Chicken: grilled, smoked or rotisserie
Gorgonzola blue cheese or any blue cheese
And Franks red hot (buffalo wing sauce)
As most of you know I got an awesome Bluetooth smoker
And I have been smoking 3 chickens a week for my diet.
12-14hrs. I just pour a little mustard bbq sauce on the skin and rub it in and boom let it cook and it’s done.
Pull all the meat off when it’s hot and it just falls off the bone!
Once you have your buckets of meat take some add the ingredients above:
Celery, buffalo wing sauce, and blue cheese and then toss in a closed container! Boom that’s it!
serve over cauliflower rice and Enjoy!
I was planning on doing a head to head comparison with Isobag. The Isojug has an ice pack.
However; I suspect that it adds a lot of weight (to the already 7lb Gallon) to one side of the jug making it off balance. Anyway; ISOjug declined to participate! I guess they were scared to go up against Gallon Gear!
I got my Gallon Gear!!
Gallon Gear sleeve
The neoprene cover is nice and thick! It looks to be strong and stitched really well!
It wasn’t the easiest to put the cover one initially, but I did get it on!
The key hook looks like it can be easily ripped off. I prefer putting it in the mesh pocket. The pocket is supposed to be for your wallet, but I don’t trust anyone enough to use it! It does keep my key tight and secure inside. I will think of another usage for the clip (possibly my gym tag!) that way I can easily scan in! If I decide to do it, I will take the card and a drill bit and drill the hole larger to easily clip it on.
The cellphone pocket in front or id holder is the best part! My phone always makes my Adidas pants fall down and in the summer I wear fight shorts that don’t have any pockets, except a small inside pocket for my money clip. I will try putting my cell in the clear holder or in the mesh pocket and see which one I prefer.
Overall I am really psyched as I don’t like carrying a gallon, but now it has a purpose.
What I am missing is a shoulder strap or some way to hook it on a cardio machine as a gallon will not fit in their cup holders. You might want to think about that for the Gallon Gear 2.0.
The designs are really cool! The American Flag is my favorite! But they also have camo, Black, pink and a bunch more! The more options you have to unleash your personality in the gym.
Another idea for Gallon Gear would be customization and branding! Charge extra to add a business name/logo, a school/university’s name/logo, a person’s name or person’s nickname! I would put Bad Company on mine as that’s my nickname!
I’m sure some gyms, schools and companies would love that option! The Butler Bulldogs (colors: blue and gold)
Especially, if you also let them pick the ink color. Like Bad Company in Gold on the American Flag, as most flags have gold trim.
Reusable Gallon container
First off it’s just under a gallon! So, be careful pouring in your gallon of water! You will spill and if you add things to your water like BCAAs, you will have to drink a little to make some room for the powder.
Tomorrow, I will be adding Rich Piana’s All Day You May! And All Day I Will! 💪🏼 😝
I love the black color bottle (there are multiple colors to choose from (black, blue, green, purple, red and pink) I feel the black might help me not pay attention to how much water is left and just drink it lol!
It may even help protect the BCAAs from sunlight (and spoiling) kind of like a dark colored beer bottle protects the beer.
If the full gallon isn’t for you, they also offer a half gallon size.
But I would stay away from that and just be hardcore! Lol
You should drink a gallon a day especially if you are working out! So if you choose the half gallon, somewhere along the line you will have to refill! So, where are you going to keep the half full gallon? Are you buying 2 – 1/2 Gallon reusable bottles and carrying both to work or one to work and leave one in your car? Will it freeze if left in the car? Do you leave it at home? Are you home early enough to finish the other half gallon before bed without having to wake up 20 times during the night to pee?
Too many unanswered questions! So man up and stick to the gallon!
Wait; maybe you have kids that want to mimic Dad or Mom? Especially, if they are active in sports! You can buy them the half gallon!
Your son has football practice. Mom: Here’s a half gallon with Gatorade, I put some money in an envelope in the mesh pocket in case you want to buy a snack. Your student id is in the clear window, so you know which one is yours! Have fun!
The Active test is coming tomorrow! Stay Tuned!
It’s 2:37 and it’s already half empty!
I’m heading to the gym at 3:15. I’ll be there about 3:35-3:45. I’ll have my preworkout (so no drinking from the gallon), but then I’ll sip a little during the mid part of my workout. The hard question is where to put it while doing cardio after I’m done with weights, so I can sip some every 5 mins during cardio workout.
Found a place for the gallon! **Update** December 26th 2017
The second day I’m using it and it’s already half empty! 3:02pm leaving for the gym in 13 mins!
I think it’s nice because it’s sitting there reminding me to drink and I don’t have to get up and go find water somewhere.
**Update** January 1st 2018
Happy new year!
Tomorrow I will be using Alkazone alkaline drops in the Gallon Gear! The directions say 3 drops per 8oz glass. There are 16 8oz glasses in a gallon therefore the Gallon needs 48 drops of Alkazone! The Alkazone review is on here also. Check out all men are created equal, but what about water? too.
I will also be using Rich Piana’s all day you may BCAA’s watermelon flavor.
Mango pineapple is on its way. Stay tuned for the update on here.
**Update** January 3rd 2018
I have seen 2 people at the gym carrying a Gallon Gear. A guy and a girl.
He loves his gallon gear and takes advantage of all the features: keychain, phone pocket and wallet pocket.
She also loves her pink Gallon Gear. It is always with her, but I haven’t spoken to her about it. She is an IFBB Pro Women’s Physique! Rocking the Gallon Gear!
Also, I did as I promised I bored the hole bigger and added the gym tag! Except I keep it the other side out so the barcode is ready for the scanner!
**Update** January 19th 2018
I learned a hard lesson at 5:30 am today! The original reusable gallons cap is 90% useless! I knocked over my bcaas in the dark and the cap popped off and 1/2 a gallon all over the floor! I hope my carpet isn’t stained! I definitely didn’t want to be on my knees scrubbing the floor at 530am! Great start to the day! Ugh!
At 8:53am I realized the Gallon was executed! As I wore another 1/8 of the container!
Good news! I am getting the new black more durable container and I was told the cap is also much better! Just by looking at it, the angles are much smoother and the plastic itself looks much softer like it will have some give to it.
I can’t wait! Thank you again Gallon Gear for being so awesome! What a great company! I strongly suggest doing Business with them!
3lbs ground turkey
2 red peppers (any color)
1 bag riced Cauliflower
Mushrooms (I used fresh baby Bella’s this time)
1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos
And I topped it with jalepeno pepper flakes
Pour olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan a little extra is ok!
Brown the meat and season it then drain offf the excess oil into the original container and throw out! Don’t clog your sink drain!
Then add the remaining ingredients and stir thouroughly!
Cover and cook on 5 for 10mins
Add the jalepeno flakes garnish
Remove from heat and allow to cool a little and then enjoy! It’s that easy!
**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!
CHIPSAREN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BEChips have always been delicious. No argument there. But the carb-loaded snacks have always been reserved for cheat days or impulsive munching… until now.With 21 grams of high-quality protein per bag, Quest Protein Chips are the ONLY chips you can enjoy at the gym, on-the-go, or as an anytime snack completely guilt-free.In fact, guilt has nothing to do with it. Every bold, mouthwatering flavor has only 5g total carbs and zero junk ingredients, so eat the whole bag!
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These chips are amazing!! They have 21g of protein! That’s ridiculous! What’s more ridiculous is they taste nothing like a protein bar! No chalky aftertaste! Now don’t go expecting a greasy potato chip! Because you can’t have your cake and eat it too! But you can have a satisfying Carb-like snack on a low carb diet that’s power packed with protein and low carb! But tastes like its a guilty pleasure! The BBQ chips are amazing! With the cheddar 2nd and the sea salt 3rd. I am not a big fan of potato chips! I need to dip them! The flavored chips don’t need any dip! The sea salt I had with P28 protein peanut butter!
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Fitness. Attitude. Lifestyle.
Generation Iron is a 2013 documentary film which follows the world’s leading bodybuilders as they train and compete for the coveted Mr. Olympia title. The film gives front row access to the lives of the top seven bodybuilders in the sport, including Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf. Mickey Rourke narrates the film, with appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Jay Cutler.
This movie is extremely well done!
For the most part the guys kept their egos out of the film and you got to see the real them! It was really nice!
Phil’s shoulders were rounder than Kai’s it was pretty close! Phil one by one point and I think it was shoulders!
Phil’s front double biceps was crazy too!
Branch is still my Favorite and I like Hidetada also he has amazing symmetry and is probably the most cut, he just needs more size.
They all rock! Best of the Best!
I would have like to see more training and more diet.
But It was very well done! Mickey Rourke did a great job commentating.
The part with Vic and his daughter was priceless!
To Kai, if that’s the truth; life is to short to be a lone wolf, dark horse! Surround yourself with people you care about, if you don’t have any find some!
Kai’s secret sauce lol : it’s a muscle meds commercial… 😭
The deleted scenes were great and shouldn’t have been cut out!
They have a lady they call Grandma (Sibil Peeters) the trainer from Hell. I would have liked to see her training Roelly! At her worst lol
There’s a one on one interview with Phil where he sets his ego aside and just be’s himself. Watch it!
This movie rocks and I can’t wait to watch it again this weekend!
I like Jim Stoppani keeping it real!
I also like the theme song by Mind the gap: Never gonna stop
Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant
773 Horseblock Road
Farmingville, NY 11738
6am to Midnight 7 Days a week!
You can’t beat those hours!
And free delivery!
Authentic Mediterranean and Turkish Cuisine. This place is beyond Amazing! It is truly one of my favorite places on the planet to eat!! The food is delicious!! I have been here many times and the service is friendly and very helpful especially if you aren’t Turkish or Muslim and not used to the food or the menu.
They feature Halal Meat:
Halal (Arabic: حلال ḥalāl, “lawful”) is a term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. The term is used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law (Sharia, الشريعة الإسلامية). The opposite of this word is haraam.
Basically the meat is hung and drained of all blood unlike western meat (American Meat)
In my honest opinion it makes the meat cleaner and taste better. But it also costs more due to the fact that it shrinks quite considerably.
My favorite (if you have been following my blog you know I love spicy food) is the Beyti Kebob (lamb)
I can’t explain it but it tastes amazing!! It usually comes with basmati rice and a loaf of homemade bread. I also tried chicken sauté which was good but not even close to Beyti Kebob! The Chicken Adana Kebab is also great but isn’t as flavorable as the lamb.
They also make an amazing sweet and spicy sauce called Ezme
They are also very accommodating with diet requirements. I ask for a side salad instead of rice.
For dessert they make a great baked rice pudding called Sutlac! It is different from any other I have tried. My mothers homemade Rice pudding is the best as it is creamy and smooth (milky) in texture. Indian Kheer is made with Basmati rice and is also milky and smooth and the long grain thin rice lets it slide down your throat easily but is laden with a lot of different spices making it Taste totally different. Sutlac is kind of like traditional American Rice pudding in that it is thick and hearty with the baked film on top, but that’s where the similarities end. The taste is totally different and amazing you have to try it if you are a fan of rice pudding as I am. I am actually training making my recovery from shoulder surgery and I can’t indulge and it hurts lol, but make sure you try it!!
The atmosphere is quaint, they also have Turkish import products with a few tables kind of like a pizza place. They have Turkish Tv (usually soccer or the news) but don’t let the lack of romantic atmosphere stop you!
If you like good food with large portions and insanely cheap prices (who doesn’t) you better not skip over this recommendation!!!
Go!! And remember don’t be afraid to ask questions the staff is extremely friendly! They don’t discriminate (remember I’m 100% Italian American)
P.S. I would have taken pics of the food, but it’s too damn good to waste time not eating it lol sorry!! Go!!!
PPS I went back again the next day 2 days in a row! This time I took pics and added them above. This food rocks I had to show you!
You can see just how fresh and homemade it is!
Especially the Ezme just look at the colors and the fresh veggies and spices.
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Mexican Tuna (even though I’m 100% Italian lol)
2-4 cans tuna
1 cup black beans,
1/2 cup red kidney beans,
1/2 cup corn,
1 cup sliced jalapeños,
1/4 cup diced green and/or red peppers,
couple diced scallions,
optional baby corn a few pieces
1/2 cup plain fat-free greek yogurt
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
This Recipe makes healthy and fun Tuna, why have the same boring tuna!
Also eliminate the mayo tradition.
Get plenty of vitamins and minerals from the added veggies and added protein and fiber from the beans
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OUTSTANDING FLAVOR, TEXTURE, FRAGRANCE & NUTRITION OF RAW
UNIQUE COCONUT VARIETY SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FROM SMALL ECOFARMS
CUTTING EDGE HEATLESS HIGH PRESSURE PROCESS FOR FOOD SAFETY
NOT FROM CONCENTRATE NOTHING ADDED OR TAKEN OUT
OF COURSE, 100% ORGANIC
LIKE ALL THINGS FRESH, REFRIGERATED
raw, unpasteurized cold pressed to release the water, never heated.
This is a pure, smooth, no pulp, coconut water, tastes just as if you cracked open the coconut yourself, but there is a lot more of it (they saved you from cracking open a few coconuts). If you like coconuts great! If you don’t… Drink it anyway! The positives outweigh the negatives! Power packed with nutrients, also said to have fat fighting properties.
Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst. The juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, and minerals to replenish hydration levels in the body.
Research studies suggest that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.
Coconut water has been generally offered to patients with diarrhea in many tropic regions to replace fluid loss from the gastrointestinal tract and reduce the need for intravenous therapy. The osmolarity of tender coconut water is slightly greater than that of WHO recommended ORS (Oral Rehydration Therapy) osmolarity. Presence of other biological constituents like amino acids, enzymes, minerals, and fatty acids may account for this higher osmolarity. However, unlike WHO-ORS, its water is very low in sodium and chlorides, but rich in sugars and amino acids. This well-balanced fluid composition with much needed calories would be an ideal drink than any other brand of soft drink beverages in dehydration conditions.
Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA polymerases etc. Altogether, these enzymes aid in digestion and metabolism.
Despite very light consistency, its water has much better composition of minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc than some of fruits like oranges. (Compare mineral composition of oranges).
Its water is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish.
Coconut water contains a very good amount of electrolyte potassium. 100 ml of water has 250 mg of potassium and 105 mg of sodium. Together, these electrolytes help replenish electrolytes deficiency in the body due to diarrhea (loose stools).
In addition, fresh coconut water has small amount of vitamin-C (ascorbic acid); provides about 2.4 mcg or 4% of RDA. Vitamin C is a water-soluble ant-oxidant.
See the table below for in depth analysis of nutrients:
Coconut water (Cocus nucifera), Fresh,
Nutrition Value per 100 g
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)
Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 19 Kcal 1%
Carbohydrates 3.71 g 3%
Protein 0.72 g 1.5%
Total Fat 0.20 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g 3%
Folates 3 µg 0.75%
Niacin 0.080 mg 0.5%
Pantothenic acid 0.043 mg <1%
Pyridoxine 0.032 mg 2.5%
Riboflavin 0.057 mg 4%
Thiamin 0.030 mg 2.5%
Vitamin C 2.4 mg 4%
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin E 0 mg 0%
Vitamin K 0 mcg 0%
Sodium 105 mg 7%
Potassium 250 mg 5%
Calcium 24 mg 2.4%
Copper 40 mcg 4.5%
Iron 0.29 mg 3.5%
Magnesium 25 mg 6%
Manganese 0.142 mg %
Zinc 0.10 mg 1%
Auxin (Gibberlin) Present —
Carotene, beta 0 µg —
Cytokines Present —
Lutein-zeaxanthin 0 µg —
Leucoanthocyanin Present —
suggested retail price of $2.49 per 8 oz. bottle. Makes it an affordable supplement (actually per vitamin content it is probably the cheapest supplement out there) just stop by GNC and look at the going prices for the comparable vitamins and this is 100% natural!
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Do our gut bacteria ‘control’ our desire to eat too much? Does that mean a cure for obesity is around the corner?
Do our gut bacteria ‘control’ our desire to eat too much?
By Rob Waugh
Last updated at 2:04 PM on 27th October 2011
Gut bacteria could ‘control’ our urge to eat too much – and even make us anxious until we give in and have a snack, says a University of Colorado bacteria expert.
Obese people have different bacteria in their guts than others. Those they have consume more energy – and may prompt their ‘hosts’ to do the same.
‘They’re not any better at extracting energy from the food. They’re just hungrier apparently,’ said Rob Knight of the University of Colorado.
‘There are more microbial cells in your body than there are brain cells. They may be outvoting you when it comes time to order at the restaurant.
‘What has been observed in humans with regard to obesity is that there seems to be a difference in the number of kinds of bacteria in the gut. That number is much lower in obese people than in healthy people.’
Knight is researching bacteria and their impact on human disorders such as obesity.
He uses specialist computer software to analyse large populations of bacteria, such as those found in the human stomach.
With his team, he has produced a bacterial ‘atlas’ of the human body, and has found that the type of microbes we carry around doesn’t just vary in the stomach, but all over.
Knight claims that the study of the bacteria inside human bodies could be as profitable an area of research as stem cells.
‘In terms of potential for human health, I would place it with stem cells as one of the two most promising areas of research at the moment,’ Knight told Discovery News. ‘We’re seeing an unprecedented rate of discovery. Everywhere we look, microbes seem to be involved.’
The stomach, despite being one of the harshest biological environments known, is nevertheless home to around 128 types of bacteria, with populations in the billions.
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