New York City Personal Video Compilation – [Landmarks]

June 2016 – Physique Update [+ Current Protocols IF, CT…]

I took this video circa mid-June 2016.

A few words about my current protocol

To get some context, please read this short journal first.

  1. I managed to return to my April (2016) weight (my weight before the 1 month perturbation experiment) with a few days of overfeeding. Water retention from creatine intake may have helped.
  1. After 1 month of almost no IF (intermittent fasting), I resumed ~daily IF 20-4 (20 hours of fasting, 4 hours of eating), 2 meals. I time my meals between 2-6 P.M. most of the days.

May 2015 Pedometer Logs – Struggling with Maintaining Weight

May 2015 Pedometer Logs - Struggling with Maintaining Weight

Introduction

Those of you following my blog are familiar with my 2 most recent trips to NYC. For the newcomers, I’ve condensed my traveling experience as digital entrepreneur in my most recent book Urban Escape.

During both of these trips I noticed that I’m struggling with maintaining my weight while following a similar nutritional approach with the one from Romania. I had to overfeed (feast) every few day just to break-even. Not that it was unpleasant or inconvenient (just saying). If I would have rigidly followed my strategy (low-calorie + daily IF + strength training) I would have lost more fat, which was not my goal.

Obviously, I was using more energy.. But how, or when?

My smartphone came with a widget that’s been running on a side screen. It’s basically a pedometer. I don’t care about how much I walk everyday, but if I can explore the data from my walking routine and analyze what’s been collected for almost a year, it’s a nice feature indeed.

So, let’s look into it.

A 3,150 kcals Meal + 34 Hours of Fasting. What’s it Like…

A 3,150 kcals Meal + 34 Hours of Fasting. What's it Like... - The Bronx

Introduction

Location: The Bronx, NYC.

It’s 5:30 A.M. on a cloudy Monday morning. In a couple of hours I will be flying over the Atlantic, in a trip back to Romania, my beloved home country. It’s going to be a 24+ hours adventure…

Last night I had this crazy idea of doing a feast before leaving. Then, I would fast all throughout the trip.

Fasting during traveling is nothing new to me. I’ve been doing it when I flew to Thailand and also to the U.S. from Europe. I’m doing it almost always when I’m flying. 24+ hours should be easy since some of my fasts lasted for more than 40 hours.

But wait, a feast? How much food in a single meal would it take to kick me out of ketosis? Yes, I’m still following a well formulated ketogenic diet.

Laptop Entrepreneur – X Ways of Generating Online Income Now

Laptop Entrepreneur - X Ways of Generating Online Income Now

Introduction

I’m not sure how some of us got stuck living in the past. We still try following and building onto the lives our parents used to live. There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as one is happy with it. But when you complain about scarcity, about unemployment and about being broke, excuse me! Wake up!

We live in an extremely abundant world. Never in the history of mankind has ever been so much opportunity to make money (and a lot) than it is today. True, much of this abundance lies dormant in the back-corners of the Internet, of the hyper-connected universe.

As Peter Diamandis brilliantly puts it:

Three to five billion new consumers, who have never purchased anything, never uploaded anything, and never invented and sold anything, are about to come online and provide a mega-surge to the global economy.

That is abundance in its purest form. And while there’s so much out there, billions and trillions waiting to be made, many of my friends complain they don’t have physical job, or any job at all.

What the hell are you waiting for? If there’s none, make/invent one! Don’t cling onto the past.

You don’t have to build the next million dollar Internet company in the next three months, although you can. Start small, shoot for making a living; this is relatively easy. I will give you some ideas in the next paragraphs.

Greek Power – My Cretan Ketogenic Experiment

Greek Power - My Cretan Ketogenic Experiment

Introduction

A partially failed experiment from April 2014 led to ~8 pounds (~3.2kgs) gain, out of which some was abdominal fat. The specifics of this experiment will be addressed in a future post, as it does not make the purpose of this article.

For the past 2 and a half weeks I’ve been on a workcation (80% work, 20% vacation) in Crete, a Greek Island. It was the second time I’ve been there and I had a great time. As I was flying to Crete my mind was constantly brainstorming on how to recover from the recently failed experiment. That’s when I laid out a plan that was to be enforced during my stay in Greece.

Mediterranean Oasis – 2 Weeks in Crete, the Greek Island

Crete - Coast View

Few months ago, in June 2013, I had a 2 weeks vacation on the fascinating Greek Island of Crete. Here are some useful tips and important facts if you decide to go there.

There are two ways to get on the island, by plane or by ferry. Since it’s located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, you definitely can’t get there by train.

Crete is an exotic destination anytime between mid-April until late October. June was a great choice for us. It was mid-season. The weather was amazing with cloud-free days and high temperatures.

Mastering Food on the Highway – Stay Fit while Traveling

Hersonissos, Crete

In the past couple of months I’ve been traveling in different parts of the country and off the country. First of all, the most important aspect about shifting from one location to another is that it is a mind-opening experience.

Second of all, if you are like me and you know how important your state of health, physical shape as well as six-pack visibility are, you may be interested in knowing what type of foods you can eat so that you don’t go off balance in terms of kilos (or pounds).

In one of these travels that I had this past summer, I went to Crete, a Greek Island. Long-story short, we’ve taken a bus to get there. If you travel more than 2100 km (or 1200+ miles), the bus is not the best way to go as it can be very exhausting.

There are some good points while taking this alternative because you cross different countries and interfere with their cultures and most importantly, you see different places like the ones in beautiful Romania and Greece.

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