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Supplements – Do You Really Need Them?

When I first started this whole health journey, my impression of supplements was that they were unnecessary and (in a sense) a form of cheating. Knowing what I know now, I’m not really sure why I was so quick to form an opinion. Some supplements are just plain mandatory when it comes to the lifestyle […]

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 […]

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 […]