Many of us get caught up in the game of following people in the hope of being noticed and followed in return. I’m guilty of it, and honestly I have no idea if it’s even a good, let alone optimal, policy.
Regardless, it’s the course of action I’ve chosen. If you’re in the same boat, you can end up following more people than you can practically keep track of, and some of the utility and joy of Twitter can be lost. That is, you don’t see the posts from the people who most interest you.
Here’s how to take advantage of Twitter as a marketing tool, but also learn and be entertained.
The horrible thing about dieting is that you have to eat less, which means less room for high calorie treats. Fortunately that doesn’t have to mean no treats at all—there are low-calorie options that are surprisingly good, and some you can eat a surprising amount of. That’s the case with this low calorie diet candy thing I dreamed up.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to choose between abs or enjoying food? With intermittent fasting you get exactly that. Using it, I eat what I want and stay very lean. It also has some major potential benefits for health, including anti-cancer and anti-aging effects.
Nootropics have received a lot of attention in recent years. In case you haven’t heard the term, it basically refers to drugs that sharpen mental function.
If you’re wise, the idea of regularly using such substances probably strikes you as a bad idea. Normally any drug with a substantial benefit comes at a cost—some kind of detrimental impact on health or quality of life.
However, I’ve found it’s possible to elicit a nootropic effect daily with no noticeable downsides.
Yo-yo dieting isn’t wise nutrition management, but it turned out to have a major benefit. Doing it for more than a decade made me an expert at losing body fat (unfortunately it didn’t teach me how to keep it off—that came later).
All fat loss requires is that you burn more energy than you take in. It’s a simple concept, but there is a lot of room for error in how you choose to do it.
The principles listed here form the basis of an extremely effective fat loss program. They also help prevent the bad outcomes that so many diets result in, such as rebounds from excessive metabolic adaptation.
Close control of body composition requires portion control, which means kitchen scales are a necessity for any physique enthusiast. Even if you’re extremely metabolically and athletically gifted, the only way to get close to optimum results is to quantify your portions.
I’ve used many scales over the years. Most were cheap and merely did the job. I finally invested a bit more in these, and it was one of the best purchases I ever made.
Are you beginning to feel like your belly needs its own ZIP code? There are reminders of being out of shape that are hard to ignore. Like when you sit down and feel that fat-roll folding over your belt, reaching out to touch your feet. Or when you’re gently walking and your whole torso jiggles.
Things like these used to mount up to a tipping point for me, and I’d begin exercising. Because that’s what you should do to lose weight, right?
I love progress photos, but especially seeing what kind of condition people can maintain long term. In case you’re similarly interested, here’s my own situation. I’ll include a few lifestyle details about what I’ve found works to build muscle and remain lean.