Today, I want to ask – what fuel are you putting into your body?
Because when you understand what makes the body work at its optimum, then putting that fuel in just makes sense.
And thankfully, it’s pretty easy to discover what your body needs to keep working at its best.
World Ultramarathon Champion Stu Mittleman said:
“I feel as if I can move continuously, effortlessly, and forever. What I’m eating is providing me with the ingredients that release the energy I have stored within me. The meals become smaller and more numerous. I notice I am always full of energy and never hungry.
“The more simply prepared, less sweetened, and natural the food tastes, the more stable and dependable my energy feels. The feeling I have now is so far removed from the one I once got from a cup of coffee or cookie. It is much more even and durable, and it lasts for a noticeably longer period, with fewer highs and lows.
“In this state of motion, I am always in control and have the power to make myself feel good. It is an eating style and attitude that I am committed to integrating into my day to day life.”
Pretty interesting, right? He said this after following the same approach as the protocol below, and running 1000 miles in just 11 days.
Let’s see how you can get to a similar place to Stu.
Clear out and Balance
Before the body can really function at it’s best and generate LOTS of energy, we need to first clear the body out to ensure it can actually absorb and deliver the nutrients around the body. (We have a really powerful protocol to do just this which you can find here). The body also needs to be in an alkaline balance to function properly, which you can learn more about here.
How Do We Generate Energy?
Once the body is clear and in balance, you’ll be able to generate energy from two sources.
The first is the nutrients that you put into your body. They provide all the building blocks you need to function effectively, after all. The second is the fuel you choose to use, as it’ll have a huge impact on your energy, health and wellbeing.
Types of Fuel
Stimulants and White Carbs
Stimulants include refined sugar, caffeine, nicotine and processed foods. These are the very worst fuel. White carbohydrates include white pasta, white rice, white bread and potatoes; foods which are converted into sugar in the body. They’re only slightly better than direct stimulants.
While they might give you a very short-term energy boost, you can’t really call them fuel. All they do is treat the symptoms of tiredness, but with terrible long-term cost.
See, the more highly processed a food, the more stimulating the effect on the nervous system. That’s why processed foods are so addictive.
Using these types of fuel wreaks havoc on your blood sugar levels, causing spikes and crashes. Not only do we spend the whole day on an “energy rollercoaster”, meaning we’re less effective and our mood is all over the place, but we end up even more fatigued, starting a vicious cycle.
Using stimulants to get energy also takes a toll on the adrenal glands, prompting the production of the stress hormone cortisol.
Elevated cortisol is linked to inflammation. It weakens cellular tissue, lowers immune response, increases the risk of disease, causes body tissue degeneration, reduces sleep quality, and is a catalyst for the accumulation of body fat.
It keeps our body in a “fight or flight” state, and that just creates stress.
Often the first symptom of adrenal fatigue is increased appetite. That’s followed by cravings (commonly for starchy, refined foods), difficulty sleeping, irritability, mental fog, lack of motivation, body fat gain, lean muscle loss, visible signs of premature aging and sickness.
If this cycle of chronically elevated cortisol levels is allowed to continue, then tissue degeneration, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and even diseases like cancer can develop.
It’s best to avoid these fuel sources at all costs.
Slow Burn Carbs
Slow-burning carbohydrates are digested and absorbed slowly and provide the body with a steady source of energy. These include unprocessed and unrefined whole grains like barley, buckwheat and bulgar, brown or wild rice, brown pasta, legumes, green alkaline vegetables, lentils and quinoa.
Fat is the cleanest and most abundant fuel your body can use. It provides very high sustained energy.
The body makes ketones out of fat which are the ideal fuel for your mitochondria (energy producing cells). That’s because they burn cleanly and produce far fewer damaging free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS) compared to glucose from carbohydrates.
The mitochondria use oxygen and hydrogen to combust ATP and create energy (ATP can come from glucose or fat/ketones). Your body will always use glucose first, but it’s a bit like throwing kindling onto a fire; it’s limited. Glucose will give you a quick burst of energy that’ll be gone in a second.
On the other hand, fats are akin to the coals on a fire that give out long lasting sustainable heat.
And the good news is that you have an abundant store of fat on the body that you can access and burn for long periods, unlike glucose which just comes from what you consume.
By removing sugars and refined carbohydrates (like white pasta and bread) you’ll open up fat as a fuel that your body can use. And then you can supply your body with an abundant source of healthy fats.
The Magic Fuel: Molecular Hydrogen
This is the BIG secret that’s taking energy to the next level.
Mitochondria use hydrogen to combust fuel and produce energy. Hydrogen also stimulates the body’s production of more mitochondria.
Can you imagine the difference it makes? Instead of using stimulants or sugar to create short-lived energy at a cost, you’re not only using the cleanest, most abundant source of fuel in fat, but also supplying hydrogen to supercharge this AND simultaneously creating more mitochondria!
And that’s not all. The hydrogen then mops up any of the free radicals produced as a by-product of the body generating energy. These usually go on to damage the mitochondria and surrounding cells, but molecular hydrogen prevents that from happening.
It’s a totally clean, efficient and powerhouse of a fuel source – and it’ll supercharge you.
What To Do…
Step 1 – Eat Alkaline Nutrient Dense Foods
These foods give us huge amounts of nutrition and are very easy to digest, as well as being anti-inflammatory and keeping our body in alkaline balance.
Think about the last time you ate a meal with a ton of calories.
The media would have you believe that calories equals energy. But let’s apply some common sense for a moment; after eating say, a pizza with 2000 calories, how energetic did you actually feel? Were you instantly energised and ready to leap up and take on the day?
Or did you feel like you needed a nap?
And while it’s correct to say that a calorie is a measure of food energy, you won’t give yourself more energy simply by eating more. That’s because of the huge amount of digestive energy it requires to convert some foods into usable fuel.
Digestion takes a lot of energy to perform. So if you want to build healthy new cells in your body, maintain an alkaline balance and have limitless energy, you need to choose your fuel wisely.
And to do that you ought to focus on investing as little digestive energy as possible to get the most amount of micro-nutrients.
Alkaline food keeps the body in balance and limits inflammation. Acid foods (mainly the foods covered in the stimulation/white carbs fuel above) cause inflammation and put the body out of balance.
That takes huge amounts of energy to resolve.
When you fuel your body with nutrient dense whole foods, your adrenals won’t be stimulated, and your sustainable energy will rise as a result. By eating this way, you’ll have boundless energy with no need for stimulants.
You won’t feel the need for stimulation either.
See, the body will already have a steady supply of energy, so you’ll notice your cravings for stimulants and white carbs disappearing without the need for willpower.
Step 2: Combine with healthy fats and slow burn carbs
With this in mind, we need to shift our fuel source from stimulants, refined and processed carbs to healthy grains and healthy fats. Healthy grains and wholemeal rice/pasta have lots of nutrients but will also digest more slowly. And when you pour healthy fats over the slow burn carbs, it slows down their absorption even more.
We recommend you use 10ml of Udo’s Oil with each meal, to get a perfect blend of Organic Omega Oils to fuel your body. Mix the Udo’s with the slow burn carbs.
Step 3: The BIG secret – Take Molecular Hydrogen
Give your body a continual supply of molecular hydrogen easily by taking AquaRx each day. Each capsule releases hydrogen inside the body. It spreads throughout to penetrate every cell; into your mitochondria and the rest of your body, producing incredible results. The results have been backed up by more than 1000 peer reviewed studies.
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By carrying out these steps you’ll provide your body with an abundance of nutrients. You’ll feed your body with fuel that burns very cleanly and consistently. You’ll keep the body in complete balance. And you’ll clean up the small amount of by products as you go.
But that’s not all.
The knock-on effect is that your body will have no acid or oxidant/inflammation load to deal with. Aging will be slowed, your energy is already high and what you’re eating just adds to the phenomenon.
Your body can heal and create beautiful skin and hair too. You’ll feel at ease, calm, confident and energetic, plus a whole other host of amazing things.
So what are you waiting for? Give this a try and you won’t look back.
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