My Morning Routine (VIDEO)

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This article was originally posted for the lads at Onnit (thanks Aubrey <3).
A few week back, I posted a pic to my Instagram account that featured a small piece of my morning routine: drinking a glass of warm water mixed with lime juice and sea salt. (Outside of being tasty, it’s got a host of benefits.)
Since then, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about both that particular concoction, any others I drink, and about my morning routine in general. 
I started writing it all out, but then I got lazy and stopped. And then today I looked in the mirror and realized I was having an incredible hair day, so I should just go ahead and film a video. 
So, that’s what I did.
Which is to say that I’ve got a content-rich video for you detailing exactly what I put in my body each and every morning to help me stay healthy, fit, and keep my hair looking thick and luxurious. 
This is worth thinking about. Morning routines, that is; not my hair. 
So, check it out:


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Though I think just about anyone can benefit from doing some (or all) of what I’m going to show you in the video, your morning routine doesn’t have to mirror mine; that’s not the point. The point is to encourage you to cultivate your own routine, whatever that might be. 
Figure out what works best for you, and what you are going to benefit the most from. And, more practically, figure out what you’re actually going to do with a high level of consistency. 

Establishing a routine is something that I encourage all of my coaching clients to do. Sometimes with the protocols I talk about in the video, and sometimes with a specific morning exercise routine (more on this to come this week).

Along those lines, I do want to mention something: yesterday we opened up 12 spots in for the “summer class” in my coaching program, and I would love for you to fill one of them. (You can apply here). 

I only take on new clients about 4-5 times per year, so this will probably be the last chance for the summer. 

Aaaanyway, right now, the video is the most important thing. So, if you didn’t click play, please do so and give it a quick watch. If you don’t have a morning routine, start making some notes and putting one together; we’d love to hear about it. 
If you do have a current morning routine, please post below and let us know your thoughts.
SO: Do you have your own routine? Are you gonna jack mine? 
Gimme all the deets, and please share this around!
About the Author

John Romaniello is a level 70 orc wizard who spends his days lifting heavy shit and his nights fighting crime. When not doing that, he serves as the Chief Bro King of the Roman Empire and Executive Editor here on RFS. You can read his articles here, and rants on Facebook.

Comments for This Entry

  • James Broderick

    I was under the impression that MCT oil DOES NOT break your fast ... ?

    September 1, 2015 at 4:41 am

  • Justin Trofholz

    Thanks for the content rich vid. Do the Greens not stop your fast? Read your book and having been taking AG but always waited until 2pm because of the fasting. Thanks, Justin

    August 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm

  • John Fawkes

    I follow virtually the same morning routine- started the salt and lime juice on Poliquin's suggestion, and while it works great, I also don't believe the pH explanation. I use a greens supplement, but generally later in the day- is timing it for first thing in the morning important? I use the pink Himalayan salt from CostCo. Is "Himalayan sea salt" an oxymoron though, or am I missing something?

    July 19, 2015 at 6:58 pm

  • Sean Kemp

    Same freakin' routine dude... well except switch out matcha for coffee with califia's coffee creamer (15 cal, dairy free). What gives with the lime juice? I've always used lemon.

    June 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

  • Frode Stolen Sønstebø

    Great video, thanks for sharing! But how does this work with interittent fasting? It sounds like these things will provide quite some calories?

    June 14, 2015 at 8:25 pm

  • Scott Sandvig

    Thanks for the detailed explanation of your morning rituals. I combine a glass of room temperature water, Athletic Greens, juice from half an organic lemon, 1 Tbs of apple cider vinegar, and 1/8 tsp of baking soda (makes it frothy). Why not include AG with your first drink?

    June 11, 2015 at 9:27 pm

  • TJ Mims

    What's up Roman. One quick question - Doesn't the 1 oz of Lime Juice in the "tepid" salt water drink also break your fast? Thanks man, solid video.

    June 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm

  • MrsPollo

    Thanks for the info Roman, second time in a week that Matcha Tea has come up, I think the universe is telling me something. Although I am a coffee drinker I don't verbally masturbate about it! My first drink is room-temp (yeah me!) water and then a protein shake. This kinda looks like your old NY kitchen(?) and btw, do we have a chick version for "Bro/Bru"?

    June 11, 2015 at 4:11 pm

  • John Romaniello

    You can get Athletic Greens in Europe! Try this link:

    June 11, 2015 at 3:37 pm

  • Siddharta Biscia

    If you could post some link to the articles for the lime + salt + water concoction, that would be great, I'm curious. Also, how much salt do you recommend? Thanks in advance for the info.

    June 11, 2015 at 2:52 pm

  • Timothy Barber

    Great stuff. The first component reminds me almost of Vietnamese limeade, but without the added sugar. I actually take coffee Vietnamese-style too. They tend to like combining extremes - super salty with super sweet in the limeade, super bitter (like, SUPER FREAKING BITTER) coffee with sweetened condensed milk. Good stuff. Also, love the unicorn mug. As for me: That's what I drink out of in the morning. You know, for when you need some energy.

    June 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

  • Lavanya Pratyusha Pandrangi

    Thank you sharing your routine .. Since it was a video it was even better.. Since I am a Lazy bum to read a 1000 word article .. :P

    June 11, 2015 at 9:57 am

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