Below is your weekly dose of 4 Thought Friday, a short list of idea’s, thoughts, and experiments from a few members of the Mako Team. Enjoy!
I came down with a little bug over the last weekend, and I have been using the usual protocol, but I added a magic elixir called fire cider. It is a combination of apple cider vinegar with garlic, ginger, turmeric, horseradish, peppers, oranges, lemons, and honey. I’ve routinely taken shots of apple cider vinegar before, but this takes it a step further adding in great herbal remedies to help boost the immune system. As an added bonus it’s great for warming the belly on cold days like we have had lately.
Just finished reading Own the Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus. This book is incredible and needs to be added to your collection. Each chapter is built on how a normal day unfolds and teaches you how to optimize it! Aubrey does a great job building on habits and keeping the habits simple. This book makes a great holiday gift if you know someone that is looking to kickstart their health and fitness journey. And he gives the best advice, Own the Day, Own Your Life! Enjoy!
Just enjoyed the documentary “The Magic Pill,” on Netflix. Anyone looking for a good piece on why it is important to eat whole foods, check it out. They cover everything from changing your kids eating habits to the effects a modern diet has had on an aboriginal tribe. Also, you will learn some history around why the governing bodies started to push high carb, low fat, without any significant evidence. I really enjoyed this, I hope you do too.
Always plan ahead! We all have busy schedules that can change day to day; which can really mess up your meal planning. Whether you meal prep or pay for a meal prep service, we all need a plan as to what meals we need for the day to reach our goals. I prepare my next day’s meal portions out the night before so I can easily pack them in the morning. This can maximize your time, eliminate next day stress, and ensure you stick to your food goals. The worst thing is spending all of your time on cooking meals for the week or buying them to just find yourself off track at a fast food restaurant for lunch, getting items from a vending machine at work, or just skipping meals altogether. I personally use an Arctic Zone insulated meal prep lunchbox that fits multiple meals in it and has ice packs that connect to the containers to keep food cold. There are many versions of lunchboxes or meal prep carriers, so just find the one that fits your price and size needs- you don’t have to break the bank. Bring your awesome food with you and achieve your goals!
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