The word pancake is sure to make a child smile. It conjures images of Sunday morning breakfast with maple syrup.
We have put a healthy twist to the modern day pancake by using almond “flour” (simply ground almonds) as an alternative to the highly processed white flour used in most households.
This is a delicious dish for breakfast or a snack. Maple syrup is not even necessary as there is an element of sweetness from the bananas as well as a crunchy texture from the almond flour.
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2013 Exercise and Weight
For the year 2013 I did the following exercise which totaled over 11,000 kilometers: Swimming 302km;Biking 6593km; and Running 4163km.
Despite all this exercise (some would say chronic cardio), giving up beers for many, many months prior to Ironman Japan on August 31st 2013, and being careful with what I ate, I still had love handles and put on an extra 2 to 3 kilos over the Christmas break despite still exercising and being conscious of what I ate.
During 2013 my weight hovered from around 70 to 73 kilos. I ran an average of 80km per week, biked an average of 127km per week, and swam an average of 7.5km per week. I also went to the gym regularly and was conscious of eating “healthily”. My weight was not too high but I had definite excess weight around my waist that I could not get rid of no matter how much exercise I did.
What if I were to get injured, went on work trips, or just didn’t care to train so much? I would gain weight right? You can clearly see that I could not exercise away my bad diet.
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When it’s a hot day in the Manila it can be very refreshing to enjoy a delicious and nutritious fruit smoothie.
A healthy fruit or vegetable smoothie can be a quick and convenient start to the day if you are pushed for time, or even a wonderful mid-morning snack.
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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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