How I use Coffee
When I wake up in the morning, I don’t stumble to the espresso machine (unless it’s Sunday and I’ve slept in – then I waltz to the espresso machine).
No, the first thing I do in the morning is make a cup of hot water with about a quarter of a fresh squeezed lemon, and some slivers of fresh ginger. This little concoction has amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that helps my trained muscles repair, and stimulates my digestive system.
Before a workout I do an Americano (espresso shots in hot water). I add some cinnamon for flavor (no need for cream and sugar), and for its ability to keep blood sugar stable.
My Favorite Coffee Beans
I use Bulletproof coffee beans to make my espresso or coffee – and while I don’t follow their famous process of adding the extras like butter or ghee into my coffee, Bulletproof beans are my exclusive go-to for brewing a cup, because I know the company holds itself to the highest standards of quality when it comes to sourcing and producing their products.
Bulletproof coffee is a guaranteed delicious way to start my mornings, and I invite you to let the benefits become a part of your morning routine, too!
Caffeine Pre-Workout is Awesome
A little caffeine in your system during a workout can really boost your fat burning and improve your energy.
Caffeine will also increase free-flowing fatty acids from your fat stores, allowing you to access fat instead of carbs or lean muscle for energy.
Using fat reserves for energy instead of stored glycogen is known as “glycogen sparing” and may delay muscle fatigue.
The longer your glycogen lasts, the longer your muscles can function.
It stimulates your central nervous system, increasing the signals sent to muscles which allows for stronger contractions.
Studies of marathon runners who consumed caffeine have shown its ability to release pain-reducing endorphins, as well as reducing mental fatigue. Yeah coffee!
A little goes a long way – don’t fall into the habit of using it all day as it is a diuretic and can cause dehydration and jitters!
Have a great day!!