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The NorCal Margarita: (low carb-paleo friendly drink)

28 Jun

with the long weekend coming up… for us Canadians I thought it would be a great time to do a post on the NorCal Margarita that Robb Wolf is always talking about. For anyone that does not know Robb, check out his book “The Paleo Solution” and listen to his podcast “The Paleo Solution Podcast” which is available on Itunes for FREE.

Dont get it twisted though, alcohol is not good for you no matter how paleo friendly it may be, that being said… lets have some fun!

NorCal Margarita Recipe (and ingredients)

  • 2 shots of high quality tequila
  • The juice and pulp of one lime
  • Club soda to taste
  • Shake it up
  • Serve on the rocks

What you’ve got yourself here is a 130-150 calorie beverage that is low carb (5 grams or less), low sugar (5 grams or less), and not too sweet or sour.

But why is this any better?

Traditional margaritas will spike your insulin levels, promote fat storage, and dehydrate the heck out of you. With the NorCal Margarita some of these issues are addressed.

  • The tequila being used is fermented agave juice, both gluten and starch free
  • The lime juice blunts the insulin response of alcohol
  • The carbon dioxide bubbles in the club soda help to deliver the ethanol to your blood stream quicker, thus you drink less with the same effect

Awesome! But what if I’m at a bar?

  • Some bars will know what a NorCal Margarita is
  • If not, ask for a club soda with lime in a tall glass and 1-2 shots of tequila on the side. Grab a straw and mix it up yourself.

SOURCE: click HERE

 

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CREATING THE PERFECT DIET (vol. 1) the food log

13 Jun

click HERE to download FOOD LOG  (.PDF FORMAT)

A food log does not have to be complicated , the first step in the process is to figure out which foods work well with your body.

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Things to include:

  1.  Ingredients: include everything measurements, liquids, supplements etc
  2. Time: what time did you finish your last bite? This is beneficial in assessing how the combination of macro-nutrients affected your Insulin and Glucagon levels. Aim to feel satisfied for 3-4 hours.
  3. Mood: after consuming this meal did you have energy or were you sluggish?
  4. Satisfaction: were you left feeling hungry, satisfied or stuffed? 
  5. Energy: how long did it take until you became hungry again, on the log above I score this out of 4. If you went all 4 hours it would be 4/4 if you were hungry again in 2 hours it would be 2/4

 

NOTE: Food Combination: paying attention to food combining can be a hidden cause of discomfort.  For example many researchers have found that eating fruit at the end of a meal can cause bloating and gas due to its quick rate of digestion in comparison to other foods. A simple tweak in food combination may be your missing link to more energy.

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GROCERY LIST & SUPPLEMENT SCHEDULE OUTLINE

11 Jun

This goes with the 17 Block Meal Plan I made for myself which can found in a previous article by clicking HERE

CLICK HERE for .PDF with lots of information on how to set up your own zone diet meal plan

*****THIS PROGRAM IS FOR MY BODY AND INTENDED TO BE USED AS A REFERENCE, RESEARCH FIRST.

Weekly Grocery List

NOTE: this is just the test list, I have started the program today and will update with more exact numbers in the weeks to follow

PROTEIN

 2 Dozen  Organic Eggs

2 Carton Free Range Egg Whites

2.5 LB Organic Chicken Breast

3 LB Grass Fed Ground Beef

7-9 Scoops Whey Protein Isolate

 

FATS

*you can overstock on these minus the  Avocado

1-3 Avocado

42 Almonds

7 TBS Pumpkin Seeds

7 TBS Coconut Oil

4 TBS Organic Butter

7 TBS Flax Oil

7 TBS Olive Oil

14 TBS Hemp Hearts

14 TBS Chia Seed

 

 FRUIT

 4 Lemons

8 Apples

2 Bags Grapes

4 Bananas

2-3 Oranges

1 Pineapple

 

 VEGETABLES:

 21 Cup of Broccoli

84 Spears of Asparagus

49 Cups of Leafy Greens (Kale/Chard/Collard/Romaine/Spinach)

14 Cups of Other Vegetables (Zucchini/Tomato/Onion/Cucumber/Peppers/Mushroom/Carrot)

 

STARCH CARBS:

 7 Cups Oat Bran or Oatmeal

 

 SUPPLEMENTS:

 4,500 Grams Fish Oil

1,000 Grams Vitamin C

4,000 IU Vitamin D3

5 Grams L-Glutamine

1 Serving Liquid Multi

1 Serving Liquid B12 Complex

1 TBS Chlorophyll

1 x Magnesium

1 x Zinc

 

SUPPLEMENT SCHEDULE:

 NOTE: I aim to drink minimum 4 Liters of water before 6:00 PM.

 

Upon Waking:

 4 drops (4,000 IU) Liquid Vitamin D3

¼ Tsp Vitamin B12 Complex

2 Cups Water + ½ Freshly Squeezed Lemon

2 Cups Water + 1 TBS Chlorophyll + Himalayan Sea Salt

2 Cups Water + 5 G Glutamine

 *This Totals 1.5 Liters of Water

 1st Meal:

 1 Serving Liquid Multi Vitamin in 2 Cups Water + 1 Fish Oil Tablet

 

3rd Meal:

 1 x 500 MG Vitamin C + Fish Oil + 2 Cups Water

 

5th Meal:

 1 x Fish Oil + Zinc Tablet + Magnesium Tablet

 

DURING WORKOUT SHAKE:

***On Workout Days I drink this shake and do not count as part of my blocks or water intake

 1 Scoop Whey Isolate + 2 Scoops Waxy Maize

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(CREATING YOUR OWN MEAL PLAN)—-ZONE DIET MEAL PLAN: 16-17 BLOCK MEDIUM SIZED MALE

10 Jun

This is a template of the diet I will be trying out for the next 2 weeks. I tried to make the meals as balanced possible given my food preferences.

CLICK HERE for .PDF with lots of information on how to set up your own zone diet meal plan

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16-17 Blocks per Day

 5 Blocks= 45 Carbs/25 Protein/8 Fat

4 Blocks= 28 Carbs/20 Protein/6 Fat

2 Blocks= 14 Carbs/10 Protein/3 Fat

 

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 5 Block Meal-A

3 Eggs

¼ Cup Egg White

1 TSP Coconut Oil

1-Cup Cooked Oat Bran/Oats

4 Cups Leafy Greens

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 5 Block Meal-B

 5 Oz Fried Chicken Breast (fried in Organic Butter)

3 Cups Broccoli(steamed)

12 Spears Asparagus(steamed)

1 TSP Olive Oil or ½ Avocado

1 Apple

1-Cup Grapes

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5 Block Meal-C

6 Oz Lean Ground Meat

3 Cups Leafy Greens

2 Cups Other Vegetables (Zucchini, Cucumber etc)

1 TSP Flax Oil

SNACK OPTIONS:

Snack-A

½ Avocado

1 Slice Sprouted Grain Bread

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Snack B

6 Almonds

Apple

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Snack C

2 Tbs Chia Seed

2 Tbs Hemp Hearts

1/2 Scoop Whey Protein

½-1 Cup Water Mixed in

*wait 15 min before consuming, makes a pudding

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