Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Winter Diet by Joseph Brock

With Thanksgiving and Christmas upon us, I know a lot of you are getting nervous about loosing muscle and building up fat this winter. It's hard to get out when it is cold, and the food—mm! Please pass me some more turkey and carrot cake (yes, I like it with raisins, and creamy, creamy, buttery frosting). Plus, the holiday season is busy—its hard hitting the gym every day. I've got a great diet that will help you stay stacked without gaining that unsightly gut.

Here's the short list: tofu, peas, avocado, greek yogurt, honey, blueberries, pineapple, turkey-bacon, sprouted-grain bread, steel-cut oats, coconut oil, raisins, bananas, lentils, salmon, and some locally sourced, fresh raw milk.

I like to start early—really early, around 2AM—with some breast milk. Then I sleep some more—got to get that rest to recover! For breakfast, I'll eat some oats (soaked over night in purified water and apple-cider vinegar) with raisins, honey, and coconut oil. And some more breast-milk. For lunch, I'll eat some lentils and peas and maybe a little bit of turkey-bacon, tofu, or cheese. I might or might not eat dinner. It depends on how I feel and how tired I am. A good dinner, if you aren't feeling a whole meal, is a green smoothy. Just throw in some organic soy-milk, mango, berries, kale, spinach, greek yogurt, and some stevia, switch on the Vitamix, and BAM—dinner. But I'll definitely drink some more breast-milk before I go to sleep.

I do make sure to eat consistently throughout the day. Research has shown that small consistent meals, rather than a few large meals, is better for digestion and recovery. I'll snack on some grapes, a banana, maybe a slice of bread or cheese, some yogurt or keifer, or some breast-milk. It just depends on the day's demands. And even though you are busy this holiday season, please make sure to get plenty of rest. I sleep at least 10 hours a night with an hour nap during the day. It will do wonders for your mood, your mind, and your body.

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