Studying Warlords – Caesar Part 2

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Studying Warlords – Caesar Part 1

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      “When I see his overly groomed hair and how he scratches it with one finger, it does on the other hand not appear to me that this man could think about something as terrible as wanting to overthrow the Roman constitution.”

–          Cicero

 

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What Do I Eat and Why?

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I’ve experimented with a lot of supplements and diets, some of which i mention in my Ultramind Experiment.

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IF Part 3 – My Take on Caffeine, Bulletproof Coffee, and Longer Periods of Fasting

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In the previous parts 1 & 2 I covered the most popularly used types of IFing, and described the various benefits of doing so. This post is about my own brief commentary on IF and personal input on the subject.

My Routine

My personal IF routine that isn’t officially made famous as far as I know of – is as follows:

– Very much like the Leangains approach in terms of getting more calories from carbs on days of workouts, and more calories from healthy fats on rest days. I consume on average 2g of protein per kilo of bodyweight. (This amount can vary from person to person, different people have different genetic potential for successful assimilation of protein. Largely dependent on overall gut-related health. If you get gassy or bloated from your protein powder or from eating too much protein in general chances are you’re getting too much)

– Daily feeding gap of 8 hours and fasting period for 16 hours, with the exception of a 2-day fast (usually 48h) from sunday dinner to tuesday dinner, finished by a workout and massive meal. I always consume the majority of my calories post-workout.

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The Media is a Waste of Time

TV, anyone?

TV, anyone?

Unless you are in the business of informational services and need to be updated on pointless contemporary events, you should absolutely avoid all mainstream media.

As a rule of thumb you shouldn’t be reading newspapers or magazines, watch television or download 100 TV-series or movies to watch on your computer.

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Intermittent Fasting Part 2 – Fast-5 Diet

Ok folks, my approach to this post is the same as in part 1– I’ll present the facts from the book Fast-5, written by Bert W. Herring M.D.

However, I will assume that you now understand the basics.

This book is slightly different because the message is targeted more toward “normal people”, and less toward people who’re into fitness and working out. There’s more of an emphasis on the diet and the process of fasting in this book, and it promotes a feeding gap 5 hours long from 5pm to 10pm followed by a fasting period of 19 hours until 5 pm again the next day.

(I have tried this approach of 5/19 vs the leangains approach of 8/16 and have noticed no major differences. However I find it easier to eat two really large meals with the leangains one because 5 hours isn’t quite enough time for me to get hungry again – I might as well just eat one large meal in that case.)

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The Shallows

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The Shallows – written by Nick Carr, is an insightful book.

At times it is boring and the point is made very slowly, but overall the main takeaways from the book are very important!

In this post I give a summary of the book along with a few thoughts of my own, then I state my own analysis of the implications of the book.

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Intermittent Fasting Part 1 – Eat Stop Eat Brad Pilon

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In this series I will explain how intermittent fasting works.

Intermittent fasting is popularly known by most people to be when you refrain from eating for at least 15 hours per day, this leaves you with a feeding gap of at most 9 hours.

There are different informational sources (books, websites etc.) and “experts” on IF who recommend different approaches. I intend to summarize what a few of them say, and add in some commentary of my own as well.

I will briefly list the implications of intermittent fasting here in part 1 to save time for those of you who just want the takeaways without deeply immersing yourself into the subject. For those of you who do want to learn more – read on, I’ll go more into depth and show you sources of where you can read more on IF.Continue Reading…