So, you want to be a Total Warrior. You want to kick high, climb high, fly high and do it all over again the very next day. Well, there are three requirements that get you into action and keep you in top form:
All three of these are fuel that get and keep our bodies in motion. There are other requirements for massive energy too – such as constant exercise and attitude, but I am going to be talking about what we need to get going and what we need to keep up with the energizer bunny. Just remember, a body in motion stays in motion – this means that if you stop anything that keeps you going, you are going to slow down.
Okay, let’s talk about diet and before I continue using a word that includes the word “die” in it, let me explain what a diet is: First of all, it is NOT and I repeat, it is not the process eating like a rabbit and trying to lose weight.
A Diet is simply what your intake is. You don’t go on a diet. Everyone is already on a diet. What is your diet? Some of us have a diet of pizza and Pepsi while others have a diet of oatmeal and orange juice.
I am going to introduce you to the energizer diet. No, I am not going to ask you to start eating batteries. The following program is your almost guaranteed source for creating an almost endless “battery” of energy out of your own body. Actually, it won’t be OUT of your own body, but more so, WITH your own body – and the proper intake of certain foods of course.
This is a diet for those who want unlimited energy. It is not going to make you smile if you are used to chewing a steak while swallowing a potato. Just think of it as your tool box for whenever you decide that you want any of the following in a short amount of time:
- More energy
- Reserve energy
- Weight loss
- Improved mental abilities
- Faster healing
- Longer life
- Better shape
- Positive moods
A person on this diet will lose weight, have massive amounts of energy and be stronger than ever before. Okay, so that is a lot of talk and really does little when just read as text. So forget anything I have to say as it doesn’t create your reality. What you experience is key – if it helps, let me know. If it doesn’t help, then you can still let me know – I believe in balance.
Prior to taking on what I call “the hyper hydro diet” I have followed a rather healthy eating strategy. Focusing mainly on the 75/25 rule. Which means I ate healthy 75% of the time and 25% of the time I’d sneak out for ice cream and snickers.
The biggest change I have noticed since being on this program is my sudden ability to just wake up with very little sleep. Now, with being what one might call a “Green Freak” (learn more later), I need even less hours of sleep. Not only am I an early bird with little effort, I also wake up 1-2 hours earlier (or sleep a few hours less) than the average person.
Waking up 2 hours earlier than normal each day will give you about one whole extra month each year. That can be as much as an extra 5 years in your lifetime.
Friends, family and students have always wondered how I could stay so energized for so long. And once again, I will say the same thing: – eat right, think right. It is all about attitude and apples.
Okay, I used to say, attitude and apples, but now it is think and green drink. Since apples aren’t quite as healthy as they used to be. Oh boy, now I have let the cat out of the bag. Although apples and other fruits are far better than cheeseburgers and freedom fries – they are not the optimum solution as I used to think they were.
All food that is digested in our bodies metabolizes down to an ash residue. This ash residue can be one of three things:
It is important to understand that cells of our body are bathed in an alkaline fluid. Over acidification of body fluids and tissues signals a state of imbalance, opening the door to sickness and disease. So to say this in English – ACID is bad. ALKALINE is good. Your goal is to become more alkalized (there is that battery talk again).
Through scientific research, it has been discovered that high sugar fruits and fruit juice, and even high sugar vegetables like carrots and beets, contribute to excess fermentation, which creates excess acidity in our body fluids. In other words it equals ACID. And remember, ACID is bad.
Foods that create an alkaline residue are:
- Vegetables – greens of all kinds
- Soaked and sprouted seeds
- Almonds (Not peanuts or Cashews)
- Grains (steel cut oatmeal is king)
- Low sugar fruits:
- Bell peppers
You simply need to do the following:
Make sure that 70-80 percent of each meal is alkalizing and focused on similar foods as listed above.
Make sure that no more than 20-30 percent is cooked or acidic.
But wait there’s more… of course there is. The above strategy is to help you develop a basic diet and understanding. If you are not convinced you need to learn what acid does to the body, you can do so by reading more about the subject. Just know that being alkalized is going to give you the energy needed to stay active. Obviously the opposite will happen if you are full of acid. You will need to read the books to learn more, but here is an example that made sense to me:
Your arteries are lined with cholesterol to protect the acid from burning through them. The more acid, the more your arteries need protection. Thus, when you remove the acid – you remove the need to clog your arteries. Acid burns through everything – your body isn’t having problems with just your arteries. It’s the acid.
Okay – two more basics I want to share with you and something you can jump on right away to get started. In one word: hydration. In two words: hydration and Green Drink. Okay Green Drink is two words, but I actually call them NinjaGreens.
Hydration: This alone should help you notice a significant difference in your energy level. Drink at least 3 liters of water and NinjaGreens per day (lemon / lime mixed in the water also helps to alkalize). Especially if you are cleansing and trying to rid yourself of excess acid.
Public health organizations recommend 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Each different fruit or vegetable provides different flavonoids, some of which may prevent cancer, most of which are antioxidants and some that can reduce unhealthy levels of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
If you want the health benefits of vegetables and fruits, a whole food supplement like NinjaGreens is more likely to provide a synergy of benefits. Although eating an individual vegetable or fruit by itself is healthy, you’d get more benefits by taking it with a combination of other potent vegetables and fruits, such as the combination found in NinjaGreens.
Organically grown NinjaGreens contains green vegetables, sprouted grains, grasses, fibrous herbs, anti-oxidants and MSM!
The NinjaGreens TM formula is a powerful Mega-Food. NinjaGreens is synergistically blended to enhance and preserve the radiating frequency of each ingredient. NinjaGreens is blood purifying and immune system enhancing.
NinjaGreens can balance your body’s pH levels while also adding proper amounts of proteins, minerals and vitamins necessary for cell regeneration. Each serving of 3 capsules has the nutrition value of about 5 servings of vegetables.
Benefits of Greens:
- Increased energy
- Natural weight loss
- Helps control hunger and cravings
- Neutralize acidity
- Aids in enhanced digestion
- Chlorophyll enriched
- Fiber enriched herbs and vegetables
- Provides increased mental clarity
- Oxygenates the cells
- A natural anti-aging formula
Vegetables green color are produced by chlorophyll. Its molecular structure and chemical components are similar to that of human blood. Blood’s hemoglobin is made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen organized around a single atom of iron. Chlorophyll is the same with the exception of the central atom, which is magnesium rather than iron. It’s only natural to get more greens into your diet. With NinjaGreens you do not need to rely too much on one food source to introduce a wide variety of fruits and veggies into your diet.
NinjaGreens give you the nutritional equivalent of 2 lbs of fresh vegetables! With a busy schedule it is hard to eat the proper amount of fruits and vegetables. Close to 90% of the population is unable to meet their daily requirements. With NinjaGreens you can ensure you are giving your body the nutrition it needs with whole organic foods. Whole food supplements are typically whole fruit and vegetables in dehydrated form and may help fill in the gaps on days when you don’t get your recommended number of servings. Which, for many of us, is most days.
Personally I also need (or want) something to snack on and crunch. Raw almonds do the trick – yummy. Soak them for about 6 hours in water for even more energy.
There are a number of rejuvenating recipes for eating to energize. Remember, the above concept is just the bare basics. There are so many other things that you can do to improve your energy with this system. Focusing on eating more alkalized foods will make a huge difference, but if you want to go the extra mile and fine tune your body – then Green Supplements (like wheatgrass) will be your super cape as you fly through the air.
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The video below shows one of the salads we often made on our College of Martial Science Live-In Martial arts training camp held near Yosemite National Park in California. Now this program has moved to Thailand but you can still train in Vegas or California at one of our 10 Day Intensive Level Camps.
by Rick Tew
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About the author:
Rick Tew is an internationally acclaimed Sensei or teacher in the martial arts and founder of CMS – College of Martial Science and NinjaGym. He runs Live-In Short and Long term Martial Arts Training and Adventure Camps in California and Thailand.
Utilizing the martial arts as a gateway to excellence, he created his personal development programs. His courses are for everyone who wants to integrate mind, body, and spirit to access his or her true potential.
Rick Tew’s Winjitsu, The Mental Martial Art System for Success, has helped his students to overcome their fear and become successful in what they love and passionate about.