– Hey what's up Trainiacs, Triathlon Taren here.
If you are taking up triathlon as part of a lifestyle change, whichI know a lot of you are, and you're looking to maybelose a little bit of weight and get a little bit morehealthy, what we're gonna do over the next four videos iswe are going to talk about start to finish, and includean accompanying free program that you can do over thecourse of these four videos, and four days that willhelp you lose weight.
(exciting, fast techno music) Now before I get into thisvideo, I want to explain my premise and sort ofphilosophy about weight loss.
If you take a look at my Instagram photos, you'll notice that I'm not totally ripped.
That's because I amnaturally like you are, I'm a normal person.
I'm not built with an eight pack, I actually used to weigh 215 pounds.
And how I've managed tolose weight is in the face of naturally being a heavier individual.
So you might look at me and belike, what does this guy know about weight loss, but Iknow a lot about weight loss, having lost about 60 or more pounds over the course of the last 10 years.
And I'm now able to keep it off without it ever feeling like a diet.
Also, disclaimer, I'm not anutritionist, I'm not a doctor, I just play one on the internet.
So if you are looking atapplying any of these principles, certainly consult a physician, a qualified nutritionist, we're just giving you some ideas here.
Now let's get startedwith how to start your day before a morning workout in such a way that encourages you to lose weight, and particularly lose fat.
When we wake up in the morning, because we haven't eaten for upwards of eight, nine, ten hours, we're in a fat-burning mode.
We don't have carbs or glycogenin our muscles and our liver that are easy to access.
Our body, however, willalways want to use carbs as its preferred source of fuel because it assimilatedquickly into our bloodstream, it's easy access.
We don't really want that.
We want to be able to accessfat so that we get leaner, we get lighter.
So what I'm gonna give youhere is the morning drink that I have before a workout, that encourages my body to stay in a fat burning mode.
You might have heardof Bulletproof Coffee.
That is a very big, popular morning drink for a lot of keto proponents.
I am going to recommend kind of a take on the Bulletproof Coffee, and there are a few reasons way I don't follow it exactly.
Now the few reasons are number one, I don't likedrinking coffee all day.
It has basically energy benefits, but it doesn't havenecessarily health benefits.
Secondly, Bulletproof Coffeerecommends that you eat a ton of butter.
I am not a big fan of havinga ton of animal products, because I have a historyof heart health issues in my family.
Think that you can makesome very easy substitutions to basically have all thebenefits of a Bulletproof Coffee, while adding additional health benefits.
So we're gonna make that right now.
I start with about acup of some type of milk that is not dairy milk.
Dairy tends to not sit quiteright for a lot of people, so we've got cashew milk, we've got almond milk, sometimes I use oatmeal milk, coconut milk, rice milk, doesn't really matter basically.
Anything besides traditional dairy milk.
Sometimes I mix and matchbetween two of them.
Also, the traditional Bulletproof Coffee doesn't necessarily includea whole lot of protein.
If you're looking atmaintaining muscle mass but not adding a ton of calories, I like adding a heapingtablespoon of gelatin.
This is basically collagen, this has been proven to go right into your joints.
As endurance athletes, weend up just beating the tar our of our joints.
We get a little bit of proteinto maintain muscle mass, and it ends up helping out our joints.
I like to add a couple drops of Vitamin D.
If you live anywhere thatis even slightly wintry, you are going to be likelyVitamin D deficient.
Vitamin D deficiencieslead to a lot of issues with hormones, particularly testosterone, which increases body fat, makes it harder to lose weight, so I add about four orfive drops of Vitamin D.
And then as a substitute for the butter, I use either sunflower seedbutter or almond butter.
Doesn't really make a difference, but I like to switch up what I'm eating day-to-day, so that I'm getting thesame overall benefits, but I'm not just eating thesame thing every single day, developing potentiallyautoimmune deficiencies to certain types of foods.
So I'm always trying to mix things up.
Then I add, this is very traditional with Bulletproof Coffee, is MCT oil.
This is like shelf stable andcooking stable coconut oil.
That's normal with Bulletproof Coffee.
Now here's the biggest change that I make, I've been using FourSigmatic mushroom coffee for the last year or so.
I started using it when I started feeling like I was becoming addicted to coffee, and there weren't really thatmany health benefits to it besides just giving mea big surge in energy.
Also, at the end of the day, starting to get like that acidy feeling, so I wanted to drink coffee but it's not like itreally even tasted good.
Four Sigmatic mushroomcoffee, which is this here, only has 50 milligrams ofcaffeine which is anywhere from about a quarter to half as much as is in a typical cup of coffee.
And then in addition to that, you get a lot of health benefits that are being found inmushrooms these days.
This one is just the straight-up coffee, and I'll flip between this one, which has about 50 milligrams of cordyceps but it has the caffeine and the cordyceps to give you energy, and justthe straight-up cordyceps, which has 1, 500 milligramsof cordyceps and no caffeine.
So I'm looking at gettingsort of a burst of energy to get to that next workout, but again getting more health benefits than just overall coffee andbeing able to have options with the way that I'mgonna get that energy.
If you're interested ingetting Four Sigmatic, I've arranged a deal with them that if you go tofoursigmatic.
com/triathlontaren, you can get 15% off ofany of their products.
And that is an affiliatelink so it does help us out.
If you just end up goingto foursigmatic.
com, not remembering that unique URL for us, you can enter triathlontarenas a coupon code, still get that 15% off.
But this is what I usefor my Bulletproof Coffee every single day for all those reasons.
Oh, and they've also got hotcocoa, which is delicious.
They've got Lion's Mane for mental acuity, they've got Chaga for immune function, all good stuff people.
So today, I am going to use the cordyceps, basically just because I'm running low on the straight-up mushroom coffee.
Top the rest of that up withwater, blend this sucker up.
(blender running) After I've made it the nightbefore, I put it in the fridge, (fridge door closing) and I've got to give ita shake the next morning, or if I'm making it in themorning, I still drink it cold.
I find that it tastes best cold, by far.
So I end up having that drink before just about every singleworkout that is under about an hour and a half, because I don't need a huge amount of carbs.
And there are a lot of benefits to this that science has shownand that I've found.
Personally, I've found thatI'm lighter, like weight-wise.
I also feel lighter for the workout because I don't have a bigmass of food in my stomach.
But I get a nice, sortof a kick of energy, but it's not a surge of energy.
Fair warning, what you're gonna find if you start taking this, is that it's gonna take youabout three to four weeks to get used to fueling offof fat as opposed to carbs because your body isgoing to want to use carbs as opposed to fat.
Takes little while the train that way.
Once you do end up gettingyour body trained that way, it's got a huge amount of benefits.
In addition to being lighter, you've also got lesschance of bonking in a race because your body all of asudden knows how to use fat and your fat stores duringthe middle of a race.
And it keeps your blood sugar low.
You don't have that big spike, which ends up resulting in a crash.
And that crash is what oftenresults in hunger pains throughout the day, causing people to overeat.
So there you go, thankyou to Four Sigmatic for its sponsoring this video.
As I mentioned before, if youwant to get some Four Sigmatic for your Bulletproof Coffee, go to foursigmatic.
com/triathlontaren or use triathlontaren as a coupon code.
And if you want to getthe entire free resource that I've put togetherfor how to lose weight with triathlon training, go to triathlontaren.
It's free, punch in your email address and you'll get a bunch of calculators, you'll get a bunch of tools and resources that are going to help youlearn how to exactly lose weight while not really feelinglike you're dieting so that you can keep that weight off, and turn triathlon and healthyliving into a lifestyle.
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