Yesterday I shared this in our PRIVATE Facebook group and I have not stopped talking about it since...
"Last week I was listening to a debate or discussion on the "secret" to creating a good diet between Dr Peter Attia and Dr Layne Norton...and while Dr Norton has been very vocal over the years on the importance of energy balance... calories in vs calories out...well because the math makes sense... something he said was interesting... recently he has discovered how much identity plays a roll in
whether or not the diet will or won't work.
I often talk about the importance of habit forming being more important than calories...and I stumbled on this:
"Once you change a pattern, you will be tested. You will inevitably meet a situation that asks you to revert to the old pattern or implement the new one. If it feels like a test, it’s a good sign! That means your old pattern is no longer automatic.
If it feels like a test, it’s a good sign! It will be hard to make new choices and leave familiar ones behind, but the more you do, the less the old pattern will tempt you."
When it comes to your health and your fitness...Your Goals....
They require and identify shift...
They require you change
Because the thing you are pursuing is a different version of you...and while the old you and the new you are in the same physical bodies...
It's 2 different versions of YOU...
Stop fighting to remain in the old you when you are training to become a new you."
You want RESULTS ...You want Changes....then you will need to change.
This weekend we hosted the 1st Phot Shoot weekend with Team4Ever and this is very similar to what we are talking about with our Metamorphosis Project...
It's an opportunity to work towards something with a deadline and goal date and then show up to enjoy the fruit of the work
Take a look at some of the highlights and for any of you interested in the Metamorphosis Project...let us know
Wish you all and Awesome Tuesday and Happy International Women's Day
This is one of my favorite meals...for Break-Fast or any time of the day...it's actually really good both pre-workout and post workout
So 1st thing is...get rid of the story that some foods are good or bad.
Let's look at fuel for what it really is...FUEL
Regardless of what food you get McDonalds or Whole Foods...it's all fuel
Some more nutrient dense than others...but fuel
For the human body to remain alive, it needs energy. Around 20 percent of the energy we take in is used for brain metabolism. Most of the rest is used in basal metabolism, the energy we need when in a resting state, for functions such as blood circulation, digestion, and breathing
With all of the things we have learned in the modern era...it's 2022, and we know a lot more now than we did 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago etc etc...and we are still debating some old school non evidence supported ideas
So, your opinions and bias...are yours and are based on what you have learned growing up...but sorry...what your parents taught you may have been wrong.
Not today's email....today's email is how to make pancakes with some protein in them that taste good.
WHY do you need protein?
Every cell in the human body contains protein. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids. You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones...It helps build nails, hair, bones and muscles
So back to Protein Pancakes...We made a video for you to make it easier, just click on the video link below
I think we have so much confusion on what to eat or what to do or what things are when it comes to food, training, calories, carbs, fat...and so much more
So I will be hosting version 2.0 of "Stop The Confusion"...it's a seminar I have hosted in the past, kind of going over some of the basics of food, what to do, or at least what to look at or consider, dismissing some myths, fasting, hormone replacement, good and bad carbs and so much more....
I've done it in person and on Zoom...this one would also be on Zoom.
It works both ways, but if you are interested in attending or something like this...you can go vote on that poll, or reply to this email
I don't have a date for it yet, just want to see if you would be interested, this seminar would be complimentary for everyone and would just be information...
Any how...again, reply to this or vote in the IG poll
Have an Awesome Pancake Day and Taco Tuesday...and PS...watch some of the stories in our Meal Plan Rescue IG page...you can watch how so many of my people are eating pancakes, tacos, burgers and more....and well, getting real results...it's transformation Tuesday..so I'll share that too
Before you reach for that antacid to stop your heartburn, or Gas-X to alleviate your gas and bloating, pause for a second… because you could actually be making matters worse.
How could something that stops your discomfort so quickly end up making matters worse?
Well, many common remedies for these types of digestive issues don’t address the root cause of the problem, they just temporarily relieve the symptoms. One example is when we take medications like antacids, they reduce the concentration of hydrochloric acid in our stomachs, which can change the entire environment of the gut.
The gut is home to trillions of microorganisms known as the “gut microbiota.” When their environment is thrown off balance by powerful drugs, it can cause complications further down the line.
Gas and bloating are some of the most common digestive issues people have today. Between 10 and 30 percent of Americans struggle with these uncomfortable symptom – that’s 97 million people! 
If you struggle with digestion issues, you are not alone.
How do you truly address gas, bloating, and other digestive issues without long-term consequences of using various over-the-counter medications? Is it the foods you are eating contributing to the problem? What can be done to address the root cause, rather than mask the symptoms?
The answer is in restoring balance to the gut microbiome.
Rebalancing the Gut Microbiome for Gas and Bloating Relief
Bloating happens when gas builds up in your digestive system – this can be uncomfortable or even downright painful. Using laxatives allows temporary relief from bloating by causing a bowel movement. But this doesn’t mean that the bloating won’t return the next time you reach for gas causing food.
Sometimes people are able to figure out which foods are causing their bloating and avoid them, but for others it is more tricky. Determining which foods cause your tummy troubles is a tedious process. Not to mention, just because you identify a food or two that induces bloating doesn’t mean you’ve corrected the underlying problem.
This is because gas and bloating can occur when there is gut dysbiosis. Dysbiosis means that the ecosystem of microbes living in your gut has become imbalanced or dysfunctional. When dysbiosis occurs and the environment of the gut changes, levels of microbial byproducts such as methane and hydrogen can ramp up. It is possible that the increase in these gases are the true source of your discomfort.
Mischievous Methane Producers
Methane in particular causes problems because it can slow your digestive system down. Reducing the motility of the whole system, which can lead to constipation, abdominal cramping, and inflammation. 
You see, there may be ancient bacterial relatives called archaea living in your gut. Some archaea are methanogens, meaning they are capable of producing methane in the gut if they are present and active.  While having some archaea inhabiting your intestinal tract may be a good thing, depend on the rest of your microbial ecosystem.
Sometimes bacteria, including archaea, can creep up from the large intestine to the small intestine where it doesn’t belong. This may contribute to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), which can contribute to uncomfortable bloating and gas. 
Until recently SIBO was a misunderstood condition, leaving many who suffered without solutions. Today, the primary treatment for SIBO is an antibiotic called rifaximin, which targets the bacteria in the small intestine.  While sometimes we have to take antibiotics, they can disrupt the balance of the gut’s ecosystem further and can potentially cause new GI issues.
After taking a round of antibiotics, it is so important to work on restoring balance to your gut as best as possible – it needs your help! Since antibiotics cause drastic changes to the gut microbiome, future treatments could look at new ways to treat underlying gastrointestinal issues without antibiotics. Restoring balance to the gut provides a new avenue for exploration.
* DISCLAIMER: The information in our articles are for educational purposes only and are not meant to replace medical advice. Viome does not diagnose or treat SIBO or other gastrointestinal conditions.
Why Generalized Probiotics Aren’t Always Good for Gas and Bloating
Digestive issues are often successfully treated with over-the-counter supplements like probiotics. Probiotics have a good reputation as an alternative to harsh pharmaceuticals and other drugs for issues like gas and bloating. For some people though, symptoms do not get better, sometimes they get worse with probiotics.
Everyone is unique and the underlying cause for gas and bloating may be different for everyone, warranting a more specific intervention, such as probiotic ingredients formulated for your unique gut microbiome, as Viome provides with your test results. Using probiotics without understanding what’s going on in the gut can be like blindfolding yourself and reaching for any ol’ supplement on the counter.
Probiotics are created with many different bacterial strains that have a specific role in the microbiome. Without any insight into your unique gut, your response will tell you if your probiotics are helping or hurting. Some people have even reported that probiotics actually contribute to their bloating, which can be very disheartening. 
While there is evidence that improving microbiome balance can be achieved through the use of probiotics, sometimes using probiotic supplements for gas and bloating may not be the best answer.
To find lasting relief, determining the underlying cause and targeting the root of the problem is the answer. We need to find out what’s going on in our individual gut microbiomes so we can take the next steps to better our gut health – and hopefully find relief for our troublesome tummies.
True Digestive Relief Begins with a Balanced Gut Microbiome
If you want true relief to digestive issues, work on restoring balance to the gut microbiome.
Since everyone’s gut microbiome is unique to them, it’s up to you to find out exactly what works best for you – but here are a few tips that are a good idea for just about everyone. These will point you in the right direction.
1. Reduce stress in your life – Ongoing stress can negatively affect your gut microbiome, and vice versa. When it comes to reducing your stress levels, adding techniques like meditation and yoga are great but working on improving your gut health is just as important.
2. Eat less sugar – Sugar feeds many of the harmful bacteria, they absolutely love it. When you eat less sugar, you’re starving the harmful guys and giving them less energy to cause you trouble.
3. Take a gut microbiome test to check your gut– Taking a gut microbiome test like Viome helps you discover the foods that are best for your gut microbiome. Viome is a great health and wellness tool for finding your ideal diet for your unique biology.
4.Avoiding dairy products – How your microbiome and digestive system interact with dairy could be creating methane gas. You may find your recommendations advise you to cut out dairy.
5. Assess how much protein you eat – Take a look at how much protein you’re eating on a daily basis, it may be causing elevated putrescine levels in your body and contributing to gas production.
6. Avoid problematic foods – Not consuming foods that are known to trigger gas production can help greatly. If you have Viome results, you may see specific foods on your Avoid list, such as cruciferous vegetables, that are known to trigger gas production for some individuals.
7. Exercise (but not too much!) – Exercise is beneficial to your gut microbiome, but not if you’re working out too much. Overexertion is like stress in the body and can contribute to microbial imbalance.
There you have it! We hope this helps you find the cause of your gut troubles and start you on the journey to true digestive relief.
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