If you read my posts regularly (or any LCHF/keto/IF authors, advocates, and community boards for that matter), you know I don’t believe in CICO approach (CICO stands for Calories In Calories Out, as in “eat less and move more, and you will lose weight”). So intuitive, so common, so broadly believed – and dead wrong. If you still have doubts about that, raise your hand and I will gladly point out a few sources that help see why this approach doesn’t work. Or just look around – see many people who managed to implement that idea successfully despite many decades of it being promoted?
Would you like to learn a relaxation technique from a Special Forces officer? A guy who uses this method to get a good night’s sleep before an operation, to get some rest during a break in tense situations, or to calm down after a stressful time must know a thing or two about effective methods for relaxation. I have been lucky enough to learn from such an instructor and have been using his method for many years. If you’ve tried the traditional advice of imagining yourself at a beach or a lake while breathing deeply and still find it difficult to escape rushing thoughts or to calm down restless muscles, try this technique and see if it works better for you.
Have you ever found yourself trying many apps, each promising to do what you want them to, only to find that they do no such thing?
It can be frustrating. Luckily, it’s easy to install and uninstall them, but it gets old quickly when you do it time and time again.
Walking is an important part of our routine. We try to include 3 to 10 km (~ 2 to 6 miles) a day as a permanent part of our physical activity.
Pop quiz: which of the following do you agree with?
- You can lose weight while eating delicious foods
- You can improve your health by eating well
- To lose weight and stay healthy you must deprive yourself of tasty foods
If you agree with the first two statements, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s exchange ideas, findings, news, and recipes.
If you agree with the third statement, you’ve come to the right place. Give me a chance to change your mind about that notion.