I’ll just come out and say it: I’m torn on intermittent fasting (IF). For those of you who aren’t familiar, IF involves daily (including while you sleep) fasting of at least 16 hours. So, you’ll only be eating in an 8 hour window. Often, people […]
I’m completely addicted to caffeine, and I know it. So, I’m trying to find a way to consume this little drug more responsibly! Mission accomplished? We’ll see… Below are links with information that I used in this week’s show. Enjoy! http://www.marksdailyapple.com/coffee-tea-caffeine-talk/#axzz3VnQbiX11 http://www.dailyinfographic.com/15-things-you-should-know-about-caffeine-infographic http://en.ilovecoffee.jp/posts/view/110
So, you’ve probably noticed that I tend to only use stevia here, and you’ve probably wondered to yourself, “why would she use a sweetener in baked goods that doesn’t mimic the texture of sugar?” Yeah, I know. Sugar does more than just sweeten: it adds […]
The first is pretty basic: every few minutes, try blinking your eyes slowly several times, or squeezing them shut to stimulate tear production. This will keep them moist, no need for drops!
The second involves eye rolling, and you can put as much or as little attitude into this as you want. Look left with just your eyeballs, and roll them upwards until you are now looking right. Now go back in the opposite direction. Do this looking down as well. This can be done around every 20 minutes while using a computer, or staring at a TV.
The third exercise just involves finding a spot that is more than 30 feet away and staring at it for 20 seconds. Then find another spot, and repeat. Next, start scanning the distance, moving to and focusing on a different spot for a second or two for about a minute. This will allow those ciliary muscles to relax! You can do this with a spot out of your window. It’s that easy, and can be done about every half hour.
Finally, give your eyes a break every hour or so by cupping your hands over your eyes, so that they are in complete darkness for a minute. This will give them a break from focusing, and will allow them to rehydrate.
See? So, in around 3 minutes for every hour of gaming you do, you can help to keep your eyesight intact, which will not only keep them sharp for gaming, but also the rest of your daily functions!
Often times, individuals on a ketogenic diet tend to avoid eating a lot of vegetables. It’s completely understandable – veggies often have a pretty high carb count, and this can be scary! A great way to get some vegetables with a lower carb count is to eat them in fermented form like sauerkraut or kimchi.
Lactofermentation is a process where bacteria eat the sugars in the vegetables and create an awesome, probiotic-rich pickle that is high in B vitamins and beneficial acids. Eating fermented foods can help promote good digestion and keep things moving! Plus, the B vitamins and acids (which are a byproduct of the fermentation process) can help with energy levels and promote healing within your gut. It’s pretty awesome.
So, spicing up your omelette with a few tablespoons of sauerkraut (after cooking!) can make your insides feel better in no time while keeping you in ketosis.
How do you add more flavor to a low carb or keto recipe without adding any additional carbs? No, the answer is not artificial sweeteners… it’s seasoning! It sounds pretty basic…and it is. Spices, herbs and extracts will (for the most part) add a negligible amount […]