Joshua Thomas

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A Week of Feelin' Good

This week I cut out fried food entirely from my diet, and the effect has been astonishing. My energy levels and mood are through the roof, and my stomach is feeling amazing.

It's a little difficult to keep up, but my diet is very simple so I generally eat the same thing every day.

The change came after listening to a podcast in which Sebastian Marshall described his system of self-tracking. I've been self-tracking to a limited half-assed extent for a long time, but the lack of scientific rigor was just not there.. even for a 1-subject-study. I upped my standards, began isolating my studies instead of mixing them, and I'm getting a lot from it.

I'll write more on my self-tracking method in a future post! Right now I want to utilize this newfound energy 8)

Beyond Fasting: The Ketogenic Rabbit Hole

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I'm about to take you down a deep rabbit hole, on a path that will challenge what you believe about nutrition and health. This is a journey of experimentation, and I encourage you to keep a very open mind, and in fact, I hope you decide to experiment with these themes yourself. I'm not a nutritionist or doctor, but I am very passionate about finding ways to optimize my body and health (especially as I age), which is why I've been doing intermittent fasting for the past five months -- and that experience has been life changing. I've gone from XL to medium sized shirts, from a 38 to 32 waist, and most importantly, from 34.7% body fat to 24.5% (and my goal is to get under 20%). Intermittent Fasting has put me in control of my body for the first time in my life.

And just when I felt that I was really starting to figure it all out, this rabbit hole opened up. And it's called ketosis.

In addition to intermittent fasting, I'm experimenting with ketosis through the end of 2015, which is triggered by eating a ketogenic diet comprised of 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbs. Yes, that's right -- in order to lose fat and become healthier, I'm going to eat mostly fat. The mind blowing counter-intuitiveness of that statement is why I'm writing this blog.

But before we can talk about this ketogenic approach to nutrition and health, we have to understand how the body uses two energy sources -- glucose and ketones -- and why, with your diet, you are probably only ever tapping into glucose (and how that may be making you unhealthier, especially as you age).

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