honest and tell it like it is. I won't sugar coat anything for anyone and my posts and life prove that. I am extreme and people need extreme. Being nice and gentle apparently is not working for them so the opposite must be true.  Be true too and stop lying to yourself as to why you are the way you are.  You are either healthy because you decide every day to work very hard at the eating part and the activity part OR you are unhealthy because you decide to be lazy every day.  There is NO middle ground.  Wake up and decide one, but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE stop the lying and self-betrayal.  You CAN do this. No one else, but you can decide so.  If you need help I will help. Just let me know and it will be done.

Healthy Ezekial Burritos


Ezekial 4:9 Tortilla wraps(sold at Sprout's and Whole Foods)
These are very important because they are organic and sprouted grains as well as the ingredients make up a complete protein.

1 lb. fresh ground organic or natural chicken or turkey (leave out if vegetarian style is desired)
The Spice Hunter fajita seasoning (or any salt-free fajita mix you may like)
Whole(full-fat which is healthiest) Oganic Sour Cream
Rice and beans* (see below recipe)
Shredded raw cheddar cheese
Salsa
Fresh sliced organic avocado

*Rice and beans
1 part black beans, soaked and cooked
1 part prepared brown long grain rice
1 organic white onion chopped
Extra Virgin Olive Oil(organic)
The Spice Hunter fajita seasoning (salt-free)

Sautee onions and fajita seasoning (to taste) in olive oil in a large skillet.
Add rice and beans and mix until flavors are blended together.
Makes a great side dish or an addition to the burrito recipe below.

Enjoy!!!

What Multi-Vitamin Supplement Should I Take?

The sum of the parts is not equal to the whole. In essence the pill form of the individual nutrients will never provide the same benefit as eating the actual food.

Companies such as New Chapter, Standard Process, Udos, etc. have been out for many years producing very high quality whole food based products. This is not a new wave by any means. If you go to Whole Foods(where I primarily shop) and Sprouts you will see a lot of these top supplements. They are great to use, but will never replace the actual foods.

Most all other companies produce synthetic nutrient based supplements which attempt to replicate the actual food as well as define food as the sum of its parts. This is utterly untrue. Furthermore taking synthetic supplements such as Centrum, One-A-Day, GNC Brands, and any other store bought brand that is NOT whole food based is like throwing darts at a dart board. Sometimes you will hit and some times you will miss.

Your body is the same as it will sometimes absorb the synthetics and sometimes it will not. Most of these type of supplements contain high amounts of binders and fillers that either do not breakdown or barely breakdown in the body's digestive track. Often times the pills get clogged in the intestinal folds, which is unhealthy in itself, or they simply get eliminated without ever having been absorbed. That is a waste of money too.