Ending 30/30 Experiment With Casein (n=1)

This is quick update on the results from my experience trying the Tim Ferriss 30 in 30 experiment. The premise is to get 30 grams of protein consumed within 30 minutes of waking. Doing this is suppose to reduce appetite and trigger weight loss. Because consuming 30 grams of protein that quickly in the morning can […]

Post Workout Fasting?

I got an email from Don with a question that ties into my ice cream post on the topic of post workout fasting. I am wondering what you think of the “no fructose (or any carbs, really) for about 4 hours after a fasted work out” so as not to suppress the natural growth hormone spike […]

Loosening the Paleo Collar

I slowly started the Paleo diet back in 2008 and was fully on board by the end of that year. Long story short is that I leaned out and cured my rosacea. The strategies I aggresively followed in the first few years included: Low Carb Cold Temperature Exposure Intermittent Fasting During this period I never […]

Intermittent Fasting – Mistakes I’ve Made

It has been a little over 3 years since I started the practice of Intermittent Fasting. On the list of positive steps I’ve taken to improve my health, only removing wheat has yielded greater benefits. As great as things have been, I have made a few mistakes. Let me share my errors, so you don’t […]

Intermittent Fasting – Life After Leangains

It has been three months since my Leangains review. Before I go into my latest strategy, I want to address some questions I got regarding my mixed review of the 16 hour daily fasts promoted by Leangains. For a quick recap, earlier this year I did 70 consecutive days of 16 hour daily fasts. The […]

Intermittent Fasting – Spontaneous and Random

Just two day ago I posted Intermittent Fasting 70 Day Review of the Leangains Method. In that post, I openly asked why the first month was so successful, but the gains stopped and reversed in the second month. A brief recap of the problems I experienced in the 2nd month of daily 16 hour fasts […]

Carbohydrates, Blue Light and Willpower

I’ve been preaching the gospel of low carbohydrate diets now for two years and intermittent fasting for almost as long. Several people I know have gotten much leaner following either or both strategies. However, there are some people that perceive low-carb and/or IF as too difficult for them. Why? I am sure there are a […]

Intermittent Fasting – Seasonal Strategies

I’m currently reading an evolutionary biology book that got me thinking about how to incorporate seasonal strategies into my Intermittent Fasting. In my zeal to get lean, I may have missed something important. Photo by Lord Jim If you are new to Intermittent Fasting, you can read some of my earlier posts on the topic. […]

Intermittent Fasting – The 16/8 Update

A month ago in the post Intermittent Fasting – Improving Your Success Rate, A New Strategy, I announced that I was trying a new intermittent fasting method. Instead of doing 1-2 weekly fasts of 22 hours, I would try the daily 16/8 fast. This is how I described the 16/8 method. All eating is done […]

Intermittent Fasting – Improving Your Success Rate, A New Strategy

In the post Intermittent Fasting Reports From the Field, I reported on the success several of my friends have had with Intermittent Fasting. They lost weight and feel great, but not everyone is succeeding. I’m going to list the reasons that I have witnessed that caused Intermittent Fasting to not provide the results desired. Then […]

Intermittent Fasting – Protection From Cancer

Intermittent Fasting works for fat loss. We have already covered that. Intermittent Fasting may also your reduce risk for many forms of cancer. It reduces your insulin levels and helps your body access stored fat for fuel. Since body fat produces its own estrogen and many forms of cancer are correlated with excess estrogens, reducing […]

The Ectomorphs Dilemma

About 10 years ago, I came up with a phrase to best describe the choice ectomorphs must make when pursing their fitness goals. Before diving into the topic, review the image below to show the different somatypes. Image from How to Eat Right For Your Body Type by Dr. John Berardi. Typically Ectomorphs are taller and […]

Intermittent Fasting – Overcoming Objections

In previous posts, I explained what Intermittent Fasting and why it works. Instead of repeating myself, you can follow these links for a background on the topic. Intermittent Fasting Fears and Motivations Intermittent Fasting Adventures in Not Eating Intermittent Fasting Tips and Advice This post is about overcoming objections that I’ve heard to Intermittent Fasting. […]

Intermittent Fasting – 20 Times

The is my 4th post on Intermittent Fasting. For a background, I refer you to these 3 posts. Intermittent Fasting – Fears and Motivations Intermittent Fasting – Adventures in Not Eating Intermittent Fasting – Tips and Advice Last Friday was my 20thIntermittent Fast. What started out as unthinkably difficult is now part of my weekly […]

Intermittent Fasting – Tips and Advice

This a random collection of thoughts I have after almost 5 months of Intermittent Fasting. This is not medical advice. You are responsible for your own health. Before I could go the full 21-22 hours without eating, I first needed to get comfortable being hungry. I started something I called – Practicing Hunger. You could […]

Intermittent Fasting – Adventures in Not Eating

In the previous post Intermittent Fasting – Fears and Motivations, I mentioned that I had started experimenting with Intermittent Fasting (IF). In the end, I decided that I needed to know if Intermittent Fasting would work for me. Both sides of the IF debate knew more science and nutrition than me. Only my own tests […]

Intermittent Fasting – Fears and Motivations

A little over a year ago, I started seriously reading about Intermittent Fasting (aka IF). The Wikipedia definition of Intermittent Fasting is: Intermittent fasting (IF) is a pattern of eating that alternates between periods of fasting (usually meaning consumption of water only) and non-fasting. A specific form of IF is alternate day fasting (ADF), which […]