The Love Of The Game.
As an athlete I love everything about performance. I love learning about it. I love seeing the body perform under pressure. I love bio hacking, and the art of what makes up a great athlete. The body has the capacity to perform at levels that blow my mind. I think for many of us we live for understanding the way food can impact our performance.
Years ago I remember people laughing at me and kind of looking down on me for eating low carb. My team and I normally keep the carbs fairly low unless we are getting ready for a race or competition. Muffins, granola, and trail mix are a few staples of many athletes, but not of my athletes. Therefor, this seemed like a great challenge for my team to dive into. Basically it is how we live anyway, just instead of diving into the shallow end of the pool we are going to dive as deep as we can into the deep side.
The Keto Diet.
I am a total health nerd and love reading studies and articles about pretty much anything. I understand that science can get very long and boring so I will keep it short and simple.
The ketogenic diet is keeping your carbohydrates low and healthy fats high.
Reducing your carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called KETOSIS.
When this happens your body becomes efficient at burning fat for energy.
The Goal & Project.
My Sponsor Fit Food 2 You is the only food prep company that I know of that offers a Keto program. They have a nutritionist that is behind every meal. They only use grass-fed beef. On top of that the meals are unbelievably tasty which is important to me. I have to enjoy the taste of my food or I will not eat it. Many of us have such busy lives that food prep is the last thing that we can fit in. They are here to do it for you. I was so excited to hear that they have a keto program.
I am planning on doing this until my next race which will be on Oct. 22nd in Seattle. I want you guys to be a part of this experiment with me. It isn’t fun doing things by yourself, especially when it comes to diet. I am excited to see the results and how I feel over the next 6 weeks.
On top of eating Keto, I am going to try to roll & stretch every day, get to bed a lot earlier and take time to enjoy some of my hobbies that I have put on the back burner because of time restraints. All things healthy living. 🙂
If you want to succeed I think that it is important to have an arsenal of knowledge that you can pull from. Not only that, but having a support system is key as well. With that in mind, I started a Pinterest board that I am calling ‘Fat, fat, healthy fat. Keto project‘ to help us all stay motivated and have ideas that we can try. Snacks are my downfall so this will help me stay focused with keto approved snacks.
I have been on the keto diet for the last week and this is what I have been doing…
*I start my day of with a glass of bulletproof coffee. If you don’t know what bulletproof coffee is, where have you been? Just kidding, check it out here. Brain power coffee
Don’t worry, there are other options than just Bulletproof coffee, that is just what I am choosing.
*I will then eat a keto lunch and dinner that Fit Food 2 You has prepared me. If I need to snack I am going to stay to the keto plan and I will let you know what kind of things I am eating. If you don’t follow me on insta make sure you go follow me right now, cause I will be posting things that I eat on my insta-snap all the time. 🙂
*In my opinion fats are NOT equal. Please don’t think that you can eat any fatty thing you want and it is ok. Healthy fats are what we are going for. 🙂 Get as organic, and non processed fats as possible. *Remember that you can only go two ways with your food. What you put in your mouth either helps your health or it doesn’t. Don’t think that means that you are never allowed to enjoy food and life. In my opinion, enjoying soul foods every once and awhile is just as important to living healthy as eating clean is.
*Keep protein intake to moderate.
*Tons of water as always.
*Log how you are feeling and what is happening in a journal. My team will be taking notes like crazy.
This post is so damn long, even I am getting bored with it. lol So, let’s finish it up and get ready to kick ass at this challenge.
Are you in? If so, please comment below with your name. Let’s stay connected so that we can help and pull each other through.
I can’t wait to get out on the race course and see how I feel. Are any of you going to be there? Hit me up if you are. I would love to get together and talk, especially if you decide to do this project.
Finally, thanks to my amazing sponsor Fit Food 2 You. If you are not already friends with them make sure to show them some love on fb and insta. Get in touch with them if you need any help with food prep. They will take good care of you. We are in the process of setting up a discount code so I will let you know when that has been established.
Follow my Pinterset board. FAT, FAT, HEALTHY FAT.
And with that, we are finally done.
I adore you fit (keto) freaks.
Much love, AMIE
There are so many resources about the Keto diet but here are a few quick go to’s.