I often get asked my opinion on the optimal length of a fast, unfortunately I don't ever have a clear answer. To be honest, a 24-hour fast isn't THAT much better than a 20-hour fast, in the same way that a 20-hour fast isn't THAT much better than a 16-hour fast, which of course isn't THAT much better than a 12-hour fast. However, this doesn't mean that a 12-hour and 24-hour … [Read more...] about Optimal Fasting Length
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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
My father was a sailor. If you needed to find him, he was at the boat. If you were wondering what that weird new tool was that suddenly appeared in the garage, you didn’t have to ask, you just knew… it was for the boat. I heard sailing story after sailing story. And from this, I can tell you with absolute certainty that nutrition and weight loss are a lot like … [Read more...] about Adjust the Sail
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?
It’s your day-to-day activities, the mundane of your every day life, that determines your weight, your happiness, your wealth, and your health. As such, "ruts", or patterns of behavior, are what define who you are. In other words, who you are is formed through practice and this is where great change can occur. Consider the following - it is often said the 99% of people … [Read more...] about Keeping the weight off