AE 419: High Fat Breakfasts & Minimalism

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Learn Australian English in this episode of the Aussie English where I take you through my daily routine of eating a high fat breakfast, set up my work station, and my interest in minimalism.



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AE 419: High-fat Breakfasts & Minimalism

Morning, guys! (I) thought I would show you or give you a little window into what I do for breakfast. So, I guess, first and foremost, I wake up in the morning and I use this little puppy, this is a coffee machine, an espresso machine, to make myself a view for coffee using all the espresso gear here. I’m a bit of a coffee snob you could say.

And then, beyond that, when I start having food in the morning, I really like to have low carb, high fat foods. So, at the moment, what I’ve got here is I’ve got some cauliflower and some carrot that I’ve grated up. So, grated this up using a greater. I use this to make it very fine sort of like a little rice, a little bit of rice. Really small pieces. They’re easy to cook. Very quick to cook. I fry that up here. And here, I have some bacon, and I’ve cooked that in coconut oil. (I) absolutely love coconut oil. So, many uses for that stuff. So, I thought I would give you a little look. I also like to use Himalayan salt. This is pink salt from the Himalayas. It’s got a lot of minerals in it. A lot of, you know, good natural stuff in it for you as opposed to just using iodine salt. The standard white stuff. And then, I guess, on top of that I put cheese. I put some cheese on top of that too.

So, I have to remember too, not to put sauce on, because yesterday, I put some of this sauce on it thinking, “Oh, yeah, it’s not that bad”, but in the mornings, I want to have high fat, high protein, lots of veggies, but really low carbs. I don’t want to have many, many carbs. So, things like rice and red, sugars, and sauces like this. When I turned it around and realised what I’d done, it’s actually almost 60 % sugar. 57 grams of sugar for every hundred grams of sauce. I’m an idiot. That was a massive face palm.

So, why do I do this? I guess, I should tell you. The point of having high fat, high protein in the morning is that your glucose levels have dropped overnight, which is your sugars, the carbs that cause glucose to go up in your blood. Your brain obviously uses this for energy. But your brain can use fat for energy as well. These are called ketones. Okay. And if you have fat and glucose at the same time, your body will choose to use glucose over the fat, your insulin levels will rise as a result of the glucose in order for your body to be able to use that glucose, and insulin, when insulin is high, it causes your body to store any fat that you’ve consumed as fat on your body. Okay. And so, that is why having a high fat meal is really good as long as the carbs are low so that the insulin doesn’t go up and cause you to store that fat, because now, with my high fat breakfast, there’s no carbs, there’s no glucose, there’s nothing else for my body to use except for the fat in this meal. So, I thought I would give you a bit of an insight there, guys, tell you a little bit about what I do for my meals in the morning.

I normally have high fat, high protein. I normally fast. So, I’ll wait until about 11 or 12, then I’ll eat breakfast at 11 or 12, and then maybe at four I’ll have some snacks. You know, I might have some nuts, some berries. I might have a little bit of dark chocolate. And then, after that, in the evening, is when I will have things like bread. Okay. That’s when I’ll have high carb, low fat. So, I switch it over, because then in the evening my glucose will go up, my insulin will go up, and I don’t want to have high fat, because the fat will be stored on my body. So, there you go, guys. A little bit about my diet and how my meals are organised during the day, and obviously, I have a lot of coffee during the day as well. You know, normally two or three of those.


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(Have) you guys come to steal my food. You guys going to hold me up, (and) take my food, huh? (A) little bit hot. That’s what I’m talking about, guys. That is what I’m talking about. Who doesn’t like cheese?

I should probably show you, guys, the set up currently, and I’ll tell you my little secret addiction right now. So, okay, I’m having my little lunch here and you can see that, as is usual with me, everything is very well organised. I have put everything in its proper place. That’s a total lie. I’ve just put everything on the table here, but this is where I am set up. This is my workstation at the moment, where I work.

So, I’ve got the lunch here, got a Pepsi Max, as usual, my computer here, and my little addiction, at the moment, I don’t know if you can see this, I’ll see if I can show you, are these tiny houses videos, where people get little tours of these tiny houses. So, I’m really getting into that at the moment, and I think Quel’s starting to get sick of it, but I have a real, real interest in these people who change their lives up, they sell what they have, they’re really minimalistic. They don’t have a lot of possessions, and they buy incredibly small houses. Usually, they’ll actually make these houses themselves.

So, I’m really starting to get into this minimalism stuff and cherishing the few things that you have and making the most of a lot less. Okay. So, I’d love to know what you guys think about that sort of movement in today’s culture, right? It seems like a lot of people are starting to get over, they’re starting to lose interest in, having a lot of stuff and having a lot of things. People are starting to push back against this and sell everything they have, or at least all of the excess stuff that they have, and start cherishing a lot fewer things, you know, a lot fewer things.

So, yeah, I thought I would give you a little tour here. This is my daily office, right? I kind of chill out here. I have my food and my drink. Sometimes I sit on the couch here and put my computer on this chair. (I’m) staying here whilst my friends are away, and I am taking care of their dogs who tend to do this sort of funny stuff. This is Jack right here. He’s the one who was sitting with me the other day in the podcast. He seems to love pushing these cushions… he pushes the cushions off the couch and then puts his head under the cushions whilst sitting in front of the light here coming through directly into his eyes. So, he is a very funny and quirky dog. And the other dog that I have here is Elly, and she is a lot more calm, chilled out, and relaxed. She just chills out under my workbench here all day as I am working away.

So, there you go, guys. This is sort of a little window into my daily life. I hope you like this video. Let me know again what you think down below in a comment and I’ll try and make more like these in the future if you enjoy them. So, peace out, guys.


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