The Ketogenic Diet Part III
Putting it all together
A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk with Laird more about his breakfast routine. As many of you may know, Laird Hamilton takes his morning workouts very seriously. A five-hour morning exercise routine is not uncommon. So what keeps him going throughout the first half of his day?
…The Ketogenic Diet
Laird begins his morning with breathing exercises, some of which learned from the modern day iceman, Wim Hof. His first serious beverage of the morning is a cup of his signature coffee brewed Laird style (lots of espresso) with generous amounts of TopFuel. After some exhaustive research and development, Laird and his LairdSuperfood team have created an amazing high fat superfood creamer comprised of red palm oil, coconut oil and grass-fed butter – dubbed TopFuel. He then moves on to his only food and consumes two raw eggs. That’s it! He then has ample energy to complete his morning work out. And believe me, his workout is no joke.
In the KetogenicDiet part II, we went over some of the science of this approach to eating. Laird’s morning routine is very ketogenic. Many of you have expressed interest in the ketogenic diet as a means for optimal performance as well as weight loss. Those applications have been explored in the documentary Cereal Killers. We’re not sure if this is a movement yet, but the established and ongoing science is very interesting. We would not be surprised if this is the next big diet (see ya later paleo!).
Since my last blog, there have been two new studies on this high fat diet. In fact, there are over two thousand scientific articles published to date on this topic. By comparison, “paleo diet” only yields 155 published articles.
In closing, here are some ketogenic meals to play around with:
1) Eggs and scallions stuffed inside avocado halves
2) Grilled salmon atop romaine lettuce with lemon and olive oil dressing
3) Omelets with feta cheese and spinach
4) Caprese salad with avocado and toasted pumpkin seeds
5) Greek salad with chicken, feta and lots of olives
6) Celery sticks with nut pate (walnuts blended with celery, soy sauce, onion and seasonings)
Products that may may Support a Ketogenic Diet
Laird Superfood Products