3 MORE Easy Tips for Men Starting with Nutrition & Health

Written by Andrew Eydt

Topics: Anti-Cancer, Health & Nutrition, Primal & Paleo

As a continuation to an earlier post, today I have three more easy tips for guys who are interested in improving their nutritional gameplan.  If you haven’t already, please check out that earlier post: 3 Easy Tips for Men Starting with Nutrition & Health

 

4) Reduce consumption of the wrong carbs

By wrong carbs, I mean grains and sugars.
Last year, I read Mark Sisson’s book “The Primal Blueprint” and it really clicked with me.  Basically, it describes how our bodies haven’t totally adapted to consuming grains and our genes are better programmed for burning fat as fuel, rather than blood sugar.

By reducing your grain and sugar consumption, you reduce your insulin levels, blood glucose levels, energy swings, 2pm drowsies, brain fog, and possibly a selection of diseases – diabetes being the most obvious.  With little glucose in the blood stream, your body turns to burning fat for fuel – never a bad thing!

If you’re interested in learning more, read Mark’s book.

But until you are finished, try to limit your consumption of:

  • Wheat (bread, pasta, cereal)
  • Rice
  • Oats
  • Barley

At first glance this may seem difficult, but it really isn’t.  Especially when you replace the carbs with quality meat, veggies, and fat.  It was quite simple actually.  I will definitely be talking more about Primal Blueprint and Paleo living on this website.

Other than grains, you should always be trying to limit your intake of processed sugars.
Mostly all of my sugar intake comes from chocolate, honey, or fruit.  And I still like the odd shot of maple syrup too.

 

5) Have an omelet for breakfast

Omelets are one of the best breakfast foods that I have found; well other than anything that requires Champagne of course.

If you were paying attention above, eating an omelet will make sure that you don’t consume sugar or grains at breakfast.  All the carbs you need will be obtained from the veggies you add to the omelet.  Add lots!

I warm up the frying pan, put in a dollop of butter, and sauté some:

  • onion
  • garlic
  • mushrooms
  • bell pepper

To this I add two eggs and scramble is all together.
I mix and match other ingredients to keep it interesting, typically:

  • avocado
  • prosciutto
  • habanero or jalapeno pepper
  • cheese
  • tomato
  • spinach
  • basil
  • oregano
  • turmeric

This is a great way to get veggies, protein, and some healthy fat into your system and working for you first thing in the morning.

 

6) Take your lunch to work

If you want to feel more energetic, be healthier, and improve your body composition – taking a nutritious lunch to work will get you well on your way.

Be sure to have some protein, healthy fat, and a lot of veggies.
Some ideas:

  • Big salad (spinach, tomato, onion, pepper, cucumber, mushroom) with cheese and egg.
  • Roast beef/pork or steak with squash and sweet potato.
  • BBQ sausage, sauerkraut, and broccoli
  • Salmon, beets, and carrot.
  • Chili con carne.

I have another post with many ideas brown bagging your lunch.  If you haven’t already, please check out that post at: Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work

So here you have three more simple tips you can start using today to improve your health!
Please leave any comments, questions, or suggestions below.

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