WHOLE 30 DAY 15 | 1 DAYS TILL TIGER BLOOD

Ummm, seriously…  I hit tiger blood today.  It was like my body was infused with racing fuel, rocket fuel, nothing can stop me fuel… which is as cool as it sounds, just feeling great and filled with energy.

 

As a father of two younguns and being of advanced age… lol advanced age… well I guess my age just keeps advancing.  However, I can be 100% honest when I tell you that I didn’t have this type of energy two years ago.  Maybe I wasn’t focused on it, is this all in my mind?  Even if so, glad it is showing up!

OK, what have we got that is remotely close enough to share outside of feeling like chasing a gazelle?

Foodwise, what did we consume?

Standard breakfast pancakes, sweet potato, egg & banana with some ginger sliced in and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg along with raisins.  The nice part about doing the same breakfast day in and day out is that I know what I am having, so there is no need to get confused as to what I am having… there is some positive benefit there… shall we explore that to see how best to exploit that?

(Taken from a TIME article)

Meal planning and prep is a pain—, especially during the workweek. So it’s easy to fall into the habit of buying, making and eating the same foods day in and day out. Fortunately, that’s not necessarily bad news for your health.

For one thing, “More food variety universally leads to more food intake,” says Dr. Susan Roberts, director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at Tufts University.

My words:

Cool – there is one piece of a puzzle if you choose to use it.

Another part, which I am … was feeling to lazy to check, but needed the wording… reduction in mental fatigue… taken from random page done by Carrie Willard:

The idea of eating the same thing for breakfast every day is a great life hack why? Because it “saves cognitive strength” for more important things. How often do we as busy moms feel a little brain-fatigued?

My words:

I hear ya, Carrie, fathers feel this way too from time to time!  And truth be told, I am certainly finding that having the same food day in and day out has put a severe reduction in the brain load!

I have been having that same breakfast almost every day of this Whole 30, as well as tilapia with either brussel sprouts & fruit or my newest, go to is the sweet pots with cranberries & spices, really loving that!

Easy sweet pots:

Dice em up, put em in a microwave safe coverable dish, some coconut oil, chili powder, a dash of cumin, a dash of cayenne & sprinkle of nutmeg.  Cover it up and hit the veggie button if you have it… otherwise, take a look at this article on nuking microwaved potatoes.  When they are done add in some fresh cranberries and hit another minute… I am absolutely loving the tartness mixed in with the sweet and the spicy background all done in under 10 mins…

 

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