Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday, Friday, Friday - Freeday

Since Friday is the Free day for some many of us "4 hours body" fans, I wanted to make sure that everyone knew the "rules" of a good Free day.

1. Why a Free day? Paradoxically, dramatically spiking caloric intake in this way once per week increases fat-loss by ensuring that your metabolic rate (thyroid function and conversion of T4 to T3, etc.) doesn't downshift from extended caloric restriction.
That's right: eating pure crap can help you lose fat. Welcome to Utopia. There are no limits or boundaries during this day of gluttonous enjoyment. There is absolutely no calorie counting on this diet, on this day or any other.
Start the diet at least five days before your designated cheat day. If you choose Saturday, for

2. What should I eat on my Free day? For me, I think of all of the things that during the week, I wanted, but couldn't have because I was sticking to the "Slow Carb" rules. For example: pizza, chocolate milk, burgers, etc. The goal is to satisfy a physical need for your body to upshift back up from the earlier caloric restriction, and your psycological need to enjoy life.

3. Should I work out on my Free day? Yes, but only briefly before the main meal of your day. For example, if you are going to hit a buffet or something huge, do a 4 minute bout of Tabata . Tabata is a great way for your body to rev up and actually digest the food you are about to eat.

Now onto another topic that is near and dear to so many of you when the weekend comes.

So many of us at the Crowley Box have not been drinking beer at all because of the negative effects of the wheat and barley.

Why is Wheat bad - Wheat contains a protein called gluten that promotes inflammation in the body and also causes the gut to become leaky - the gluten increases a chemical called Zonulin, which opens the gaps between cells in the lining of the GI tract...the more wheat a person eats, the more leaky their gut gets.

Leaky gut predisposes to the development of all sorts of other problems (bacterial imbalance, yeast overgrowth, food allergies, etc.) and it can deplete the immune system and lead to the development of other autoimmune diseases, etc

So, bottom line, Wheat in moderation (on Free days) is okay. However in general, many Doctors are suggesting that a Gluten free lifestyle is a reasonable way to live. However, don't think that just because you are going gluten free, you will lose weight. Gluten free bread and other products are still very heavy in calories and are still not on the approved list for Paleo or 4 hr body.

If you are a beer drinker and like to have a few several times a week, but feel the belly ache, gassiness, and hangover feeling from only a few beers, you might want to switch to a gluten free beer.

So I made the very difficult effort for you guys and tried a new Gluten Free beer
The first one that I tried is called Redbridge
 Mass produced by Anheuser-Busch. It is a great alternative to normal beer and in theory, would do away with those small allergic reactions that most people have because of the wheat and barley (throat itchiness, headaches, bloating)

However, you have to be careful because I found that this gluten free beer is actually not paleo and 4 hour body friendly because it has "Corn Syrup" in it :(

Oh well, on to the next beer that I will review tonight.

St Peter's Sorgham Beer

St Peter's Sorgham Beer is made from American Amarillo hops and sorghum, that’s it. No rice extract, no barley, no corn syrup like many of the other gluten-free beers squeeze in. It’s brewed in the UK by a small brewery.
Aroma: It smells  faintly sweet.  The smell reminds me of an Arnold Palmer, half sweet tea, half lemonade.
Taste: Its stern and hoppy taste is quite reminiscent of a German pilsner.  The carbonation is slight with small bubbles that give it a clean and crisp feeling. There is an aftertaste of bitter orange and grass that I find pleasant. This in not an everyday beer, nor should it be.

Pairing: This is the kind of beer that goes great with meats. Think along the lines of a hearty steak or fatty salmon since this brew's bitterness really brings out the flavor of meats.

Price: At $6 a bottle, you are paying for not only the beer but the fancy bottle and the fact that you are drinking something British. Pip pip, good sir!

Availability: Hard to find. I have only seen it at Central Market in Fort Worth.

1 comment:

Dallas said...

wasn't bad but should have had something with it. Not a beer to drink solo, needs a good hearty meal.