Day: July 5, 2017

Comfort – The Enemy of Vibrant Health

What is suffering? Is it really as bad as we make it out to be? I’ve come to realize that we only view certain conditions as unpleasant because of how privileged we’ve become. Too warm? Turn up the AC. Too cold? Turn up the heat. Hungry? Eat immediately. Anything outside of this reality has become […]

Finding a Blessing Within a Curse

Roadblocks. They’re the worst, right? I mean, you’re working so hard to accomplish your goals, improve your life or just get by. It seems like as soon as you’ve figured things out, another roadblock. It’s as if you’re cursed! I’ve been contemplating the significance of these roadblocks lately. It seems as though our natural inclination […]

Eating To Optimize Brain Performance

Where’s The Meal Plan For My Brain? Brain fog, lack of drive, difficulty concentrating and restlessness. Do any of these sound familiar to you? These are definitely things that I used to feel. The problem is, it’s hard to find out exactly what aspects of diet affect your mental performance. If you look at the one-size-fits-all […]

Beginners Guide to Extended Fasting

So you’ve tried many different dietary interventions but none of them seem to provide you with the sustained benefits that you require. As a result you’ve decided to try extended fasting. Fasting for over 2 days has many challenges. First of which is the social disapproval. Friends and family are very quick to judge something […]

What No One Tells You About Fruit

You’re starting a new diet soon. Based on what you’ve heard, you’ve decided that you’re going to eat more fruits and vegetables. I mean the base of the food pyramid is composed of fruit and vegetables. How could that advice be wrong? As frustrating as it sounds we’ve actually been misguided. I would like to believe […]

3 Reasons Why Breakfast Isn’t So Important

Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? I mean that’s what we’ve been told. Even if you aren’t hungry it’s probably best to eat something to fuel you for a busy day. Where did this idea come from? After reading into the research that’s available, it’s quite hard to justify […]

6 Days Without Food – What I Did Wrong, How To Do It Properly

When it comes to extreme short term dietary measures, I’m pretty crazy. Ever since I had completed my last long term fast (5 days), I’ve been meaning to try it again. My aim has been to pull off long term fasts around twice a year. 2016 was quickly coming to an end and I didn’t […]

Eat Less – The Dietary Advice That Has Failed

Modern nutritional advice has been reduced to oversimplified dogma. When it comes to weight loss or healthy living, most of the powerful sources of nutrition advice suggest low calorie ways of life. This is the result of the nutrition research community, over simplifying the obesity problem to an overconsumption of Calories. It is clear that […]

Cyclical Ketogenic Diet Results

Over the past 2 weeks, I have experimented with a cyclical ketogenic diet. This diet had a few small twists to it. More information on this experiment can be found here. I was actually hoping to squeeze out 3 weeks of this before christmas but that idea ended up falling apart in week 3 since […]

A Cyclical Ketogenic Diet With a Twist

Now that I’ve given the targeted ketogenic diet a try, it’s time to move into the cyclical ketogenic diet. The cyclical ketogenic diet involves periods of 5-6 days in ketosis, followed by 1-2 days of carb refeeding. My Diet and Training Design Since my main focus right now is to recomp (lose fat, gain muscle), […]