Whiz a little with a stick blender to break up the fruit a little to keep it a bit chunky, or if you would like it completely smooth, then use a food processor.
Pour in little containers for portion control or one large one to scoop out.
I’ve been enjoying frozen cherries towards the end of our summer and so one day just whipped up this combination to see what would happen. The addition of marmalade too was an accident, as I just wanted to finish off the jar. But it adds a delicious flavoursome tang and it’s become a fast favourite.
So I’ve been eating this Cherry High Protein Ice Cream for breakfast in our super hot weather. It’s just filling and delicious.
Here are the macro stats:
Divide the batch by 4 to get the appropriate serving size for a meal:
So this ice cream as all the correct macros to suit a meal. So if you are going to have this Cherry High Protein Ice Cream in addition to a meal, then be careful to have a smaller amount that fits your total macros. Otherwise weight will pile on, and that’s not what we are after.
She was trying to convince me that it was menopause causing the hair loss and had nothing to do with diet. “It’s all about hormones,” she said.
Yes menopause can cause hair loss, absolutely.
Double yes, it totally is about hormones.
But she is 100% incorrect to say that diet doesn’t play a part. Diet is a massive contributor to how your hormones function.
I am the perfect example, I changed from Keto which is an anti Thyroid Diet to a Pro Metabolic Thyroid Supporting Diet and my thinning hair grew back.
Let’s discuss just one aspect – feeding the Thyroid properly.
The Thyroid requires sufficient carbohydrates to function optimally. It controls the entire metabolic rate of your body and how efficiently you create and use energy.
Once you mess with this and don’t eat enough carbs, it slows your body down. This in turn slows down your body’s ability to remove excess estrogen, causing an estrogen dominance situation, leading to all kinds of issues.
Issues like this:
abnormal menstruation (heavy/painful periods),
anxiety & depression,
hormonal weight gain
Also once you are in an estrogen dominant state, this further negatively impacts how the thyroid works as well. So it becomes a vicious cycle.
All because you didn’t eat carbs or enough of them!
(There are good and not so good carbs to have, learn which are which in my FREE 7 day email course. Click here to get started.)
Then there’s progesterone. Your thyroid also stimulates progesterone production.
So we’re back at the start— no carbs, wrecking thyroid function and then progesterone stops too.
Following this pattern, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that testosterone also declines when thyroid function declines.
So this is just one tiny glimpse of it and if you’re so inclined, you can study it until you’re blue in the face.
Or you can just grab a copy of the ZEN Beach Diet and start living the life – enough of the right food, enough sun, enough of the right type of gentle exercise, enough rest and just enough of the good habits to let nature work it’s magic.
Note: For those still on the Keto, Carnivore, Low Carb train and say you don’t need to eat carbs, your body can make them from fat – it is true that they can be made. However when you are relying on this conversion for your entire fuel, it puts the body under stress, which it can’t keep up forever. I think I lasted 10 years on Keto because I didn’t exercise much. Those who do will fall apart much quicker.
I’ve been meaning to try the 4 cups of fruit and 1 tin sweetened condensed milk ice cream idea for a long time. I’m always looking for ways to utilise lots of fruit in yummy dishes for our pro metabolic diet. This is perfect with Summer coming on here in Australia.
If you’re new to a Pro Metabolic Diet, this page was created to point you to all the articles on this website to get you started.
What is a Pro Metabolic Diet & Lifestyle?
A Pro Metabolic Diet is one that provides easily digestible and bioavailable foods that your body needs for optimal cellular metabolism. This ensures your body has all the fuel and specific nutrients to function at optimal capacity, which increases your metabolic rate. Your body therefore efficiently burns fat while at rest. The cells efficiently create energy from the balanced diet we eat.
The feeling is high energy, amazing health with little effort required.
Your thyroid gland controls your metabolism and the thyroid needs sufficient carbohydrates to function properly. This is why so many of us, including me after 10 years on a Keto Diet, ended up with low body temperatures, feeling cold all the time, close to pre diabetes, putting weight on without eating any more. and metabolism grinding to nearly a halt!
We also follow a Pro Metabolic Lifestyle because certain activities can lower your metabolic rate. These activities include intense cardio, fasting, low calories, exercising on an empty stomach, and more. We need to learn better metabolism supporting habits. These activities include eating enough calories, developing muscle tone and getting out in the sunshine, which all enhance our metabolic rate.
What you may have been doing that messed you up in the first place
A link to the FREE 7 Day email course to learn more
How to join our Private Facebook Group to ask more questions
Get started reading on the Pro Metabolic Diet Beginners Guide here.
Most of what we’ve been told about diet and exercise is wrong. This is why we think we’re doing all the right things, but we keep putting on more weight!
This website has lots to read to get you started. If you’re in a hurry though to learn it all quickly, the ZEN Beach Diet is the book to grab. It’s under $10 and available for immediate download worldwide. The summary of a pro metabolic diet, 7 day meal plan, recipes and beautiful images to get you motivated is included. Click the image below to learn more.
In our private facebook group we were talking about how much fruit people buy in their weekly shop. It was prompted by me trying to organise myself better, to make sure I was sticking to my ZEN Beach Diet.
It’s one thing knowing WHAT to do and HOW to do it,
but actually DOING it is another thing entirely.
Some people are super focused on food prep and planning their meals and to be honest, I wish I was far more like that. But I’m not, so that’s why the basic outline of a meal in the ZEN Beach Diet is so helpful, because at least you easily know what each meal is supposed look like macro-wise.
When it comes to losing weight, making your diet plan simple to follow is one of the factors that makes it work!
The idea of making things as easy as possible is a major theme throughout Kristy Alford’s books based on her own experience of not being able to stick to things long term.
“I was three years into following a Ray Peat style diet and was loving the benefits,” author Kristy Alford said, “I’d written the ZEN Beach Diet and loved using the easy measuring system. But I started to get frustrated at the amount of fruit I’d have to cut up all the time and grating all the blooming carrots. I was staring in the fridge starving but didn’t want to cook elaborate meals!”
So in the effort to simplify things even further, the 3 Day Summer RESTART was written. It breaks the meal down into the bare essentials of getting the right macros. So it makes it super easy for those who work a lot, or are just busy all the time.
You cook once and have all meals done for 3 days. Then you sit back, relax and remove all stress around food entirely. It even includes a shopping list!
Here are some benefits others have found already:-
I feel really full but I’m losing weight, how is that possible?
It’s so refreshing not to have to think about what I’m eating for 3 days
I feel really satiated, like my nutrients are being met
Finally my body is happy
I found the Ray Peat diet confusing, this made it so much easier
My energy is so much more consistent throughout the day
I already have the ZEN Beach Diet and it’s a fantastic resource with lots of recipes but this just helped everything click for me in terms of weight loss
It feels like my meals are better balanced now, I would never have eaten this much protein at the start of the day before
I didn’t realise how much it was stressing me out having to constantly think of what to eat
A surprising benefit is that I’m more regular, is that the juice focus doing that?
More of what others had to say…
“I thought I was eating 1,800 calories before but I mustn’t have been as the weight is just dropping now.” – Rita A.
“I have officially lost 8 & 1/2 lbs in 3 weeks. This is not a small amount for me. I have been trying unsuccessfully to lose weight for about 6 years. After getting incredibly sick, my body just did not want to release the weight. Until now… This plan is working so well for me.
I have had two other folks in my health coaching group try it. One girl lost 8 lb in 2 weeks. And another girl lost 5 lb in the 3 days.
“I have a lot (50-60kg) of weight to lose and feel confident that your books will make the process much easier than in the past. My major downfall has always been planning which you have also made fool proof.
I was done with all the extreme diets like keto and vegan that cut out so much lovely food. Then there was the challenge of trying to get my family to eat the same way…it never lasted very long.
I just wanted to thank you again for putting so much of your time into your books to make this process easy and affordable for people like me.“ – Bunny G.
“I’m doing this 3 days of every week just to make life easier for myself. Also while I’m generally sticking to the 1,800 cal ZEN Beach Diet plan, for some reason it doesn’t seem to have the weight loss effect that this 3 day plan does for me. Not sure why but I love it!” Lindsay Z.
“Omg WOW!!!! Your books keep getting even more amazing!!! (If that’s even possible!) It’s so beautiful! I opened it while with my friend at work and she was blown away too by the gorgeous design and layout and photos, and we hadn’t even read any words yet…!! “ KD
“I’ve enjoyed the Summer RESTART recipes so much that that I’m making them every week! Also the HIIT workouts have been wonderful too.” Courtney G.
“Using her books has made it possible for me to lose weight for the first time in years! I’m down 12lbs since I started a few months ago and feel great! I also love eating the foods that are recommended, they are delicious!” Grace O.
“I’ve lost 9 lbs in 3 months. Have more energy, lots less pain/inflammation, sleeping better too.”Aleena S.
Get Started Today!
The 3 Day Summer Diet RESTART is only AU$9.95 (US$7.70 & GBP 6.60) and available for immediate download worldwide.
The Zen Beach Diet is a detailed guide of Kristy Alford’s experiences with the Dr Ray Peat style of eating.
After eating low carb/keto for 10 years, she realised it was no longer working. Weight was coming back on, she was feeling cold all the time and her hair started to fall out. Kristy sought further answers and found the work of Dr Ray Peat.
After researching, experimenting and eating this way for nearly four years now, Kristy has finally found her answers. It was about fine tuning the calorie level, balance of macros and types of food to maximise her health, metabolism and finally reach the weight loss goal she desired.
The book includes information, food guides, a how to build your own meal plan formula as well as a 7-day meal plan and new recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Kristy says, “Many of the resources on Ray’s way of eating give the general guidelines, but no-one tells you specifically WHAT to eat and HOW MUCH to eat. This is where the Zen Beach Diet book fills the gap.”
It’s a fantastic start point to get you going. Then as you learn more, you adjust what you’re doing to suit your own body better.
Beautifully photographed by her husband and professional photographer Adrian Alford, it features a stunning collection of beaches from around the world.
Enjoy the amazing view as you learn how to finally get your health and weight on track and into the Zen Beach vibe.
Priced at only AU$9.95 (US$6.65, £5.15), it’s a PDF file of 34 mb and is available for immediate download now.
“I love it! Such an easy concept to follow and the pictures are stunning. Feeling better already.” – Lindy Z.
“Easy plan, easy recipes. Love the way she incorporates fruit into everything.” – Rita A.
“Ray’s information and education is amazing but I could never find it all in just the one spot, so this book is amazing!”– E.D.
“Yep I have bought this recipe book and can safely say we are given fabulous recipes with lots to eat. I feel very well fed plus the gorgeous photography images are sunny and cheery!”– Lisa W.
“You are to be commended on putting the basics in one easy reference for sure! This isn’t easy to simplify at all! Very, very helpful” Marcine P.
“I am really enjoying the Zen Beach Diet. Great info in it and easy to understand.“ J.V.
“I’ve been trying to follow a pro-metabolic diet for years but it didn’t click until I started working with Kristy and reading her books – the Zen Beach Diet is SO simple and easy to understand and makes me feel like I can do this. With Kristy’s help, I’ve been able to get my temperatures back to where they should be and feel more energized. Thank you, Kristy!” – Rachel B.
“What a gorgeous book, it’s such a delight to read and use.The pictures are amazing, it’s beautifully written and easy to follow.I love all of Kristy Alford’s books and I think The Zen Beach Diet is her best book so far! Very inspiring! – K.D.
“I recently purchased the Zen Beach Diet book and Sweet Treats. Both of these books contain great recipes and break down the macro nutrients for each meal/snack. When I’m out of ideas for what to make, I pull out your books for easy meals and snacks that also hit my nutrient needs (especially protein!) I also recommend both books to my clients because you follows the principles I teach. Recipe development is NOT my favorite thing to do, which is why I am so grateful for the diligent, hard work you’ve put into these resources, Kristy. Thank you!”
“While I am pretty new to the Peaty way of eating, (about 2 months now,) I have all three of your Peaty books and am having great success with gradual changes and love your perspective of watching the fat and calories so I don’t blimp out!
So far, I have lost 10 pounds, feel so much less bloated and never felt like I was on a diet but rather quite satisfied. I can totally eat this way the rest of my life and my only hunger is to learn more about this way of eating.
Truly though it has been MOST helpful to ‘see’ the Ray Peat plan simply laid out in your Zen book with the information and daily food plan. Can’t say enough how much this has helped me and I always refer back to it.
After on and off again dieting and interests in nutrition, etc., since my teens, I can wholeheartedly say, I’ve finally found it…what really works to keep me healthy, balanced & happy.” – Jen H
“I also want to thank you for writing an excellent book. It really explains things well. I guess I didn’t realize one needed to eat that much fruit at a meal.
I think as simple as your food measurement method might sound, it is brilliant. It does make this way of eating easier. I don’t want to have to count my macros.” – J.F.