It is funny that after a long fast, I didn’t actually meet my calorie budget the day after, in fact, was almost 700 calories short. Most of my diet is protein (if you have been reading this series, you know my disdain for vegetables…). I stopped by Emil’s deli in Boca Raton and got the dried sausages (70 calories each), and some Black Forest Ham (41 calories per ounce). With the Gatorade and surprisingly light breakfast, I fell short.
But in my long years of absorbing diet information, I’ve come across two general principles. Bread (along with other carbs) makes you hungry. Protein and fat make you less hungry. This goes back to Barry Sears’ “Zone” diet theory, that you need a balance and whatever you eat less of is what you are hungry for. And, of course, everything has carbs, so eating more protein and fat are more likely to get you balanced and not hungry. I know, unscientific, but it works for me. If I fall short there is always the Balance of Nature line…
If you want some additional information on the Zone diet. You can check this link. https://zonediet.com/the-zone-diet/
Just a quick note about supplements. I’ve seen in the groups on Facebook, that some people are taking massive quantities of supplements, up to 40 different ones ( a guy who is almost 70 and in great shape…). While I believe that people have the right to do what they want in the interest of improving health, it is not my goal to treat every part of my body separately.
The Tim vs. Aging project is dedicated to reducing biological age, in particular reversing cellular age and improving cellular health. I believe this is the key to longevity. If I need separate supplements to enhance various things, then probably I’ve not achieved the primary goal, since in my younger days these were all taken care of by a younger version of my cells.
The other principle is that I want to be able to measure the effect of anything that I do. With objective measurements. To me, the Horvath criteria for measure biological age is one of the greatest discoveries in the modern age, and it has already spawned a great many other new methods along the same lines. Let’s go with it.
I’ll finish this project with the baseline and the success criteria that I’ve laid out (beating Arlovsky in the cage will be a bonus!), if it works then I’ll continue. If I reach 5-10 years reduction in biological age, then I’ll continue and shoot for 20. Others have achieved this.
Might even make a business out of it. Anyone want to knock 20 years off of their biological age? $50K for 60 days?