Breakfast is Cereal.

Meine schönen leute! How are you all?
It’s been such a beautiful weekend! A few of my Brazilian friends decided to have a picnic in Boultham park, a beautiful place with a beautiful lake and we had a great time. So I’ve come home to Peterborough mainly to revise without distractions (get my washing done) and say hello to the family. I had no idea what to write about today, so I asked my friend Charlie, and he suggested breakfast.

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People have always said to me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But does anyone actually know if that’s true? Personally I love breakfast and absolutely hate skipping it, I get this weird belly ache an hour later if I do… I’m also one of those weirdos who can eat absolutely anything for breakfast. Leftover spaghetti from yesterday? Fuck me up fam.

As it turns out, it probably is the most important meal of the day. Remember my previous post about fasting? Overnight whilst you sleep your body enters a fast, and when you wake up you’re meant to break that fast. Get it? Break-fast! When you do this, you kick start lots of chemical mechanisms in your body that start your metabolic processes and prepare you for the day! I also read that people who regularly skip breakfast tend to have lower levels of concentration and cognitive function than those who always eat breakfast.

I’ll leave you with these touching words from my friend Arden…
“Umm breakfast is nice, I like eggs”.

Peace ❤

-Jrod

 

Sources

https://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/breakfast-is-the-most-important-meal-of-the-day

https://experts.umn.edu/en/publications/breakfast-habits-nutritional-status-body-weight-and-academic-perf

Go with the flow.

Good morning sexy,
I’m sorry I’ve been shitty and inconsistent with the posts this last week. I’ve been mad busy seeing people, partying and avoiding my dissertation.
But nah for real the next month will be the busiest I’ve been in my life with all of the training and uni but I promise I’ll try my best to keep posting and podcasting!

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So my cousin came down on Friday for my birthday party, I was meant to drive him home Saturday and return that night. I drive us there and obviously cut to an hour later, we’re both absolutely smashed in a gritty nightclub in the center of Manchester. I decided to wait until Sunday afternoon to leave, got too high and stayed until Monday morning. I had to wake up at 5am to make sure I was back in Lincoln and alive for my 9am.

Sometimes things don’t always end up going the way you planned them out, but I think it’s important to go with the flow and just enjoy opportunities when they pop up, because really we have no idea how long we have left.

Peace ❤

-Jrod

Intermittent Fasting.

Brap Brap it’s Wednesday.
How have you all been? Good? Good.
So I’m trying out this new eating habit where you get an 8-10 hour window to eat food in a day. For example, if I have my first bite of food at 10am, then I have until 6pm to stuff my face. After that I have to wait until 10am the next day.

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Glorius Roast Dinner

Intermittent fasting is supposed to bring a whole barrage of good health stuff:
-Improved Brain Function, Resistance to disease, Resistance to ageing, Improved blood pressure, Increased insulin sensitivity. The list goes on…

So, when the body hasn’t consumed any form of nutrition for 8-12 hours, the body is considered to be fasting. Somewhere around this time your body uses up all of your stored energy, but you can’t eat for another 5 hours?! To cope with this the body begins to break down your fat reserves and enters this sort of “battery saving / healing mode”.

I get pretty aggy when I’m hungry so avoid me after 6-7pm!
Anyways, I gotta head to Jiujitsu.

Peace ❤

-Jrod

Some Useful Sources:

http://www.pnas.org/content/100/10/6216.full

https://www.dietdoctor.com/intermittent-fasting

https://jamesclear.com/the-beginners-guide-to-intermittent-fasting

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/23da/14a61e0bfa9de0e54dbf9155c0fd45122c56.pdf