Again thanks to Poh Hiang Tan for letting me drop in her paleo cooking class.
Khush Life Can Make Your Helper More Indispensable: Upcoming Paleo Cooking Classes for Hong Kong's Helpers
People in Hong Kong don't have much time. That's why the service industry is thriving and good helpers are always in demand. Unfortunately time is often so scarce that helpers don't get a proper intro phase and employers are in a hurry to explain their needs and preferences for example in a healthy diet.
Well if you are paleo and you never had the time to explain your helper why you're not eating bread and avoiding canola oil, you're in luck as Khush Life is rolling out paleo cooking classes for helpers. Khush Life is a company which has set out "to redefine clean and healthy eating without marginalising aesthetics and taste".
With a quota of max 12 participants, the classes will be small and intimate. Poh Tan, founder of Khush Life, will be conducting the classes herself. Partcipants will receive handout materials, taught how to shop smartly for paleo foods, learn how to read food labels, and spot the often conceiled bad stuff in food. The practical part consist of a cooking demo to teach paleo recipes which are easy to prepare.
I got in touch with Poh to find out more about her paleo background, her paleo cooking course and her company.
Tapping into my Filipino side to overcome procrastination. (Sorry, not viewable in the U.S)
This week we had two public holidays in Hong Kong. Therefore my blogging, vlogging and podcasting schedule got all scrambled. So for today just a short practice vlog video.
Have you noticed it, too? There has been a shift in the paleo approach.
Having been a regular reader of popular paleo websites like “The Paleo Solution”, “Chris Kresser”, “Mark’s Daily Apple” or “Paleo Leap” I’m getting the impression that over the years the paleo diet has gotten less dogmatic.
There has even been a new term coined: Paleo 2.0. It looks back to the past keeping in mind what worked for our species so far to see how to navigate the present and future. To paraphrase paleo leap the diet of a modern human should be rooted in history, ancient tradition, or thorough science, and endured the test of time while being aware that we can change and adapt to new Neolithic foods and even thrive on them.
One of my fellow paleo pack mates, Brock W., has given me the recipe for his deluxe bulletproof tea. Why did it take me so long to try it out? I wanted to wait until I got a new blender and then I just forgot. Boy, I almost missed out on this brain-boost-beverage. It's a surprisingly smooth and delish drink with some energy in it. If you need a pick-me-up but would like to avoid the sudden jittery onslaught of caffeine this is the brew to go.
Brock uses green tea which also has the benefit of containing theanine, an amino acid which increases your focus but also has a calming effect, stuff snipers would love.
I let Brock take over from here (all ingredients available on iHerb)
Almost 2 months ago I opted to take a 23andme DNA test to check if I had MTHFR mutations which affected how absorbed vitamin B. (Wrote a blog post about it http://www.packofpacks.com/paleo-blog...)
Now my test results came back and there is a lot of stuff you can to do to find out more about yourself, like your ancestry and how to optimize your training, nutrition, supplementation.
I ran it through these 3rd party providers. The basic tests are free and already reveal a lot:
Planning to get pregnant? A little knowledge about folic acid and MTHFR mutations could help you and your unborn baby.
MTHFR, what? Ok, what sounds like an abbreviation for a curse word is the abbreviation for an enzyme (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, now you know why the abbreviation is necessary.)
And why is this enzyme significant for women who want to get pregnant? I only stumbled over this because I was dipping my toes in how to prepare for mommyhood in a way.
What are the first things women do to prep for pregnancy? They stop their form of contraception e.g. pill , coil or injection, and start supplementing with vitamin B9, better known as folic acid or folate which is taken throughout the pregnancy. So that's where I am now but also I thought I could do a bit more to prep. I’m in my mid-thirties and I wanted get a proper blood test to see if anything else needed to be addressed.
Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
I made a video. It's a learning process and I come across as blinky and a bit stilted but what the fudge... it's a learning curve (a steep one) and I hope I'll get better with time.
This video is about crawls and locomotion. Stuff I love to do during my group training and it can even jack up the heart rate of ultra-endurance athletes.
Hope the video is not too clunky and promise I'll do better next time.