December 25, 2021
On December 1, 2021, I started out on a journey to have the best winter ever. My goal is to think better, be more fit, and help others.
Healthy eating, eating less, and fasting
To think better, I am fasting intermittently by skipping a meal or two each day. I’m eating mostly vegetables but also nuts, beans, meat, eggs, cheese and whole grains. I’m drinking coffee and herb teas, especially when I’m not eating meals.
Processed vegetable oils and carbs are out.
I’m recording the following data every morning:
– Glucose (99 this morning)
– Blood pressure (117/66 this morning)
– Heart rate (Generally in the mid 40’s when I wake up)
– Weight (207 – My weight has dropped 15 pounds this month)
– Sleep (Quality sleep – 6h 57 min, Deep sleep 3h 52 min)
I’m swimming about a mile about four days a week. And I’ve walked over 120 miles this month. I’ve never felt better on a bike. I’m going so much faster and feel like I’m hardly exerting any effort.
I plan to bike from my house to the White House at some point this winter. It’s about 160 miles, and I plan to bike it in one day to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy diet, intermittent fasting, and exercise.
Improving focus and memory
I have a lot more focus and memory. And I believe I will gain confidence by memorizing the order of a shuffled deck of cards.
Good health is better than disease
Based on the CDC website, I estimated that 37% of the total US population has diabetes or pre-diabetes. This results in things like weakened immune systems, heart attacks, cancer, and dementia. These diseases cause great angst and sadness.
We can reduce the prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes through diet, fasting and exercise.
Let’s take control of our health together
Let’s feel better, think more clearly, and do more for the world.