DOING DRUGS: Kratom

I was the passenger of a friends Nissan Rogue. We were leaving the US open of surfing in Huntington Beach when my friend asked if I was into drugs. My natural response was, "Yea, what kind?" With his left hand on the wheel he reached into his gym bag and pulled out a zip lock baggie of finey ground green powder. "Take a spoonful into your mouth and wash it down with that water." 

Post Workout Keto'ish protein smoothie

A friend and I ran 12 miles today...he was fasted, I had eggs and sauerkraut for breakfast. I wanted something quick and nutrient dense to replenish fuel and rebuild muscle tissue. I decided to make a smoothie with random foods I had on hand. 

This was mostly low carb, aside from what was in the nuts and berries. It was delicious and very filling. I ended up skipping dinner after having the shake. It was a success. I'll add this one to the power meal arsenal.

Simple Keto Guacamole with Cream Cheese

Avocados are King. Especially if you're practicing a low carb, high fat or ketogenic style diet. I put them on just about everything, or just eat them with salt. They're a perfect whole food. Avos are well balanced and provide sustained energy. I love them as a pre, intra or post workout meal.

Improving fitness and mood with light

We are cavemen…well more accurately, savannah men. The sooner we start acting like it, the sooner our health can benefit. We’ve come a long way since our hunter gatherer ways. We don’t have to hunt or gather, we have no real predators and life is much easier. There’s an app for everything. But, our biology, our physical meat vehicles, have had some trouble adapting to modern times.

Poor Man's Diet - Health on a budget

Eating healthy does not have to be expensive. In fact you can save money by sticking to the basics.

If you’re on a budget stay away from the “health foods” and supplements. They’re crazy expensive. You don’t need them to achieve your goals.

Eat nutrient dense foods packed with vitamins. They keep you full longer.  Avoid cheap foods that cause cravings like bread, its mostly air anyway…not much vitamins.

Success Story - Andrew Brown

I asked Andrew if he would share his story. He sent me this testimony within an hour. Stoked to be doing this type of work.  - Gabe

On January 2nd, 2015 I suffered 3 broken vertebrae, a fractured pelvis, broken radius and a shattered metacarpal after being hit by a Cadillac Escalade, while riding my motorcycle.  After surgery, some titanium screws & rod in my hand and a hell of a lot Percocet I went home in a wheelchair.

Keto Superhero - Getting Jacked without Carbs

Part 3 - Sleep and Hormones

My Superpower

I can read scientific texts on nutrition and strength training all day long with fervor. Then I obsess until finding a practical application to daily life. I also have a high powered...imagination. Ok, so its not supersonic flight, energy beam eyesight or teleportation, but it's how I designed this program. 

Keto Superhero - Getting Jacked without Carbs

Part 2 - Strength Training and Supplementation

After publishing part 1 of this experiment I received a lot of feedback. Some people had nice things to say and others apparently think I'm a Cunt on Steroids. I learned that I have much to improve upon as a writer. I also learned that I cant please everyone. 

With that being said, I want to make it clear that the writing here is just my opinion.

Keto Superhero - Getting Jacked without Carbs

Part 1 - What to eat

“Ketosis is a panacea” –Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

Panacea - a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.

In 2012 I began the ketogenic diet, made my first bulletproof coffee and lost 15 pounds. By 2014 I was running fasted half marathons, with no prior endurance training and grew my first six pack. 3 months ago I competed in my first powerlifting meet, lifting a lifetime personal record, without carbohydrates. Ketosis is working for me.

Beware of the Keto-Flu!

When’s the last time you had the flu?  Was it fun?  Did you enjoy the experience?  If you’re a normal human being you probably loathed it.  Most likely you laid in bed and hated every minute of it.  Since everyone hates the flu, I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that you wouldn’t purposefully give yourself flu-like symptoms.  Right?

Best Latte Ever

Gynostemma MCT Latte

My cousin Steve knows a shit ton about super foods and Chinese herbs. He showed me this tea which I instantly fell in love with. I finished a whole box in a couple days. Its an Adaptogen. Adaptogen herbs help peopleadapt to stress, physical and chemical. I dont fully understand how this works yet but from what I gather, adaptogens positively infuence the endocrine system...hormones...I understand this may still sound vague, but think of adrenaline for example. Adrenaline is a hormone thats made by the endocrine system and we all know how it can effect the body.  

...moving on...

72 hour fast: Daily notes

I convinced some friends to fast for three days. I'm sharing my notes with you here, not that anyone is interested in not eating. My opinion is everyone should fast. Anyone that wants to live a richer life both physically and mentally. When I push my limits, my limits are extended. Level up, heres a log of my latest 3 day fast. 

48hrs

It’s 3:00pm on Tuesday.  I’m 42hrs into a 48hr fast and I figured I would post a status update.  Well, it wasn’t a TOTAL fast.  Each morning I consumed a glass of water with fresh squeezed lemon and a teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt.  Upon arriving to work I had 1 cup of coffee with 1 tablespoon of grass-fed butter blended in.  THAT’S IT.