What Makes Paleo Power Meals Different
This one is also actually made in Texas instead of New Jersey. The dishes come in ample portions, so they are sure to keep you full until your next meal and eliminate the need for some extra snacks. Well on this occasion, he brought us stuff back from a store that is two miles away that carries this drink that I've never seen, Jay's never seen, and Derek's never seen. As far as bulk menu items are concerned, you can choose from a variety of meat and vegetable items. The shipping fee depends on the weight of the package and the shipping option you choose. With Paleo Power Meals, you get delicious meals prepared by pro chefs at affordable prices. It's got all the inherent bitterness you would expect from a white tea but a killer, natural strawberry flavor through and through.
What does this have to do with this tea? Well I learned the hard way that drinking a sugary drink does not help a sore throat.
In fact, I probably made it worse. I wish I had waited until my throat wasn't hurting to drink this because it's pretty delicious. It has a really strong and juicy peach flavor to it. Sadly though, it hurts my throat with every sip. Now I'm trying to retrace my steps to try and figure out how I might have gotten a sore throat. Yesterday I did a dumb thing, a deliciously dumb thing. I had cake for breakfast. No, not your average birthday cake, it was an intense brownie cake with a cookie bottom and cookies on the side.
Needless to say, it was an awesome cake, but not for breakfast. I had it, loved it, and promptly crashed. So much sugar so early in the day was, and is, a mistake. That's where this tea comes in. After a day of sugar, I've got to calm down and drink some water and some unsweetened tea. This satisfied both of those as far as I'm concerned. It's a nice black tea with a touch of Dove Creek mint. What does Dove Creek mint taste like? It's an indigenous thing. That's one thing that I like about Texas Tea is that they use all ingredients from in and around Texas.
It's just the right amount of mint that gives it a flavor but doesn't take away from the fact that it's an unsweetened tea. Do you like unsweetened tea? Do you hate when people mess with your tea like I do when I specifically order an unsweetened tea at a restaurant and they ask if I want any sugar with it? You and I should go to dinner together.
This is going to be a strange review, so please, bear with me. This drink is good. This drink also tastes the way that fine leather smells. I'm sorry, but every sip I take reminds me of walking past Coach or Wilson's Leather when I worked at the outlet mall.
Between the mint and the honey and the green tea and whatever is in there which isn't much, I'm exaggerating it really tastes like a nice new belt. I know this isn't what you want to hear.
Let me try to get out of this funk for a second. It's really "mojito-esque" and the spearmint is very strong, but the bitterness is there. It's a very complex drink because you really can taste all the flavors at once and you have to roll the drink around to get it all.
All the flavors are "there" but together Would I drink it again? Probably not just because I'll never be able to get this thought of filtering an otherwise great drink through a pair of fine, Italian loafers, but I hope that it doesn't discourage you from picking some up for yourself. Ahhh, big city boy like you coming down to the South, eh?
Well we've got a thing or two to teach you about how we do things 'round here. For starters, we only wear overalls. For the women-folk, they wear sundresses. That's the way 'tis and that's the way it's gonna be, now and forever. Number two is that we make our pies with lard, the way that mama made 'em. None of that fancy, low calorie margarine like you city slickers have up there. If y'ain't got lard, butter. Ol' fashioned butter'll make everything go down smoother. Get used to it.
Fourth is that we make our sweet tea with two things; tea and sugar. That's it and that's all, now and f'ever. What's that you got there, boy? That better be a bottle that used to have paint or some sort of gas-o-line in it or I ain't tasting' it. Alright, give her here, I'll take a swig. Swill is what it is. It's downright syrupy, if you ask me.
City boy, number five is respect your elders so don't you forget it. Real Southern sweet tea is smooth and sweet.
This is smooth and sweet and syrupy. Do you remember me saying that real Southern sweet tea is s'posed to be syrupy? Boy, you've got some learnin' to do before you make it down here. It's not all swamps and gators and biscuits and gravy. What'd you say, darlin'? So when I hired this trainer and we sat down to talk about my goal, I told him I wanted to lose weight and do Crossfit.
At first, we did all kinds of exercises just to get me moving and to build some base strength, while learning good technique for those main lifts. At that time everyday was different, sometimes I would be doing tire flips and pushing sleds, other times would be Olympic lifts, and others would be pushing my limits with the major lifts. At that point I dropped Crossfit idea, stopped Olympic lifting for the most part, and started lifting heavy on the main lifts. Both my weight loss and lifting progress started to increase pretty rapidly after I made this change.
I still train the Olympic lifts occasionally, but it is more for fun and for a change of pace than anything. My wife is convinced now too. She started lifting with me and has been amazed at the changes she is seeing. How important has your diet been in this process? Can you relate to us any alterations or difficulties you had this past year with your diet? Diet is THE most important part of the process.
Tracking macros is flexible because you can pretty much eat whatever you want as long as you hit your Protein, Carb, and Fat numbers. Learning that a carb is a carb was a big part of my success. Eating a huge lunch and dinner while dieting was so much more satisfying than eating three smaller meals. On top of that, I noticed that my energy levels were way up once I started practicing IF. The key is to focus on one day at a time.
If you hit your macros 6 days out of the week you will probably get the results you are looking for. The other challenge with consistency was not letting family and visitors derail your weekend. My worst days were always when we had visitors, because there are a lot more temptations in the form of restaurants, snacks, and desserts. I mean honestly, think about how hard it is to turn down that apple pie that your Grandma made from scratch because she knew it was your favorite.
What types of foods are staples at your house? Has this new lifestyle affected your social life? If so, in what ways? A normal meal at my house is some sort of grilled meat and veggies for dinner most nights and some form of leftovers for lunch most days. My wife and I used to never eat eggs, but now we eat eggs mixed with just about anything that is in the fridge daily. Broccoli and green beans are our go to veggies and salsa is a great low calorie item that any good Texan can add to a meal to give it some spice.
Luckily, Chipotle has a great nutrition calculator on their website that I can use to plan a burrito that fits neatly into my planned macros and satisfies that craving. If my sweet tooth ever gets really bad, I tend to reach for some fat free vanilla Greek yogurt which is easy to fit in my macros and usually does the trick. I used to be a big beer drinker, but I cut it out of my diet when I first started and my tastes have just changed over time.
My go to drink when tailgating at an Aggie football game nowadays is whiskey and Diet Coke. Lastly, what would you say to someone who is in the same position as you were last year?
Any advice for someone just starting out? If you are afraid that by making time to workout and cook good meals you will have to sacrifice time with your loved ones, then invite them to join you.
Cooking a meal with your spouse or children is better quality time then sitting in front of the TV and working out with spouse can be a lot of fun. Reach out to people that have had success, I guarantee they will go out of their way to help you. The internet makes it easy to learn everything you need to do to make these changes in your life. Above all have fun with it and get better everyday.
Whether it is another 5 lbs. I would like to thank Mike for the awesome interview. He has promised to keep us updated with his future successes. If you have a question for Mike, please place it in the comments box, and I will see that he has a chance to respond. The internet is a valuable resource of of great information but you need to plow through a lot crap to find it. The books were whatever was available in stores And nutrition was always a far second in these tomes. Nothing was available to help you determine what an individual needed to meet their goals.
Everything was mainly about supplements I remember purchasing amino acids in many forms from GNC. All of it was either over complicated training or grossly inadequate nutrition.
As with everything in life, if only I knew then what I know now. And to you too Jason!