David and I made it safe and sound to Seattle on the 12th of February. My daughter, Sarah, picked us up and by the time we got to bed we were worn our from the long flight and all the time changes from one side of the country to the other.
It was so nice to see our granddaughters, Willow, Meadow and Brodie, when they got up for school the next morning. They are all in elementary school, 5th, 4th and 2nd. Of course they were having Valentine’s parties on the 14th.
We started off in Meadow’s 4th grade class. They had to make Valentine Boxes that had moving parts. Meadow made a giraffe with a moving tongue, neck and ears.
Ok so I am still trying to figure out all this Keto diet stuff. I came across something called Keto Masterclass with Robb Wolf. I figure I would take it and see if it helps. I thought I would let ya’ll know how it is going as I travel down my new road.
The first module is called The Foundation. The audio I listened to was interesting but a lot of it I knew like things that can affect your health. That stress is not good for you. I even knew that you should hang with like-minded people and your life is so much smoother. He talks about the 4 Keto Levers; Macro, Movement, Sleep and Stress. I know if I don’t get a good nights sleep that I have a bad day. If I use my CPAP then I do have to admit that I sleep a lot better. Besides David doesn’t have to listen to me rock the house. Macro is all this great junk food we have. He said that does something to our genes that cause them not to tell us when we are full. I can relate to that feeling. You know when you get up from dinner and are thinking what can I eat now. I don’t feel full, you say to yourself. He talked about epigenetics. From what I can gather you can change your genes. I don’t mean change you DNA. I kind of look at it like training a dog if you are training a dog with love he will behave well but it you are cruel to it the poor thing only knows how to act cruel. So if we only give our genes bad things they will not behave but if they are given good things your life will change. He showed a set of identical twins where one was a runner and one a weight lifter. Their body shapes were totally different because one burned more carbs than the other or one ate more protein or the different exercise they do. I guess this is why they say the Keto diet is a life change.
This something that was printed out to read. There is more too it but I just copied this part.
Epigenetics is the study of changes in your physical characteristics (your phenotypes) that are caused by how your cells read your genes. Your cell membranes are the regulators of your body, determining which molecules are allowed or not allowed into the cell. These molecules also have the ability to influence which characteristics are turned on or off.
Something I read the other day when I was researching Keto diet and breastfeeding for my daughter. It said that babies are born in Ketogenic which I found interesting. Anyway it says there is not a problem to be on the diet while pregnant and breastfeeding.
Well I will keep you posted as I travel down this road.