One Meal a Day, Cold Thermogenesis and Physiologic Stress Adaptation – [Long Discussion]

Just a few days ago I was invited by Siim Land to have a discussion on his podcast and Youtube channel. It’s a 40-minute long talk in which we share ideas and experiences about physiologic stress and adaptation, cold thermogenesis as well as ketosis and fasting (IF and EF). I also share my experience with one meal a day, a strategy that I wasn’t able nor eager to make it work consistently.

What I like about Siim is the way in which he edits these videos with a lot of animations and often funny short-clips, which in my opinion make the understanding of the discussion much smoother.

Low-Carb Keto Cheesecake – [Simple Recipes]

Two of my favorite foods for the holiday season are pizza and cheesecake, the low-carbohydrate version.

What I particularly like about the pizza is the ‘density’ of the crust, which is probably given by the combination of psyllium husk and almond flour. More about that in this old post.

Here I’m actually going to tell you the version of cheesecake that I had this year. I usually have this twice a year, but I might just want to have it more often from now on!  

Low Calorie Keto Pancakes – [New Experiments]

I tried quite a few recipes for ketogenic friendly pancakes, and to be honest, I’ve never been as excited as for this one that I just did recently. My inspiration came from Liz.

The recipe is extremely simple and it has very few ingredients. Interestingly enough you can tag this with ‘plant based’, ‘keto’, ‘high-fiber’, ‘low-calorie’ and other similar trending tags.

I’m very minimal about the quantities here because this was the first time I tried the recipe. I will definitely scale it up in upcoming attempts. If you want to do a higher volume of this recipe, you could simply (and reasonably) extrapolate the amounts I used here.

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


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.

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