|And you know its skim milk!|
Thanks http://primalblissnutrition.com for the picture.
|Ignoring lack of labels on this chart from http://www.jmaxfitness.com/, you can see a large jump in growth hormone at 9 hours, followed by an increase in fat burning afterward. Sounds like a perfect time for a workout, especially if fat loss is your goal!|
For me lunch is what separates my workouts for the day (example: 4 miles in the morning, lunch, real workout in the evening). So what I eat for my midday meal becomes increasingly important as my training load increases.
I try to include three things in my lunch:
-Leaves for magnesium and vitamin K (baby field greens, red lettuce, spinach, etc. they're all leaves)
-Diary for the calcium and to boost the calorie count (heavy cream or cheese)
-Another source of antioxidants/vitamins/minerals, could be olive oil, curry, an avocado, whatever. If breakfast is skipped then these are the first micronutrients my body has recieved for over ten hours, sometimes more, so I need to get a full range of nutrients.
-1 gram of salt, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNV0GJcrqp4 I'll let Dr. Phinney explain why
My new at-work standard is a lettuce wrap with liverwurst, mustard, curry powder (first ingredient is turmeric -antioxidant/anti-inflammatory, second is fenugreek -helps maintain testosterone), and salami, on red lettuce. While its loaded with nitrates, which age you like nothing else quite does, it's an easy lunch with the benefits of both curry and liver, and plenty of salt. Add that to a decaf coffee from Cafe 13* with plenty of heavy cream and I got an amazing lunch!
*full review of Cafe 13, a wonderful keto-friendly cafe in Golden, Colorado soon