Since I have made my life quite public, people everyday ask me about my lifestyle. What I am eating, drinking, how I am exercising, cooking my food, etc. So I have decided to publish my lifestyle choices when it comes down to Nutrition, Hydration and Exercise. That way, everyone can have a better idea of what I am doing. It also helps others understand that my approach to health is wholesome, and considers every factor I can have experiment with.
Some of the things I am doing, can be done by everyone, immediately. Some others need time for adaptation as they would be unpleasant without it. Nothing of what I do could harm your health, but your body can’t just do a 180 degrees turn without being shocked to some degree. At the end of this writing I share some ideas of how you could ease yourself into some of the things I do.
The first thing you could implement at once, would be my hydration strategies and the mineralize I am supplementing my water with. Almost every single person suffers from chronic dehydration, but you could reverse this condition in as little as three months if you mineralize your water the way I suggest.
If you want a plan tailored to your specific needs, don’t hesitate to contact me. So here is the plan!
I am entering the 3rd month of my No Sugars, No Carbs Experiment. In fact, as you will see, I have kept a few carbs in the form of onion, garlic, chili and lime for flavoring.
I also added some alcohol in the form of Red Wine, Mezcal or Tequila of the highest quality for the last 2 months, because of its proven record to increase longevity and quality of life. I am not a drinker but I am doing it for the sake of health and experimentation.
- Weight:around 75.7 kilograms
- Height: 1.80 meters
- Body Fat: Haven’t checked but I guess I am in the 10-12% range.
*60 days ago, my weight was 81 kilograms and my body fat was 19.8%. At the end of May I will do another scan to have exact numbers of my body fat and lean muscle mass levels.
This is what I am eating:
- Grass-fed, organic brisk beef
- Free-range, organic ground pork
- Cheddar Cheese (moderate)
- Free-range, organic duck and chicken eggs
- Free-range bacon and pork sausages (only twice a week)
- Bone broth from Organic, grass-fed cows
- Chicken Liver (a few times a month, I hate it!)
- Lamb Meat
- Kangaroo Meat – occasionally
This is how I cook everything:
- Most foods are either slow cooked or fried in lard or butter
What I am drinking:
- Black Coffee
- Red Wine or Tequila, – 5 glasses a week – for longevity purposes
- Some milk for my coffee, the least I can manage to live with
Supplements I’m taking:
- My water is mineralized with magnesium
- Baking Soda
- Chelated Zinc
- Potassium (Cream of Tartar)
- Himalayan Salt
- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- Nitrovit – Nootropic, brain enhancing supplement I am testing
- Lime juice
How I am exercising:
- 1-1.5 hours of “Awareness In Motion” movement session
- 1 hour of QiGong
- 5 to 10 minutes of Cardio 2 – 3 times a week
- 4 minutes Tabata session, 2 – 3 times per week
- 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 12 Shoulder presses with dumbbells, 5 times a week
- Handstand work, squat holds in the hole.
Changes from last month:
I am dropping most milk, even I love my flat whites and lattes. Since it is my last month on No Carbs – No Sugars, I want to maximize its effects.
This 3rd month I am implement a very interesting strategy called “Time Restricted Eating”, which has proven to help increase muscle mass and fat loss, WITHOUT the presence of resistance training.
Moving with more intensity. I follow my own Movement Method, called “Awareness In Motion” to keep myself strong, balanced, agile, and with extraordinary mobility. This time though my body seems to be ready for more intense sessions, which should help me to increase muscle mass and leanness.
Difference between Intermittent Fasting and Time Restricted Eating
The difference between Intermittent Fasting and “Time Restricted Eating”, is that the later one considers the circadian rhythm of the body. “Daytime” starts when anything other than water activates the enzymes of the liver, while “night time” starts not long after we stop consuming food or liquids that aren’t water.
Studies in rats indicate that the perfect “feeding” window is of 9 hours. More the enzymatic reactions that our body has when drinking liquids other than water. Coffee itself activates the “feeding window” that should be restricted to a maximum of 9 hours for optimal results.
Intermittent Fasting is a fantastic tool for hormonal rebalance, which will naturally aid fat loss and muscle growth, insulin resistance, etc. But time Restricted Eating may be even more powerful on its effects, since it takes into account enzyme’s activation in the liver and seem to be a good tool, but not as powerful as Time Restricted Eating.
Is it safe for you to copy my lifestyle today?
I would say it is completely safe, but may be uncomfortable to begin with. Changing your gut biome to be able to process fat instead of glucose may prove difficult, but not impossible.
You may suffer the first 3 weeks because your body wants glucose and it will play tricks on you to go back to carbs and sugars, but it is doable and extremely rewarding.
Good luck. Next month, next delivery!