August 3, 2023
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup!
In this weekly post, I share with you my most interesting discoveries of the week, including the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with opportunities to learn, giveaways, discounts, and more!
Luxury, Organic Meal Delivery Serice Unlike Any I've Ever Tried
You probably know I'm big on crafting my own meals and even sourcing my own ingredients.
After all, I did write a cookbook once (and soon, again). But that's not to say I'm entirely opposed to meal delivery services—at least, in theory.
Unfortunately, though, many standard meal delivery services claim to give you “healthy meals” that in fact uses rather low-quality ingredients such as vegetable oils, high amounts of sodium and preservatives and artificial sweeteners. Other services might check off all the boxes for containing the ingredients you want, but fall short in quality and taste, making it a waste of your money in my opinion.
And then the problem is that most of this stuff tastes like cardboard. Personally, I don't want to have to choose between quality and taste, and I want a done-for-you meal delivery that I can feel good about when it comes to what I'm putting into my body.
After trying it for a solid week to “vet” a luxury, high-end meal delivery service that I could recommend to my VIP clients who don't want a private chef but do want a private chef-esque experience, I must say that Methodology is by far the most *truly* health-conscious of them all.
Not only are these meals portion-controlled and can easily be prepared in five minutes flat or less, but they're also fresh and fully cooked, containing high-quality protein that's perfect for when you might not have time to cook a whole meal but still want premium quality…
…which can be hard to come by in an era of desiring instant gratification mixed with overly processed junk.
Methodology is also the only food delivery clinically validated by a leading university regarded as the “gold standard.”
The team at Methodology truly treats food as “friend versus foe” and works to incorporate gourmet meal prep into your daily routine so you can do what you need to do, whether it's with work or family, and not have to worry about how you're going to fuel yourself.
Last week, I did the 5-Day Reset Menu that contains just one delivery to your doorstep for five whole days—and being a lover of the Mediterranean diet, I chose the plan that contains seafood and veggies. I was blown away. They also offer other combinations, including a Vegan Reset and a Mixed (Vegan + Meat) plan, so you pick what works best for your lifestyle and your body.
A few highlights that I really enjoyed were a Bangkok Salmon Bowl, Aji de Galina Black Bean Stew, and a Pesto Kale Superfood Salad with crispy chickpeas (and plenty of other fresh, original, nutrient-packed salads). The sides, like Maca Curry Kabocha Squash, could practically be gourmet meals by themselves. Check out the video above for a close-up of the stew, which I decided to serve over zero-carb, vegan Miracle Noodles).
Another big bonus for me is that the plan also includes organic green tea packets, which works out perfectly with my morning fasting routine they include—along with dessert truffles for after your meal and vinegar shrubs (like the creatively named and delicious Passion Baby ACV shrub) to enhance digestion and blood sugar control pre-meal – yep, it's not just basic meals!
Being entirely free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, there's no meal delivery service I now recommend more highly if you want to do a quick little reset like me, or if you're in the market for a delivery service that's not like the rest, but you don't want a personal live-in chef per se.
So if you're serious about the health and quality of your food, but still want the ease of a meal delivery service, click here and check out Methodology (and use code BENGREENFIELD to save 10% on your first week if you're a new user). Enjoy!
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Product Of The Week
::: Level Up Your Sleep Game And Save $100 On Your Next Mattress :::
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Over a 10-week period, the athletes used an approved sleep-tracking device to log all sleep activity. The study was conducted in two stages.
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Walk For Water: August 8th, 2023
The team and I here at Ben Greenfield Life will be participating in a special Walk For Water event this year. Around the world, 2.2 billion people lack access to safe water. Millions of women and children walk more than three miles to collect water for their families every day. Often this water is not safe to drink, resulting in illness and even death, but we have the power to change this. I invite you to join us by walking for water yourself. Just $50 can provide clean water for one person for life. Learn more here.
Disrupt: September 27th – 30th, 2023
Join me for the Disrupt 2023 Event in Atlanta, Georgia, from September 29th – October 1st. This event is oriented towards entrepreneurs and health practitioners alike centered around the topic of making healthcare truly healthy. This highly practical and immersive workshop will feature live Q&As, my top secrets for career success, and much more! Learn more here.
Couples Collective: October 25th – 29th, 2023
Couples Collective is an exclusive and immersive way to explore health, wellness, and mindset with your significant other. Jessa and I will be leading a health optimization and relationships workshop, alongside many other awesome couples. This is a small event, and access requires you to interview with event-holder OWN IT to ensure a right fit. However, for those who are said fit, this event is designed to bring you into deeper union within your relationship and onward into greater connection with your life, love, health, and happiness. I'm looking for 6 to 7 powerful couples to come join me at the event, are you one of them? Learn more here.
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Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Protein Bar
You know I’m a huge fan of Kion.
And their new Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar is out of this world delicious.
Not only that but it is made with only real, whole-food ingredients—giving it balanced macronutrients for clean, stable energy.
The Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar’s complex flavors and texture come from real, natural, whole-food ingredients such as…
- Organic almonds
- Organic cocoa nibs
- Organic chia seeds
- Organic coconut, and
- Organic honey
And it contains 11 grams of satiating protein from grass-fed whey protein isolate to support your active lifestyle.
I promise you, you’re going to love this new protein bar. Click here to try it.
Asking A Quick Favor About My New Book Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents.
As you may know, in February of this year I released Boundless Parenting: a labor of love made up of interviews with some of the most incredible parents on the planet and their combined wisdom.
This book is designed to be a guide to, well, guiding your child in a world where navigating the act of raising a family has become a lost art.
The interviews in Boundless Parenting range from Bryan Johnson of Blueprint to my friends Dr. Dan and Merily Pompa, and many, many more. The text is chock full of all sorts of tools and tactics, from teaching your kids how to fast (and when it would be appropriate) to the ways Jessa and I have invested in the Greenfield family legacy. It has everything you need to go from lost-puppy-without-a-clue to grade-A super parent, and also has plenty of wisdom and actionable information for well-seasoned parents.
Now Boundless Parenting is available as the ultimate audio experience, as each chapter's narration comes not just from me and my wife Jessa, but also from each contributing parent's voice.
That’s right, you get to hear each parent read their chapter from their own perspective, making this audiobook come to life.
The parents, including my very own mom, my dad, myself, my wife, and many other models of practical parenting wisdom, delve into the fascinating realms of education, discipline, parenting, legacy, and so much more with specifics like:
- The best methods for developing lifelong immunity, cellular resilience, mental toughness, and overall health in a child
- How to manage your time, deal with overwhelm, care for yourself, and maintain high levels of productivity and health while raising children
- Family mission statements to family brands, traditions, and routines that foster pride and a strong identity in children
- Parents like Naveen Jain reveal how anyone can start a non-profit for their child for generational wealth building
- The crazy, controversial primal secrets of “tiger dad” parents like The Liver King and Joe Desena
- Lenore Skenazy on why she's America's Worst Mom (and why you should be too!)
- Joseph Anew and Emilia Run's advice on respectful parenting, slowing down, and controversial topics like co-sleeping
- Angie Fletcher on the intriguing traditions she began with her oldest child as a single, divorced mother
- My own parents Gary and Pat Greenfield on how they raised me and my 4 siblings to approach the world in a far different, outside-the-box way compared to other kids
- And much more!
I’ve even included a sneak peek just for you in a podcast I recorded, so you can start learning right here, right now!
Listen to me go over my love and logic parenting philosophy, how Boundless Parenting came to be, and other sections directly from the book.
Because parenting isn’t something you have to do alone. Remember the saying “It takes a village”?
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