§1 – Introduction

I’ve lost a lot of weight and gotten a lot stronger in the last few years. But how, exactly, did I get to where I am now? In 2011, I didn’t like where I was, and I don’t mean, “I was embarrassed about being fat.”…

§2 – Philosophy

I wandered a haphazard path until I learned some philosophical lessons and made some critical, first changes. I tried many different things, keeping what seemed to help and abandoning what did not. It is only through hindsight that I can share the things which are…

§3 – Strategy

The bulk of this series is about the various major changes I have made. In the big picture sense, it’s just a long list of posts with actionable ideas for you to consider. Unfortunately, accomplishing any of these changes requires you to be able to…

§4 – Sleep Prologue

I’ve been talking about writing a post about sleep for years. But as I started writing, it turned into a huge article. Which makes sense, because fixing my sleep is the single most important healthy change I have ever made. I realized that if I…

§5 – Sleep

Q: I’ve been entirely preoccupied by a most frightening experience of my own. A couple of hours ago, I realized that my body was no longer functioning properly. I felt weak, I could no longer stand. The life was oozing out of me, I lost…

§6 – Sleep Epilogue

Here are a couple more things which I’ve read about, but haven’t tried as part of my sleep hacking. Sleep journaling Some people have suggested keeping a sleep journal. In it you record everything related to sleep: notes about your last meal (what and when),…

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This “Changes & Results” series is taking me much long than I had hoped. Meanwhile, some of the later parts are actually very interesting and would be useful to be able to have posted now. So this post is wedged in to mention these sections…

§13 – Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting (IF) With any form of IF, you can get the same physiological benefits. The key is to find a form/style of fasting that works for you and which yields the results you want. No matter what you do, it requires [what may be]…