Milestone! Lightest in 25 Years.

This is an important milestone. I weigh the lowest in some 25 years, if not 30, thanks to Intermittent Fasting.

It’s important because the weight loss is accompanied by renewed energy, enthusiasm and discipline.

To me, Intermittent Fasting is the best wellness movement that has happened so far. It’s very well explained and proven through some detailed and serious study, which include Nobel Prize winning research.

Benefits of intermittent fasting include generation of new human growth hormones, cleaning repairing and growing cells, prevention and even possible cure to deadly things like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, heart problems and even diabetes.

The increased energy and enhanced mood has assisted me in following a regular fitness and workout schedule like 12 sets of suryanamaskars, one hour yoga, swimming and even weight training. And I feel good after these heavy workouts.

Frankly, this is not just boasting. The intention is to share the experiences and get my friends also to benefit from this regimen.

I would be much better off if I had good control over my food during the eating time of the Intermittent Fasting schedule. This is something I must be working on now, in addition.

And to speak about intermittent fasting and the good effects, we should be aware of various industries getting affected and we can expect some actions from them. I can think of the food industry getting worried. So be prepared for some organised campaign against this good thing.

I may also say that it’s time to channel some of my good energy towards noble causes. One of them could be the commitment towards planting trees in a barren land.

And I wish to get and support maximum number of Intermittent fasting followers. Let’s do it together and do it better with the help of a whatsapp broadcast group. Since it’s a broadcast group, individual privacy is assured.

I invite my friends to try and view a combined treasure trove of information that we have in the group. Just sent your whatsapp number to mine +91 9400056031 and enjoy the benefits.

Privacy assurance is reiterated.

Milestone! Lightest in 25 Years.

My First BulletProof Coffee

The BBC coverage on Dave Asprey, the brand owner of bulletproof coffee and my blog on it yesterday, prompted me to have my first bulletproof coffee.

Of course, I doubt if the three ingredients sold by Dave’s company is available locally. But I know how to get them of my own.

My coffee machine takes roasted coffee beans, powder them and brew fresh coffee. I don’t make fresh ghee, though we used to make it at home when we were small. So I went for locally made ghee from cow milk, available on the stores.

And I make my own virgin coconut oil from fresh coconut using the boiling method.

Onto this big cup of coffee, a scoop of ghee and a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil were added to make my first bulletproof coffee.

It tasted just okay, in fact good.

Now, why I am doing this!

The BBC coverage, the link of which was copied in my last blog, speak about the benefits Dave Asprey is bringing on the table. Added to that, I remember from childhood some people adding ghee to coffee for better health. Also the article says that Tibetan Monks added yak ghee to tea.

Dave Asprey does many more things like extracting his born marrow to grow stem cells etc with target to live till 180.

We don’t want to live that long. What we want is to live healthy as long as we live.

Again, Intermittent Fasting gives some of the benefits like growing new growth hormones, autophagy and cleaning and repairing damaged cells and even growing new ones.

And intermittent fasting stipulates no calories during fasting period. As such I had the coffee during the eating window.

From the benefits mentioned in the article and from ancient wisdom, I would recommend trying this brew of bulletproof coffee. Those of you with access to Dave Asprey‘s products may try that and others may make their own.

Those on Intermittent Fasting, please drink it during the eating window only.

A feel good factor indeed!

My First BulletProof Coffee

Bullet Proof Coffee! A Healthy Cocktail?

My last blog was on Dopamine Fast and why I’m out of it.

But this one caught the eye, when a BBC coverage on it was forwarded by a relative.

Clearly it has an eye catching name. And the bullet proofing is through ingredients like butter from grass fed cow and the real virgin coconut oil.

Butter or ghee from grass fed cow is highly in demand as the purest and best form of good fat and the world is singing praises of the virtues of the virgin coconut oil.

Pure coffee is zero calorie and it’s invigorating and recommend for sustaining a longer period of fasting in my favourite Intermittent Fasting routine.

So, a cocktail of the three bests should be good. And I am happy to recommend it since I may not be the right guy to endorse it.

This is how I am going to do it. I have the machine to powder and brew a pure fresh cup of coffee from roasted coffee beans.

I need to get some purest and probably the best in the world, ghee from the grass fed and famous Vechoor cows. And I know a source.

I make my own virgin coconut oil from fresh coconut.

I will then try the cocktail but on one condition. I will have it during the eating period of intermittent fasting and not during the fasting period.

Here’s the link to the BBC article

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48692763

Bullet Proof Coffee! A Healthy Cocktail?

Sometimes It’s Better To Take A Look Again!

I am convinced and totally bought on to the benefits of Intermittent Fasting. I’ve heard and studied the Nobel Prize winning subject ‘Autophagy’ and know that it’s the best in wellness.

And I am taking some efforts to share it with my friends with constant communication, sharing of benefits and even manage a whatsapp broadcast group on the subject.

I have also done a 24 hour fasting to accelerate autophagy and recommend the once a week practice to my friends in addition to a lifestyle of 16 hours a day fasting.

And then I heard about 24 hour ‘Dopamine Fast’ and instantly circulated in the group, thinking it’s cool.

Now I am on a ‘re-think’ phase. The reason is that many of the so called bad things in Dopamine Fast are dear to me in a positive way.

‘No Electronics’ , the fast’s top item could could sound revolutionary, but not okay for me. I do check my social media accounts frequently to be in touch with friends.

Yes, I have very good online friends who I interact with, frequently. Some of them, I don’t even know the personal contact details, but we interact in a very friendly manner, equally and sometimes better than face to face interactions.

A whatsapp chat is superior or precursor to a phone call. In a social media chat, the convenience and availability of the person is preserved. And if the person is available, call! The whatsapp calls are anyway free.

And I am not an electronic addict. I take time for my regular yoga, swimming and other workout. I travel, meet friends and do Intermittent Fasting. And I am green with plans to plant a number of trees.

I like outdoors, rain, fruits, vegetables, like to sweat, look in the mirror for outlines of six pack, animals, pets, children, people.

The things I am currently addicted are Cricket and ‘ Designated Survivor’ on Netflix!

And I like to be a multidimensional person, capable of doing many things simultaneously.

See, I don’t have many ticks on the Dopamine Fasting checklist.

For all you know, it sort of dilutes the focus on Intermittent Fasting which has all ticks in the checklist.

I am out of the Dopamine Fast!

If you want to know what Dopamine Fast is, please check it out on this link

https://link.medium.com/PFBaiRFCGX

Sometimes It’s Better To Take A Look Again!

And I Did a 24 Hour Fasting

I am sticking on to Intermittent Fasting as a major wellness program and probably the game changer.

The 16 hour fasting and the rest 8 hour eating window sort of plateaued out with the body weight going constant, though some other benefits are visible.

The best thing in Intermittent Fasting is autophagy, the Nobel Prize winning wellness stage with unbelievable benefits.

To recap, the benefits include prevention and perhaps cure of deadly diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cancer, heart problems, blood pressure, inflammation and even diabetes.

Nobel Laureate Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi‘s work on autophagy uses the word (translated from Japanese) starvation and not fasting.

I am saying this because there are videos from some so called experts saying that exercise generates autophagy and the benefit from fasting is unproven. Not true at all.

Working out helps but all the genuine research points out to Fasting as the method to achieve autophagy stage.

Coming back to the 24 hour fasting, I got the idea from a neighbor who’s into Intermittent Fasting and who’s looking very good with trimmed waistline and lost weight.

He said, it got accelerated when he started a 24 hour fasting once a week along with the 16 hour schedule on other days.

And yesterday was my first day of 24 hours fasting and I did it with two black coffee during the 17 to 24 hours.

I hope to share positive results soon with my group members in the whatsapp broadcast group.

Wonder why Intermittent Fasting is a frequent subject for me? Well it’s probably the best thing to happen. The objective is autophagy.

I wish, all my friends will try it out. And I am happy to give any assistance.

And I Did a 24 Hour Fasting

Wellness! What’s Important!

Weight loss appears to be the number one measure in wellness. Looking good is one of the reasons for it while the growing epidemic of obesity is another.

However, the latest finding and what everyone should attempt to achieve as wellness goal is autophagy. It’s brought about by way of intermittent fasting, stressed out exercise and or diet leading to ketosis.

In an autophagy (Greek word for self eating), bad cells are cleaned up and repaired, new good cells grown and even human growth hormones are enhanced.

Nobel Prize winning research indicates cure and prevention to such horrific diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, inflammation of all kinds, heart health and even diabetes.

My observation of working with and interacting with a group titled ‘Intermittent Fasting Group’ is that weight loss still is top of priority.

It’s possible to achieve the autophagy stage with weight loss. Extreme and stressed out exercise is not easy and not for all.

The answer could be in Intermittent Fasting with a keto diet during the eating window. That’s a diet high in good fat, medium protein and less carbs.

Such a diet is easy said than practiced. Especially for people like me who are more into carbohydrates and that too with a sweet tooth. It’s even more difficult for vegetarians.

As such it’s worthwhile to do some study and test it with the priceless whatsapp broadcast group ‘Intermittent Fasting Group’.

Guidance and assistance are welcome.

Wellness! What’s Important!

Autophagy, the Watchword in Wellness.

Autophagy, a Greek word meaning self-eating is a Nobel Prize winning subject. Perhaps no other medical term is implying more positivity in wellness.

Benefits of autophagy are numerous. We have prevention or repair to many horrific things like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, inflammation, heart health, diabetes and even aging.

I think I have the attention from you now.

Three ways are mentioned as inducers to autophagy.

1. Diet

2. Intermittent Fasting

3. Regular exercise (high intensity, interval)

Diet

High in natural good fat, moderate in protein ( too much protein inhibits autophagy) and low in carbs especially non fibre carbs.

Intermittent Fasting

Fasting, if possible every day (preferably) for a minimum of continuous 16 hours. When you eat during the eating hours, take a look at item 1 Diet

Preferably high intensity interval workout

High intensity is better than moderate and interval training is better to continuous and moderate workout.

Well, each one of the three can induce autophagy to an extent. How about doing all in an enjoyable way! Well like all good projects, team work ensures the best results. Hence my constant invitation to join our small broadcast group where even individual identities are kept confidential.

Personally, I am doing items two and three. I am bad on diet during my eating window. Most of it are carbs, that too non fibre like sugar based and starch.

Now I want to do good things with diet. One of the members in the group reduced weight by 14 kgs in about 6 months on diet and ketosis only. Perhaps this addresses the number one priority of a health buff- weight loss.

Incidentally, stress induces autophagy. I remember going through, while on a family holiday in Cancun, Mexico, something called hydro therapy, where stress was induced by methods like coming out of a hot sauna for a dip in ice cold water.

And we see politicians living longer threatening to cross 100 years. Well this one is only a casual observation.

But we need autophagy and all the allied benefits.

Best way is to do in a team. I welcome you again to join the whatsapp broadcast group set for this purpose. You don’t have to worry about other members knowing your contacts. In broadcast group, only the originator (me) has a total view.

Send whatsapp to my number +91 9400056031 or mail: jacobkurian@hotmail.com

We are 30 now and can go upto 50 so that I can still give individual attention.

Autophagy, the Watchword in Wellness.