Intermittent Fasting

Ever since I got the Precision Nutrition book, I've been interested in trying Intermittent Fasting. It seems like a faily well researched way to increase energy, improve sleep and lean out.

Then I listened to the wonderful Rhonda Patrick on Tim Ferriss' podcast1, and she mentioned that it would be one of the top few health/food tactics she would recommend.

Initially I thought it wouldn't work for me, but then I recently spoke with a fellow Crossfitter who does it and he said he's lost 7 pounds (in 2 months), never slept better and has more energy than ever!

He eats all his calories between 6pm and 10pm, with a bit of Bullet Proof Coffee in the morning to get him going and give his brain some good fats. He says it tooks him about a month to get fully in to it, first eating at noon, then 1, then 2, etc...

I don't like coffee so I'm not sure how I will duplicate that fat content, but I'll ask my nurtitionist how she would approach it, or even if she recommends it.

Consuming all my cals in the evening would work really well for me as I get home about 6pm and go to bed 9-9:30, so I'll just have a big meal just before going to bed.

I'm a bit scared but also super curious how it works.

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I'm not getting better at Crossfit

I have been doing Crossfit for 4 years and I've noticed over this last year I have not improved very much.

Today I figured out why. When I am doing the workout and I feel I am too tired to continue, I stop and rest for a few seconds. This is not how one gets better.

What I should do, of course, is do at least one more rep. Always push myself to go one further or for a few more seconds.

My mental weakness stops now.

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Doing What's Important

It seems that my priorities are changing as my kids get older. Now they are:

  • Health
  • Education

Simply put, healthy people are smarter, and properly educated people will change the word. And as I am wont to do, I have been sucking in TEDTalks and articles around “proper” learning and the “right” way to health. Healthwise, I wish more people:

  • ate less processed food
  • exercised regularly
  • spent their money locally
  • spent more time with friends and family

In terms of education, I have been thinking a lot about my kids and what is important for them. More and more I see schools not educating children properly, favouring rote testing instead of:

  • play
  • problem solving
  • critical thinking
  • actual debate
  • child-led learning

I would like my girls to grow up with healthy and well educated friends, sow do I help more people, especially the ones in my community, get healthier and smarter? I have been doing a lot of thinking about how to accomplish this. Christine thinks I should get involved in politics, which is a very interesting thought. Civil elections are next November.

Other options are creating either a health - or education-based business that involves my community.

I have a few ideas, but nothing concrete yet. It’s a big discussion but I feel a change coming on.

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