Back from March Break! It’s a cloudy but warm morning and I couldn’t help but think that the respectable weather is jus around the corner. I’m really looking forward to teaching in the spring. Time goes fast when the weather is nice.
March break was great. It went quick, but I had plenty of time to relax and even sleep in. Definitely seems like I need about 10 hours of sleep in order to miss out on that afternoon nap. I’m hoping to get some answers soon (?) and be able to start some strategies for managing the amount of sleep I get. Unfortunately for me, I can’t really get anymore sleep during the week. The only strategy I can manage is to perhaps limit the amount of alcohol before bedtime to improve sleep quality. Might be hard to do as the warm weather hits though.
It was interesting reading Peter Attia’s blog yesterday regarding calorie restriction. Apparently he believes that long term calorie restriction isn’t going to be the best way to manage longevity. Fasting is a decent tool, but should be reserved for limited time frames (once per month). He mentioned Jason Fung’s work and kept relating it to people with diabetes. For someone like me, intermittent fasting does work for calorie control, but isn’t effective for managing muscle. I’m going to start a trial of using MCT oil in the mornings for the next 4 weeks to see if it makes a difference in my well being, hunger and weight. Adding more fat to my diet can help increase the calories, it will be imperative to lower the carbohydrates though. This will be something to watch closely.
This journal will now include not just one thing I learned, but also one thing that was awesome yesterday and one thing that I’m looking forward to. Might help with the mediation and stress management aspects of healthy living.
Going at lunch today for a quick workout. Likely back squat/deadlift. Not sure yet!
March 27, 2017 at 08:10AM
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