Category Archives: Chad

Top 7 Ways to Avoid Sub-optimal “Food” Options

Have you ever been too busy to eat properly so you grab some fast food, a fruit juice drink or an energy bar?

Well, you just made a bad situation worse by choosing the easy, most convenient option. That decision to eat nutrient deficient food will actually make you hungrier when your sugar crashes soon after eating or drinking what I call carbage.

Sugar coaster

There is an easy solution to your time poor dilemma.

When you eat optimally in a great environment then you will have Top . Yes, your food and your environment is that important.

Here’s My Top 7 Ways to Avoid Bad Food Decisions

  1. Eat a Great Breakfast like 5 organic virgin coconut oil fried eggs, a side of kimchi, some sardines in olive oil and a black coffee or tea. Would you be hungry after eating this Primed breakfast? How do you feel when you eat sugar food like pandesal, pancit, breakfast cereal etc.? It does fill you up and satisfy you. Eat quality nutrition and you will be more satisfied and not make yourself hungry. My record for eating eggs is 20. My cholesterol is excellent.


2. Plan Ahead and bring some bananas, nuts, cans of sardines etc. with you when travelling. So, you are less hungry from a huge breakfast but if you do get hungry you have some healthy supplies. It is easy when you think ahead.

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Primed Centrifuged Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Rocks Your Mind and Body

The buzz words in the Primed / LCHF community are ketosis, fat adapted and Virgin Coconut Oil. There is definitely no single product discussed more than VCO. It is synonymous with the healthy Lower Carbohydrate Higher Healthy Fat way of living.

The low fat era is over and was a error.

VCO has many fabulous uses with 7 discussed below.

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7 Great Ways to Use Coconut Oil

1. Brush your Teeth and Oil Pulling

We use Primed Centrifuged Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for brushing our teeth and I also oil pull with it where you swirl it around your mouth. This pulls harmful bacteria, fungus and other organisms out of the mouth, teeth and gums.

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I have even run to my Primed clients whilst VCO pulling. I have to wave at friends as I obviously cannot say hi. The Philippines best MMA competitors are also going Primed and will soon be oil pulling too.

VCO Oil pull

2. For your Skin

The Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) in Primed Centrifuged Organic Virgin Coconut Oil acts as a natural skin conditioner. Deeply penetrating and moisturizing, they protect against skin damage and helps with anti-aging. I often put some VCO on my skin before bed.

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3. In your Primed Gel for Run Races or Triathlons

My Primed Home-Made Gel was my main source of fuel for my Malaysia Ironman in Langkawi which was key factor in my finishing strongly.

4. For Primed Dark Chocolate Crunch

See recipe for Primed Fruit and Nut Dark Chocolate Crunch.

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We basically use VCO where we can because it is so good for you.

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5. For Cooking Most Dishes

We use it for cooking our Primed Banana Pancakes with Coconut Flour and my delicious Primed Filipino Fried Rice.

VCO is the best oil for high heat cooking. Vegetable/Seed oils are heart attack and stroke inducing because they constrict your arteries immediately upon consuming. VCO is a stable oil at high temperatures and ideal for higher heat cooking.

It is also great for frying your Primed Omelette in.

VCO Omelette

6. Primed Pink Smoothie

We also include it in our smoothies like our Primed Pink Fruit Smoothie. I also love to add Malunggay into all my smoothies now for the added health benefits associated with the Miracle Tree.

Primed Green Smoothies rock. Primed Kick Arse Green Smoothie recipe here.

7. We Also Have Primed Centrifuged Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Straight Up

I ran my personal best 10km in November in a ketogenic fat burning state with just VCO as my fuel.

I am sure there are so many other fabulous ways to use Primed Centrifuged Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. What else do you use your Coconut Oil for? Please share with us.

For orders please email me at or text me at 0929-421-2148.

Chad’s 10km Personal Best at New Balance Power Run in a Ketogenic Fasted State

39:39 for my new 10km personal best at the New Balance Fun Run.

New Balance Power Run

Only 10 people beat 40 minutes and I was glad to be one of them. Pretty sure I was the first white guy. Haha.

I did the 10km in a fasted state (no dinner or breakfast) and no water during the race. No worries as I was well nourished and hydrated beforehand. ‪#‎NewBalanceShoes‬ ‪#‎SanteBarleyTriTeam‬ ‪#‎SoleusPhilippines‬

I had fun meeting up with Sante Barley teammates Junrox and Chris. It is always cool catching up with Raul. He’s the man. Hoping to run a sub 3:25 at his Condura Skyway Marathon next year.

The Day After My Sub 40 Minute New Balance 10km Race I Ran 40km During a 30 Hour Fast (Easily)


Regular Intelligent Fasting rocks. It is only possible once Primed for your Life as your food satisfies you and energizes you so you can easily last the fast.

I ran 40km to and from potential Primed corporate clients in a fasted state. Only fueled by Primed Cinnamon Iced Coffee and a shot of Virgin Coconut Oil.

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What Have You Found Whilst Out Running?

I have found 5,000 pesos once whilst on my runs around the streets of Manila. I looked to see who it belonged to but there was no one in sight. Hence, it went in my pocket and I had a nice Primed lunch with my family.

Finding/Saving a 2 Year Old Filipina Girl

One night, at around 9pm, I was running home from work at Resorts World Manila along a dark Lawnton Avenue. I noticed a little lost 2 year old Filipina girl only a foot away from the busy road. This little one was alone, crying and but a step away from tragedy.

I am proud that I stopped and even though she could not understand English I found her home some 40 minutes later and 400 meters away in the labyrinth of the Army barracks.

Running allows you to help others in need and then gives you a sense of pride.

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I have also found a lot of friends such as Bhong whilst out running.

The Moral of the Stories:

Running is a great activity for your body, brain, heart etc. However, it is even better when you really take in all around you, pay attention to all the beautiful things you see, and help others where you can. You might even find something unexpected!

There is no health benefit better for you than to see the smile on the face of the person you just helped. That is priceless.

Please share your story of who you helped whilst out running or walking. I’d love to hear it. Cheers.

Some of the Benefits of Running


Other Benefits

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Nutrient loading vs. Carbo loading before a Race

If you eat/drink a lot of sugar like bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, noodles, sugarade, energy gels, crackers etc. then unfortunately you will be dependent on these cheap and harmful carbos as your fuel for sports and life.

What if you could kick this sugar dependency (cheap carbos equal sugar in your body) and eat/drink real and healthy products to better fuel your sporting activities and life.

So many people are upgrading their nutrients. Examples include Ronda Rousey, Jenson Button, Novak Djokovic, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, the Australian cricket team and a lot more. Please see here for more examples.

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Nutrient loading vs. Carbo loading:

Here is a comparison of the 2 different fuel sources available to you. Sugar equals inflammation and is a quick burn fuel. Your brain is 60% fat and this is the preferred fuel sources for your brain and body too.

Nutrient loading feeds your body and brain optimally.

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Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd) is a Rocking Vegetable to Eat Daily

Ampalaya is also known as Bitter Melon and Bitter Gourd. It is actually a vegetable often used in Chinese medicine as it is a powerful tool for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. In fact, the Primed Lifestyle is about stabilizing your blood sugars (and mood), boosting your immune system to better fight disease and thereby helping you to live longer and better. Many Primed clients are no longer diabetic through the easily sustained protocols, of which eating nutrient dense vegetables is one.



Ampalaya also known as Bitter Melon and Bitter Gourd

Onions and Garlic

Salt and Pepper

Optional Ginger and Turmeric

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Chad’s Sick then Fat Food and Exercise in 2013 compared with Healthy and Fit 2015

I was once a sick, then fat, athlete. I was training too much (up to 25 hours per week) with a misguided formula to be fit and healthy.

I was eating the Standard Australian Diet (SAD) with lots of “healthy whole grains” (there is no such thing) and fueling my exercise with the sugarades, sugar gels and the carbo loading (sugar bread, pasta and noodles) that my fellow athletes were also doing (not the smarter ones though like Jenson Button).

Below is how I looked like with all my excessive cardio (cost of time, money, mental energy, sleep, recovery etc.). I have also included what were then my favorite food.

I was not healthy, vital or as happy as I should have been. I suffered from brain fog, lack of energy and sometimes bad skin.

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Now I train a maximum of 6 hours per week on average, eat according to the Primed Lifestyle and have more energy and mental clarity than I ever imagined.

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Legaspi Market is Cool but Where’s Your Favorite Farmer’s Market?

Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market Every Sunday – Ours Favorite is at Legaspi Village

What’s better than sleeping in on Sunday morning, going for a drive and then walk to the Legaspi Sunday Market, having breakfast or brunch AND then getting ALL your fresh shopping produce done for the busy week ahead? For me nothing is better than that. I’ll even be there tomorrow to have some Kombucha or Kefir for improved gut health!

Here are our Top 7 Reasons to go to the Legaspi Sunday Market

1. All Things Coconut Rock – Coco Wonder

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Primed Fitness for Life – Sleep, Food, Mood and Exercise

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We all want happiness for ourselves and our families. Good health is essential for happiness and is affected by many components.

Top 10 List for Happiness:

1. A fulfilling home life is good business – “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” Michael J. Fox. Family could be defined as anyone close to you.

2. Positive emotions make people more successful


“When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

– Glass half empty or full approach
– Determine how to react to situations
– Focus on positive behaviors of others
– Dwelling on the negative is destructive
– Make deposits in the emotional bank account
– Use the positive to motivate yourself
– Practice positive behaviors and thoughts

3. Food influences mood and performance

Try going Primed for your Life and you will surely experience many wonderful positive health outcomes.

By simply getting rid of highly processed foods like all grains, low-fat foods, vegetable oil and sugar you will be eating more nutritiously, will stabilize your blood sugar, reduce inflammation, improve digestion and boost your immune system so as to fight (not feed) disease.

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Best of Luck in Japan Ironman Jong, Gregie, Harley, Samuel, Patrick, Anna, Miguel & Matt

Japan Ironman in beautiful Hokkaido is this Sunday August 23rd.

Good luck to all competitors including the 8 representing the Philippines. See the Japan Ironman page here.

Be safe, have fun and enjoy every aspect of your wonderful journey.

The 8 Filipinos Racing are:

Jong Sajulga
Gregie Pamakid
Harley Keith Yu
Samuel Lapena
Patrick Gan
Anna Grace Arbolario
Miguel Luis Pelino
Matt Paz De Leon

Check their progress with the Live Japan Ironman Athlete Tracker here.

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