Practical advice on if and when to measure ketones found at the Tuit Nutrion blog: Ketogenesis, Measuring Ketones, and Burning Fat vs Being in Ketosis. Enjoy!
I am back from attending the ASCEND workshop in Boston hosted by Elizabeth Benton at Primal Potential. This workshop was an opportunity to meet the podcaster who is playing a big role in my mindset transformation. Many thought provoking topics were covered and I took away a number of ideas to reflect on and strategies to implement going forward. One of the things that Elizabeth does that I love is put forth ideas and strategies in the form of questions. One question that really struck me was “what do I want to be true for myself?”.
I invest a fair amount of time in reading books related to health and mindset. Impactful points in a book are rewarded with a mere underline and not much more. I sporadically make notes in the book or on paper but this in an area ripe for improvement. But taking notes and stuff is like being in school, isn’t it? Yep. It is. And as I attend “classes” related to my re-education, I have realized that learning to take away more from what I am reading is a great goal. Continue reading
The Break Nutrition website reads “Break Nutrition is about replacing diet and more broadly lifestyle myths with up to date information suitable for taking you from theory to practice.” This website is another information bonanza!
More to come…..
I have done the math. Unless you have an irreversible addiction to Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, I suggest checking out Thrive Market. If you maximize the $20 discount on your first 3 orders you have recouped the membership fee, plus the first 30 days is a free trial. Having only a moderate addiction to Amazon Prime (smile) I broke out a spreadsheet and did a comparison on a number of items
The change is weather inspired this recipe (along with the mega supply of pumpkin I got at Costco). This is a super quick and easy recipe to satisfy pumpkin and coconut cravings.
Easy Coconut Pumpkin Goodness (6 servings)
- Equal parts full fat coconut milk and puréed pumpkin
- Stevia to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Salt to taste/enhance sweetness (sounds weird but do not skip)
Stir/mix ingredients and chill.
Ingredients I used:
- 1 can (13.5 ounce/400 mL) Whole Foods coconut milk
- 1 can Libby’s pumpkin purée
- Vanilla flavored liquid stevia
- About 1 teaspoon sea salt
The consistency after chilling is like a thick cream.
Add other flavorings and spices as desired such as lemon, nutmeg or cinnamon.
More to come…..
Keeping my eyes on my own paper. Keeping my eyes on my own journey. It is month 17 and I happily report that the plateau continues. Well who in the world would be happy about still experiencing a plateau of many months you ask? This girl. Now let me share why this is my case.
My 16-month mark falls on the Labor Day holiday and I am inspired to explore the meaning of the word labor and how it is connected to my journey. As a verb, labor means to work hard; make great effort. Synonyms for labor are grind away, struggle, strive, exert oneself. I would say that labor is the perfect word to describe actions needed to build a strong mindset. Laboring on mindset, working hard on what I believe it takes to achieve my goals has been a game changer. Mindset, I am continuing to learn, is the cornerstone of my journey.
Another great listen from STEM-Talk . Dr. Diamond’s interview is very accessible (not too “sciencey”) and informative. Check out the links in the podcast show notes to hear more from Dr. Diamond.
My recent Crononmeter post describes 2 features of this tracking app that I am finding valuable – adding notes and biometrics. The biometrics menu has an option to track mood, quantified in milligiggles. I love it! I am finding that simply pulling up this tracking option makes me smile.