Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Friday 5

Hi, friends! Happy Friday to you!

We’re off to New Hampshire for the weekend to stay in a tiny house (!!), and we seriously cannot wait! The nice people from Getaway invited us for an overnight, and we just couldn’t turn it down. Hello, tiny house? Yes, please! 🙂 Mal and I are totally obsessed with tiny houses and always joke that we’ll retire in one someday!

If you’re interested in this whole tiny house thing, Getaway has a bunch of locations around the US, and they’re super affordable – even more so when you use code CARROTSNCAKE25 to save $25 off your booking! 😉 But, really, the Getaway houses are perfect for just about anyone (going with a group would be so fun!), and they’re pet-friendly, so Murphy will be coming along as well. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it!

Ok, it’s time for another edition of the Friday 5 where I recap my top favorites from the week. This one is quite the mix. I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

Mountain Pile Fleece Jacket – I know I just blogged about this jacket, but I’m so in love with it. Is that weird to love a jacket so much? Maybe? Even still, I cannot wait for it to arrive! I wanted this jacket all last year, but it was always sold out when I went to order it. It’s technically backordered right now, but only until 8/16, so I’ll definitely have it in time for fall! Woohoo!

Cameo everything at Athleta – Anyone else a tad obsessed with all things cameo, especially on workout gear? I can’t get enough of it, and I lovvvveee everything that Athleta is selling right now!

cameo everything at athleta

Cauliflower cheddar crackers – Oooh, yes! These gluten-free crackers are made from cauliflower and other real veggies, and they are insanely delicious – even Quinn eats them! We’ve been buying boxes at Whole Foods, but they’re wayyyy cheaper on Amazon!

Real Food From the Ground Up Cauliflower Crackers

Kids Baking Championship – The Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network has officially sucked us in! We’ve watched an episode pretty much everyday for a few weeks now, and it’s really starting to inspire Quinn in the kitchen. He recently made Rice Crispy Treats and a vanilla pudding pie. I love that he’s starting to enjoy cooking so much! 🙂

V-Neck Loose Fit Sleeveless Casual Tanks (from Amazon) – Even though I’m starting to shop for fall attire, I’m still in summer mode! Amazon gets me every time! I mean, they were only $16, and I honestly needed to upgrade some tanks in my wardrobe. Some of the ones I’ve worn recently are so grubby and really need to be retired. Plus, I can definitely wear these well into the fall with a cardigan or sweater over them! 🙂 

gray casual v-neck tank top from amazon affordable

Sales of the Week

Question of the Day

Have you ever stayed in a tiny house? 
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Beach highlights since I last checked in:

  • Crab pickin’
  • Cake by the ocean
  • Ghost crab hunting
  • John’s waffles
  • A day of icy (FREEZING) ocean water (so weird)
  • $3 pool rafts providing endless entertainment
  • A rainbow baby pool worth every penny
  • Lots of deli pickle sandwiches
  • Beach football
  • A cloudy morning that opened to sunny skies
  • New fishing hats
  • Fishing FOR REAL!
  • 1 morning run, 2 beach walks
  • Mommy time on the beach

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Have I Gone Full Keto?

“Has Mark given up Primal?” I get this question all the time, and I’m not surprised. Over the past few years, I’ve really focused on exploring the utility, applications, and ins and outs of the ketogenic diet. Why?

I’m still Primal and have been for over a decade. That won’t ever change. And you can go Primal—drop industrial seed oils, added sugar, and grains—and be perfectly fine. Better than 95%. You’ll lose body fat, gain energy and performance, and reduce your risk of degenerative disease. It will always be the foundation of my eating—and living. But I see (and have experienced) keto as a boost, an enhancement, a Reset. A return. Today I’m answering some questions around this idea with a new video.

Ketosis is the metabolic state in which our ancestors—all of them—spent a significant amount of time, whether from low carbohydrate availability, intense and protracted physical activity and exertion, or prolonged caloric deficits. We come from people who had to work for their food, who couldn’t count on a square well-balanced meal with “adequate” carbs, fats and protein, who sometimes simply didn’t have anything to eat for extended periods of time. As a result, they were often in ketosis. Intermittent ketosis is the metabolic milieu in which our physiologies were forged. That’s the metabolic milieu a modern person going keto is trying to emulate. It’s a smart move.

It’s why nearly everyone should spend time in ketosis. It’s why everyone should consider doing a full-on keto reset where you take six weeks to get completely fat-adapted, build up those fat-burning mitochondria, and enhance your metabolic flexibility. But, and this is a big “but,” very few people need to spend the rest of their lives there.

That’s where I am.

I’m in the Keto Zone.

Once in a while I’ll have 175 grams of carbs, usually after intense training.

Other days I might have close to zero carbs.

But most of the time I’ll hover somewhere around 50 grams of total carbs a day as defined in the Keto Reset approach.

But because I’ve built up the metabolic flexibility (and continue to refresh that flexibility with an intentional 6-week Keto Reset each year), I don’t have any issues utilizing all the various sources of energy. My energy doesn’t wane whether I eat 100 carbs or 10 carbs. Whether I’ve eaten nothing but meat or had a Big Ass Salad. I can tailor my fuel sources to my desires and requirements. That’s true flexibility. And freedom. It’s a version of Primal that works even better for me, and I’ve seen it benefit many others.

But let me share a video to take this further….

Thanks for stopping in, everybody. I hope I answered some questions here, but shoot me a line if there’s something outstanding or if you’re curious about something in your own Primal or Primal-keto journey. And have a great end to the week.


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