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Intermittent fasting and calorie control has worked well - in two months down 6kg and 7cm off my waist. That's only with moderate exercise. I keep to 500 calories during the day (no breakfast) and then just monitor my portions in the evening. It's essentially a paleo diet plus a little cheese and yoghurt. It helps not drinking alcohol. :)

 

I obtained a referral for sleep apnoea testing, but since I stopped snoring and am sleeping better now figure it's probably not a major issue... though could be wrong.

 

I tried high-intensity training with sprints, but was sore for a week so stopped until I feel more comfortable running. I normally stretch daily for about 20 minutes which I think is helping.

 

Edit: For context, I was about a kilo overweight by BMI index at the start of the year, so am now in the "normal" zone. I'm not sure how comfortable I feel being classified as normal though.

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I have been riding my bike to work every day (30km) for the last three months and have barely lost a kilo. I am eating like a horse though which might explain it. And drinking. I think calorific intake is more important than exercise.

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OK - so grounding yourself as a countermeasure against electromagnetic radiation in our environment may be a controversial idea.

 

Still - it may avoid having your sperm 'cooked':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12167957/Mobile-phones-are-cooking-mens-sperm.html

 

 

 

Mobile phones are 'cooking' men's sperm
Study finds sperm levels of men who kept their phones in their pocket during the day were quite seriously affected in 47 per cent of cases

...

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OK - so grounding yourself as a countermeasure against electromagnetic radiation in our environment may be a controversial idea.

Still - it may avoid having your sperm 'cooked':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12167957/Mobile-phones-are-cooking-mens-sperm.html

 

 

On the positive side, it saves on vasectomy costs.  ^_^  

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This link is a good summary of things to keep in mind:

 

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia/alzheimers-and-dementia-prevention.htm

 

I recall six things from another source that are important. They were food, water, rest/sleep, exercise, air and sun. Get those right and your health is heading in the right direction.

 

I've been less disciplined with my diet and exercise since returning from overseas. Surprisingly my waist line has not increased! I've been scoffing down loads of nuts too (and lots of eggs/meat, more than I probably should). It seems I've flat lined and need to do some serious cardio work to reduce my waist line further.

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This link is a good summary of things to keep in mind:

 

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia/alzheimers-and-dementia-prevention.htm

 

I recall six things from another source that are important. They were food, water, rest/sleep, exercise, air and sun. Get those right and your health is heading in the right direction.

 

 

You forgot stress. 

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I think the general consensus amongst the IF people is that timing of food is irrelevant. If you are a breakfast eater it might be harder to stick to the program if you choose to skip it. Fairly sure most of the recent data backs this up (although it is one of those things which studies ping pong about - which usually means it is useless information - anything that has real impact tends to have the same results consistently)

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Vitamin D together with vitamin K2 (menaquinone) and magnesium seem to have a big effect on how calcium is regulated in our bodies.

 

As we age there is a slow process of calcium leaking out from our bones and teeth while arteries can clog up with calcified deposits. Kidney stones is another symptom of calcification problems. Basically, we get calcium everywhere in tissue where it shouldn't be.

 

The recommended daily intake of 600 IU of vitamin D seems very low compared with how much we get from the sun. 20 minutes of full body exposure in the sun provides us with 15,000 to 20,000 IU of vitamin D. This vitamin is difficult to get from your diet.

 

This following recent(ish) literature review of vitamin D provides a good description of the effects of vitamin D deficiency, insufficiency, and optimal levels:

http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)60119-5/pdf

 

Listed benefits of optimal D3 levels are:

  • Skeletal strength
  • Lower mortality rate
  • Lower cardiovascular mortality
  • Reduced risk of diabetes mellitus
  • Reduced risk of cancer
  • Reduced risk of MS
  • Reduced risk of allergy and asthma
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Reduced risk of mental illness (yay!)
  • Less musculoskeletal pain
  • Reduced risk of renal disease

 

But vitamin D3 is really only half (or a third) of the calcium story. I'll post about vitamin K2 and magnesium later.

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I stumbled across this via Linkedin. Funnily I eat almost everything in the right-hand and none in the left-hand side (I eat raw cacao powder which is good for you - no sugar).

 

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It is from www.stepintomygreenworld.com - I haven't checked out the site yet.

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Dom D’Agostino on Fasting, Ketosis, and the End of Cancer

 

http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/11/03/dominic-dagostino/

 

“The FDA may see ketones as a drug. I see them as a fourth macronutrient. You have fats, proteins, and carbs. Ketones are an energy-containing molecule.” – Dom D’Agostino

Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC).

He has also deadlifted 500 pounds for 10 reps after a seven-day fast.

He’s a beast and — no big surprise — he’s a good buddy of Dr. Peter Attia, my MD friend who drinks “jet fuel” in search of optimal athletic performance.

The primary focus of Dom’s laboratory is developing and testing metabolic therapies, including ketogenic diets, ketone esters and ketone supplements to induce nutritional/therapeutic ketosis. D’Agostino’s laboratory uses in vivo and in vitro techniques to understand the physiological, cellular and molecular mechanism of metabolic therapies and nutritional strategies for peak performance and resilience. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations.

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Show Notes
      • How Dom D’Agostino responds when someone asks him, “what do you do?” [5:28]
      • Describing the Institutional Review Board (IRB) [9:53]
      • Research on advanced lifters in a state of ketosis [12:13]
      • Thoughts on getting big (hypertrophy) and strong while in a state of ketosis [15:53]
      • Defining ketones and ketosis [20:48]
      • The implications of fasting, nutritional ketosis and/or exogenous ketones for preventing/mitigating the onset of neurodegenerative diseases [28:23]
      • Defining cachexia, sarcopenia, anabolism, and catabolism [30:48]
      • Thoughts on the use of anabolic agents in cancer patients [34:48]
      • The advantage of SARMS instead of pre-existing low androgenic anabolic therapies [38:53]
      • To what extent is it possible to mimic the benefits of pre-chemo therapy fasting with exogenous ketones? [43:23]
      • How to accelerate the induction of ketone projection through use of exogenous ketones[49:18]
      • Ketone esters [56:13]
      • The benefits of eating exogenous ketones while in a carbohydrate attractive environment (for example, when traveling in Italy) [1:16:08]
      • What a traveling ketogenic breakfast looks like [1:20:43]
      • Reasons for using glutamine [1:25:08]
      • Thoughts on being considered a “nutritionist” [1:32:18]
      • The impact of Metformin on the survival rates of animals that have metastatic cancer [1:41:38]
      • If Dom D’Agostino learned that he had advanced cancer, what tools would he use to fight it? [1:46:18]
      • Thoughts on therapeutic fasting [2:03:03]
      • Observations of people who experiment with fasting [2:08:23]
      • Describing the risks and toxicities of consuming a cocktail of exogenous ketones [2:14:33]
      • Unusual foods or beverages that spike ketone levels [2:22:45]
      • Top resources for those seeking to learn about a ketogenic diet [2:41:33]
      • Most gifted books [2:43:13]
      • How to approach fighting Lyme Disease with the ketogenic diet [2:50:18]
      • The effect of ketosis on mitochondria [2:53:18]
      • Healing from use of antibiotics [2:55:53]
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Posted on: November 3, 2015.

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Keep pedalling]

Bah!

Those that are peddling pedalling are just taking you for a ride.

Sorry for the bad pun.

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Bah!

Those that are peddling pedalling are just taking you for a ride.

Sorry for the bad pun.

 

but it keeps your blood pressure down. :-)

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I've been less disciplined with my diet and exercise since returning from overseas. Surprisingly my waist line has not increased! I've been scoffing down loads of nuts too (and lots of eggs/meat, more than I probably should). It seems I've flat lined and need to do some serious cardio work to reduce my waist line further.

 

I think that this is because stuff like meat, eggs and nuts (not too overboard with the nuts) is what we should be eating.

 

Long but good:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vr-c8GeT34

 

I used to be very disciplined about eating according to mainstream Western guidelines i.e. low fat high carb, avoid red meat, eat whole grains, seldom ate junk food, choose low fat everything like milk, mayonnaise etc, blah blah. I did a fair bit of high intensity cardio/strength type of exercise e.g. CrossFit, Freeletics. I'm 1.81m and used to weigh around 84kg.

 

I switched to eating almost only meat, vegetables, eggs, nuts and fruit and cut out bread, pasta, potatoes and anything high carb. No real change to my exercise intensity, perhaps a slight drop due to a knee injury.

 

I'm now 75kg, without losing muscle, and I don't often feel very hungry. When I was eating high carb, I used to clockwatch before meal times and just about eat my thongs in anticipation.

 

I had my triglycerides (fats in the blood) tested a little while ago and and the result was 0.4 mmol/L, which is pretty ridiculously low (so much for eating fat making you fat).

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I'm glad they don't sell liquid nitrogen over the counter as I could never self-administer it... stings like a bitch!  :shocking:

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