What does a day of eating look like?

Hi Friends!

I recently had a dear friend ask me what a typical day of food and supplements looks like for me.  So here it is, in all its’ glory!

7am First thing on an empty stomach I drink 2 cups of freshly juiced organic celery.

7:30am Then (and this is a reintroduced item) I have a cup of Bulletproof medium roast coffee that I make with a french press.  I add in 1 teaspoon of local honey, 1 tablespoon of Bulletproof brain octane, 1 teaspoon of glutatamine, and 1 scoop of Bulletproof Collagen.  NOTE – you can add these extras into tea or any warm liquid!

9-9:30am Breakfast is always my Paleo Breakfast Bowl I created – the recipe is on the site.

Supplements – Thyrovanz natural bovine thyroid supplement, (Designs for Health is my preferred supplement) 2 Glutathione pills, 1 selenium, 2 sensitol, 1 Vitamin K2, 1 Vitamin D, 1 Vitamin A, 2 Histaeeze, 1 Digestive Enzyme, 1 Megaspore probiotic (spore based probiotics are amazing – Just Thrive is another option and easily available on line).

1ish is lunch – 1 digestive enzyme.  large serving of salad – organic mixed greens with fresh organic lemon juice, sea salt, garlic salt and a touch of organic olive oil.  Some days I put some olives and hearts of palm on as well.  I choose 4-6 ounces of meat – Grilled organic, free range chicken, or organic grass fed, grass finished Ground beef, or Wild Salmon.   If I have room I’ll eat 1/2 an organic apple and perhaps a cooked veggie like 1/2 cup of butternut squash with cinnamon.

Water throughout the day with freshly squeezed organic lemon and organic wild blueberries (just a few sprinkled in my 32 ounce cup).

Pre and Post workout – Nothing.  If it’s a SUPER busy day, I’ll have a Designs for Health Paleo Protein IgG shake mixed with 1/2 water, 1/2 coconut milk and some cinnamon.

6 ish Dinner – 1 digestive enzyme, 1 thyrovanz pill- Grilled veggies – like squash, asparagus or artichoke.  4-6 ounces of meat – once a week I treat my family to organic, grassfed & finished beef ribs or brisket – see recipes on the site.  If I need something sweet, 1/3 cup mashed sweet potato with cinnamon always does the trick!

1 hour before bed I take a melatonin if I’m in desperate need of a full 8+ hours of deep sleep.  30 minutes before bed I take 2 Bulletproof coconut charcoal pills to help detox my system.

*In a few weeks I’ll be doing an in depth heavy metal and toxin test, at which time the results will let me know if I in fact need to be taking supplements for that.

See our previous post regarding detoxing for more information on foods and supplements!

Regarding the EBV connection, I take a daily dose of Colloidal silver and 2000mg of Vitamin C, along with a dropper of: cats claw,  licorice root, ashwaganda and lemon balm – I’ve not included this as integrated into my daily AIP regiment because it is for EBV, which I believe it part of my AI issue, but that is just my belief based upon how I feel.

 

DESIGNS FOR HEALTH – if you have questions regarding them or how to get them, you can email me directly at my work email:  Lorim@crossfitsr.com  as I check it multiple times daily and will see your email ASAP.

 

Fitness Friday – Be More Human

Hello AIP Community!

How’s the burpee challenge going?  They should be getting much easier by now, and your capacity should be growing significantly! 

A few days ago, Tim and I took the car in for an oil change and did something out of the ordinary, we left the car there and walked to the chiropractor for our weekly tune up.  What a simple idea, a little over a mile round trip, but out walking nonetheless.  On the way back to get the car I felt different.  There was something so nice and natural about being out walking.  I felt more human.  We rarely go anywhere without our car because time is such a precious thing, and our to-do lists are always pages long.  But that day, we decided that we’d let it all go, and enjoy a slower paced morning and get some fresh air.  It was delightful!

CrossFit lauched their “Be More Human” slogan sometime last year if I’m not mistaken, suggesting that CrossFitters get out of their boxes and go outside to play.  Ski, swim, bike, run, hike, etc.  I loved their message, but back when it came out I was so busy working on recovering my health, being a mommy and running our CrossFit gym, that I couldn’t find time to “Be more human.”  How ironic, the one thing I needed, I was too busy for.

The goal for all of us this weekend, starting today -Fitness Friday, is to be more human.  Unplug from daily life – I said it – leave the electronics behind for a while.  Choose from any of the following activities that will get you moving and out in the sunshine a bit:

Walking, Riding a bike, Swimming, Running, Jogging, go to a Farmers Market, Water Skiing, Rafting, wake boarding, paddle boating, row boat, play at the park with your kids, Kick a soccer ball around at the park, dance…you get where I’m going with this!

Accountability: Today I’m walking to the gym, working out, then walking to meet Kat for tea and some AIP work.  Then Tim and I are taking Ashleigh to family camp, Camp Augusta, for the weekend where there is no cell signal and no where to plug in electronics…and we’re going to dance, swim, hike, play, climb, zip line, do yoga, make lip balm, etc.  I’ve put it out there, and I’m sticking to it!  No barbells, no Metcons, no TV, no Computer, no Pokemon Go, no work – I’m going to focus on being more human, and my wish is that you do to!

Signing off until Monday,

Coach Lori

 

MTHFR Gene Defect

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Hello AIP Community,

Have you heard of the MTHFR gene mutation?  Kat has, and Lori hasn’t.  After discovering she in fact has this, Kat wanted to share this information with all of you to raise awareness, and maybe help you understand why certain things are happening to you and your health.

 “An MTHFR mutation is a problem associated with poor methylation and enzyme production. MTHFR mutations affect every person differently, sometimes contributing to hardly any noticeable symptoms at all, while other times leading to serious, long-term health problems.” – Dr. Axe

It is estimated that 45% of people suffer from a MTHFR defect, which causes gene deficiencies.  This leads to poor cellular health, hormonal imbalances, decreased immune function and mitochondrial dysfunction.

This crappy gene inhibits Glutathione production, which makes you more vulnerable to toxins.  The accumulation of these toxins leads to disease and premature aging.

What are some things we can do to battle this mutation?
  • consume more leafy greens, asparagus, romaine lettuce, broccoli, avocado and bright fruits to boost Natural Folate, b6 and b12!
  • treat leaky gut
  • reduce anxiety and stress
  • heart health – work on it, keep up those natural supplements and AIP foods
  • detox – Lori uses her Bulletproof coconut charcoal relgiously
  • Sleep

Knowing is half the battle – this is certainly something worth knowing when you’re battling autoimmune diseases.  I know I’m emailing my Dr now to test for this gene during my September bloodwork!

Keep it clean! ~Lori

 

Fitness Friday – Let’s Walk

Hello Friends, the message is simple, take it back to basics and walk a bit.  Up and down a hallway, around the house, around the neighborhood, at a park, on the beach, at the mall–don’t worry about distance, set a goal to walk for time.  Breathe deeply and enjoy!

POSE Running Tips – click HERE

 

 

A meal worth repeating…

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If you follow our Instargram account you saw this beauty Thursday evening.  Our good friend Alex lives in Idaho.  His son and our daughter are the same age, and when they get together 2-3 times a year, it’s a fantastic 12 hour playdate.  Alex’s dad lives in San Francisco so that’s where we meet.  Assuming it would be ok, I packed a cooler with the following ingredients and hoped they’d enjoy this AIP dish I made up a few months back.  Here’s what you need:

Keeping in mind all ingredients are organic.  The chicken is the BEST quality you can afford.  We found a sale on pasture raised, organic chicken, so I used that

4-6 Chicken breasts cut in half, then cut into 2″ squares

1 Sweet yellow onion, diced into 1″ pieces

4 Cloves of garlic, minced

1 Cup of coconut aminos

Himalayan Sea Salt

Combine all above listed ingredients into a glass bowl, stir and let marinade IF you have time.  I let it all sit together for roughly 2 hours

1# of bok choy, cut off the base, thoroughly rinse to get the dirt off, and cut up into 1 ” pieces (set aside)

2#s of Cauliflower rice – I used a bag from Costco.  It saves so much time to buy it already “riced”

2 tablespoons of olive oil or avocado oil.

In 1 pan, drizzle in 1 tbp of oil, put in the chicken with onions, garlic and coconut aminos – cook on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes.  Stir constantly and keep and eye on the chicken making sure all pieces are cooked and ready to go.   When chicken is done, add in Boy Choy and allow it to cook and wilt down for roughly 3-5 minutes.  Sprinkle with Sea Salt to taste – everyone’s preference is different…less is more!

In a separate pan, put in the rest of the oil and the cauliflower rice in.  This will take approximately 7-10 minutes to cook.  Sprinkle with sea salt.  Use a seperate spoon to stir, making sure you’re not putting the utensil touching the raw chicken to touch the cauliflower rice 🙂

Salad Recipe –

2# spring mix

1 Red Beet

5 Radishes, and their greens

Peel and dice up the beet.  Slice the Radishes thin.  Double rinse their leaves and chop up small.

Toss everything in to a large bowl and drizzle with the dressing.  Use tongs to mix everything up really well.  I let it sit for 20 minutes so the dressing soaked into the greens!

Dressing –

2 garlic cloves minced

1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

a few sprinkles of Sea Salt

I used a small glass jar with a lid, hand squeezed the lemon juice into the jar, threw in the garlic, sea salt, oil and shook the jar and let it sit for a while.  Put everything on the salad.  It was so light and delicious.  The fresh garlic is so good for you, and it really paired well with the beets!

We fed 6 adults and 3 kids with leftovers for the next day – I spent $45 on everything listed above.  What a WIN!  realistically if we went out to eat in San Francisco, the quality of the meats and produce wouldn’t have been as good, and we would have averaged $20 a person for dinner.  Can’t beat making your own food!

 

 

 

Fitness Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!  Do a little something to get active today.  Listen to your body, check out the 3 levels, and workout according to YOUR needs.  Pay attention to your form and make sure you’re doing it correctly 🙂