Category: Nutrition

  • Fasting Talk at PerformanceGaines

    Fasting Talk at PerformanceGaines

    This last week I did a talk on fasting called All About Fasting. It’s a short and quick introduction to fasting and all its benefits. Note that I left out one item which is about when you come out of a longer fast, like more than one day of not eating. Sometimes it is good […]

  • Nutrition Talks at!

    Nutrition Talks at!

    This summer I reached out to Menloswim to see if I could do some informative talks around nutrition. Thankfully, Tim Sheeper agreed! Last month, I spoke about sugar, a topic that is pretty important hot these days, and especially for parents. Sugar has been linked to many chronic diseases. It’s found in nearly all processed […]

  • Potato Hack: Diet that Involves Eating Only White Potatoes

    Potato Hack: Diet that Involves Eating Only White Potatoes

    I learned of the Potato Hack in my health coach course. Apparently it’s been around for a long time: 1849 to be exact! Read more about its origins and its simple nature at I also bought the book, The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified by Tim Steele, which helped explain a lot of things. […]

  • Trying the Fasting Mimicking Diet

    Trying the Fasting Mimicking Diet

    Recently, there has been some decent press around the Fasting Mimicking Diet, (FMD) developed by Professor Valter Longo at the University of Southern California. The FMD is a way to fast for long periods of time but removing the need to eat nothing or only water; you eat minimally each day to gain the benefits […]

  • Visceral Fat and Stress

    Visceral Fat and Stress

    I just encountered an interesting fact about visceral fat, which is that stress is a cause in the formation of visceral fat. How interesting this is, on a variety of levels. What is visceral fat? It’s the fat surrounding your organs, not under your skin. Even if you are skinny, you could have a lot […]

  • Nutritional Interventions for my Teeth

    Nutritional Interventions for my Teeth

    About 2.5 weeks ago, I started to experience some sensitivity to temperature in my teeth on the left side, both top and bottom. As time progressed, it got pretty bad to the point where I couldn’t even take a drink of cold water or hot coffee or else it would fire up uncomfortably. Having experienced […]

  • Omega 6 : Omega 3 Ratio Update: Back to 1:1!

    Omega 6 : Omega 3 Ratio Update: Back to 1:1!

    In my last O6:O3 update, I noted that my eating pattern and aggressive supplementation had driven my O6:O3 ratio to 0.7 to 1, resulting in diarrhea and some more stomach upset than normal. The next 4 months after my last test results, I retained my eating pattern but stopped O3 supplementation almost entirely. I only […]

  • Omega 6: Omega 3 Ratio Update

    Omega 6: Omega 3 Ratio Update

    I did a follow up OmegaQuant test and was shocked to find my O6:O3 ratio had continue to move from 0.9:1 to 0.7:1! I didn’t change my eating or supplementation pattern since my last OmegaQuant test that yielded the 0.9:1. But it was interesting that all that taking of O3 supplements (around 6.3g per day) […]

  • Reaching an Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio of 1:1

    Reaching an Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio of 1:1

    In March of this year, I met up with some folks working in the area of inflammation and how it relates to every non-communicable disease out there. The concept of the inflammatory model for disease is a new emerging area of study and I’m excited for what comes out of it, which in reality has […]

  • The Carb Back Loading Update 12-17-16

    The Carb Back Loading Update 12-17-16

    Here are my stats from my Omron Body Monitor on Saturday 12-17-16: Weight 139.6 lbs BMI 21.9 Fat 13.3% Muscle 41.6% RM 1516 Body Age 28 Visceral Fat 5 Given that I started out around 168 lbs and at 25% body fat early in 2016, this is an amazing result! And I’m only 5’7″ so […]

  • My Beginner’s Guide to Diet and Nutrition

    My Beginner’s Guide to Diet and Nutrition

    A friend asked me how I would recommend improving diet and increasing fat loss. Here are my recommendations for someone who is just starting out: Here is a rather long email on weight loss. Suffice to say that I have tried a number of things and a lot of it is garbage. Note that this […]

  • The Carb Back Loading Update

    Carb Back Loading has been giving me some pretty awesome results. Back on April 6, I measured myself with my Omron Body Monitor and got: Weight 157.6 lb Body fat 18.9% Muscle 38.8% Visceral fat 8% Today, June 25, nearly 3 months later, I got: Weight 149.8 lb Body fat 17.0% Muscle 39.7% Visceral fat […]

  • 2 Weeks of Intermittent Fasting

    Last Sunday I ended my very short experiment on Bulletproof intermittent fasting. I weighed myself and got the numbers: weight = 155.8lb, body fat % = 21.3%. 2 weeks back when I started, I weighed 154.8 and body fat % of 21.5%. No real move at all. My buddy QuantifiedBob pointed out that I really […]

  • Trying Intermittent Fasting

    Two days ago I decided to try Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. I had hosed my back and couldn’t really do any workouts as I recovered so my eating requirements are more flexible – perfect time to try intermittent fasting! I am trying to eat within 12noon and 6pm only, taking a BP coffee w/ butter and/or […]

  • Eating as Training and a Discipline

    My coach Charles Maka at EVOUltrafit likes to say that most humans can’t do the most basic things. The basic things like breathing and, the topic of this post, eating properly are things that somehow most people can’t do the right way and have lost the ability over the years. A few months back, I […]