Here’s a post that I wrote on my medical blog that’s important for patients, physicians, and families. Please take the time to take care of your health — you are empowered and have the capability of making drastic changes to enhance and prolong your life.
Make it a great one!
It all started with 23 and me. Initially, I did it bc this company was just getting started, and I enjoy analytics and health and ancestry. Well, once I got the info from this, a colleague of mine told me about DNA Fit. It basically looks at your genetics and how your body handles nutrition, fitness, and metabolism. I found out a lot about my own health! Based on my DNA, it said my body does best with a Paleo diet. So, I opted to do a mostly paleo diet starting in October 2016 — with an upcoming wedding in February 2017, I was on a mission.
I started ordering Trifecta Nutrition for quick and organic Paleo meals. I would eat these meals 5 days a week for lunch at work. One of the biggest things I noticed was that I was fuller longer and had much less cravings for sweets. From October to February, I lost 10 lbs and got lean. Of course, I was also doing Sweat (iphone app) by Kayla Itsines. This is a no-nonsense program that you can do anywhere and anytime. In the past, I’ve done almost all of the beachbody products: p90, p90x, p90x3, chalean xtreme, turbo jam, insanity, turbo fire, hammer and chisel — of all of these, I really highly recommend P90x3 — it’s a terrific program that will give you results if you put in the work. But what I found is that I would actually stick to the Sweat program much longer and have faster recovery with her program vs. P90X3.
So what have a discovered about myself as I’ve taken a more Paleo heavy diet? I have less cravings. I perform better physically and mentally. I actually feel like I’m eating more and staying fuller longer. And that (for me), is one thing I absolutely love! Overall, I feel less deprivation…and that makes me happy!
What are your thoughts? Anyone else have similar or different experiences with a Paleo diet?
Good places to start:
This article in The Economist highlighted on the very thing that stresses me out daily: time. Maybe it’s my 60+ hour a week job.
Here’s the article: http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21636612-time-poverty-problem-partly-perception-and-partly-distribution-why?fsrc=scn/gp/te/pe/ed/whyiseveryonesobusy
When I first read the article, I was surprised by the amount of change that had occurred in the work force. On a second read, I was impressed still that even though women are working, they’re still doing most of the work with parenting… Regardless of hours worked. I’m all for team parenting and communication… But I’m really having trouble (because I don’t want to believe) understanding that women are still supposed to be the keepers of the home and family. I feel that there should be a team approach for the benefit of the child…. Not a mommy vs daddy approach (with mommy bearing the brunt of poopy diapers, cleaning, feeding, etc). Yes I understand it’s about bonding… But dads are very important as well!! Now with the current generation, people are staying connected via technology… Yet does it really help with connectedness or is it just a big distraction? Is it an excuse to look busy to have the less fun chores and parenting duties passed on to the more responsible spouse/parent?
Most people today are busy. I’d almost say that EVERYONE thinks they’re busy. It appears that weightlifting is a way to boost the aging-gal metabolism and physique. Secondly, HIIT (high intensity interval training) is the most efficient way to burn calories and boost metabolism throughout the day. There must be a way to combine these both. I love lifting weights, HIIT, and pilates and yoga. Now how do I find a program that does it all? I’ve done a lot of the Beachbody videos and have loved them! But it gets monotonous doing those for 90 days over and over again. I have a gym pass (mainly for the classes), pilates pass, and access to amazing hikes and ocean. I feel pretty lucky. So what’s my excuse? Well, I already wakeup every morning around 6:15a (sometimes 5:45a depending on when I need to be at work). Most days I work til at least 5p, but oftentimes to 7p or even all night. With this schedule, morning workouts appear to be the best method for uninterrupted and obligated workout time.
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Time to tackle this workout monster!