Alright. I know that I just posted an article all about food last week, but it’s food. C’mon, I can’t get enough of it! In the spirit of all things edible, with big thanks to Mr. Benjamin P. Hardy over at Medium, here are 3 improvements to your diet that have the power to radically affect your life.
Consume 30g of Protein 30 Minutes after You Wake
According to the professor emeritus of nutrition over at the University of Illinois, Donald Layman; consuming at least 30 grams of protein after waking up is the best way to keep you fuller, longer. Tim Ferriss also recommends this same dietary tip in his book, The 4-Hour Body.
According to Tim, his father followed this advice and lost a whopping 19 pounds in one month!
Protein-rich foods keep you full longer than other foods because they stay in your stomach longer. They’re also able to keep your blood-sugar levels steady, which prevents hunger spikes.
So here’s what you can eat:
- Two or three whole eggs
- Turkey bacon
- Organic pork bacon or sausage
- Cottage cheese
- A simple protein shake with water
- Nuts and seeds
Consume a Tablespoon of Coconut Oil Once Per Day
Fact: Coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Why?
- It boosts good cholesterol while simultaneously blocking bad cholesterol buildup
- It’s special fats promote burning of fat, more energy, and healthy weight
- It fights aging and keeps you looking and feeling younger
- It’s antibacterial
- It improves memory — even for those suffering from Alzheimer’s
- It’s a testosterone booster and helps to maintain healthy hormones
Finally, it’s a healthy alternative to caffeine, as it provides a shot of energy without side effects. Which brings us to our next point…
It’s Time to Give up Caffine
Our culture is absolutely saturated with the chemical, as we can find coffee and soda in almost any building we inhabit. For many, it’s hard to think of a life without caffeine. Actually. we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our highest functioning state — not to function better.
Michael Singer argues that your energy should come from within — from your why — in his book, The Untethered Soul. Science prevails again, and the studies show that intrinsic motivation trumps extrinsic motivation every day of the week.
To avoid withdrawal headaches — which are mostly placebo — replace your caffeine with something else (another placebo). After a few days without caffeine, you’ll develop confidence in your ability to function without it.
Go ahead. Give up caffeine and see what happens.
These 3 dietary changes have the power to radically affect your perception and your reality. You can learn more about diet changes, and so much more, in my book Train Your Brain For Success, available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!