Recently on the news I walked people through how I make my fat burning coffee. This is a ritual for me and I would encourage you to think bigger than just having a cup of joe to get your day started. Everything we do to/for our body will have an equal reaction. I look at this cup of fat burning coffee that kickstarts my day as a brainboosting critical component to get me started on the right track. The ingredients added to my fat burning coffee are carefully selected. Not just what they are but where they come from.
For example if you decided to use a traditional stick of commercial grade butter vs the grass fed butter I described you would not get near the health benefit. In fact you would take something of high nutritional value and diminish it to the point of being unhealthy. Remember it is not just “you are what you eat” it is also “you are what they eat” and in this case “they” are cows. Take ownership of your life and please let us know how we can help you in your quest towards optimal health. Take a look at this article to understand what I am referring to:
Health benefits of grass fed butter
P.S Remember, this coffee that I make is part of a complete and methodically thought out nutrition plan. If you just start adding high amounts of fat to your diet without modifying other areas of your diet you may experience adverse effects such as weight gain. Have a plan and nail it!
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1) Boil water and steep desired amount of coffee in French Press (I use 6 tablespoons of coffee grounds and fill my frech press). Let sit for 4-6 minutes.
2) Take 2 tablespoons of the butter, 1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil, 4 ounces of coconut milk, 3 tablespoons of beef collagen, and coconut palm sugar to taste (if you use sweetener) and place in your blender.
3) Add coffee to blender and mix at medium-high speed for 45 seconds
4) Pour and enjoy!
This comes out to about 30 ounces of coffee and is a perfect amount for 2 people.
Steve’s bio: Steve Lynch has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2002. Through his career he has owned multiple personal training and lifestyle coaching companies. He has worked with thousands of clients and helped them with designing workout programs and healthy nutrition and lifestyle guidelines to live by. Steve is a contributor for the Lehigh Valley’s largest local television news station WFMZ and conducts live segments as a fitness expert and nutrition coach.
If you have been training for a substantial period of time you most likely have endured an injury in the process of creating a better and stronger you. This may have resulted in a strained muscle (possibly a tear) or maybe something more debilitating. Now before I get into sharing with you what my go to process is when I experience an injury (big or small) I want to say that there are times of course where something drastic such as surgery may be required. My tips here are not to override the possible need for this. They are to help you help your body in its healing process. You must remember, our bodies want to be well. When they are injured, they want to heal. So then how do we aid in this process? I am going to teach you right now!
Key #1: Identify what caused the injury: Why is this important? Well for starters you are able to pinpoint the movement that was either done incorrect, not properly warming up the affected area before engaging in the exercise, or even using to much resistance that you weren’t able to handle. By identifying the cause you can then deduct why you got injured and start the rehabilitation process. This may be a stretching routine, a combination of icing and heat therapy, use of agents such as essential oils to bring down localized inflammation and yes even re-engaging resistance training to strengthen muscles around the affected area.
Key #2: Begin the healing process immediately: There are some differing philosophies on how an injury should be treated. I have been an athlete all my life. I have also been weight training for 25 years. I can tell you that when you have an injury, increasing blood flow to an area brings healing properties to it that aid in recovery. Now, I am speaking generally here. There are times depending on the injury where elevating say your leg to help reduce blood flow to an injured knee so you can ice it and bring down the swelling is the correct protocol. So if you aren’t sure how to best handle an injury speak to a professional that can give you advice. On a personal note I can tell you a time where I injured my shoulder to the point of only being able to press maybe 1/6 of the weight that I normally could. I began this protocol immediately and within about 60 days I was good to go.
Key #3: You are what you eat: There is no getting around this and with an injury it is even more crucial to be mindful what kind of fuel you are intaking into your engine. It is widely understood that booth dairy and wheat cause a tremendous amount of imflammation in body. So making sure you eliminate foods that are known to increase imflammation while increasing foods such as quality protein (free range eggs, wild caught fish) along with foods heavy in phytonutrients (such as kale, and spinach) provide incredible nutrition that the body uses to repair and rebuild. Think about it like this; an injury is getting repaired by the body. The first person fuels their body with a burger, fries and a 32 ounce soda from their local fast food joint. The second person fuels their body with a salmon filet, roasted veggies and spring water. Which body heals better and faster? Rhetorical question I know. No contest!
Use these common sense tactics to overcome injury and get yourself back into action so you can continue your journey towards ultimate health and fitness!
Steve’s Bio: Steve Lynch has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2002. Through his career he has owned multiple personal training and lifestyle coaching companies. The most recent being Octane Fitness which he founded in March of 2016. He has worked with thousands of clients and helped them with designing workout programs and healthy nutrition and lifestyle guidelines to live by. He has also trained, coached, and managed well over 100 fitness professionals. Steve has worked with existing fitness companies in a consultant role to help develop internal systems and processees to more effectively grow their business and reach more clients. Steve is a contributor for the Lehigh Valley’s largest local television news station WFMZ and conducts live segments as a fitness expert and nutrition coach.