Tim Ferriss: Accomplish More with Less Effort
If you are feeling like you always run on empty then this Dr. Oz show is for you. Today is all about Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Energy Boosting Plan. Tim Ferriss, who Doctor Oz calls the human guinea pig because he will try and do just about anything, so that you do not have to, is on the show today to talk about ways you can boost your energy in record time. Tim realizes that most people do not have the time it takes to try a lot of things and do a lot of research, so he puts in the effort and does all of the testing to take out the guesswork for everyone else.
Tim Ferriss: Dental Floss for Cutting a Cake
Tim Ferriss’s goal is the find the easiest possible way to do some of the most common tasks. He believes in finding ways to get the biggest results with the smallest of effort. For example, he shares how cutting a cake with a knife is often messy and the slices do not always come out even. Tim says an easy way to fix this is to use dental floss. He explains that it will easily cut through the cake and create even slices without making a big mess.
Tim Ferriss’s 30/30 Rule to Gain Energy
Tim Ferriss says that his 30/30 rule is a great way to give you energy that will last the entire day. He explains that you need to eat 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of getting up in the morning and if you do you will have a major boost in energy, but you will also lose weight.
Dr Oz: Blue Light Increases Energy
Tim Ferriss’s energy crisis plan targets the times of the day when we have the least amount of energy. Many of us are super tired first thing in the morning and we just do not have the energy to get through the day. Tim says you need to “go blue”, which means you need exposure to blue light for just 15 minutes to give you an energy boost.
He says it helped him so much in the morning that he was able to stop drinking coffee and even helped with his insomnia. While the most obvious place to have exposure to blue light is in a tanning bed, Tim Ferriss says that you can actually purchase a small blue light device that provides the same benefit for around $50.
Dr Oz: Grapefruit Juice Super Charges your Coffee
Tim Ferriss says another way to super charge your energy in the morning is by super charging your coffee with grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice has an ingredient that actually works to extend the benefits of caffeine, so if you drink grapefruit juice before you drink your coffee in the morning you can drink less coffee because the grapefruit juice will give you an added boost to get through your morning.
Dr Oz: Black Beans Breakfast
Tim Ferriss says a great way to boost your breakfast is with black beans. Not only are they super healthy and packed with fiber, but they also support Tim’s 30/30 Rule for getting 30 grams of protein first thing in the morning.
Tim Ferriss: Eat Dirt for Energy
Dr. Oz says that Tim Ferriss’s next bit of advice to boost your energy might make some people mad because Tim says you need to eat dirt to get more energy. More specifically Tim says you need to eat edible dirt, which you can make at home with almond milk, cocoa, and even coffee. He says you just blend it all together and put it into a bowl.
He says he likes to have fun with dinner guests by putting some of his homemade “dirt” into a bowl on the table with some edible flowers and when they ask what they are having for an appetizer he tells them it is right in front of them sitting in the center of the table.
Tim Ferriss’s Edible Dirt Recipe
Here is what you Need:
- ½ Cup Black Rice, uncooked
- 2 Cups of Almonds, raw and unsalted
- ¾ Cup Pitted Black Olives
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Black Sesame Seeds
- 1/3 Cup Raisins
- ½ Cup Brewed Coffee
- 11 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Tamarind Concentrate
- 1 Pinch of Salt
- 2 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Tamari
- 1 Tablespoon of Red Miso
Here is what you need to do:
- Place the almonds and 6 cups of the water into a blender and allow them to soak overnight.
- The next day, blend the almonds with the water until completed blended into an almond milk, about 3 minutes.
- Next, line a strainer with cheesecloth and strain the milk through, which should leave you with about 1 quart of almond milk, but save the almond pulp because you will need that later. Pour the milk into a jar or other container and refrigerate until ready to use.
- On the stove to a medium saucepan add 5 cups of water, the black rice, the almond milk, the coffee, cocoa powder, raisins, salt, and tamarind. Bring everything to a boil then lower to heat just a bit to keep it simmering for about an hour, or until the rice is soft. Watch it carefully and be sure to add water if the rice gets dry because you need it to be very moist.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and line a pan with waxed paper.
- When the rice mixture is finished, pour it into a blender or food processor along with the miso, tamari, olives, sesame seeds, and vinegar. Process until smooth, but leave a few chunks for texture.
- In a large bowl, combine that mixture with the almond pulp you saved earlier and stir well.
- Next, spread the mixture on the lined pan and put into the oven for 1 to 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally and watching for it to get dry, similar to a potting soil.
- Remove the mixture from the oven and serve it in a large glass vase or store in the fridge for up to one week.