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My First Student – How Arjun Went From Overwhelm to Confident Productivity with the Keto Diet

Over the course of the last year I’ve been mentoring my good friend Arjun through the ways of keto (among other things). He didn’t try to count calories. On the odd day when he did, I would encourage him to eat more to support his daily cognitive demand (school and extra circulars). Although he was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

Running Marathons – How It Can Run You Into Trouble

Evolutionary Advantages The nutrition and performance science community tends to view human physiology from the perspective of evolution. When new physiological processes are understood by science, many scientists ask the question: “how was this process an evolutionary advantage?” Evolution and natural selection allow for the most advantageous physical, mental or physiological attributes to carry through […]

Motivation. The Most Worthwhile Treasure You Can Find

The Anchor Every morning people wake up and head to work (or school) to undergo the same daily routine that they have come to expect. At this point, life begins to lose its color. Now imagine that those same people woke up to the same routine, except with a goal in mind. They would wake up excited to see how […]

Eat Fat to Lose Fat – Carbohydrates Make You Fat

History of Dietary guidelines This article might anger a lot of people who give it a read. Society seems to hold emotional value to whatever it hears on the headlines or from governing bodies. We have been mislead about what to eat and what not to eat. We have been fed this idea about a balanced diet […]