Aug 262013

Guess how you fatten humans?

Guess how you fatten humans?

CreativeLIVE used to be just about photographers but this year branched out to include business, software, lifestyle and other topics in the live classes you can watch for free or (hopefully) purchase to watch at your leisure. Most of the classes go from 9am to 4pm with a 45 minute break for lunch. But what is great is that CreativeLIVE rebroadcasts the class shortly after 4 without breaks and then again around 10pm and, I assume again at 4am (never been up to check that one).

I have learned much from the photography classes and even purchased a few (my only reason for not buying more is that I cannot keep up with what I am learning for free). But adding business and other classes has made this online portal so much more interesting.



Besides learning how to better use my camera, Lightroom, and Photoshop, from some of the best photographers and teachers in the business, I have now taken classes about the Personal MBA with Josh Kaufman, Networking with Porter Gale, Duct Tape Marketing with John Jantsch, and more.

This week I am catching what I can of Fat Burning with Abel James of fame. I have listened to him on podcasts and have enjoyed what I have been able to catch during the day and when it is rebroadcast in the evening. He is summing up much of what I have learned these past 15 months when I gave up crap, cutting wheat, sugar, and processed foods from my diet with some interesting pointers and suggestions.

Here is the blurb about the course:

Are you ready to lose weight, burn fat, and live healthier? Join creativeLIVE instructor Abel James for a two-day workshop that will arm you to the tools you need to take control of your health — from dietary changes to healthy habits and everything in between.

Drawing on extensive personal wellness experience, Abel will guide you through his proven techniques for integrating good habits into your daily life. You’ll learn common misconceptions about obesity and fat burning, neo-paleolithic foods and cooking methods, workouts with real results, and accelerated fat-burning techniques.

You’ll come away from this course empowered to make positive changes to your fitness level, mindset, and way of life.

Hopefully you will get a chance to watch this class, but if not keep your eye on the CreativeLive Class Calendar and learn something new!

Jul 192013

Low Crap not Low Carb Because of the weight I have lost this past year, I have had a number of folk ask me ‘how’. I started out on a strict Atkins style diet (this post) that is best described as LCHF – Low Carb High Fat (yes, you can Google LCHF). It is similar to the old Atkins diet except that it does not have the ‘induction phase’ or maybe I should say it only has the induction phase.

I think the best way to describe my current diet is ‘Just Eat Real Food’ or JERF or as the image on the right says Low Crap. I have been able to cut most of the carbs out of my diet simply by avoiding industrial foods made in factories and instead eating, as much as possible, real honest-to-goodness foods.

My first step, though, was to redefine ‘diet’ to not include ‘temporary’. (Maybe the better word would be lifestyle or healthstyle but those sound too cute. I will stick with the word diet.) I am not dreaming of a day when I can go back to eating crap. By removing the crap calories from my diet, I can now stand in front of a tray of brownies and not have the least compunction to pick one up. The sugar craving, constant addiction to wheat & sweets is gone. I am a crap junkie who has kicked the habit.

PS. I have read a number of Paleo books and have listened to a couple of Paleo podcasts but I don’t follow a Paleo diet. I don’t know if it because the name is too cute or if it is because it seems to be a very subjective diet that has factions arguing for or against certain types of food based on their understanding of what cavemen might eat.

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