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Another question for the powping fasting community. Any thoughts on what to do as a substitute for eating during ritualistic eating times? For me, eating is normally a break in the day. Any alternatives that you enjoy during those times?
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The trick to me is not seeing and smelling cooked food. What I usually end up doing is going for a walk before people in the office start eating so like 11:50ish am. I give it a good 45 minute walk and by the time I am back, people are all finished and just chatting so I can get back into it.
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1 year ago
This is a tough one particularly when you see other people eating. I don't have a good suggestion other than closing your door and keep working.
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1 year ago
For me... it's the psychological retreat in that ritual time. If you are flexible and allow yourself no-calories "treats" like black coffee or green tea - that makes it much easier (for me at least). I would use swiss-decaf method coffee a lot. The difference for the ritualistic time (as I'm drinking throughout the day) is that I make it dedicated time... e.g., I try to avoid the "multi-tasking" or even anything demanding in that time. Meaning, sip your coffee and just look (at oceans, people walking by, whatever your 'natural' environment is), or sip your coffee and watch a guilty-pleasure Amazon Prime episode (Hanna, Patriot, pick your poison). Point being I suppose... is that I think you need to "treat yo' self" in that time. Pre-COVID, I would often go to a local coffee shop and just order a water or black coffee (even though I could make it home better and far cheaper) just for the ritual of going somewhere. Separately, I see Isaac and Dave have a dive on Kleiman up on Streaminity. When I find an hour or so, I'll try to watch. Curious to listen as I imagine Dave might be one of the only people that have read as many of the depositions as I have...
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jack replied:
I can attest to Dave’s intense trial study
benjamin replied:
Tried to watch the video, but Streamanity "ate my quarter." Separately, recently listened to your interview with Keff Snider - good one. Would be interesting if you could get Jeff Booth on and take him a level deeper than his book in terms of prediction and his understanding of BTC as a hedge (think he just sees store of value, but maybe you could open his aperture to infrastructure elements via BSV).
jack replied:
I'll look into this. Thanks@benjamin
I do intermittent fasting so I don't eat for around 15 hours from dinner on the previous day to the first meal on the following day. I drink both black coffee and green tea (no sugar or milk) which helps me get through it pretty easily.
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1 year ago
intermittent fasting in the morning until a certain time? try to meditate for 10, 15, 20, 30 min. or however long you'd like for your break. meditation has had a hugely positive impact on my ability to focus and process emotions. strongly recommend to everyone who is willing to listen. also might be worth looking into getting a road bike and doing some cycling during breakfast time in the morning or whenever you trying to fill the void, it's a great way to get outside, clear your mind, and get some exercise.
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Garden. But with the allowance you can eat anything you find in the wild or eaten raw off the vine. 1. You'll spend more energy making real food, than you'll consume eating it. 2. It's nice psychology, cuz your hungry, and you'll be gardening which is making food the hard way. 3. Food which still has natural bacterias on it is great for your gut. 4. You'll learn a ton about life (literally) and have more respect for plants, since everyone is rescue-dog crazy atm. 5. Caloricly it's negligible vs fasting. 6. It'll make your fast harder, afterwards, as your stomach juices will be teased. But you'll also think clearer. 7. Gardening is exercise. 8. I saw praying mantis menage-a-tois once-- worth it right there. 9. Gardening efficiently is a complex problem which never ends, fully mind-engaging. 10. Fasting sux! (but it does work) Good Luck!
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jack replied:
Great advice! Step one - leave NYC... in good time
john replied:
step 1: make so much money at Unbounded you can afford the many-acre farm in Doylestown Gulch PA where state taxes are 3% and with "global warming" the temperatures are now more like what Virginia used to be. while keeping your presence in NYC of course. Until then, grow on the rooftops. Japanese bonsai tree ideal for careful observation of life.
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Depends on your surroundings. A quick HIIT workout is killer if you want to go full savage mode.
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How long is your fast? I used to schedule my day like this. Wake up - 1pm: work while fasting (black coffee only) 1pm: Pre-workout drink 1pm - 2pm: Work Out 2pm - 3pm: Lunch (low carb, high protein) and grocery store if I needed things for dinner When I got home: Protein Shake Rest of the day: I would do whatever work I needed to and eat when I got hungry. Usually a snack like plain greek yogurt with berries, nuts, honey and then high protein/low carb dinner around 7pm. No food after 9/10pm. This was ideal when living alone since I didn't have many in person social obligations. It spaced my day out nicely though. Great results after ~4 months of this. Then I got lazy. It's difficult to start back up again now that I'm not living alone and eating is a more of a social event.
jack replied:
Today is 24 hour fast 7 to 7, so my lunch + afternoon snack are the two routine breaks I’m trying to fill with alternate activities
Ripped from Twitter: "Fasting is the answer. It is disguised in nearly ALL popular habits: - Meditation is a FAST from stimulation - Cold showers are a FAST from comfort - Exercise is a FAST from mental chatter FAST & solve your problems."
Smoking cigarettes. Just kidding :) Walking is a great alternative. It burns calories and doesn't trigger spikes in ghrelin like other forms of physical activity. Many great philosophers walked frequently; Carl Jung being one example. Something a lot of people don't take into account is that fasting doesn't need to interfere with ritualistic eating times. It's possible to schedule eating windows around times in which you tend to be more social.
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jack replied:
Cigarettes are the right idea wrong specifics. Walking sounds good. Today I used twitter... not so good
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aurelius replied:
@jack same 😂 I find chewing gum helps immensely. I chew a lot of gum while fasting and also when not fasting. It has actually changed the structure of my face over the years. Stronger jaw features as well as more defined musculature up by the temples.
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