Keto on Vacation?

Just a quick note. I came back from a 3 day Cruise to the Bahamas with all you can eat food and all you can drink bars. Trying to stay on track was not really hard, but also not super easy either. So many foods I could not eat, tons of carb and sugar laden foods. I stuck pretty much to Coors Light and Rum and Diet Coke. There was also lots of foods I could eat, including meats, cheeses, vegetables and salads. Finding food I could eat was not a problem, eating too many times a day, was! (Including going to a buffet when we got back home).   I fasted the day before and weighed in at 207. The morning after coming home my weight was 216. I may fast before going home to California , or just do Intermediate Fasting. I’m actually still on vacation in Florida, we fly home Friday and go back to work on Monday. I can resume my regular Keto diet and cut out alcohol consumption! 08/23/16

Weight update 211 08/24/16

 

I will keep you all updated, come back soon!

What’s with Wheat?

I no longer eat wheat and have never felt better.

‘What’s With Wheat?’ documentary investigates the growing epidemic of wheat intolerance and why after eating wheat for thousands of years, it has been linked to so many health problems.

Watch this trailer for “what’s with wheat”

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To watch the whole video series, visit they’re website at: https://whatswithwheat.com/

Join the 6 week No Wheat Challenge.

More to come! Thanks for taking time to read my post, and please come back soon. TruckerRich the KetoTrucker

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Doctor or Nutritionist, I do not recommend you start any course of action without first consulting your doctor and doing tons of research. All information provided for research and entertainment purposes only.

 

The Ketogenic Life Style

WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT THE KETO LIFESTYLE?

While on a ketogenic diet, your body will switch from burning sugar (glycogens) and producing insulin, to burning and using fat (ketones).

Keto Diet is a Low Carb, High Fat and Moderate Protein way of eating.

Fat about 75-80%, Carbs at or under 20 grams and protein (depending on your lean body mass) 80-100 grams.

You will get most of your daily calories from FAT. Beef (preferably Grass fed), Fish (avoid farm raised), Bacon, Eggs(free range), Cheese, Butter (also preferably from grass fed cows), Nuts (like Macadamia or Pili) and many other high fat foods.

Carbs, preferably from leafy green and Coniferous Vegtables. Salads, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, turnips, radish, and many others, preferably locally bought organic.

You get plenty of protein from the foods listed above, and it is not recommended that you use protein supplements, like the power drink mixes sold in stores.

The great advantage of the Ketogenic Lifestyle is:

decreased  Appetite, Cognitive Improvement,  Physical Performance, Reduced Blood Pressure, loss of Belly Fat, Improved Cholesterol Levels, and Loss of  Weight. Some science studies are showing that ketosis can be beneficial in treating brain disorders, and possibly inhibiting cancer cell production. Many people have been able to reverse type 2 diabetes.

My personal experience with keto is: weight and fat loss, increased energy, improved brain function and clarity. My blood pressure is stable at under 119/83 to 110/69 after a week without my medication. my weight went from 236 on June 14th to 208 on August 12th. I feel great having no sugar or processed food. I never feel hungry, and can easily fast for a day or two.

More to come! Thanks for taking time to read my post, and please come back soon. TruckerRich the KetoTrucker.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Doctor or Nutritionist, I do not recommend you start any course of action without first consulting your doctor and doing tons of research. All information provided for research and entertainment purposes only.

Reference:    http://ketogenicdietguide.com/

 

Good Oils Verses Bad Oils

-Go2jbaPJtH-zsvvIn the chart above, shown in blue, are the good oils with saturated fat, with green (monounsaturated fat) in second, and unhealthy oils in purple. As you can see, opposite of what we have been taught. Living Keto, we learn fat is our friend! Fat doesn’t make us fat or clog our arteries. Unhealthy oils ( corn, canola, soy bean, safflower, peanut, sesame, and other vegetable based oils). These oils are unnatural, and contain high amounts of Omega-6,  which are harmful in large amounts. Vegetable oils, (VO) contribute to inflammation, are loaded with Trans fats, can raise your risk of cardiovascular disease, and on and on. Almost all processed and fast foods contain large amounts of VO’s. Anything that is “Partially Hydrated” and fried foods are harmful to mankind, causing a huge amount of damage to our bodies. See links at the bottom for more harmful effects!

Plant based oils, including Olive oil and Coconut oil are good for our bodies. The benefits include treatment for diabetes, heart problems, arthritis, high cholesterol, weight loss, metabolism, digestion, aging and a variety of cancers. The Food and Drug Administration recommends 2 tablespoons of olive oil every day to reduce the risk of heart disease. Coconut Oil Contains Fatty Acids With Powerful Medicinal Properties, and can kill harmful Microorganisms. These are just some of the benefits, see the link below.

Know your body and especially know what your putting into it.

Knowledge is power and your health is all you have!

More to come! Thanks for taking time to read my post, and please come back soon. TruckerRich the KetoTrucker

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Doctor or Nutritionist, I do not recommend you start any course of action without first consulting your doctor and doing tons of research. All information provided for research and entertainment purposes only.

Links to references, please take time to read these great blogs:

https://authoritynutrition.com/6-reasons-why-vegetable-oils-are-toxic/

http://www.naturalnews.com/034483_fried_foods_health_damage.html#

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/health-benefits-of-olive-oil.html

https://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/

Processed Foods

Processed Foods, Avoid them at all cost and whenever possible choose real, whole foods.

Processed food are:

  • Sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup (empty calories and no nutritional value)
  • Often High in Trans Fats or Processed Vegetable Oils
  • Artificial Ingredients (Chemical for preservatives, color, flavor and texture)
  • Highly refined carbohydrates, simple carbs that are quickly broke down and spike sugar and insulin levels. When they crash down, it causes  hunger.
  • Low in Nutrients
  • Low in Fiber
  • Synthetic vitamins and minerals are added to the foods to compensate for what was lost during processing.

We are better off eating single source foods (the farm to your mouth). Coniferous vegetables are the best low carb choice for the Keto Lifestyle

  • Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Kale, Cabbage, Bok Choy and other leafy green vegetables.

More to come! Thanks for taking time to read my post, and please come back soon. TruckerRich the KetoTrucker.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Doctor or Nutritionist, I do not recommend you start any course of action without first consulting your doctor and doing tons of research. All information provided for research and entertainment purposes only.

References:

https://authoritynutrition.com/9-ways-that-processed-foods-are-killing-people/

http://www.webmd.com/diet/healthy-kitchen-11/leafy-greens-rated

Sick and Tired of being Tired and Sick…

Tired of being on the yo-yo diet? I’ve done many diets and had success, but always slowly gained the weight back. I’d almost given up this last time, as my weight started climbing and my clothes kept getting tighter and tighter. A Facebook friend posted a YouTube video by Butter Bob, “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off“. This opened my eyes to two forms of dieting, Intermittent Fasting and Ketogenic Diet.

Intermittent Fasting or going without eating for 14- 20 hours, some people will fast for 24, 36, 48 hours or longer, there are many different types of fasting. During fasting your body will burn through its normal fuel, glucose, and start burning fat (ketones). I will do a separate post on fasting and the benefits, but mainly they are fat burning and an increase in HGH (human growth hormone).

Ketogenic Diet is a Low Carb, Moderate Protein and High Fat Diet. By eliminating carbs from your diet, it stops the seesaw effect caused by the rise and fall of your blood sugar. When eating carbs, your body (liver) converts them into glucose for your body to burn as fuel (energy) but if your not active or eat to much,  it converts to FAT mostly around your waist line. Two hormones come in to play, Insulin and Ghrelin (hunger), I will write more on insulin in another post. So basically, when you eat carbs, your body produces a high amount of Insulin, and over long periods of time your pancreas gets tired and slows to a crawl, this is considered pre or full type 2 diabetes. After many years of abuse we suffer this metabolic syndrome, our blood glucose levels become higher and higher even after our nightly fast (sleep).  When your glucose drops, you become hungry again and this becomes a vicious cycle. By switching to a low carb, high fat diet, we stop the spikes in glucose, thus turning our bodies into a fat burning machine. Our muscles and brain can learn to function efficiently while burning fat, by restricting our intake, we will start burning our body fat for fuel. The result is weight loss, more energy, and a sharper mental clarity, all of which I, personally have experienced.

More to come! Thanks for taking time to read my post, and please come back soon. TruckerRich the KetoTrucker.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Doctor or Nutritionist, I do not recommend you start any course of action without first consulting your doctor and doing tons of research. All information provided for research and entertainment purposes only.

The Spirit of Rock 1/2 Marathon Folsom CA November 24, 2013

This was my 4th and final 1/2 marathon for 2013
The half marathon started at the Folsom State Recreation Offices and utilize the American River Bike Trail to the Light Transit parking lot next to Folsom Blvd. The course is a net negative elevation gain race run entirely on the paved bike path. The trail starts off with about a 3 mile down hill, but ends with the last few miles at a slight upgrade. I still managed a pretty good time, while catching and pass a few runners, I had my eye on a father and son group. The father looked like he was having some leg issues and would stop to stretch, but I never could quite catch them.
Finish time 02:20:34 10.43 pace. 61st out of 119 runners.

Thanks again to my race support team Judi with Bryce and Brooke again in tow. We stayed at a motel right next to the finish, so they all got to sleep in while I was running. We walked around old Folsom and had a good breakfast.

Brooke took this photo of me right by the finish.

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