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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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

Targeted Ketogenic Experiment Results

Experiment Design This experiment was my attempt to maintain higher ketone levels through a timed delivery of high glycemic carbs pre-workout. In my past keto mass gaining experiment, I struggled to maintain high ketone levels. I attribute this problem to two things: Elevated cortisol from over-training High calorie diet (regardless of low carbs and protein) […]

The Ketosis Craze Continues

Over the past few months I have been obsessing over ketosis. The obsession comes about from many different places. Firstly, in reading about the physiological processes that ketosis encompasses, I have been persuaded that it may be the most effective fat loss diet available. Secondly, I feel better than I’ve ever felt in most aspects […]