Rant and Tip for October 15, 2012
Quote: “It’s not trespassing to go beyond your boundaries” Dr. Mark Hillman
With today’s rant the quote from Dr. Mark Hillman comes to mind. “It’s not trespassing to go beyond your boundaries”. I am lucky enough to get to enjoy a cup of coffee and some quick wit banter with Dr. Hillman on a regular basis. He has a coffee mug with this quote on it. As I read this quote it struck me that we set our own boundaries and many times these boundaries are not broad enough. People who do not set boundaries at all may truly be the real heroes in our society. I will have to think about that statement some more. Let’s talk instead about those of us who set our boundaries. Sometimes we set boundaries for ourselves that restrict our true potential. We are afraid of the either failure and even more afraid of success. Do not be afraid to trespass beyond your own internal boundaries.
Let’s talk about Medium Chain Triglyceride oils. It digests in the body more like a carbohydrate. In fact, it is burned quicker than carbohydrates and has almost no tendency to be stored as body fat. MCT oil is used to sustain energy levels when lowering carbs or adding quality calories to your diet when trying to gain lean mass. MCTs are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil. MCT's are more easily and rapidly digested than other types of fats, as they require lower amounts of enzymes and bile acids for intestinal absorption. MCT's are metabolized very quickly in the liver and are reported to encourage an increase in energy expenditure, while decreasing fat storage. Numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT Oil for other fats in a healthy diet may therefore help to support healthy weight and body composition. It is very helpful in helping you maintain your energy levels when you are trying to get really lean. Some people even think it helps with Atkins Flu. Coconut oil is high in MCTs as well as other fats. I have read recently that 50% of the oil in coconut oil is a MCT oil. There are also MCT oils on the market you can buy. I tend to like and use Captri which is 100% MCT oil. It helps me lean out for a meet and maintain my energy levels. There are of course other brands and I am not endorsing Captri only. Just get a good one if you are interested in picking some up. Just read the nutritional label.
Have a great work out
Tip of the day:
Read your labels, take the time to learn how to read your nutritional labels. If you are eating a low carb diet be sure to take note of portion size and the dietary fiber and sugar alcohols in the item. Subtract out the DF and SA form the carbohydrate total and that is your net carb count. Be careful of those sugar alcohols they can be nasty on your digestive system.