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Eat This - Stay Young

Updated: Aug 23, 2022

The "Pause" Blog

"My purpose in life is to learn how to make my "Third Act" of life AWESOME."

"My God-given purpose is to share what I have learned with others."

I call the system I have developed to be slender and energetic during our "Third Act" of life, The HOPE Protocol. I should have called it The HOPE Rope because it has four strands that need to be intertwined. The HOPE Rope is what we will use to pull ourselves out of The Hormone Abyss. Because...

"We are nothing more than a reflection of our hormones."


  • Hormone Optimization

  • Organic Sustenance

  • Purification Protocols

  • Enlightenment Coaching

Today's Hack is from The Organic Strand.



"Doc, I understand that for me, at my age, being hormonally challenged, that The Protable Menu will bottom-out my insulin and top-out my glucagon, and that would switch me from a constant fat-storing state into a fat burning state. What food group is the most important when I'm playing the insulin-glucagon seesaw game?"

I promise you that you can be slender no matter your age or hormonal status by eating The Protable Menu.

When I was young, my father would buy me plastic model plane kits. Dad was a pilot in the Korean war, so that explains why he consistently bought me plane kits instead of car kits. When I completed one of these kits, I would put them on my dresser. The planes sat up there on display, and I would be filled with pride. If you don't have any knowledge of plastic model kits, they were like puzzles you had to glue together. There would be dozens of pieces that went into one plane.

When it comes to building your ideal body, just like when I was building model planes, the key is to have all the right parts. Can you imagine what my plane would look like if it was missing a part?

"The body is made up of proteins, and proteins are made up of amino acids and these are the building blocks of your ideal body."

One of the primary barriers to us achieving our ideal body, especially when we are in our "Third Acts" of life, is that we do not eat enough protein.

In my experience, forty-two years worth of practicing health optimization, I have found that we become frustrated and depressed when we cannot achieve our "happy" weight.

When we become overweight or over-waisted as we age, we lose our self-confidence and begin to isolate ourselves.

If you came and asked me to give you one piece of advice about what foods you should eat while in your "Third Act" of life to lose weight and feel great, after helping thousands of women and men become happier with their bodies and health, without a doubt, I would say eat more protein.

Here are my rules for protein:

  • Eat Clean Animal Proteins (wild-caught, grass-fed, pasture-raised, organic)

  • Eat a palm-sized piece of protein with each meal. (whenever you are hungry)

  • Animal Protein is the only food group that stimulates the release of glucagon.

  • Eat at least 90 grams of protein every day.

  • If you can't get 90 grams of protein daily, it would be a good idea to supplement with Branch Chain Amino Acids.

  • If you must snack, snack on protein

EAT CLEAN ANIMAL PROTEINS Conventional aminal proteins, those raised in industrial settings where the animals are kept in areas where they can't move, where they are fed genetically modified corn, filled with hormones (estradiol) to make them fat, and filled with antibodies to keep their infections from festering are not clean proteins.

"Make it a practice to eat grass-fed, pasture-raised, wild-caught, organic animal proteins whenever possible."

I want to be transparent, at the beginning of the program, you will be able to lose weight with conventional industrialized animal proteins, but as you become healthier and cleaner, your body will respond adversely to these proteins that are filled with hormones and antibiotics, and a multitude of other medicines and toxins. Once you are clean, when these toxic proteins enter your body, they will alarm your immune system causing an inflammatory response. Acute inflammation will cause bloating and illness.

EAT PALM-SIZED SERVINGS OF ANIMAL PROTEINS If you overeat protein in one setting, you risk spiking your blood sugar. Certain amino acids, when eaten in excess, can turn into sugar. If this happens, your blood sugar will spike, and insulin will be released. Once you are in the "Third Act" of your life the only menu that works, if you are hormonally challenged, is a menu that does not spike blood sugar. Remember, to lose fat, especially belly fat, you must bottom out insulin and top out glucagon.

"If you eat too much protein in one meal, you take the risk of spiking blood sugar."

PROTEIN AND GLUCAGON Animal proteins are the only food group shown to increase glucagon. Recall that when your insulin spikes, you are placed in a fat-storing state. When glucagon spikes, you are placed in a fat-releasing state. The only way we have found to switch you from a fat-storing state to a fat-burning state is to bottom out insulin and top out glucagon by eating animal proteins.

"Animal Protein is the only food group that increases the release of glucagon."

PROTEIN AND MUSCLES Protein makes muscle. Proteins are the building blocks to every part of your body but as you enter your "Third Act" of life, your muscle becomes crucial to maintaining a healthy life.

  • The more muscle you have the higher your metabolism will be.

  • The more muscle you have the stronger you will be.

  • The less muscle you have the frailer you will be.

Frailty and old age go together. To be young as you age, you must maintain strength or even gain more strength. Research has found that we need NINETY grams of protein per day after the age of fifty to maintain muscle. Don't let this confuse you. The average chicken breast weighs 174 grams. But...there is only about 40 grams of protein in that chicken breast.

"The best anti-aging tool I have found is maintaining and gaining muscle."

THE PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT I have found that as women age, their appetite decreases. The loss of muscle has a lot to do with this because increased muscle increases metabolism and the decrease of muscle decreases metabolism. If you find it difficult to eat enough animal protein, no need to be alarmed.

There are nine essential amino acids. Remember, proteins are the building blocks of your muscles but amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Essential means that you must consume (eat) these amino acids because your body cannot make them.

Science has found that of these nine there are three that are a must to make muscle. These amino acids are called branch chained amino acids or BCAAs for short.

If you cannot eat enough animal protein to get the required 90 grams of protein then you can supplement with BCAAs. Below is an Amazon link to the BCAA supplement we take.

SNACKING Americans love to snack. I believe snacking is why so many Americans are overweight. Most snacks are blood sugar spikers. If you are going to snack, snack on protein. Animal proteins eaten in moderate quantities will not spike your blood sugar.

If I am traveling, I make sure to take grass-fed beef sticks with me. Here is an Amazon link to my favorite beef sticks.

"From my experience, plant proteins do not work very well and quinoa has the most BCAAs but you would have to eat several servings of quinoa to obtain the required amount of BCAAs."

if you eat three meals a day, a palm-sized serving of protein will generally supply you with 30 grams of protein. Thirty grams is the magic number because that is the amount it will take to supply you with the right amount of lutein, the BCAA that makes muscle.


By consuming clean animal proteins, you will be stronger, slimmer, and live a longer high-quality life.

If you suffer from weight gain, weight loss resistance, sleep disorders, hormonal induced anxiety, hormonal induced depression, loss of interest in being intimate, and loss of motivation to be social, talk to me.

I am retired. This is not my job. This is my passion. I am here to guide you out of the hormone abyss.

According to research to transform yourself into the "YOU," you desire while in your "Third Act" of life, you will need

  • Supervised Accountability

  • Hormone Balancing Knowledge

  • Customization of the program for your body

  • The motivation to not give up

Schedule a FREE consultation to discover everything you will need to do to eliminate the symptoms of being a hormonally challenged woman.

Why should you? Because your grandchildren want you to dance at their weddings. Research has shown you live as long as your waist is small. Achieve a smaller waist and your chance of dancing at their weddings is greatly increased.

ORGANIC STRAND QUOTE “Eating more (but not excessive) protein will increase your levels of the hormone glucagon, which enables your body to maintain constant blood sugar levels for mental energy. You will feel more refreshed in the morning and more energized throughout the day.”

-Barry Sears, Ph.D. is an American biochemist and author best known for creating and promoting the Zone Diet ORGANIC STRAND SUCCESS STORY

This is our past client Lisa. Eating protein transformed her body.

"You are nothing more than a reflection of your hormones."

Schedule a FREE consultation to discover everything you will need to do to eliminate the symptoms of being a hormonally challenged woman.

During this conversation, I will teach you all four components of The HOPE Protocol in detail, and I will also explain to you what you will need to do to guarantee that you achieve the dress size you desire to look ravishing in a short few months.


If you suffer from...

  • Weight Gain

  • Weight Loss Resistance

  • Sleeping Disorders

  • Hormonal Induced Anxiety

  • Hormonal Induced Depression

  • Loss of Interest in Being Intimate

  • Loss of Motivation to be Social

If you wait and waste time thinking there is a magic pill, menopause will cause you to drop further into the abyss. The next set of symptoms that occur are:

  • Marked Loss of Energy

  • Goldilock's Syndrome (It has to be just the right temperature, or you're miserable)

  • Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

  • Loss of Hair

  • Aged Skin

  • Laziness

If you continue to waste time googling menopause remedies, menopause will cause you to drop to the bottom of the abyss. At the bottom of the abyss, the next set of symptoms that occur are:

  • Inability to Wake Alert

  • Body Aches and Pains Upon Arising

  • Irritability, Aggravation, and Anger about things that should not make you Irritable, Aggravated, or Angry.

  • Brain Fog

  • Forgetfulness

if you know that you need the accountability, knowledge, customization, and motivation to achieve your ideal body, talk to us about our coaching program. Our coaching program provides:

  • Daily Statistical Texting that provides supervised accountability.

  • Our week-to-week instructional course on how to optimize your hormones and weight.

  • 24/7 access to me via texting for solutions to any challenges you face during the day.

  • You will receive motivational phone calls from me when you feel like giving up.

Schedule a FREE consultation to discover everything you will need to do to eliminate the symptoms of being a hormonally challenged woman.


This is a picture of Vicky taking our youngest child back to college. We have an empty nest again. This makes Mom cry. Dad is going to enjoy being selfish and having Vicky all to myself again.



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