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0 (1s): Hello, and welcome to the get lean and eat clean podcast. My name is Brian grin. I'm a certified health coach, trainer and author. And this podcast is for middle-aged men and women looking to optimize their health and get their bodies back to what it once was 10 to 15 years ago. I will give you simple, actionable items to get long-term sustainable results. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show. All right. Welcome to the get lean E clean podcast. My name is Brian. GRN hope you had a great weekend and hopefully you listen to my interview with James Arthur Smith, the owner of Zootopia. 0 (45s): I wouldn't put him on if I didn't really believe in his products, it is sustainably farmed sushi grade seafood. And let me tell you I've been ordering and, and, and this is not like a paid ad. I know it sounds like a paid edit. I get paid nothing from Zootopia. I paid them monthly to get their product, and I love it. And I like to spread the word on companies that really, you know, they do it right, and they produce consistent clean qu quantifiably, like nutrient dense, safe seafood without the heavy metals and the microplastics that you'll find with a lot of seafood out there. So if you're a fish lover and a sushi lover in particular, definitely check out my interview with James. 0 (1m 25s): That was a great one today. I wanted to touch on a little bit. I just did a, I haven't, we haven't published it yet, but Brad Kerns from the be rad podcast, he's become my, my good podcasting friend. And we just, we just recorded a sort of a dual podcast and, and just touching on, you know, I think a lot of the stuff that I talk about and he talks about with regarding low carb regarding fasting regarding cold exposure or infrared saunas, all of these things obviously have their benefits, but, you know, we talked about how you can overdo in, in all of those categories, especially if you know, you're going to work and it's stressed at work or stressed at home because these are all stressors, right? 0 (2m 15s): And I'm not gonna go into a ton of detail, but I, I will. What I'm gonna say is this is you just wanna keep an eye on that stuff because you could definitely overdo, you know, you can overdo fasting, you can overdo low carb, you can overdo high intensity workouts. We see this all the time when individuals get burned out. So you really gotta listen to your body. And one of the things that I'm gonna do, and, and I wanted to sort of preface it with this podcast is I'm going to do some self experimentation. You know, I've been eating, you know, one to two meals for a while nowaday and doing some, you know, not crazy long, fast, maybe some, two day fast from here from time to time and eating pretty low carb. 0 (3m 0s): And I think that I might have almost overdone it. I'm not, I'm not seeing any drastic signs to show that, but, you know, I think these things can add up over time and just talking with my buddy, Brad, who's, who's starting to implement a little bit more into his life as far as food is concerned and even some car, some whole food carbohydrates. And so I'm going to do a, some blood work this week. I'm gonna do a Dexus scan starting. I think my Dexus scan's on Thursday. And so I haven't done a Dexus scan probably in about four or five months anyway. So it'd be good to get in there. So I'm gonna report back to you. I'm gonna do blood work. 0 (3m 41s): I'm gonna do a DEXA scan and I'm gonna start implementing more food into my life, which I like to eat. And I don't think I was like neglecting myself. I didn't feel like I was like starving myself. I think I just got into that mode of gosh, I'm so used to not eating throughout the day. And yes, I had some mental alertness, but you know, we do know that fasting raises cortisol, glucagon and even some growth hormones. These are, these are some of these are stress hormones that could take a toll on your body if you overdo it. So I'm going to do a little, I always talk about on my podcast, self experimentation, and I'm gonna do it on myself. 0 (4m 25s): And, you know, after tracking my macros and seeing that I'm really not getting in as much food or as as much protein as I would like for 170 pound mail, who's 42 and in good shape. And I, I find like I'm very metabolically flexible and, you know, do resistance training and all these other things. I'd like to continue to do resistance training, to do co plunging and do fasting from time to time. But I think it's important. Sometimes you gotta take a step back and do a little bit of self experimentation. Maybe I'll do better if I consume a little bit more throughout the day, get the calorie count up instead of to about, you know, let's just say I was averaging maybe around 2000 calories, you know, maybe I'll do better and, and thrive under 3000 calories and getting instead of 20 grams of carbs or 30 grams of carbs a day, getting that up to a hundred grams of carbs. 0 (5m 19s): So this is just gonna be a little bit of a journey, and I'll definitely take you on that journey and let you know how it goes. But I think the message here is that you should never get too stuck on one thing and just be sort of, you know, think your way or the highway sort of thing. I think when, especially when it comes to health and I don't want to get that way, I've gone through different stages of eating and, and you're seeing this with a lot of people out there right now, even with like, you know, Paul Saldino, who's a big, who was a carnivore now he's adding in fruit and honey and, and all these carbs to sort of balance out all of his mediaing. So I'm gonna do the same thing. 0 (5m 60s): I'm gonna start implement, implementing some, some more carbs into my life. Some try to up the calorie count. Brad Kearns interviewed an interesting guy on his pod, excuse me, interesting guy in his podcast recently Baxter. And he, you know, increased his calories by 700 a day and his weight stayed the same and everything else stayed pretty, pretty much the same. And he found like he could perform better in the weight room. So, you know, maybe that'll be the case for me, we will find out. So that's what I wanna touch on today. Don't be afraid of self experiment if you've been in one mode for a long time now, and maybe you're not, you know, maybe you feel like you're stuck one way or the other. 0 (6m 40s): It might be time to mix it up if you've been calorie restricting for a long time. And I think I not even on purpose, been probably undereating a bit, maybe it's time to just switch it up and see how the body reacts. And you might even get positive results and maybe even leaner than you thought you would, by eating more. I know that sounds counterintuitive, but it happens with individuals. So that is all I wanted to touch on today. Don't be afraid of self experiment. I'm not, and I'm gonna start doing that. I've already started implementing that a little bit, but once I get the Dex and the blood work back, then I'll really go into it and we'll see, we'll see what pans out. So that's all I wanna touch on today. 0 (7m 22s): Let me know if you have any questions and I'll definitely share with you my journey through this and you know, what we can learn from it and what I can learn from it. I think we can all, you know, gain, gain some knowledge from all this. So thanks so much. And if you have any questions, you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org. And I will talk to you later, talk you on Friday with a new great interview. Thanks for listening to the get lean E clean podcast. I understand there are millions of other podcasts out there and you've chosen to listen to mine. And I appreciate that. Check out the show email@example.com for everything that was mentioned in this episode, feel free to subscribe to the podcast, share it with a friend or family member. 0 (8m 4s): That's looking to get their body back to what it once was. Thanks again, and have a great day.
In this episode, I touch on how I am going to start implementing more meals / more food / less fasting and less carb restriction! I will be doing this by eating 2.5/3 meals a day and adding in whole food carbs(mainly fruit) but still prioritizing protein! I know it sounds crazy but sometimes you have to take a step back and do some self experimentation. I am getting a dexa scan and blood work this week and off we go! I always stress the importance of self experimentation when it comes to optimizing health and I wanted to mix it up for myself. Being low carb and fasting is a great tool but perhaps I will learn from adding in more food and carbohydrates that might optimize my performance in the weight room. I also want to learn different strategies that I could use when working with my clients as well. So off we go!