In the last two weeks, we have written about “Lose It! The Revolutionary Diet ” by Jillian Michaels and her daughter, Lauren. We have also reviewed “Head Strong” by Jillian Michaels, and “Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit” by Joe Wicks. Today, we are going to write about a third book called “Head Strong: The 2-Week Workout Plan to Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Get Stronger” by Jillian Michaels.
The 2-Week Head Strong Program by Dr. Alex Jamieson, Ph.D., is a comprehensive guide to overcoming anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem and body dysmorphia. It is designed to be read in two weeks (it would take you a lot longer to finish it if you were a slow reader), but can be used as a guide for any anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem or body dysmorphia issues you may be facing. The following list is a collection of excerpts from the book. Please note that the book may contain connections to other chapters, but this is not a comprehensive list.
It’s a difficult thing to observe, but our ability to handle life’s daily challenges seems to be key to our success. Not only do we want to be strong in the face of adversity, we also need to be strong in the face of temptation. While there are many books that offer us the tools to resist temptation, there are few that walk us through the process of how to make a change.
The Head Strong program is a two-week program that will help you improve your life.
Have you yet to join our keto book club? If you’re a regular reader of Head Strong magazine, you’re probably as enthusiastic about the Head Strong lifestyle as I am.
I was so ecstatic that I began implementing some of Dave Asprey’s recommendations from the beginning of the book, and what were the results? WOW! I’ve seen a significant improvement in a number of areas, and I haven’t even completed the whole Head Strong course!
We studied about foods that hinder brain growth, environmental pollutants, and certain foods and minerals that the brain need in the second half of Strong in the Head.
The book’s third section introduces the two-week Head Strong program that we’ve all been waiting for! These chapters are much more detailed, including bi-monthly lists of the foods we’ll be eating throughout the program. It’s really intriguing!
Do you need a more in-depth discussion of the reading assignment from last week? Read the second part’s findings here!
The use of food as brain fuel is just the beginning.
If you’re ready to start a Head Strong diet, here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll be eating:
- Bulletproof coffee and reinforced collagen in a liquid energy breakfast to increase ketones.
- Brain with a High Fat Content Breakfast will keep you focused and satiated throughout the day.
- Lunches high in polyphenols, such as lean steak, lamb, and matcha bowls (antioxidants that protect our gut and reduce inflammation).
- Dinners high in protein, with plenty of healthy fats and delectable side dishes! Consider wild fish, fatty beef tacos, and curry lamb.
In Chapter 11, we’ll learn how to optimize our energy levels and sleep quality so that we can not only eat, but also sleep and feel, with a clear mind!
Head Strong’s way of life revolves on technology, light, and movement, therefore these elements are a big part of the curriculum.
Here are some important points to remember from Strong Head Part 3 (chapters 10, 11, 12, and 13):
Even in the presence of carbs, Brain Octane Oil induces ketosis.
If you’re accustomed to consuming sugary or processed meals, you may experience a brief period of withdrawal when you stop eating them and replace them with healthy, whole foods.
Changes in your light exposure have a significant effect on your everyday functioning.
Avoid unwelcome light and make sure you are exposed to the appropriate quantity of light at the right time of day to improve your energy and sleep quality.
Two hours before sleep, dim the lights or switch off the majority of incandescent bulbs in the home, particularly all white LED and CFL lamps.
It’s critical to keep the room as dark as possible. With blackout curtains or simply stretched materials, block off all the light sources you can.
Turn off the alarm clock. It’s too bright if you can see it.
Blue light exposure for six and a half hours a day suppresses melatonin for three hours, which is twice as long as green light exposure.
Glasses that trick your brain into thinking it’s night help you sleep better by increasing the production of melatonin.
Focus on three components of your exercise plan during the next two weeks to optimize the effects of exercise to the brain with minimum effort: meaningful activity, high-intensity interval training, and resistance training.
Some supplements may boost efficiency considerably, while others can help mitochondria overcome particular obstacles that hinder them from generating maximal energy.
Caffeine blocks inflammation in the brain, which may assist to decrease cognitive decline and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Drink coffee prepared with a metal filter rather than a paper filter, as this increases the amount of polyphenols and ensures that the anti-inflammatory coffee oils remain in the coffee.
The usage of the chemical pyrroloquinoline quinone is one of the most intriguing new approaches for improving mitochondrial activity (PQQ). It has a significant impact on mitochondrial function and has the potential to stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis.
Try a far infrared sauna for improved light quality and severe cleansing effects. It has the ability to transform the water in your cells into EZ water, allowing your mitochondria to function more effectively.
Information entering the brain via the ears impacts the energy in the brain in the same way that information entering the brain through the eyes does.
I don’t know about you, but I’m eager to start the Head Strong 2-week program right now! If you haven’t had the opportunity to join our book club this month, I strongly encourage you to read this book and check out the Head Strong program!
Over the last three weeks, I’ve been implementing a number of techniques from Dave Asprey’s book, Head Strong, and it’s become clearer than ever that the ketogenic diet has had the most significant impact on me.
If your aim is to lose weight, gain energy, or just feel better, you’ll likely notice a big change in all of these areas, just as I did when I switched from tracking calories to counting carbohydrates.
Check out these remarkable keto success stories for additional evidence that the keto diet delivers extraordinary outcomes, including excellent mitochondrial function!
As Dave Asprey points out, the simplest and most effective method to take control of your brain is via your food.
Keep an eye out for additional information about Head Strong in the near future!
Head Strong is something I’m looking forward to reading.
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