Saturday, October 31, 2015

Trying Poliquin's Meat and Nuts Breakfast

Grass fed beef T-Bone in a cast iron pan.
After reading about "intolerances" and figuring that I have eaten eggs for breakfast for the last 18 years, I was finally convinced to try the Meat and Nuts Breakfast by a Poliquin certified trainer. I was hesitant to try it because eggs are so easy to prepare and I do like them. Here is a sample rotation from Charles Poliquin:
"Day 1
• 1-2 Buffalo meat patties
• 1 handful of macadamia nuts

Day 2
• 1 large venison steak
• 1 handful of cashew nuts

Day 3
• 1-2 Lean turkey burgers
• 1 handful of almonds

Day 4
• 1-2 lean ground beef patties
Pasture grown pigs produced this back bacon.
• 1 handful of brazil nuts

Day 5
• 1-2 chicken breasts
• 1 handful of hazelnuts

Day 6
• 8-10 gluten free chicken sausages
• 1 handful of pistachios 
The key is to rotate the meat types and nut types as to avoid building intolerances in your body. I have not been following it to the letter, but I still make sure I eat a different meat and nut each day. Turkey, Grass fed beef, chicken, pasture raised pork, and bison have all been worked into the rotation.
Ground Chicken.
Wild Sockeye Salmon filet and Moose burger.

Bratwurst from pasture raised pork.
Sardines to increase Acetylcholine.
Grass Fed tenderloin beef..
Bison Burger

Bacon from pasture grown pigs.

Turkey Sausage

Dry Turkey Breast. Not my favourite. 

Farmer sausage from pasture raised pigs.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Training the Next Generation

When you love something, you want to share it. For myself, I love the outdoors and weightlifting and share it with anyone who cares to learn. Lately I have been coaching these 3 kids ages 10 through 12 from stark beginners to weightlifting competitors. Here are their lifts from their first competition:

Ben at age 12: Carmela at age 12
Clarice at age 10
They made the local newspaper: