I’ve been asked to do a "day in the life of Brad" and track all of my eating, so I recorded 2 days of regular eating, then the two days surrounding a fast for you. I’ll warn you right now that my diet is not overly exciting. In fact, I generally follow my own advice... I fast twice per week, and eat around 100 grams of protein per day like in How Much Protein. I’m not … [Read more...] about What I Eat
This is probably the most embarrassing thing I’ve written in a while... but here it goes. I gain weight when I look for magic in foods. Seriously. It’s when I’m looking for magic, when I deny the obviousness of overall food intake, when I look for foods to have special drug-like weight loss or muscle building properties, that I gain weight. And not good weight… it's the … [Read more...] about Why I gain weight (The danger of magic foods)
The other day I went out for coffee with my mother. I arrived early, so as I was waiting for mom to show up, I started looking around, and a board full of business cards caught my eye. As I looked closer I saw a card for an interior designer, a couple cards for real estate agents... then dozens upon dozens of cards for health-related offers. The board was covered with the … [Read more...] about On the confusion of weight loss
Proper weight management is like any other skill: You need someone to teach you how to do it properly, then you need lots of practice. Sometimes the practice can be more like learning to ride a bike… You will fall. The struggle will be real. Some falls will hurt, others will just hurt your pride. Some of us will get taught well early in life, and the practice they did … [Read more...] about It Takes Practice
Woke up Saturday morning and weighed myself. 173.5 pounds. Had a great workout at 10 AM, drank a liter and a half of water during my workout, then had a shake afterwards. At 11:30 I weighted myself again. 177 pounds. I then showered and ran some errands to get ready for a family party. At 5 PM I weighed myself again. 172.5 pounds. The family party started, it … [Read more...] about How much do I weigh?