Being in a perpetual state of stress and anxiety is lame. I tried it for years. An ongoing cycle of run run run, followed by a crash and depression. No structure. Just stress. I’d go until I couldn’t handle it anymore, and then I’d breakdown. I’d go days and weeks without checking any of my accounts or my phone. I’d just vanish and be depressed. This would make me more stressed out. I’d procrastinate. Blow off commitments. Avoid everyone. I would simply hide.
Then I learned how to breathe. Then all that stuff magically went away.
Well, it’s not quite magic. I guess it did take some time.
On day 1, I noticed immediate improvement.
On day 14, I could tell things were different.
On day 100, my natural state of existence was unrecognizable to myself. Continue reading
January 1, 2015.
I just concluded 30 days of the most rigidly intense dieting I’ve ever done (or maybe just the only dieting I’ve ever successfully done).
It was a lot of fun. It was extremely hard at times. I learned a lot. Now I’m sharing all of the data.
Preface: This is not so much a recap post as a “progress so far” check in. I’m not stopping. I’m just beginning. Also, I’m not trying to prove anything. I have zero interest in discussing the science of dieting/nutrition or the veracity of the course I followed. I’m just posting data and my personal experience. So this is a preemptive ‘chill out’ to all the Paleo people and Vegans.
Enter Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Here-in referred to as HCG (wikipedia).
The basic premise I was given: Take HCG 2x per day (I have no idea what dose). Spend the first 2 days eating as much as you can of fatty, sugary foods (loading). On day 3, begin an ultra strict 500 calorie per day protocol (continue taking HCG 2x daily). Continue reading