Sunday April 27th 2014
1.5km swim/40km bike/10km run
This was the first triathlon race for Natasha and I since our Melbourne Ironman adventure just 33 days earlier. My training for the run and swim were good but I had not used my tri-bike since the 180km along Melbourne’s smooth roads. I had biked just once on my road bike for the Clark duathlon 2 weeks earlier. Despite a lack of kilometres riding on the bike I felt fresh, knew I was strong and light (62.2 kg) so I was confident I could still bike ok. Despite exercising less (and eating more) my weight was the lowest it had been for 20 years.
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Almond Milk is a relatively easy recipe to do and is a great alternative to regular milk.
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THE PRIMED LIFESTYLE It is unique to every individual. You need to experiment and discover yours.
This is why I called it Primed for your Life. It is getting the best fuel (food, beverage, sun light, play, exercise and sleep) for your body so you can live a better and longer life.
I will share what is my Primed Lifestyle in the hope you discover your own.
We try to minimize stress and maximize our enjoyment of life so also adhere to a rough 80/20 rules that allows for some flexibility within the Primed Lifestyle.
Simply put, The Primed Lifestyle is about eating real food to maximize your nutrients and minimize your inflammation. This then helps you maintain a constant blood sugar level within an optimal range so you can enjoy more time for life.
A strong motivating factor in the Primed Lifestyle is ensuring we mirror the health and happiness we want for our children.
Please listen to Primed for your Life being featured on That Paleo Show here.
This one too from Primed Mike Grogan.
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Firstly, let me confess, I loved rice. Especially white and fluffy, it goes well with so many dishes. I had been eating rice my whole life, especially as a boy when I lived in Singapore and Hong Kong, and even for the last 13 years whilst living and working in Manila.
However, with my new Primed Lifestyle, rice (and all grains), are out of my meal plan so I wanted to find a more nutrient dense alternative.
There is nothing fundamentally unhealthy about rice other than that it is a high glucose, high energy food that is meant to fuel active humans. Even as a triathlete who exercises very often, I now prefer my new, healthier alternatives and have found my performances improving.
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Green tea is touted as the healthiest beverage on the planet by many people. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other benefits.
Ginger also has many health benefits and has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to treats colds and flu. Similarly, the humble lemon is packed with minerals and vitamins and is the reason it is referred to as a super food.
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The Primed Lifestyle is about eating quality real food items so as to optimally fuel your body and brain and therefore minimize inflammation.
The Primed Lifestyle is about getting back to basics and living more consciously so as to make better choices in our lives.
Let’s eat to live as opposed to living to eat.
Changes that we enjoy as a result of our Primed Lifestyle include that we have:
Better clarity of mind;
Less stomach issues:
No potential diabetes;
Better bowel movements;
Losing body fat;
Better quality sleep;
Less sickness; and
Saving money through preventive maintenance.
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In this revolutionary weight-loss program informed by more than 1,200 scientific studies, fitness and diet expert Jonathan Bailor offers concrete evidence that the calorie-counting model of weight loss doesn’t work.
In fact, cutting-edge science supports a radically different approach to weight loss and health, proving that by focusing on food and exercise quality—rather than calorie quantity—you can burn fat and boost health more easily and enjoyably that you ever thought possible.
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