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This post by Ben Bikman was a real eye catcher. It’s generally considered the a low carb, ketogenic diet is not ideal for performance, but here have an ultra endurance runner smashing the record for fastest 100 mile run ever. Incredible! Of course, we should bare in mind that most of the criticisms against ketogenic diets are in regards to anaerobic power sports, but there are examples of Olympic lifters excelling on keto as well.

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An inevitable fact of losing weight is often feeling hungry. When you sit down to eat, and you’ve been hungry since your last meal, it’s easy to miss your 80% fullness cue, and over eat. Here, we have a strategy from Alan Aragorn, which basically amounts to filling yourself up on water in advance of your meal.

In my opinion, this is not a beginner strategy. In other words, if you haven’t mastered some fundamentals like regular meal prep and eating mostly whole foods, you should not be trying to use this kind of trick to keep yourself from eating, but if you have mastered the basics, and you’re in a calorie cutting phase, this might help you squeak under your goals with less discomfort.

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The “Water Trick” is a uniquely effective tactic for dieters because it puts the focus on adding or increasing intake instead of reducing or taking it away. It’s ideal for occasions such as eating at restaurants or social/family gatherings. – The attached are my own research-adapted methods that work consistently in the trenches. The upper end of the guidelines (bravely) exceed the doses in the study protocols :). I nudged the 30 minutes down to a max of 20 minutes as well. Lo & behold, this almost never fails to curb the desire for large food servings, a second plate, or a post-meal dessert. – These tactics are ideal for those who want to default to lower caloric intake with minimal effort toward calculating or quantifying. – #inthetrenches #streetwisdom #boom

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In the video below, YouTube creator and meal prep extraordinaire Bobby Parish takes you on a tour of Costco to his top picks for eating well.

I was shocked to learn about Costco’s organic eggs receiving such a low ranking from cornucopia.com. For me it underscored that we should frequently check ourselves: what do I know, and how do I know it? Quite often the narratives the we spin in our own heads do not match up to reality. I had begun a narrative in my mind that all Costco products must be good, because that narrative aligned with how I feel about Costco as a company, and how they treat their employees.

Similarly, people often sabotage their own efforts at nutrition by spinning a story around their choice like “it’s okay I ate a dozen donuts just now, because I’m heading to the gym, and I need the pre-workout…”

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