After long weekends spending time with my family, whether we go on hikes, spend the day at the beach, or go to my boys’ sporting events, we all need a way to recover and get ready for the work/school week ahead. One of my favorite ways to recover is by using Cryotherapy technology. Cryotherapy is the science of exposing the body to sub-zero temperatures of up to -140 degrees Celsius in order to stimulate multiple physical and mental health benefits.
By reducing the surface temperature of the skin to that degrees, it boosts blood circulation and reduces inflammation. The increase circulation of healthy nutrients int he body stimulates various health benefits. As you may know, on the Cruise Control diet, we are all about anti-inflammatory meals for meal 1 and meal 2 on my plan. So adding this to my regime every week just helps to bolster my body’s ability to reduce inflammation making me look better and feel better.
My favorite system to use is the Penguin by CRYO Science which is talked about in my newest book, “The Cruise Control Diet”, on page 225. Head to amazon.com to buy my book and read more about why I use cryotherapy.
The CRYO Penguin is a mobile device that offers the ability to localize treatment to an affected area, meaning it’s not a full body machine, but rather one that you can hold in your hand and apply to the areas that you need to reduce inflammation. After I workout legs I’ll use it on my legs, on arm and shoulder day I’ll use it in those areas, you can even give yourself a cryo facial to help reduce inflammation in the face and slow the effects aging has on your skin and body.
I wanted to issue a public apology to CRYO Science. In my new book we made a mistake in the reference section and inputted the wrong URL to find their product. This will be updated in the re-print of “The Cruise Control Diet”. Please know that the correct CRYO Science URL is posted on all digital media, blogs, social, etc. it is only incorrect in the book. You guys will love this product, I guarantee you so check them out if you are ready to de-inflame your body and look and feel like the best version of yourself! cryosc.com
Just like you guys, I have a serious sweet tooth! But obviously, I don’t recommend eating lots of chocolatey desserts or indulging in sugary drinks, since that will derail any healthy eating plan you’re on. I love my AM coffee fix, too — it’s an important ritual in my personal morning routine. But as we all know, too much caffeine isn’t great for you either, since it can make you jittery and keep you up at night. So…imagine my delight at discovering Crio Bru, an incredible alternative to coffee with a super-delicious surprise. It’s revolutionary, really – it’s roasted, ground and brewed just like coffee, but it’s not coffee. It’s cacao! What?! That’s right, you can literally drink chocolate and not feel guilty about it, because brewed cacao has the amazing flavor and aroma of pure, dark chocolate.
So with Crio Bru, you can happily keep your French
press or coffee maker out on the kitchen counter! It’s 100% ground cacao, so while it brews up just like coffee, you get
the benefits of cacao — a superfood revered by ancient cultures for its
energizing, restorative and healthful properties. Plus, you get the heavenly, enticing
fragrance of pure chocolate hanging
in the air. What could be better than that! You can totally crush those sweet, chocolate
cravings, and still keep your healthy eating habits on track.
What I really love about Crio Bru’s cacao beverage is that it has theobromine, which is a naturally occurring stimulant found in cacao that can be milder and more enjoyable than caffeine. Now, here comes the science! While these two compounds have similar effects, the main difference is that caffeine impacts the central nervous system (hence, jitters!), while theobromine mainly affects smooth muscle. Brewed cacao is virtually caffeine free (99.9%), so its little jolt of natural energy feels great, without all the side effects you may experience after that big cup o’ joe. Quite simply, as my friends at Crio Bru say, it’s a cup of wonderful!
There are all sorts of additional health benefits that make drinking Crio Bru a no-brainer. No surprise here, my favorite perk is that it can help you curb your appetite and lose weight! This amazing beverage is low in calories, fat and carbs. And another fun fact: cacao acts as a natural appetite suppressant that helps take the edge off your hunger. We can all use a little help keeping our cravings under control, am I right? It also helps boost your immune system, because cacao contains one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any food on the planet. We need those antioxidants to fight free radicals and keep our bodies strong — and this is a tasty way to get more of them.
There are tons
of “feel good” chemicals in cacao as well, that will help you feel more energized,
increase your focus, reduce stress, and even sleep better. From the “love drug”
chemical called phenylethylamine, to serotonin, which plays a major role in mood and emotional health,
to the chill-out effects of tryptophan,
to an endorphin called anadamide that our body produces after exercise — all these elements combined make Crio Bru even more enticing. And in terms
of purity, their products are made from 100%
pure, full, ground cacao beans, which is key to retaining more of its healthful
Also, because so many of you live with different food sensitivities, dietary restrictions, and other limitations, it’s comforting to know that Crio Bru can be enjoyed by the whole family because it’s:
AND safe for kids – which means I can share it with my boys!
And what’s cool is that just like coffee, there are so many different ways to enjoy Crio Bru. You can prepare it hot or iced, you can drink it “black” with nothing added, you can mix it with your favorite ground coffee to make a “mocha,” or experiment with your favorite sweetener and creamer. I have found that no matter how you experience Crio Bru, it’s pretty magical!
So what are you waiting for? Try Crio Bru for yourself and start enjoying the nourishing benefits of this delicious, chocolatey, brewed cacao drink! For all the pertinent information and details, check out Crio Bru’s website, and to keep up with everything going on in the world if Crio Bru, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.
The combination of Burn and Boost Zones will cause your body to gently and safely dip in and out of ketosis, which powerfully battles metabolic conditions including Alzheimer’s.
The Boost Zone being the 8 hour window that you eat each day and the Burn Zone being the 16 hours that you fast, or burn fat!
Dr. Andrew Weil said, “Inflammation is so powerfully destructive to the brain and body. It’s at the root of cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and cancer”.
To reduce inflammation, Weil recommends a diet that’s rich in vegetables, low amounts of animal protein, whole grains, less fruit, and olive oil as the main cooking oil. He added: “I also recommend anti- inflammatory spices such as ginger and turmeric, red wine and chocolate in moderation, and green tea.” This eating plan will provide you with more physical and mental energy than ever before. Your mind will regain clarity and focus. Plus, you’re going to feel more joyful, enthusiastic, confident, serene, and empowered. Oh, and you’ll reap the little ole bonus of living longer.
Scientific studies also show that caffeine defends against cognitive decline and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and it increases insulin sensitivity in healthy humans, which is extremely important to sustained weight loss.
Luckily if you are on the Cruise Control diet, and you are intermittent fasting, you can still drink coffee and even coffee with MCT oil, coconut oil, or grass-fed butter to satiate your hunger. Crazy that this can also help to defend against cognitive decline, go Cruise Control coffee!
I am so excited to announce that I have partnered with Yoyo Mats to create my very own Cruise Control yoga mat!
I am a huge advocate of using yoga as a form of fitness. It stretches your body, makes you set an intention for the day, allows you to forget about anything that’s not on the mat, gives you confidence, and is a good workout that allows you to get in tune with your body.
Aaron Thornton, my longtime friend and colleague, has made one of the most innovative yoga mats this world has seen.
You guys need a Cruise Control mat! Even if you don’t do yoga, it’s a perfect addition to your home if you need a space to do your Cruise Control workouts along with me at home. You can bring the “gym” or yoga studio to your home with style and the most advanced mat on the market. It is most definitely Cruise Control approved, haha!
If you’ve done yoga, you know how annoying it is to carry the mat to and from your home to the car to the yoga studio and back again. I roll it up and it rolls around in my car and then I have to re-roll it before i go into the studio and then after yoga I have to roll it all up once again to take it home. It’s a lot of rolling and re-rolling when I’m trying to be as zen as possible before, during, and after my practice.
Yoyo mats, has an incredible design that actually self roll. Can you believe it?! It will stay tightly rolled when you’re carrying it or leaving it in your car. It also will lay flat while you are practicing or doing your stretches or your Cruise Control moves, no curled up edges!
The Yoyo mat is made of an eco-friendly, skid-resistant top layer that provides superior grip even in wet and sweaty conditions.