[by Greg Perry]
Improve yourself. Be like me.
Recently, someone asked me what I like to eat. Lots of things! That doesn’t mean I eat all of them.
Last year, for the first time in my existence, I broke my ball and chain of living to eat.
I now eat to live.
My Daily Eating/Supplement Regimen:
Although none will equal and even fewer can excel, here’s what I do every single day (with this cycling exception):
The Bird’s Eye View – A Quick Overview:
- Wake up, first round of vitamin supplements, shower, and rinse with full-cold water, take second round of supplements.
- The moment the full sun appears, go outside and look at and around the sun for 3 or 4 minutes.
- Around noon or later, eat the only meal of the day.
- After work: 20 minutes of almost full-body sun, third round of vitamins, one to three varieties of nuts and seeds (teaspoon each).
Bottom-line: Once you see the details below, think we’ll all agree that I’m wise and don’t have an extremist or crazy-health-nut cell in my body.
The Gritty Details:
- I immediately add lots of sea salt to a glass of water and take the following supplements: Ubiquinol, Magnesium Glycinate, Biotin, Selenium, Potassium. Then, directly to the shower.
- The last 2 minutes of each shower, I turn the faucet to full-on COLD and rinse to increase mitochondria health as well as to give me an amazing boost in energy and confidence starting the day. (Pro Tip: Men, you’ll thank me later due to the manly hormone this improves.)
- Second round of supplements: Magnesium L-Threonate, Zinc (Pro Tip: Men, you will also thank me for telling you about Zinc), B1 (thiamine), one of Mercola’s Fermented Chlorella tablets.
- If the weather forecast shows no bright sun for the day, I’ll take the first of two vitamin D3 tablets.
- If I will not be eating any fish this day, then before going to my office, I’ll take one of these sets, depending on the rotation (I rotate a lot of the best brands to keep my body from adapting too much to the same thing): 2 Mercola krill oils or 2 Pure Encapsulations EPA/DHA essentials or 2 of Dropi’s amazing pure icelandic cod liver oil.
Note: No breakfast whatsoever. Absolutely no proteins or carbs hit my system until around noon (or later).
- Arrive, drink a couple of cups of cold, Berkey-filtered water.
- Small coffee, less than a cup, with 2 tablespoons of Bulletproof MCT oil and a spoonful of ghee. If I’ve been in deep ketosis for several days, I’ll skip the Bulletproof MCT oil. (When your body becomes keto-adapted after several months (it takes at least four months and often six), you’ll want to limit exogenous ketones a few days each week or your body will burn those ketones instead of any fat you prefer to burn. You can not know if you’re in ketosis regularly if you don’t routinely test your blood ketone levels! But even if you’re in ketosis regularly, if you haven’t continuously been (with occasional cycling off for a 24 hours) in ketosis for 4 to 6 months, you are in ketosis but not keto-adapted! So until then, stick with the MCT routinely.)
- When the sun comes out, I walk outdoors to look at it for 3 or 4 minutes. This eliminates any remaining melatonin that might be present, offers some of the healthiest rays available for our eyes and mitochondria, and (beleive it or not) helps us sleep each night. When the full sun first appears, it’s typically red, not too bright to look at although I glance quickly, then all around because we don’t want to stare at the sun.
- One hour later, I dissolve a teaspoon of bentonite clay in water and drink it.
(Pro Tip: Never eat your daily dirt, Redmond’s bentonite clay, with anything other than water. Never use metal spoons to stir it.)
- One hour later, I drink two tablespoons of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar in cold water.
- Close to noon, I’ll dissolve a heaping scoop of The Maca Team’s Premium black maca in water and drink it.
(Pro Tip: Men, you’ll thank me later due to the manly hormone that black maca increases.)
Lunch Time (The one meal I eat daily):
- Right before lunch, I’ll take a super-charged Pure Encapsulations Digestive Enzymes capsule to aid in protein digestion.
(Pro Tip: We eat too much protein! I’d be a huge meat eater, but I try to limit protein intake to 6 to 8 ounces per meal. Over time, higher portions of protein turn to sugar through the Gluconeogenesis process. Get the majority of your calories from fat (mine’s at about 70%), second from protein (mine’s about 25%), and the rest carbs (mine’s about 5%).
(Pro Tip: If you exercise frequently and/or if you do strength training, you need to ramp up your protein to higher levels that I currently ingest.)
- I primarily eat lunch at one of three places:
- I’ll go home for lunch every few days for free-range, organic, pastured eggs (four) or locally-sourced grass-fed beef or locally-sourced pastured chicken or locally-sourced pastured turkey. (We’ll make exceptions on locally-sourced if we’re certain of the source.) My preference is to eat chicken rarely for reasons I won’t defend here, but I’m beginning to see logical evidence that we’re not designed to eat much chicken.I’ll often eat a can of healthy sardines with my lunch.
(Pro Tip: Always get your healthy sardines in water. The olive oil used so frequently, even in the cans of healthy sourced sardines from Wild Planet, is worse than sub-par if you hold to the high standards I require for olive oil.)Much of the time, my beautiful Jayne has meat broth also, loaded extremely-healthy collagen that I pour on top of the meat.In addition to the proteins, I’ll eat lots of fresh, organic, varied, non-starchy vegetables lightly steamed with lots and lots of olive oil on top.
(Pro Tip: In general, always lightly cook your vegetables. Yes, a salad is sometimes good, I eat lots of salads, but raw veggies, nuts, and seeds, have natural defenses that cooking will remove. Also, never drink the juice from cooking vegetables!) Turmeric on everything for an anti-inflammation effect (Pro Tip: When you add turmeric to your food, also add either ground pepper or ginger; these somehow super-charge the anti-inflammatory abilities of turmeric.)
- Second Lunch Option: Or, it’s off to Chipotle for: One burrito bowl with salad greens on bottom (no dressing), carnitas or Barbacoa or steak or (rarely) chicken, fajita tomatoes/onions/peppers, LESS THAN ONE SPOONFUL of white rice (this is a very small amount) (brown rice is terrible for our health by the way), maybe less than one spoonful of black beans (beans are not great for us by the way), but more often than not I skip the problematic beans, mild salsa, verde salsa (amateurs call it “medium salsa”), about half their usual cheese, about half their usual sour cream, and always order the extra, healthy, fat-laden guacamole on top.Yes, Chipotle charges extra for their high-fat, healthy guacamole, but my health is extra worth it.I pour a huge amount, about 20% of the bottle, of healthy Bragg olive oil on top, then lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of sea salt. Turmeric on everything for an anti-inflammation effect (Pro Tip: When you add turmeric to your food, also add either ground pepper or ginger; these somehow super-charge the anti-inflammatory abilities of turmeric.)
I follow everything with a Ketoprime tablet that boosts my Oxaloacetic acid to the moon.
- 3rd Lunch Option: Or, it’s off to Panera Bread for: Seasonal Greens Salad, no dressing (my massive amount of healthy, high-fat Bragg olive oil is my salad dressing), and I often take a can of healthy high-quality omega oil water-based sardines to dump over it before digging in. As with Chipotle, I’ll take my bag of sea salt, and organic extra-virgin olive oil. Turmeric on everything for an anti-inflammation effect (Pro Tip: When you add turmeric to your food, also add either ground pepper or ginger; these somehow super-charge the anti-inflammatory abilities of turmeric.)
- I follow everything with a Ketoprime tablet that boosts my Oxaloacetic acid to the moon.
(Pro Tip: In the summer months, Panera’s Strawberry Poppyseed Salad is delicious but you need them to hold the high-glycemic pineapples and oranges. The berries that remain are low-glycemic but high in antioxidants. Obviously, tell them to hold the dressing and use your own healthy olive oil instead. Yes, the sardines are also good on the Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with the berries! It has a salty-sweet taste, just as salted caramel does!)
- About 1pm, I’ll have one square, from a large bar (8 squares total) of Frution Chocolate’s “One Hundred Percent Dark Chocolate bar.” Pure chocolate provides much-needed probiotics and antioxidants.
Warning: This is not a sweet chocolate! It is the actual chocolate without one filler and without one unhealthy carb. Literally, I eat this 1.5-inch square of chocolate daily for my health and for no other reason.
- About 2pm, I’ll dissolve one scoop of Dr. Josh Ace’s Multi Collagen Protein Powder in water and drink it.
- About 3pm, I’ll take a heaping tablespoon of the best-quality organic, extra virgin Gold Label coconut oil available in the universe.
- About 4 or 5pm, each day, I’ll rotate an iced green tea or white tea or black tea, with one scoop of Quest’s Hydroxybutyrate-loaded MCT powder and 2 small packets of Stevia. It’s stunning how good high-quality iced tea is with the MCT powder and Stevia. It’ll rock your world, trust me.
- If the full sun is out, we’ll get almost full-body sun exposure for 20 minutes. Sunlight stimulates vitamin D production, blood flow, dopamine, and…
(Pro Tip: I’m not saying that I do it… Men, you’ll thank me for this: the more parts of your body you can “privately” expose to the sun’s healthy rays for those 20 minutes, the more you will thank me later. Direct sunlight to certain regions of your body directly increases T levels (as well as HGH.))
- After the sun exposure, I’ll mix a half scoop of Xtend amino acids, soft rock phosphate calcium powder, Japanese matcha tea powder, and maybe a little KetoCana in a quarter cup of water and drink it fast. It tastes awful.
- My dinner consists of one teaspoon (not a big tablespoon) of one to three kinds of organic, sprouted, soaked seeds and nuts from this batch: pistachios (not the healthiest but I love them too much), cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds. I think I have a sensitivity to almonds, but if you don’t, I’d put sprouted or soaked organic almonds in this mix.
- Final supplements taken for the day: Magnesium L-Threonate, Astaxanthin, resveratrol (in the form of Mercola’s Purple Defense), a D3 but only if the sun wasn’t out for 20 minutes of almost full-body exposure, 3 of Mercola’s Fermented Chlorella tablets, Berberine, MTHR, and Mercola’s garlic.
Note: The recommended dosage of Mercola’s Fermented Chlorella is 15 tablets. I don’t take nearly that many for three reasons: 1. The recommended dosage is 5 with each meal, 3xs daily, and I could never eat more than one meal daily, 2. I eat lots of organic, healthy, varied, multi-colored vegetables each day which is the better way to get the ingredients also in the chlorella tablets, 3. Chlorella has some iodine in it and I limit my iodine to what’s in food only. So, I think the chlorella is good for us, especially since it’s virtually impossible to eat enough non-starchy, organic, non-GMO veggies these days, but still, I want to limit the chlorella.
- If I ate no fish this day, then I’ll take a second round of these, depending on the rotation (I rotate a lot of the best brands to keep my body from adapting too much to the same thing): 2 Mercola krill oils or 2 Pure Encapsulations EPA/DHA essentials or 2 of Dropi’s amazing pure icelandic cod liver oil.
- If I could bring myself to stuff my gut with yet more food after eating lunch 6 hours earlier as well as those 1 to 3 teaspoons of seeds and nuts I ate, I’ll eat about 8 mixed, healthy, low-glycemic organic berries (blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries) and I’ll skip the Astaxanthin for the day. The berries are a great way to get antioxidants so I don’t supplement with the antioxidant on days I eat berries. (Just as I never take vitamin D3 on days I can get almost full-body sun exposure for 20 minutes.)
Note: If I ate Panera’s Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, as I describe above, then I certainly won’t eat 8 berries later in the day. I got plenty from that salad and I’m no glutten.
I think we can all agree that I maintain a normal, proper eating and vitamin regimen.
This has been my primary routine for almost 10 months. I see no reason to end it.
Do I ever veer from that each and every day? Yes, it’s possible. I might vary if I force myself to change up once in a while for various, specific reasons.
Do I ever stray and have a soda pop or Krispy Kreme or Oreo cookie or chocolate pie? No.