Recent Physique Update and Lifestyle Changes – [September 2017]

This is a quick video of my physique as of September 2017. Since my last one from early August, I have made some significant changes in my lifestyle.

First and foremost, I stopped intermittent fasting and I’ve been eating at least 3 meals a day every since. With IF I tend to lose fat on an ongoing basis and that’s not what I want for now. On the contrary, I want to put on some weight and I don’t mind if part of it is fat.

Nutrient Dense High Protein Lunch – [New Experiments]

Let’s start with some context…

For now, I’ve stopped intermittent fasting. I tried many variations of this type of meal timing and all of them, with adequate customization, seem to work. The one that appears to be most convenient for me is 18-6 with 2 meals; the last one I experimented with was one meal a day.

Perturbations in my Lifestyle – Letting go of Limiting Beliefs – Part 2 [Apr. 2017]

I have a curious nature. I like to experiment with new stuff, instead of keep pushing the same belief buttons ad-infinitum. This helps me, to a certain extent, to remain remote of dietary cults. More importantly, my reward centers are hot when I try new experiments with food and exercise.

In this post I’m going to briefly describe what I’ve been experimenting with over the past few weeks. I’ve written a similar post about a year ago…

Intermittent Fasting Q&A – Dairy, Slower BMR, and Prolonged Fasting [April 2017]

In this video Q&A I give some thoughts on the following questions:

  • Can consuming dairy products push you out of ketosis?
  • How to overcome carb cravings?
  • Will fat adaptation lead to lower BMR, as it happens in traditional calorie deficit dieting?

Mid-Spring Physique Update – [April 2017]

This is a very quick, 1 minute, physique update video I just posted a few days ago:

Post Workout Meal – 20 Hours Fasted [Dec. 2016]

Here’s what I had after my gym session today (about one hour after leaving the gym). I was ~20 hours fasted when I ate and ~18 hours fasted when I started my workout:

In the box (variable quantities):

William Banting’s Weight Loss Experiment [1864] – My Notes

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This short and free read, I’d recommend getting your hands on it immediately; you’re given a clear description from William Banting himself (1796 – 1878) about how he went from obese to normal weight in a matter of months. He was ~67 years old at the time of his n=1 personal experiment…

Here I’m going to share some of the notes I’ve taken from Banting’s booklet – that details his journey -, a writing he dedicates to the public at large, “entirely from an earnest desire to confer a benefit on my fellow creatures.” [1]

You can read it for free here.

30 Health and Fitness Books – Free Bundle

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You have to subscribe to Buckbooks’ email list (not mine)! The promo is on for 3 more days (ends circa Nov. 10, 2016).

If you’re on my email list, you already know about this promo as I broadcasted a message immediately it became available. If you’re not on my list and didn’t know about this, listen up.

I joined forces with a dozen plus authors and we give our books for free – 30 in number. This bundle is available via Buckbooks who made this possible. To get the bundle you have to sign-up (for free) to their list. Once that’s done, wait for the email. Here are a few titles from the bundle:

After-thoughts of a 44-hour fast – Just completed [Oct. 2016]

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I took a trip to DC earlier this week and I decided to take a break from eating for the whole duration – until returning to NYC.

Perturbations in my Lifestyle – Letting go of Limiting Beliefs [A Journal]

Perturbations in my Lifestyle - Letting go of Limiting Beliefs [A Journal]

Introduction

I’ve been away from home for a month or so. As I left, I decided to alter several of my lifestyle factors to test which of them hold true. I want to be more flexible; I want to have more degrees of freedom and I want to steer clear from rigid strategies and fixated thinking. I want to be able to change things instantly without a significant negative impact on my wellbeing. Anti-fragile is a keyword.

Moreover, I am suspicious of several of my former held beliefs – some of which I’ve been following unquestionably for the last 2-3 years. My own lack of education could be the culprit. I took for granted different assumptions coming from conventional wisdom, from ‘experts’, or from self-entitled ‘gurus’.

Some of these strategies led to improvement in my life. But I really don’t know which. So, I’ll keep testing, stop holding beliefs, and start asking more questions. On to the point.

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