Carbohydrates

April 10, 2021 update.

When you promise a new picture and it just doesn’t deliver – and Gut Health Yes, in my previous birthday post I promised a new picture, so I took a quick one yesterday morning before speeding off to the gym. It looked decent enough on the useless Xiaomi Pro Mi10, but when downloaded it was smoothed out with very little detail… or have I just become a fat bastard in a month? Yeah, that …

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November 2, 2020. Training update!

Another little update for the nosy bastards. It’s been 9 days or so since the fast. I’ve been at the gym for 8 of them and my morning weight is now at 77.6 kg (171 lbs.) – so up another 1.6 kg in 5 days. And my evening weight is closing in on 79 kg. My body is like a sponge. Therefore, I will change my nutritional strategy a bit before I get too …

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October 28, 2020. 4 days after the 5-day fast.

Just a quick update. It’s been 4 full days since my 5-day fast. And I did my fourth training session today as well. Chest and biceps. The program I developed will be available shortly (you can get the first macrocycle by contacting me, if you don’t want to wait). The photo is from the locker room, five minutes after the workout. Morning body weight is around 76 kg now (167 lbs.). It fluctuates up …

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August 25, 2020. Training and fasting update.

It’s been a week since I did my 3-day fast and I’m only up 2.5 kg. Funny thing is that I’m stronger, look bigger, and I’m a lot leaner. So, of the 4 kg I lost during my short fast, a lot of that was actually body fat. Being very fat adapted, that should not come as a surprise. Also, I haven’t really had an appetite and I haven’t force fed myself just yet …

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August 18, 2020. Training and goals update

If anyone is interested in what I’m currently doing, here’s a short update for you. In early February, when I got back to the gym after more than three years mostly off from training due to my illnesses, I weighted a measly 62 kg (136 lbs.) Fortunately, I’m used to be between 74 and 78 kg, and due to muscle memory I hit 80 kg (175 lbs.) in late July. Starting August, I’ve been …

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Know Your Poison: Deuterium

So far, we’ve dealt with two of more than a dozen antinutrients and defense chemicals found in plant ‘foods’ that we will cover in this article series. Next on the list is deuterium, a compound that most dieticians, nutritionists, doctors and clueless trainers don’t even know exists. Hydrogen comes in two “shapes”: we have regular hydrogen, which is actually called protium, and then we have deuterium. Deuterium has the same properties as hydrogen, except …

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Know Your Poison: Phytic Acid

In this part of covering all the toxic plant chemicals, we will look at phytic acid; one of the few antinutrients that at least some people actually know exists. While it fades in comparison with some other plant defense toxins, it’s still a very serious and dangerous one. As with all antinutrients, they are simply chemicals that bind to nutrients that the plant, or seed, need in order to grow. Phytic acid is no …

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TDEE, Your Total Daily Energy Expenditure Explained

I posted this about a year ago. If you still think that calories are important, please take a few minutes and educate yourself. The TDEE formulas are derived from an average of people following a typical westernized/modern diet. This kind of diet is high carbohydrate and made up of at least 70 to 80 percent of plant foods (keep in mind that almost all junk food, soft drinks, etcetera are made from plant foods …

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Do You Need Antioxidants? The Antioxidant Scam.

It’s been a few years since antioxidants exploded in popularity and flooded the “health-food” and even sports supplement market. Sure, antioxidants can inhibit oxidation and thereby lower the production of free radicals (which can harm our cells). However, the main thing influencing oxidation and the production of free radicals is your diet, your environment (pollution) and amount of exercise. As for diet, the biggest offender is carbohydrate metabolism. When we produce energy from carbohydrates, …

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Carbohydrates are NOT our body’s preferred fuel

Anyone who at least has glanced at nutritional science should know that carbohydrates are non-essential. Carbohydrates are nothing more than an alternative emergency energy source. As humans, we are designed to function at peak efficiency without them. We are carnivores and we thrive on animal fats. Unfortunately, the misconception that carbohydrates are our ‘preferred’ fuel has been so ingrained in most of us, that we believe it to be a universal truth – even …

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