Fasting for 24 hours, once or twice per week, combined with resistance training is what has always worked for me. Or, at least it’s what has worked for me from when I first started fasting in 2006 until now. Yet, every now and then I veer off course and chase whatever shiny new object the nutrition and fitness world has to offer, and it has a lot of shiny objects to … [Read more...] about On the Surety of Fasting
The human body operates of itself. You don’t need to think about how to properly fire your nervous system, or to regulate your blood flow, or to grow your hair in order for these things to happen. In a sense, you do these things without you. You lose weight when you do not eat. Your muscles repair and grow while you are resting. As long as you stay out of your own way … [Read more...] about The Human Machine
Comfort zones can be tricky… sometimes you think that being comfortable means taking the easy way, but in reality comfort can also be found in the complicated… Take diet for example... Comfort is both easy (eating the same foods you always eat) but comfort is also complicated… it’s more "comfortable" to explain away eating habits with insulin theory, … [Read more...] about Comfort Zone Reset
Without getting into the minutia of the science, we can say that your Metabolic Rate is a direct measure of the calories you burn in a given amount of time. This means that your "metabolism" is a measure of the relationship between Calories and time. My resting metabolic rate is somewhere around 1,700 Calories per day. Add in activity (other than planned exercise) and my … [Read more...] about Calories Per Hour
Today I was asked, "What do you do when a friend asks you for advice on losing weight?" Here’s the honest answer, “I largely ignore the question and try to change the topic or deflect it away any way I can.” This is just from my experience, but 99% of the time the person in question does not want to lose weight, they want to weigh less... These two things (losing … [Read more...] about What Do You Do When A Friend Asks You For Advice On Losing Weight?