There is a great variety of protein sources available these days. We can eat animals, plants, or a derivative of these in powders, bars, and shakes.
When we are in a hurry or do not have the time to cook and pack good protein snacks, it is perfectly ok to bring a can of sugar free protein drink. The bars without sugar and artificial flavors are good too. I love Quest protein bars for their flavor profiles and protein content per gram. We can add gelatin powder to almost any soup, stew, or smoothie for the collagen and protein benefits.
By far, the protein sources that are the most natural to humans come from animals. There is a complete protein source with all the essential amino acids when it comes from animals. Some plants, like hemp, have a high rate of bio-availability to the body. That means the body can absorb and use the protein hemp provides.
Really, it comes down to flavor. I have bought and tasted all sorts of yucky protein bars and powders. I have spent lots of money on healthful, organic, grass fed, nasty tasting stuff. When choosing, go with what you usually like, in terms of flavor. If you don't like peanut butter, don't choose peanut butter chocolate protein bars. You will be disappointed, no matter how many great ingredients are inside.
The highest portion of your protein consumption should come from land and sea animals, grass fed and wild caught, of course! Happy eating!
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It takes great courage to voice an unpopular opinion. Even if we have succeeded with our goals and are passionate about sharing those blessings with others, we may be rejected or ignored.
That is ok, really. Every human must process things in their own unique way, and go on their personal journey. We cannot speed up understanding. We cannot speed up the understanding of our own journey or the journeys of others. Sometimes the best we can hope for is that they acknowledge we even have an opinion!
Many great thinkers and doers in our history started out as outcasts in society. The world was believed to be flat at one time, remember?
What do you have the courage to speak up about that may be against the norm? My whole wellness journey has had people laughing at me, contradicting my methods, worried for my quick weight loss, saying I was flat out crazy! Then there's the folks who try and sabotage my efforts daily. I use these conversations as fuel to get my mind right, and to spur me on toward more research in the scientific nutrition community.
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We all have made resolutions over the years, for New Year's Eve or for the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. What usually happens is that we hold tight to our dreams and focus for a little while, but then life gets in the way. We slip and err, forget, or just don't care anymore because we are too stressed out, too busy, too whatever.
This past year I have tried a promise to myself rather than a resolution. the word promise means to me that I value myself so much that I will keep my word, just as if I made a promise to another person that I care about. My experience shows me that I can keep my promise without feeling like a failure. I can err and still get back up and continue on my path without self degradation.
Make a list of some new action you would like to do, some old habits you would like to forget about. Rather than say, "I'm going to give up cupcakes forever," think about promising to make a swap out for a week or a month. "I promise to swap out cupcakes with home made coconut flour cupcakes with a full-fat, creamy butter icing." If out and about when the craving hits you, promise to hit a gluten free-sugar free bakery or store. Remember the promise is to yourself. You do not have to announce it to others unless you want their help in keeping on track.
The promises are not for eating and exercising only. The promises are for whatever you desire deeply that will enhance your experience in this lifetime.
I promised to try new fitness activities this summer. I did bungee jumping on a trampoline and did the trampoline fitness jumping for an hour at the House of Air a few times. When I get some money saved I am intent on joining cross fit. It is way out of my budget right now. But, I do have a plan! That is key to any promise made to oneself.
What promise do you want to make to yourself? How will you make that happen? Let's start a conversation!
HCG CLEAN LOADING:
For many of you, the new year brings in a new round of HCG BODY FOR LIFE protocol. The first two days are fat loading with the prescription HCG in your bloodstream. If this is not the first time you are on HCG, you may want to load with clean foods rather than junk foods and processed foods. The fastest way to get the most fat and calories cleanly is raw butter and raw heavy whipping cream, unwhipped. Drink at least two quarts each day and melt butter on everything. Or eat it with a spoon. Weird, but very effective.
Blessings, and I am looking forward to seeing LESS of you in the second half of 2014!!!
AKA SUPERIOR SELF
STRANGERS ARE NOT STRANGE!!
If we didn't talk to strangers, we wouldn't meet new deeply important friends. If we didn't talk to strangers, we wouldn't find our lovers and life mates. If we didn't talk to strangers, the importance of sharing thoughts and ideas and passions would be stifled.
Talk to a stranger today, with love in your heart. Let go of fear.
This story is a classic one that redeems us from the difficult and complicated way of accomplishing goals Sometimes the simple way to do something is to just forge ahead and be direct and honest with your actions. The result will be soon close at hand. Whether it is a health or life goal, you have options! Do not make the journey harder than it has to be! I want to hear from you and your ways of making things successful through simplicity.
You are welcome here! Some folks are not ready to make a drastic change all at once, so I have developed slower, smaller shifts in the dietary behavior that one makes with 100% commitment.
The plan for you is week by week. If this is still too fast, then change week 1 to month one, etc. Add the next week's shift to the one already in place. By the end of the program, you will feel great and look great, so that you may have more energy to do more and serve humanity more. It really is a win-win situation.
Week 1, increase water to a gallon a day.
Week 2, give up all wheat products and still drink a gallon of water a day. Week 3, give up all grains and still drink a gallon of water a day.
Week 4, reduce fruits to 1-2 times a day, always keeping previous changes.
Week 5, reduce fruits to 1-2 servings a week.
Week 6, change your oils to only healthy fats I mentioned in Superior Self with KJ Landis posts.
Week 7, no more added sugar, in any form: no honey or agave or date sugar, etc. Buy Lakanto or XYLA on amazon or Whole Foods.
Week 8, purchase raw dairy and pastured eggs if you regularly consume them.
Week 9, give up beans and legumes.
Week 10, write to me and share your experience! I know you can do this.
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In all of the weeks (or months), pay particular attention to how you feel rather than how you look. Sometimes flu and cold symptoms, headaches, and general fatigue may plague you. You may suffer acne or a rash for a little while. These are symptoms of the body detoxifying as it gets used to the cleaner fuel you are providing it with. Fear not, and keep moving forward with the process. Moving toward superior health can spur us on to our true superior self. Just think about how clear, attentive, helpful, and generous we can be to others we love when we have taken care of our own essential biochemical needs.
Practice, practice, practice. Eventually your eating choices and preparation of meals will shift to a healthier format and it will become easier. For me, it has not yet become entirely easy. It requires becoming present and conscious at each meal. remember that you do not have to feel alone. Surround yourself with like minded individuals. Seek out thought provoking materials to stimulate your journey and spark continued interest in your superior self.
What are some common things we see and feel when we are around happy people? I see and feel their intangible but very real radiant energy. It feeds me a little bit and I'm hungry for more.
Likewise, when we eat nutrient dense foods and move our bodies, we gain energy and begin to shift our world a little into a more positive space. Then we become the person with energy, energy, energy! The more energy we have, the more we have to give. Isn't that great? Share your thoughts on this.
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