My story is similar to many out there; I was stuck in a cycle of diets, restriction and anxiety. I’ve always been interested in health and wellness, and I eagerly followed the advice doled out by fitness magazines and conventional “wisdom”: eat six small meals a day—a protein with a carb, don’t let yourself get hungry, avoid fat, exercise intensely six days a week. I wanted to be a healthy, fit woman so I obeyed this advice.
The problem: this healthy lifestyle was making me feel decidedly unhealthy. I was constantly tired, sore, constipated, gassy and bloated.
(On a side note, when I spoke to my gynecologist about my digestive issues she actually told me it was normal to eliminate only twice a week!) I broke out so frequently that I started using Proactiv in my late thirties.
I thought about food constantly (probably because the food I was eating wasn’t very enjoyable or satiating), and I was always worried about missing a meal and becoming dizzyingly hungry as a result. I felt irrationally emotional about food because I was restricting myself and working so hard—but my pants were getting tighter! When a few acquaintances assumed I was pregnant because of my disproportionately bloated stomach I went in a funk for weeks.
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Primal eating is first layer to the blueprint for building a healthy and energised body. The more Mark Sisson studied our primal ancestors, the more he realized that lifestyle behaviors beyond diet also contributed to a healthy—and happy—life.
The foods our primal ancestors ate, the amount of sun they got, and the sort of movement they engaged in to survive shaped their genome. While the world has changed in innumerable ways in the last 10,000 years (for better and worse), the human genome has changed very little and thus only thrives under similar conditions.
Simply put, if you want a good future, you’d better listen to the past. And that’s where The Primal Blueprint comes in.
The Blueprint not only teaches you how to eat in a way that will help your body and genes become efficient at fat burning and muscle building, but also how you can increase your longevity and wellness by reducing disease and illness.
Make a commitment to Primal living or a Primal Lifestyle as I call it, and you will witness your body and mind transform within the shortest time. You will be able to achieve your ideal body composition without adhering to some frustrating diet, and without banging yourself up on long and excessive runs or weight training sessions.
The Primal Blueprint is no fad weight loss diet plan—it’s a set of lifestyle laws and habits that are the keys to health, wellness and longevity.
We do not have to eliminate the foods we enjoy most, we just have to become aware as to what certain foods and beverages are doing to our body, then eliminate the bad ones! Beyond cutting out excessive carbs and grains, along with processed foods and hydrogenated oils, there really is no sacrifice or struggle involved.
You can eat all the healthy fats, meats, fruits, vegetables and decadent treats like dark chocolate you want!
That’s because these healthy foods are essentially made up of protein and fat—macronutrients that the human body has evolved to prefer.
Grains like wheat and corn were only introduced in the last 10,000 years or so, and we just don’t take well to the processed sugars and carbohydrates they contain. After all, grains—and packaged processed foods—were never part of our primal ancestors’ diet.
The Primal Blueprint (best selling book, written by Mark Sisson) and its 10 Laws is a clear and straight forward guide as to how we should ideally live healthy based on how our primal ancestors had to live their lives to survive. However, the majority of the population does not follow this concept, not even in the slightest degree.
Once you begin to understand what exactly is meant in detail with each of these laws, it will be like a light switch turning on in your brain over and over again.
As you slowly gain knowledge and start to understand the real value of nutrition and what it can do to your body and mind, both negative and positive, as well as the many other elements these laws address, your body and mind will undergo a transformation.
These 10 laws literally cover our scope of activities in life and if you take to them your life will become healthier, happier and energised.”
Going ketogenic has made me hone in on my fat sources even more than before. This is an essential practice for anyone seriously pursuing a ketogenic diet. As fat will comprise the majority of your calories, you need to maximize the nutrition you’ll obtain from the fats you choose for a healthy living.
You could technically go keto using canola oil, refined coconut oil, and MCT oil powder—many of the ketogenic formulas used in epilepsy clinics are highly processed and refined—but I wouldn’t recommend it. Micronutrients still matter. They arguably matter even more when your food sources are restricted.
I try to get whole food fats. If the fat is isolated and extracted, I try to make sure it’s rich in micronutrients. If it’s low in micronutrients, I make sure I have a good reason to consume it.
There are many reasons. Some rooted more in nutrition, some more in pleasure, some convenience.
So what are my favorite fat sources? How do I use them? What do I find so appealing?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
From the historical precedent (1000s of years of heavy use in the Mediterranean and Levant), the clinical support (hundreds of trials showing beneficial effects), and the light peppery finish, it’s difficult for anyone to deny the beauty and enduring utility of a good bottle of extra virgin olive oil. I’ll. Even though EVOO is quite robust in the face of high heat, I still prefer using it in certain dressings and for lightly grilling fish, just to preserve the delicate flavor.
Go to a farmer’s market and buy the local olive oil that tastes best to you. Absent that, the EVOOs from California are usually quite good (and real).
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More than ever, medicine is embracing the benefits of a team model for treatment and prevention. The health coach can manage the overarching wellness picture for a client as he/she progresses in fitness—as well as nutrition, sleep, stress and other lifestyle factors.
Health coaches offer services through health clubs, workplace wellness programs and private practices.
Health coaching also complements regular medical care by offering ongoing, personal support over time.
A health coach can help clients better understand their diagnosis and assist with following through on the doctor’s treatment plan. Coaching can also incorporate powerful lifestyle changes to augmentthat plan for a healthy living.
Health coaches are able to follow up with patients on a regular, periodic basis to help them stay on track for a healthy living and answer any questions or concerns. These types of coaches are a huge benefit to doctors who are looking outside the box to increase the number of patients who succeed in treatment and improve their quality of life through education and support.
Doctors and their patients aren’t the only ones recognizing the assets of a health coach. Gyms, insurance companies, corporate wellness programs, schools, university athletic departments and even professional sports teams and Olympic trainers are seeking out peer health coaches to supplement their client and athlete programs.
Health coaches are sought out as mentors to help guide, empower, support and motivate individuals to implement and sustain lifestyle and behavioral changes in order to achieve health, fitness and athletic goals.