02: My Metabolic Strategy

 
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This is the second episode of my brand new podcast! The Christian Health Club Podcast is all about firing you up in Spirit, Mind, and Body so you can get out into the world and be everything God created you to be.

Tune in to learn more about my Metabolic Strategy. These are my secrets to staying lean, energized, and happy as a busy mom of 3, wife of a cattle rancher, and full-time nutritionist!


The Christian Health Club Podcast

EPISODE 02: MY METABOLIC STRATEGY

 

SHOW NOTES



  • (00:00) Intro (00:42)

  • (00:57) My Metabolic Strategy

  • (02:32) #1. I Stay Low Carb (50-75 ish grams MOST days)

    • You don't need to be obsessive about weighing or measuring your food forever. Just keep carb counts in mind and soon eating lower carb will become second nature. At this point I can eyeball it and mentally tally throughout the day. I stay generally low carb so I can afford the carbs that are "worth it" to me- my Heck Yeahs. 

    • Why I Don’t Eat Keto https://www.thechristiannutritionist.com/blog/keto

  • (04:54) #2.  I Walk Daily As My Major Form of Exercise

    • Do what you love! I love walking a lot- it’s so good for my mind. I also enjoy sprints 1-2x per week and do weights 1-2x. I'm not a runner and never have been! But I've learned that you need to do what works for YOU- I'm not going to force myself to do that anymore!

  • (08:54) #3. I Do Intermittent Fasting

    • I'm flexible with my Intermittent fasting, and try to stick to 12-16 hours during the week. I don't do long fasts on the weekends because family meals- from pancakes for early breakfast to a late dinner grilled by my husband at the ranch- are much more important to me! #priorities 

      It's one of the easiest things you can do to improve your metabolism- and it's free!

  • (11:26) #4. I Define My Power Foods

    • These are the foods that really work for me- both on a physical (gut) level and emotional level! I don't want to feel bad about eating any of these foods- either healthy or unhealthy! 

    • For example, these are the foods I love to eat:

    • Eggs

    • Water

    • Leafy Greens (Spinach, Kale, Arugula)

    • Sweet Potato

    • Meat (Especially Grass-Fed Beef)

    • Olive Oil

    • Avocado

    • Onions

    • Chocolate (Good quality dark chocolate- insert brand here!)

    • Wine (yes, wine. I can drink a few glasses and still feel great and it adds to my quality of life!)

    • Coffee

    • Cheese (within reason, of course!)

      • When I focus on these foods, I feel great and NOT deprived. But there are some foods that are "healthy" and don't make me feel great. For example, nuts and brussels sprouts can hurt my stomach if I eat too much of them. So they aren’t my “super power” foods.

    • Focus on consuming your power foods ON THE DAILY- and invest in higher quality versions of those foods (ex: organic coffee, pastured eggs).

  • (17:25) #5. Consistency, Not Perfection

    • CONSISTENCY precedes progress- being consistent in what you're doing is what leads you to your best self, no matter what your goal is. 

      You are NOT going to be perfect- don't let falling short of perfection derail you. 

    • Proverbs 12:27 "The diligent man will get precious wealth."

    • Proverbs 20:21 "An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end."

    • Remember, there is no magic pill. If it's not a lifestyle, it's a yo-yo diet. 

    • The answer is not within the next crash diet- the answer lies within what you do on a daily basis. 

  • (25:15) Outro & Disclaimer


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Thanks for listening! Have a Healthy and Blessed week!





XOXO

Chelsea