This is part 2 of my series on fasting. If you haven’t read part 1, you can find it here. In that article I went into the benefits of fasting and why I personally wanted to try fasting for 5 days; not juice fasting, but putting my body into a state of ketosis.
In this article, you are going to go with me on my own 5-day fasting journey. And at the end of the article, I’m going to share with you specific supplements I took that made the experience that much easier. Here we go…
I’m a big fan of self-experimentation. It’s one thing to look at research or hear some author/blogger’s health discovery, but we are all so individual. Not to mention a lot of studies are poorly put together and people can put anything out there on the internet and call it a fact. But reading and discovering what’s working for others is a great way to get ideas about what you can try, too! Not to mention, we can’t forget how fun it is to see the expressions of your coworker, friends, or family’s faces when you explain what sort of biohack or self-experiment you’re conducting while trying not to sound like a crazy person…fun times. I enjoy it. (more…)
In the previous article, I wrote a short intro to intermittent fasting (IF). If you are already aware of IF, you may have read or heard of the controversy regarding women not feeling all that great when restricting calories in the morning. Some women report being too alert in the evening, impacting their sleep, adrenal fatigue, irregular menstrual cycles and other hormone dysregulation (1). Or you may be one of those people who attempt IF, but can’t deal with the feeling of becoming what I like to call “hangry” in the morning. Well no more!
This article is about a meal replacement recipe I designed that helps you stimulate IF (more…)
I wouldn’t call myself a masochist, but when it comes to my health I sometimes end up getting myself into some interesting situations. For example, you’ll typically find me taking cold showers in the morning, and the type of exercise I instruct and partake in is predicated on completely fatiguing my muscles – it gets results, but it doesn’t feel too good. The reasons I do these things are for another article. For today, I’m going to bring up another healthy, sometimes uncomfortable, yet beneficial health hack.